Acura Makes Bluetooth, XM, USB Jack Standard

10AcuraTSX Acura will deliver three favorite consumer options standard in all its 2010 models. Hands-free Bluetooth connectivity, XM Satellite Radio and an iPod/USB adaptor will be standard across the line.

The XM radio comes as a free three-month trial subscription, which customers can then opt to keep or cancel depending on how much they use the system versus their iPods (or how much time they spend jabbering away on their Bluetooth-connected phones). Prices for these options usually range from $200 to $500 for each, which makes their standard inclusion a pretty good deal.

The only exception will be the base-level Acura MDX. This trim of the MDX will have XM and Bluetooth but not a USB input. We think this one exclusion seems strange, especially given that this trim accounts for 20% of MDX sales.

Still, Acura is savvy to usually include three of the most desired vehicle options — when it comes to entertainment and convenience — in its standard package.

Acura Makes XM, Bluetooth, iPod Adaptor Standard for 2010 (Gearlog)

By Stephen Markley | August 12, 2009 | Comments (3)

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DodgeFan

Acura finally acting like a luxury car maker. Luxury car makers should be leaders in incorporating this technology. Instead they seem to be followers. Its a good thing since I have seen their cars on the road and haven't done anything for me.

Original sheth

Nice touch, but I doubt this will pursuade somone who wasnt going to get an Acura. Xm is standard on most cars today. USB ports are standard on most Hyundais now. Maybe the BT is a big deal though.

Adam Conway

I have never owned a japanese car until I purchased a 07 Acura TL. I felt Acura's combination of technology, quality, performance, and reliability couldn't be matched. The touch screen capability and the clear blue tooth were among the features that sold me. Now I understand why people are so loyal to japanese cars.

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