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Honda Accord, Acura RDX and ILX to offer Siri Eyes Free starting December 3

American Honda Motor Co. will offer Apple's Siri Eyes Free in several of its models, including the 2013-2014 Honda Accord and 2013 Acura RDX and ILX, starting December 3, 2013.  The Siri Eyes Free will allow drivers with compatible iPhone models to voice-instruct Siri to perform certain functions on their phone while keeping their focus on driving.

This hands-free software employs the vehicle's onboard speakers and microphones to read and send e-mails and text messages.

Siri Eyes Free can also check the weather and set up calendar entries while providing voice navigation, sports scores, and stock quotes. The hands-free program also aims to limit distractions by keeping the iPhone's screen from lighting up. 

Read the entire article Honda Accord, Acura RDX and ILX to offer Siri Eyes Free starting December 3

2019 Acura RDX arrives in June with starting price of $37,300 before destination fee

At last, the new 2019 Acura RDX is arriving this June, and customers interested in purchasing this reengineered and redesigned SUV would need at least around $38,295 (including destination) in their pockets to own the entry-level version of this luxury vehicle.

The base two-wheel drive model of the 2019 Acura RDX has a window sticker price of $37,300, before $995 in destination fees. The base 2019 RDX with the Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system, on the other hand, is priced at $39,300 before $995 destination fees. At this starting price, the Acura RDX is essentially less expensive than the BMW X3 (at $41,000), the Audi Q5 (at $41,500), and the Volvo XC60 (at $41,500). However, the new RDX is bit pricier than the Infiniti QX50 (at $36,550), the Lexus NX (at $35,985) and the Lincoln MKC (at $33,995).

Interestingly, some standard equipment and features on the RDX are offered as optional on more expensive luxury SUVs like the X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. These include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist as well as road departure mitigation. Furthermore, the base RDX with SH-AWD comes standard with LED headlights, a panoramic moonroof, as well as a set of 19-inch wheels.

Read the entire article 2019 Acura RDX arrives in June with starting price of $37,300 before destination fee

2019 Acura RDX is dead ringer of Detroit prototype, shows major redesign from prior model

Earlier this year, we saw the Acura RDX Prototype in Detroit. And as it was very impressive, we hoped that the production version would be similar. That’s why it delighted us when the 2019 Acura RDX finally made its debut in New York and it appeared just like the prototype, inside and out.

Starting off with its dimensions, the 2019 model year rides on a new platform that stretches its wheelbase by 2.6 inches (6.6 centimeters), giving more space for both passengers and their things. The cabin still fits five people but it now has a fully flat rear floor due to certain revisions.

Acura’s structure has been made stronger, thanks to the high strength steel. It now features a five-link independent rear suspension at the back, electric power steering, and adaptive dampers - all these are supposed to sharpen the handling of SUVs.

Read the entire article 2019 Acura RDX is dead ringer of Detroit prototype, shows major redesign from prior model

Acura confirms debut of all-new 2019 RDX luxury utility at 2018 New York Auto Show

After lifting the veil off the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the Japanese luxury carmaker is getting ready to take the wraps off the final production version of the third-generation sports utility vehicle at the upcoming 2018 New York Auto Show at the end of this month.

According to Acura, the actual reveal of the production version of the 2019 Acura RDX is set for March 28, 2018. Along with the regular SUV, the Japanese premium carmaker will also be unveiling the all-new 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec, a sporty looking variant of the utility. Acura will commence sales of the next generation of the RDX in mid-2018.

The third-generation 2019 RDX represents the first time that an all-new Acura model employs the brand’s latest design language, which will also influence the carmaker’s new generation vehicles. The 2019 iteration of the SUV will be powered by a new 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo engine, which sends power to the Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system through a segment-first 10-speed transmission. These elements are complemented by the NSX-inspired Integrated Dynamics System,

Read the entire article Acura confirms debut of all-new 2019 RDX luxury utility at 2018 New York Auto Show

Acura has unveiled the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show), and as expected, the precursor to the luxury brand’s next generation of the premium compact sports utility vehicle didn’t fail to impress. It seems like Acura is sticking to the formula that allowed the RDX to become a best-seller, while adding more space, power and luxury.

Although the Acura RDX unleashed at the Detroit Auto Show is labeled as a Prototype, it is seen as very close to the final production version. Both Honda and Acura are famous for revealing prototypes that are very similar to their final production versions. Thus, the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype could simply be a production-ready example of the newest generation of the premium compact SUV.

The new Acura RDX Prototype embodies the most extensive Acura redesign in more than a decade. Completely redesigned from top to bottom, the RDX Prototype is the first Acura model to fully employ the brand’s new exterior design language that made its debut in the Acura Precision Concept. It is also the first Acura model to feature the new interior design and technology shown in the Acura Precision Cockpit. As penned, the new Acura RDX Prototype features a design that starts from the luxury brand’s signature diamond pentagon grille, and continues through its sharply sculpted body, dynamic character lines. The Acura RDX Prototype features all-LED exterior lighting that makes use of the next-generation Acura Jewel Eye LED headlights.

Read the entire article Larger and more powerful 2019 Acura RDX Prototype debuts at 2018 Detroit Auto Show

Honda had just shared detailed specs of the tenth generation Accord. The updated version not only looks better physically - it has been made larger, but lighter. The 2018 model year also comes with new engine options and additional standard safety features. Honda also confirmed that there will no longer be a coupe variant of it.

The new 2018 Honda Accord can actually fit in the Acura’s lineup, especially the range-topping Touring model that comes with LED headlights. As mentioned earlier, the 2018 model is bigger thanks to its longer wheelbase of 2.16 inch (55 millimeters). The sedan also has a sportier look because it is 0.39 inch (10 mm) wider, and 0.59 inch (15 mm) lower. To keep its weight down despite the increase in size, Honda made use of aluminum and ultra-high-strength steel in the chassis, losing a total of 50 to 80 kilos (110 pounds to 176 pounds), depending on the trim.

Having a longer wheelbase always means more space - either for the interior, the trunk, or both. In the case of the 2018 Accord, rear passengers get 2 inches (51 mm) of more legroom for a more comfortable ride, while the driver and front passenger seats have been pushed inward, giving them more hip and shoulder space. Visibility is also improved thanks to the thinner A-pillars. The new Accord also gets a larger trunk capacity, with more than one cubic foot for the combustion models, and up to 3.2 cubic feet for the Hybrid - as the battery pack can’t be found under the hood anymore.

Read the entire article 2018 Honda Accord has new engine options and driver assistance tech but no coupe model

The tenth-generation Honda Accord is coming our way. Honda recently announced that the 2018 year model will be revealed sooner than you guys expect, that is on July 14. The reveal will take place in Detroit at 11:00 am eastern time. And don’t stress if you can’t make it to the reveal as they will be streaming it live on YouTube. So as we wait for the day to come, Honda decided to first tease us with a photo posted online. And as you can see, the design elements sort of remind us of the current Civic.

Unlike the Civic, specifically the Type R that received some criticism based on its design, it seems like the Accord would not be getting the same negative reception. Based on what we have seen from a number of spy shots and the new teaser, the Accord is going to be one handsome model. In fact, the company itself said that it is probably the most premium and dramatically styled car.

But the 2018 Accord isn’t just about design, the company promises that it will be a fun car to drive. In terms of the engine, the Japanese marque revealed some details to us. First of all, the V6 has been replaced by a pair of turbocharged four cylinder mills combined with Honda’s next-generation hybrid system. But don’t worry if you were a fan of the smooth V6. Sources that have driven the pre-production model say that the new engine will make you forget about the V6.

Read the entire article Honda releases teaser photo of 2018 Accord, watch out for July 14 debut

Honda Accord has been considered by mid-size sedan buyers as the top choice if one is searching for an excellently built, low maintenance and respectable sporty vehicle for the previous years. Now the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord will follow an identifiable trend of utilizing turbos and transmission to boost both power and performance without fully neglecting fuel economy when it will be rolled out to dealers this fall.

10th-gen Honda Accord will be released in the latter part of this year. Honda revealed that when it will be released, the 2018 sedan will be equipped with an array of new and updated powertrains that includes 2 turbocharged gas engines and specifically the next-gen of the Japanese automaker's 2-motor hybrid system. For the standard sedan, Honda will provide it with a 1.5 turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, likely the version that is currently utilized in Civic and R-V models.

The official output of the sedan has not been released yet, but the Japanese automaker hinted that the engine will be offered with both a 6-speed manual or continuously variable transmission. The previous version of Accord's optional V6 engine will be replaced by a greater output, 2.0 L turbo-four that will be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Read the entire article 2018 Honda Accord gets 2 turbo gas engines and next-gen hybrid system

Honda Accord deliveries have been on a steep decline for the last two months, dragging down the automaker’s monthly sales results in the U.S. Last month, American Honda sold 1.8% fewer cars to just 130,068 vehicles. A 20% drop was seen in sales of the Accord midsize sedan -- the second consecutive month in which this model’s deliveries fell by at least a fifth.

Because of this decline, Honda Division sales fell 2.7% with only 115,194 units sold last month. The impact of the Accord decline to the brand had been somewhat offset by the 56% increase in Fit subcompact sales as well as the Honda Division’s record-breaking deliveries of light trucks last April. Sales of the CR-V compact crossover, which is the brand’s top-selling model, increased by 3.4% to 29,452 units.

Meanwhile, a 28% increase was recorded for Pilot sales with 11,222 units sold. In a statement, Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager, said that because of the upcoming arrival of a redesigned Pilot and all-new HR-V subcompact crossover, the brand is “well-positioned” to take advantage of the high demand for pickups, crossovers and SUVs that resulted to an 11% rise last month in light-truck sales throughout the industry in the U.S.

Read the entire article Honda’s US deliveries fall 1.8% in April 2015 amid weak Accord sales

Acura is so confident of its strong position in crossovers that it believes it will further expand in the U.S. market, according to Acura General Manager Mike Accavitti. When it comes to overall sales, Acura (Honda’s upmarket marque) trails behind Lexus and Germany’s luxury brands. However, sales of Acura’s crossovers (including the compact RDX and midsize MDX) are substantially higher than those from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.

In 2014, Acura did better than Lexus in total compact/midsize crossover sales. So far though, Lexus is leading this year. When interviewed at the newly held New York auto show, Accavitti said that the U.S. is skewing towards light trucks and that Acura is building out from its solid core of vehicles.

During the first three months of 2015, Acura sold 25,799 units of the RDX and MDX – beating out the 17,757 units sold for the BMW X3 and X5, the 16,140 units sold of Mercedes' GLK and M class, and the 12,806 total of Audi's Q5 and Q7.

Read the entire article Acura is optimistic that 2016 RDX, MDX will help keep its lead vs. German brands

Honda Motor Co. is planning to invest $85 million to give its East Liberty site in Ohio the capability to build a fourth nameplate – the Acura MDX. The investment will result to the addition of new welding equipment, conveyors and other gear that will enable the plant to assemble the Acura MDX crossover starting early 2017.

The plant East Liberty currently builds the Honda CR-V crossover and Crosstour hatchback, and the Acura RDX crossover. Honda will still produce the MDX at its Lincoln plant in Alabama that also builds the Honda Pilot crossover, Ridgeline pickup and Odyssey minivan.

According to John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda, adding a second production site for the MDX will provide the Japanese carmaker flexibility as its expects truck sales to rise, adding that the company is bound to roll out a redesigned Pilot this year and a redesigned Ridgeline in 2016.

Read the entire article Honda to spend $85 million to enable East Liberty site to build the Acura MDX

Besides the 2016 Honda Pilot, the Japanese manufacturer also introduced the 2016 Acura RDX luxury sport-utility at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Set to hit the dealerships this Spring, the 2016 Acura RDX shows new Jewel Eye LED projector headlamps, new LED taillights as well as an expanded list of safety features.

Moreover, the 2016 Acura RDX features restyled front and rear fascias as well as a new three-dimensional grille treatment. Moreover, the lower front and rear fascias also received a new look featuring fresh details. The interior was updated too and shows high-contrast silver and black trim, as well as significant upgrades such as standard heated front seats and new second-row air conditioning vents.

In addition, the Technology Package adds new 8-way adjustable power passenger’s front seats, dual-screen On-Demand Multi-Information Display (ODMD), HD Radio, blind spot information (BSI) and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor. For those who want even more, the Advance Package adds rain-sensing wipers, front fog lights, Bi-Directional Keyless remote engine start, front and rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats, an auto-dimming driver's side mirror, and AcuraWatch advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies.

Read the entire article 2016 Acura RDX arrives with new Jewel Eye LED projector headlamps

Acura has three luxury performance models that were applauded by the U.S. News Best Cars for their level of quality and value. Last February, Acura was recognized at the U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Cars for the Money awards.

The 2015 MDX was named the Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money. Meanwhile, the 2015 RDX got the Best Luxury Compact SUV for the Money award. The winner of the Upscale Midsize Car category was the 2015 TLX. For the third straight year, the MDX, the top-selling 3-row luxury SUV in the U.S., was listed as a Best Cars for the Money recipient.

Meanwhile, it’s now the second consecutive year that the RDX was named Best Compact SUV. Presented as a new model in August last year, the TLX is both a hit when it comes to sales and in front of industry critics.

Read the entire article 2015 Acura MDX, RDX, TLX are ‘Best Cars for the Money’ awardees

Honda plans to stop selling the Accord midsize sedan in Europe as the carmaker continues to suffer sales in a segment where premium ones from German groups are preferred. Leon Brannan, Honda’s UK car division’s boss, told Automotive News Europe that the midsize segment is dominated by corporate sales to German premium brands, which makes the cost to compete is “eye-watering.”

Honda started selling the Accord in Europe in 1977 and commenced production at its Swindon site in the UK in 1992. Back then, the Accord’s main selling points are its reliability and affordable technology.

When Honda shifted the production of the vehicle from the UK to Japan in 2000, Honda was unable to offer similar discounts provided by its European rivals, especially when the Japanese yen gained strength against local currencies.

Read the entire article Honda to stop Accord sales in Europe over falling volume

The 2016 Acura RDX, which made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show on February 12, features numerous improvements to its styling and performance. Just last year, it broke sales records and was one of the top-selling SUVs.

With these enhancements, it continues to strengthen its superiority in the compact luxury SUV segment. Acura merged new exterior and interior design features in the 2016 RDX to emphasize its sportiness and its luxury level. This was done artfully and cohesively.

RDX has already made a reputation for itself as one of the fastest and most frugal V6-powered entry-luxury SUVs. Nevertheless, the company has taken it a step further as it improvedits dynamics, comfort, performance, and NVH.

Read the entire article 2016 Acura RDX will debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is upgrading a probe into around 335,195 Honda Accord sedans (MY2008) from “preliminary evaluation” to “engineering analysis.” The upgrade means a recall could be up ahead if NHTSA determines that Honda needs to address a safety issue.

NHTSA has received 293 complaints that airbags – either at driver or passenger’s side -- in the model may deploy when the door is shut with too much force. Around 14 injuries were tied to the issue, according to documents from NHTSA.

In some instances, the side seat-mounted torso airbag could also deploy inadvertently, NHTSA said. The agency also said it was probing the risk of airbag deployment injuries to occupants in vulnerable positions. NHTSA launched the initial preliminary evaluation in late January.

Read the entire article NHTSA upgrades airbag probe on 2008 Honda Accord sedans

Honda Motor Co. posted a 37-percent drop in sales of the Accord in China in the first five months of 2014, far from what the Japanese carmaker had expected of the mid-sized sedan. The Accord was the best-selling midsized sedan in China three years ago, and Honda had tried to revive the car’s dominance in the country with high expectations.

It even released an exclusive 3-liter version featuring a flashy grille and a tag rivalling the Audi A4 luxury sedan. But prospects were getting a bit dimmer for the Accord in China, as it dropped to 9th among mid-sized sedans in April.

In late February, Honda offered a stripped-down Accord at a starting price of CHY180,000 ($29,000) -- less expensive than earlier versions that had base tags of more than CHY200,000. That offer, however, failed to stop lagging sales.

Read the entire article Honda disappointed by sales of the Accord in China

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid vowed to return 47 mpg of fuel mileage, as per Environmental Protection Agency city/highway window sticker rating, but it failed to live up to its promise, according to Consumer Reports.

The 47 mpg rating of the 2014 Accord Hybrid makes its most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan in the US, but road tests by the magazine showed that it only averaged 40 miles (64 kilometers) per gallon of gasoline in combined city and highway driving.

That is a 7-mpg difference from what consumers could really get from their Accord hybrid, when the EPA rating was supposed to show the actual fuel economy of new cars and trucks.

Read the entire article Consumer Reports says 2014 Accord Hybrid failed to achieve rated mpg

Honda Motor Co.’s Accord was the best-selling car to individual customers in the United States in 2013, topping Toyota Motor Corp.'s Camry. The Camry, however, remains the best-selling model in the US in 2013 after all retail and fleet sales are accounted for. Honda, citing registration data from IHS Automotive's Polk unit, said that US customers purchased 360,089 Accords in 2013.

Overall, Honda posted an 11-percent surge in US sales (both retail and fleet) of the Accord in 2013 to 366,678 units. Toyota overall sold 408,484 Camrys in the US in 2013, 342,007 of which were to individual customers, according to Amanda Rice, a Toyota spokeswoman. Honda's strategy to focus on retail sales is finally bearing fruit, as they boost resale values and are usually more profitable than fleet sales.

Retail sales made up over 98 percent of Accord's volume in 2013, compared with around 84 percent for the Camry. US carmakers usually depend on fleets for a quarter or more of sales. "Our focus on retail sales to individual buyers has a direct correlation to the high resale value of Honda products," John Mendel, Honda's US executive vice president, said in the statement.

Read the entire article Honda Accord tops Toyota Camry in US retail sales in 2013

Green Car Journal has named the Honda Accord as the Green Car of the Year for 2013. According to Ron Cogan, editor of the Green Car Journal, the Accord got the award mainly because it offers high fuel economy ratings for gasoline, gasoline-battery hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. "This year's winner offers something for everyone," Cogan said.

There were five finalists: the Accord, the Audi A6 TDI, the BMW 328d, the Mazda3 and the Toyota Corolla. It was also the second straight year that the winning car was a top-selling sedan that offered US consumers with gasoline, gasoline-battery hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions.

The Green Car of the Year for 2012 was the Ford Fusion. Mike Accavitti, head of automotive operations for American Honda, remarked that the award is an obvious selling point for the Accord.

Read the entire article Honda Accord is Green Car of the Year for 2013