2021 Acura TLX Type S l Exceptionally Good

2021 Acura TLX Type S

Occasionally I get surprised by a car in this job, and this was very much one of those times. I had an opportunity to drive the new 2021 Acura TLX Type S at a press rally in October and was immediately impressed. I drove it back to back with fun new stuff like the 2022 […]

2021 Acura NSX: The under-appreciated all star

long beach blue acura nsx

The 2021 Acura NSX is an excellent machine. And it looks better than ever with the new-for-2021 Long Beach Blue paint. This generation NSX will go down as an under-appreciated all-star of a machine, and I’m here to tell you why. [Disclaimer: Acura tossed us the keys to this NSX and included a tank of […]

2021 Acura TLX SH-AWD A-Spec

2021 Acura TLX SH-AWD A-SPEC

I’ve got a lot of history with fun Hondas, so when I saw that “2021 Acura TLX SH-AWD A-SPEC” on my upcoming press loaner list, I was pretty excited. First, check out Jeff’s article on the latest TLX, he tested basically the same car I had but in a different color. Great, welcome back. Before […]

2021 Acura TLX A-Spec – A set of tires away from greatness

This is an excellent evolution of a good sedan. The 2021 Acura TLX looks wonderful on the outside. It has some of the best seats in the business. And the base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine makes a healthy 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Add in the available SH-AWD system, and you have a […]

2020 Acura NSX | Review

2020 Acura NSX

Few cars came onto the automotive scene like the original Acura NSX. It’s a bit cliché now, but it truly added the concept of “reliability” to the conversation about supercars that previously only included “looks” and “performance”. The original NSX was discontinued in 2005, and despite an announcement of a replacement in 2007, it took […]

2001 Acura Integra Type R | Review

The saying says “Don’t meet your heroes” but it’s not always correct, as this 2001 Acura Integra Type R so deftly proves. This is the best front-wheel-drive car, ever built. Acura loaned me a museum-quality Integra Type R for a full week and it’s the most nervous I’ve ever been with a press vehicle. The […]

2020 Acura TLX PMC: When NSX Craftsmen Build a TLX

There is a reason that many of us enthusiasts pine for the 1990s. You had the rise of some amazing Japanese cars that were not only a lot of fun to drive, they were also magically reliable. Since then there has been a decrease in cars that are both desirable and reliable. It’s hard to […]

Review: 2020 Acura MDX A-Spec

Three hundred and fifteen feet. Obstructed by buildings, streets, and power lines. That’s incredible. I was totally shocked by this. I have not seen this on any other vehicle. I still can’t believe it. 315 feet, as measured on Google Maps, is a very long distance for a remote engine starter to work. The 2020 […]

Quick Spin: 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec – part 2

We looked at the new Acura RDX in detail some time ago. While I got a good idea of what it was about, I didn’t get to drive it enough. I wanted to see how Honda’s new 2.0-liter turbo performed in this heavier all-wheel-drive vehicle and how the new infotainment system interface performs in daily […]

Quick Spin: 2019 Acura RDX

In 2007, based on the sales successes of the Honda CR-V, Acura launched the RDX. In the days when automakers tried to shoehorn the biggest V6 into the smallest CUVs (see ‘05-‘12 Toyota RAV4), the smaller sibling to the MDX came with a very different engine – a turbocharged four-cylinder. Annual sales were not very […]