For our second article about buying a used compact luxury crossover, we’re taking a look at the segment’s Japanese competitors. The Acura RDX was Japan’s first small upscale SUV model at its 2007 introduction. Acura redesigned it into a second generation in 2013 – the version we’re looking at today – and a third-gen model... Read More.
By Chris Chase Despite their long history in the sector, Japanese automakers have less experience building upscale vehicles than European or American manufacturers. However, that hasn’t stopped Japan’s car companies from staking their claim in the profitable luxury vehicle segments. Honda established its Acura brand in 1986, while Nissan and Toyota rolled out their Infiniti... Read More.
by Lori Straus If you’re the type of driver who tries their best to buy one car and keep it for longer than a decade, what car should you buy? Every year, iseecars.com, an automotive research firm, releases results of the cars that have been kept the most by a single owner for at least... Read More.
By Chris Chase Introduced in 2015, the Acura TLX is the brand’s mid-sized luxury sedan model. It replaced the TL, a car that spanned four generations between the mid-1990s and 2014. While this first-generation TLX looks plainer than its predecessor, its drivetrain promised better performance. A then-new four-cylinder option came with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission,... Read More.
Buying a used car can feel a bit like wandering through the Wild West. How do you know whether the seller you’re dealing with is being honest about the vehicle you’re buying? Still, the used marketplace is tempting with its lower prices compared to new vehicles, especially if you’re looking for a car or truck... Read More.
Every new auto industry model year is a reminder that just because a vehicle is popular doesn’t mean it will stick around forever. The end of 2020 will see several well-known cars vanish from Canada’s marketplace, including a few mainstream favourites. Unsurprisingly, most of the cars disappearing from showrooms this year are sedans and hatchbacks,... Read More.
Viewed on the map, Canada is significantly larger than the United States. But our relatively small population means that carmakers’ decisions about which vehicles they sell here are largely driven by the desires of U.S. buyers. From an economics point of view, it is most cost-effective for a company to sell the same cars in... Read More.
by Chris Chase The auto industry is a fickle one. Frequent technology innovations and the changing tastes of car buyers mean a car manufacturer has to work hard to keep its offerings relevant. In this used-car article, we’re taking a look at a handful of cars that made strong starts but fell into obscurity. You... Read More.
The Acura NSX may not boast the same level of prestige as an Italian exotic, but it’s an extremely impressive machine. If you’re in the market for a high-tech supercar and can afford the $200,000 price tag, the NSX should be on your short list.... Read More.
2019 Acura RDX: Compact luxury SUV/crossover, 2.0L four-cylinder, turbocharged; 272 hp, 280 lb-ft torque, 10-speed automatic, Engine idle stop-start; active noise cancellation; passive keyless entry; 12-way power front seats with driver’s seat memory; adaptive cruise control; lane keeping assist.... Read More.