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First in a Generation: All-New 2019 Acura RDX Arrives in Stock

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Debuting the next-generation of Acura design, performance and technology, and the model's first-ever A-Spec variant, the all-new 2019 Acura RDX is now in stock at Smail Acura! The 2019 RDX comes standard with a class-leading array of premium features and technologies. Priced the same as the outgoing model equipped with AcuraWatch™ (now standard), the new RDX is thousands less than comparably equipped European competitors.
 
The all-new RDX is the first in a new generation of products developed from...
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All-new 2019 Acura RDX Makes Road Debut as Official Vehicle of Rally Cycling

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The 2019 Acura RDX will make its public debut as the official team vehicle and lead support vehicle of Rally Cycling throughout the 2018 season, starting with the Amgen Tour of California. Now in its 7th year as a Rally Cycling sponsor, the RDX is skinned in the Rally Cycling team colors and logo as it accompanies them on tour throughout the 2018 racing season.
 
"We're excited to continue our longstanding partnership with Rally Cycling and showcase the all-new RDX on public roads," said Jon Ikeda. "The 2019 RDX is the quickest, best-handling yet, making it the perfect vehicle…
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Engineered to Engage: The 2019 Acura TLX Hits Showrooms

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Fresh off last year's comprehensive redesign, the 2019 Acura TLX have begun landing in Acura dealerships nationwide. Given the resounding sales success of the V6-powered TLX A-Spec, Acura has expanded its increasingly popular sport appearance package to include 2.4-liter TLX models. What's more, with TLX sales currently up 15 percent year-over-year, the new 2.4-liter A-Spec is poised to continue to grow TLX's market share in the midsize sedan category.   
 
What is A-Spec?
 
A-Spec amps-up the sporty character of TLX by way of exclusive design elements inside and out, starting with a...
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Acura Returns for Another Year of Celebrating Music and Arts at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

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Acura will continue the tradition of hosting legendary musicians on The Acura Main Stage, or "Acura Stage," at this year's Jazz Fest, including Sting, Jimmy Buffet, Lionel Richie, Aerosmith, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Festival attendees also will have the opportunity to visit the Acura Product Experience tent, where the brand's full model lineup will be on display, as well as have the chance to win access to the exclusive Acura VIP Lounge and Acura Side Stage Passes.
 
"Music has always been an important component of the Acura brand and we are excited to return to...
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2019 Acura RDX Debuts with Turbocharged, Torque Vectoring Powertrain and Onslaught of Premium Features

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The 2019 Acura RDX debuted today at the New York International Auto Show. As the first in a new generation of Acura products, the re-engineered 2019 RDX delivers top-of-class performance, a more spacious and luxurious cabin, and a host of premium technology and features. Designed, developed and manufactured in America, the new turbocharged RDX will launch mid-year as the quickest, best handling and most luxurious RDX yet.
 
"The 2019 Acura RDX signals the start of a new era for the Acura brand by delivering design, performance and prestige that will elevate its position in...
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Acura Brand and ILX Sedan Top Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards

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For the third year in row, Acura has been named the top 5-Year Cost to Own Luxury Brand by Kelley Blue Book – with the Acura ILX sport sedan this year capturing the top spot in the entry-luxury car category. The 5-Year Cost to Own Awards recognize new vehicles and brands (luxury and non-luxury) with the lowest projected ownership costs, based on Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own data for new cars during the initial five-year ownership period.
 
The Acura brand overall, as well as the Acura ILX earned high scores in the awards' key factors, including...
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Turbocharged, Tech-Forward and Torque Vectoring: All-New 2019 Acura RDX to Debut in New York

 
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Acura will hold the world debut of the all-new 2019 Acura RDX and RDX A-Spec, in production form, at the 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) and via live-stream on March 28 at 12:15 p.m. ET. The third-generation RDX, launching mid-2018, is the first in a new generation of Acura products featuring the brand’s new design language, Precision Cockpit inspired premium cabin and groundbreaking True Touchpad Interface™.
 
The reveal will feature the 2019 Acura RDX along with the new RDX A-Spec, the first application of the...
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2018 Acura MDX and RDX SUVs Named Two of U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Cars for the Money

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Both the Acura MDX and Acura RDX were honored as U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Cars for the Money in the luxury three-row and luxury compact SUV categories respectively. The award is based on a composite score of quality, safety and value, including the vehicle's five-year total cost of ownership as well as the average price of the vehicle.
 
The MDX has been a customer favorite since launching nearly 20 years…
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Return of Type S, All-new V6 Turbo and A-Spec Sport Styling Expansion

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  • Acura to bring back vaunted Type-S performance variant over the next few years situated at top of core model lineup
  • Acura-exclusive, turbocharged V6 engine in development
  • A-Spec sport styling variant to be applied to all new Acura core models

In conjunction with the global debut of the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype, Acura has announced new details on the future performance strategy of its core model lineup. The plans include the launch of a new turbocharged V6 powerplant exclusive to future Acura products, the return of its vaunted Type-S performance brand in the coming years and expansion of..

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2019 Acura RDX Prototype Debuts with Evocative Styling, Higher Performance, New Tech and Luxury Appointments

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The 2019 Acura RDX Prototype made its world debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, providing a first look at the bold new design, advanced technology and luxury features of the luxury, five-passenger SUV, launching later this year.

The 2019 RDX has undergone a clean-sheet, top-to-bottom remake and will be the first model to fully embody Acura's new design language as envisioned in the Acura Precision Concept, and its new interior design and technology as imagined in the Acura Precision Cockpit. Designed, developed and manufactured in America, the 2019 RDX will...

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