2016 Honda Pilot, 2016 Acura RDX to Debut in Chicago

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The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is still displaying the industry's newest vehicles, but Honda is already making news for its plans for the next auto show; the automaker will unveil the new Pilot alongside an updated Acura RDX from its luxury arm at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

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Details on the new version of Honda's largest SUV are slim, but the automaker says the eight-passenger 'ute will offer "new technology, advanced safety, class-leading fuel economy and enhanced family utility and versatility." The stocky, blocky family hauler should also get a total exterior makeover. Honda says the new model represents a dramatic shift in design, and the teaser image hints at the 2016 version's sloping roofline and more angular body. It looks like the rear three-quarters of the new Pilot borrows styling from Honda’s smaller SUVs, the CR-V and HR-V.

The 2016 Pilot will meet the public at the Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 12 and go on sale this summer. Acura will also show off an updated RDX in Chicago. The automaker promises that the new compact crossover will be safer and more luxurious as well as offer styling and performance enhancements. Check back with us on Feb. 12 for more details.

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By Jennifer Geiger | January 21, 2015 | Comments (6)

2016 Acura NSX Video

The production version of Acura's mid-engine supercar is finally here; after years of teasing concept versions of the NSX, the automaker unveiled the real deal at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays gives the sleek, aerodynamic coupe a closer look; check out the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | January 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

More 2016 Acura NSX Details and Photos

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The NSX had a lot to live up to with all the hype that's developed around the car's return over the last few years, but the finally arrived production model did. It's modern, sleek and aggressive, yet it retains a clear design connection with the original NSX. During the car's reveal, Acura said team members from the original NSX project were part of the group working on the new car.

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The front-end looks good and appropriately exotic. It's covered with cooling inlets and a slim version of Acura's corporate shield grille. The car is designed so air flows through the front inlets and out the hood and fender vents, both of which are new design elements since the last NSX concept. The rear gets a prominent diffuser and quad exhaust outlets. The overall look is more McLaren than Ferrari or Lamborghini.

By Mike Hanley | January 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

2016 Acura NSX: First Look

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Competes with: Audi R8, BMW i8, Nissan GT-R

Looks like: The real, real deal for real this time

Drivetrain: More than 550-hp, twin-turbocharged V-6 engine and three electric motors with nine-speed dual-clutch transmission; all-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: Late 2015

The Acura NSX is a legend in sports car circles, and after using previous North American International Auto Shows to show concept versions of a potential successor, Acura has finally revealed the production model at the 2015 Detroit auto show.

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The brand was tight-lipped on performance details, but it did say the NSX will be powered by an all-new twin-turbocharged V-6 engine and three electric motors when it goes on sale late this year.

By Mike Hanley | January 12, 2015 | Comments (4)

Recall Alert: 2015 Acura TLX

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 9,000 model-year 2015 two-wheel-drive Acura TLX sedans equipped with the V-6 and manufactured July 14 through Nov. 12, 2014; all-wheel-drive vehicles manufactured between Aug. 26 and Nov. 10, 2014, are also affected.

The Problem: Problems with the automatic transmission shifter or park rod could prevent the transmission from shifting into Park. This could cause the vehicle to roll away, increasing the risk of accident or injury.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the transmission for free.

What Owners Should Do: Honda will notify owners beginning Jan. 6. Owners can call Honda at 310-783-2000 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | December 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Honda, Acura Announce Auto Show Reveals

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The 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is less than a month away, and the planned reveals are starting to trickle out. Acura just announced it will unveil the production version of its NSX super car and Honda will show off a new fuel-cell concept, the FCV.

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Although Acura only released veiled teaser images, the NSX should look somewhat familiar. The concept version debuted in Detroit in 2012 and then showed up again at the 2013 show. Acura says the one at the 2015 show is the real deal. The production version of the mid-engine supercar will use a three-motor, twin-turbocharged Sport Hybrid power unit and go on sale in 2015. It will meet the press on Jan. 12. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld should be happy.

By Jennifer Geiger | December 17, 2014 | Comments (2)

2015 Acura TLX Video

It has a different name, but Acura's new TLX looks to resurrect the company's misfire with the last TL sedan. In this video, Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek says it mostly does the job with a variety of engines and powertrains.

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By David Thomas | December 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Acura Issues Stop-Sale on Certain TLX Sedans

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Bloomberg News reported Dec. 9 that Acura told dealers to suspend sales of certain V-6 versions of the redesigned 2015 TLX because the parking brake may fail, and the car could roll away if parked. Parent company Honda said it would notify TLX owners beginning Jan. 6, Bloomberg said. A Honda spokesman told the news agency the company is still investigating whether the condition has led to any accidents.

Related: 2015 Acura TLX Review

Honda told Cars.com that it notified dealers to stop sales on Dec. 4, but the order only applies to certain cars. "Acura notified its U.S. dealers to stop the sale of certain TLX V6 [sic] vehicles until they receive specific inspection and repair instructions from Acura," the automaker said in a statement. "Only certain vehicles are included in this action, and nearly all new TLX V6 [sic] vehicles being delivered to dealers currently are unaffected by this stop sale order."

That suggests the automaker has already come up with a fix, and virtually all cars leaving the assembly line right now have been remedied. Honda did not elaborate on the cause or solution. It also didn't say how long sales would be stopped or whether current V-6 TLX owners should bring their cars in. The automaker only said Acura will provide more information when it's available and encourages drivers to use the parking brake whenever they park.

By Kelsey Mays | December 10, 2014 | Comments (2)

2015 Acura TLX: Car Seat Check

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The 2015 Acura TLX, the new five-seat midsize sedan that is the luxury brand's years-long bid to win back buyers after an unpopular 2009 TL redesign, improves upon the models it succeeds in many respects while remaining much the same in others. Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek says the TLX "surpasses the TSX and TL it replaces in every way, but doesn't take Acura anywhere it hasn't been before." The same could be said for child-safety seat installation in the TLX. Compared with the Car Seat Check on the TL's 2012 version, Latch anchors seem easier to use, but we still had to move the front passenger seat forward to fit our infant seat, and connecting the top tether anchors is an uncomfortable affair. Check out the Car Seat Check below for more.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

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By Matt Schmitz | December 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

2016 Acura ILX Photo Gallery (26 Photos)

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Acura's compact sedan gets some minor updates for 2016. The ILX debuted at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show with a lightly revised exterior, a new engine, minor interior cabin updates, and more available technology and safety features.

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Outside, the ILX wears more linear "Jewel Eye" LED headlights as well as a slightly pumped up grille. Inside, there's some new silver-accented trim and contrast stitching. 

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evans Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 23, 2014 | Comments (1)

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