Run Flat Tires: Why You Should, or Shouldn't, Buy Them

Maybe you’ve been in this situation: stuck on the side of a road, a punctured tire needing to be changed out for the spare one in the trunk. You have a pair of options, do you choose to change the tire yourself, or do you call for roadside assistance. Both options can take a while to get you back on the road, especially if you’ve never changed a tire yourself before. And even if you have, sometimes it can take some serious elbow grease.

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Red Acura NSX Concept – New Photos From Beijing Auto Show

First unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, Acura then showcased its new NSX Concept at the Beijing Auto Show in a more dramatic shade of red.

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2013 Acura ILX Pricing Announced $25,900: Costs $3,315 More Than Buick Verano

Acura just announced pricing for its new ILX sedan, which will start at $25,900 and runs all the way to $34,400 for the highest-priced hybrid model. 

Ranging from a 2.0-liter inline four cylinder engine in the base model to the 2.4-liter powerplant sourced from the Honda Civic Si and topped out cost-wise with the 1.5-liter hybrid drivetrain, the ILX will go on sale at dealerships starting May 22.

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Acura NSX Roadster Drives the Red Carpet at Avengers Premiere

The upcoming Avengers movie based on the classic marvel comics will feature super heros, super villains, crazy explosions and of course hot cars. Acura supplied the automotive eye candy in the form of the TL, MDX and the new NSX, showing the cars off at the movie’s red carpet debut. 

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Top 10 Cars of the 2012 NY Auto Show

Over the past few years Lexus has been referred to as a Japanese Buick, with the number one reason being the ES front-drive luxury sedan – a car that drew direct comparisons with the not-quite-Cadillac GM premium brand. To erase those comparos the new 2013 ES gets a more stylish exterior with a GS-themed front nose and a profile more like the flagship LS.

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2013 Acura RDX Gets Gullivers Travels Themed Commercials

The all-new 2013 Acura RDX gets plenty of new upgrades and refinements, powered by a 3.5L V6 engine and offering a quiet, calm, and smooth ride (read our review here). 

Acura has kicked off its ad campaign for the 2013 RDX with a Gulliver’s Travels theme, trying to give its newly revamped crossover the impression that its changes are all for the better. The Japanese automaker released two ads, the first one titled “Chariot” which shows that the RDX is the right size for any situation while the second ad, “Car Wash” proves that the RDX is the perfect balance of size, power, and luxury.

The ads aren’t the most clever or the best we’ve seen, but they do conjure up childhood memories of Gulliver’s Travels. It’s also rather humorous to watch a Lilliputian try to wash the RDX.

Watch both ads below.

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Acura RLX Video, First Look: 2012 NY Auto Show

A dramatic new styling direction for the brand it might not be, but the Acura RLX concept is a look at the hi-tech future flagship of the Acura brand.

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Acura NSX Roadster Unveiled for Avengers Movie

Japanese automaker Acura has a huge involvement with the upcoming Avengers movie, which already looks to be a hit based on trailers and previews. We got a hint that Acura would be the official automotive partner for the movie when we spotted the Stark Industries Acura Super Car earlier this year.

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Acura RLX Replaces RL With 370 HP V6 Sport Hybrid SH-AWD: 2012 NY Auto Show

With its flagship RL never much of a rival to traditional luxury saloons and its once hi-tech SH-AWD system now more commonplace in the industry, it’s no surprise that the car was a certifiable failure.

Unveiled today at the New York Auto Show, Acura has switched nomenclature to RLX for it’s big sedan, hoping to wow audiences with a purposeful hybrid system that works in tandem with a next-generation electric SH-AWD system.

Making “more than” 370 hp, Acura has mated a direct-injection 3.5-liter V6 engine with three electric motors. One motor works in unison with the V6 engine as a conventional hybrid drive, while two others power the rear wheels. As a result, the RLX now gets what Acura calls Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, allowing power to be distributed left to right in the rear to help the car rotate. A similar system, though with the gasoline in the rear, will be fitted to the next-generation NSX.

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2013 Acura RDX Commercial Brings Out Your Inner Action Hero

Acura may not be known for its big Hollywood movie tie-ins, but with the new super hero movie “ The Avengers,” Acura’s cars might just be the new hero on screen.

Check out the commercial for the new 2013 Acura RDX, where the car’s GPS helps point the drivers to safety in the midst of an epic super hero battle royale. For more information on the 2013 Acura RDX check out our review right here.

Other Acura vehicles are expected to be in the movie, including an NSX convertible prototype being driven by none other than Tony Stark.

You can watch the whole commercial below.

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2013 Acura RLX to Get Electric SH-AWD: New York Auto Show Preview

We already knew that Acura would be debuting its new RL flagship luxury sedan at the upcoming New York Auto Show, but it appears that the Japanese automaker will be renaming it the RLX.

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Honda Rumored to Adopt Nine Speed Automatic Transmission

We know that Honda is heavily investing into continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) but what about a standard automatic transmission offering?

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Acura Counts on ILX, RDX to Help Boost Sales 45 Percent

Earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, Acura brand VP Jeff Conrad made an astounding claim, telling the assembled press that the Honda luxury division is forecasting increased sales of 45 percent in 2012. Sharing the stage with Conrad were three models, the NSX, RDX and ILX, two of which are set to make up the bulk of the brand’s growth.

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2013 Acura ILX Fuel Economy Numbers Improve

With driving impressions of the new 2013 ILX under embargo, Acura has released a slew of specs on its new entry-level model, including improved fuel economy figures.

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RealTime Racing Acura TSX Trades 4-Cylinder for V6

RealTime Racing has become a staple of the SCCA World Challenge series over the last decade, racing some of the world’s top-bred Acuras to success. Now the team looks poised and ready to reclaim the manufacturer’s championship in the GTS class with their newly-upgraded V6 TSX race cars.

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