Enjoy Luxury at an Affordable Price with the 2017 Acura RDX

2017-03-10T11:21:50+00:00March 10th, 2017|Acura, New Vehicles, Safety, Technology|

The Acura RDX is for drivers who value comfort, safety, and technology, but still want a luxurious driving experience.

The Acura RDX is sort of the little brother option to the Acura MDX. It is a compact luxury crossover SUV that is simple, but elegant from the inside out. The Tampa Bay Times claimed that, “Acura may have found its aesthetic sweet spot” with the RDX. The 2016 model of the RDX one-ups its predecessors in every aspect by sporting a simple, sexy style while bringing more content, more safety features, a modest power increase, and 1-mpg rise in EPA highway fuel economy to an impressive 28-mpg with all-wheel drive. As an authorized Acura dealer, Acura Santa Barbara is excited to offer this level of luxury at an affordable price. So come visit Acura Santa Barbara to learn more about our different Acura RDX models and other luxury Acura models.

The Acura RDX is Safe, Smooth, and Stylish

One thing that Acura drivers can always count on is that the designers of their vehicle had safety in mind as a top priority. The Acura RDX is another example of this. Some safety features available for the luxury crossover are:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist – This feature applies brakes to each individual tire as needed to reduce the risk of over or understeering or loss of traction in wet or unstable conditions.
  • Blind Spot Information System – This feature can detect vehicle’s in the next lane’s alert zone while going over 20 mph. If the driver signals that he/she is changing to that lane, the mirror indicator flashes and a warning beep sounds.
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors with Multi-View Rear Camera – This feature alerts the driver when they are nearing an object while parking with a series of beeps that becomes more rapid as the driver gets closer. The multi-view rear camera assists the driver in determining the width and depth of parking spots, giving a clear view as to whether there are any obstacles.

In addition to safety, the Acura RDX delivers a smooth driving experience on just about any driving surface, eliminating the annoyance of unkempt pavement. The 3.5-liter V-6 engine pairs well with the six-speed automatic transmission that feels nicely attuned to the engine’s powerband. The result is a consistent and uninterrupted luxurious ride. Visit our knowledgeable Acura-trained sales experts at Acura Santa Barbara to learn more about the Acura RDX and its individuality as an affordable luxury crossover SUV.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the 2016 TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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2017 Acura NSX Deemed ‘Supercar’ by Automotive Experts

2017-02-27T12:24:05+00:00February 27th, 2017|Acura, New Vehicles|

After more than a decade of waiting, Acura introduces the second-generation Acura NSX stirring a buzz of fascination and awe.

The previous model of the Acura NSX that was produced from 1990 to 2005 proved to car enthusiasts that a supercar does not necessarily have to come from Europe. The first generation NSX brought new innovations to the supercar industry, such as the ‘Push to Start’ feature. However, Acura felt that to keep up with the competition they would have to head back to the design table. After twelve years of engineering, the 2017 Acura NSX is back with state of the art technology and a few new industry-firsts. iTech Post, an automotive news website, claims the 2017 Acura NSX “can go toe-to-toe with any European supercar.” As an authorized Acura dealer, Acura Santa Barbara takes great pride in hearing the critical acclaim of one of our brands by industry professionals.

What is New with the 2017 NSX?

When we consider the fact that this car has been in development for over a decade, it comes as no surprise that there isn’t a whole lot of similarities between this one and its predecessor outside of the collaboration of brilliant Acura engineers. For instance, in addition to a twin-turbo V-6 engine, the new NSX is equipped with three electric motors. Combined, the NSX puts out an impressive 573 horsepower capable of reaching from 0 to 60 mph in just three seconds. As a result of the electric motors, the NSX creates zero turbo-lag and a highly responsive torque output. Acura also successfully developed the vehicle to create very little noise making it both powerful and discreet.

One of the best new features of the 2017 NSX is the Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive technology, a first when it comes to supercar technology. With full automatic all-wheel drive traction and handling system designed by Honda, the responsiveness of the NSX fuses car and driver into one powerful organism built for pinpoint cornering performance and stability. The 2017 Acura NSX also utilizes its body construction for aerodynamics and optimum functionality. This supercar is the perfect example of how to make form and function accent each other.

Come visit Acura Santa Barbara and learn more about the exciting innovations Acura has been bringing to the table. Our Acura-trained experts are ready to help you through the process of finding your perfect luxury vehicle.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the 2016 TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
URL:

2017 Acura MDX Upgrades Safety Features and Style

2017-01-03T10:09:42+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Acura, New Vehicles|

Driving the new 2017 Acura MDX provides drivers the comfort of knowing they’re vehicle is working to protect them.

Acura is a brand that has effectively proven that luxury can be an affordable trait in a vehicle. Acura has created a reputation for offering luxury vehicles at reasonable prices, and the 2017 Acura MDX is a perfect demonstration of that reputation. The Acura MDX is the brand’s most popular SUV, and for good reason. The engineers at Acura have been focusing on two major components for the 2017 MDX model: Safety and Style. They’ve equipped the spacious SUV with some of the most up to date safety technology, earning a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS. Acura Santa Barbara is proud to be an authorized Acura dealer and encourages customers to come visit to learn more about the benefits of driving with Acura.

The MDX is Family-Friendly and Stylish

The 2017 Acura MDX is a spacious vehicle with three rows of seating, including two captain’s chairs in the middle row—rather than a bench seat—accommodating seven passengers comfortably. It’s among the lowest-priced three row SUV’s on the market, yet it doesn’t seem to lack in any other categories.

The MDX is a recommended buy according to Consumer Reports magazine, as well as earning five out of five stars as a Top Safety Pick when subject to crash tests. With a 3.5-liter V-6 engine creating 290 hp, supplemented by a nine-speed automatic transmission, the Acura MDX boasts an impressive fuel-efficiency rating of 23.7 mpg city/highway. In fact, a study conducted by the federal government shows that a fuel-efficiency rating of 23 mpg for a three-row SUV is among the best in the industry.

Perhaps the most impressive innovations Acura applied to the 2017 MDX was the addition of new safety technology. For instance, the MDX now comes standard with:

  • Lane-Keeping Assist – This notifies the driver anytime he or she is drifting into another lane without the proper turn signal on. If the driver continues to drift the vehicle will realign itself into the center of lane while still attempting to alert the driver.
  • Front-Collision Warning – This system uses radar to constantly monitor the speed of the vehicles around you relative to your speed to determine whether a crash might occur. Then it will notify the driver, and even assist in braking, if necessary.
  • Road Departure Mitigation – This works similarly to the Lane-Keeping assist, but instead detects when the vehicle is drifting off of the road.

So, if you desire a luxury vehicle, but need an affordable price, visit Acura Santa Barbara to learn about the 2017 Acura MDX and other luxury Acura models.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the 2016 TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

Acura Santa Barbara Introduces the Luxurious 2017 Acura ILX

2016-11-07T19:15:25+00:00November 11th, 2016|Acura, New Vehicles|

Get the newest Acura ILX models at Acura Santa Barbara to drive in luxury and style for an affordable price.

The new 2017 Acura ILX has been impressing customers by creating an interactive atmosphere that strengthens the synergistic bond between car and driver. Acura went above and beyond for this model, considering all angles to ensure the most comfortable and efficient ride to date. Though the Acura ILX standard model is more than enough to satisfy any driver, this model can also be customized to your liking through one of the several add-on packages. For example, at Santa Barbara Auto Group we offer the Acura ILX with the Technology Plus package, the A-SPEC package, the Premium package, and the AcuraWatch Plus package.

What Do These Packages Offer?

Each Add-on package for the Acura ILX appeals to a certain type of driver. Here is a breakdown of the packages highlighting some of the best features each one has to offer.

Technology Plus:

  • Intuitive Acura navigation system with exclusive street and freeway conditions, and traffic rerouting
  • ELS Studio Premium Audio System with 10 speakers for surround-sound effect
  • Color multi-information display with safety rearview camera and voice recognition system
  • GPS-linked, solar sensing, and dual-zone automatic climate control system

A-SPEC:

  • 18-inch alloy noise-reducing wheels
  • Exterior: Fog lights, A-SPEC rear spoiler, and side sills
  • Interior: Perforated Lux suede seating surfaces, red instrument panel illumination, and aluminum pedals

Premium:

  • Interior: Sports seats with perforated Milano premium leather trimmed interior, 2-driver position memory, 4-way power adjustment for front passenger seat, and auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Acura premium audio system with 7 speakers including subwoofer, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Aha compatibility
  • On-Demand multi-use display
  • Rear cross traffic monitor and blind spot information system

AcuraWatch Plus:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System

For more information regarding these packages, visit Acura Santa Barbara.

Standard Acura ILX Features

One of the many benefits of driving the 2017 Acura ILX is the impressive fuel-efficiency rating it received. At 35 miles per gallon on the highway and 25 miles per gallon in the city, the ILX was given a combined rating of 29 miles per gallon. The ILX is also introducing a new 8-speed dual clutch transmission to the industry. This new transmission will provide quicker shifting and smoother responses for the driver. It will be particularly useful when driving through mountainous or curving roads. On top of all of this, the ILX is armored with Acura’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering body construction to ensure the safety of the driver, helping to reduce and disperse forces in front crashes with virtually any sized vehicle. The Acura ILX and other luxurious Acura Models can be found at Acura Santa Barbara.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the 2016 TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

Acura 2017 Sport Hybrid MDX Offers Array of Safety, Performance, and Comfort Updates

2016-05-09T09:21:39+00:00May 9th, 2016|Acura, Hybrid Vehicles|

Acura is offering a new Sport Hybrid MDX to deliver improved power and control in a more efficient and innovative way.

Acura has created a new addition to the 2017 line-up of MDX models. The new Sport Hybrid MDX will feature a bold design paired with top performance and safety capabilities. Capable of adding 35 horsepower and an additional 7 mpg to city fuel economy, the refreshed Sport Hybrid MDX is better than ever.

Powerful Driving Performance

The exclusive Sport Hybrid powertrain will feature Acura’s innovative three-motor SH-AWD powertrain. It is powered by a 3.0 liter SOHC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management® paired with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The integrated electric motor powers the front wheels and a Twin Motor Unit with two electric motors power the rear wheels. The system is also improved to deliver better straight line performance and a peak output of 325hp which is 35hp higher than the non-hybrid model. Thanks to these updates, drivers will immediately notice greater speed and acceleration with the new model.

Standard Safety Updates

The 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid also offers a remarkable array of safety and advanced technology packages that include the new Active Sport Suspension for improved control and the Integrated Dynamics System that offers custom driving modes including Comfort, Normal, Sport, and Sport+.   The Acura Sport Hybrid MDX will also come standard with AcuraWatch™ technology for enhanced safety thanks to innovative driver assistance programs and lane detection capabilities.   Additionally, the MDX Sport Hybrid will also offer an Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold.

Other features that will be available on the 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid include:

  • Auto High Beam headlamps
  • Sirius XM Radio® 2.0
  • Four 2.5amp USB-charging ports
  • Keyless Remote Engine Start
  • Power folding side mirrors

Luxury Comfort and Design

The design of the 2017 Acura Sport Hybrid is as elegant as the model is powerful and innovative. For example, the interior features wide swathes of Olive Ash Burl wood inlays, a heated steering wheel, available second-row captain’s chairs, and an ultra-widescreen Rear Entertainment System with the Advance ENT Package.

There is seemingly no end to the premium comfort, performance, and safety features of the 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid. Drivers who are interested in learning more can follow updates online or speak with a sales representative at Acura Santa Barbara. The 2017 Sport Hybrid MDX will be available at Acura Santa Barbara in late summer of 2016.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the 2016 TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net