Santa Barbara Auto Group Presents the 2018 Acura MDX FWD

2018-02-06T10:52:29+00:00February 6th, 2018|Acura, New Vehicles, SUV|

The 2018 Acura MDX is the innovative crossover SUV that will provide you with an unparalleled driving experience

Acura Santa Barbara’s most recent crossover SUV offering combines brand name comfort and safety while maintaining the original style distinct to Acura. One feature that is sure to provide relief from the shifting climate during the winter season is the Dual Zone Front Automatic Heat and Air Conditioning and Rear HVAC with separate controls which allow you, your passenger, and those in back seat to adjust the temperature to each of your tastes. You can enjoy the combination of the cool December breeze and the warm Southern California sun with the express sliding and tilting sunroof, which also comes with a sunshade if the sun gets too hot, as can be the case, even this time of year. The 2018 Acura MDX equips top class safety features such as Dual Stage driver and passenger air bags, driver knee air bag, and rear child safety locks. Two innovative features available with this model are the Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning signals.  The Lane Keeping Assist and Lane departure warning signals combine to ensure that your vehicle does not stray from the road and will warn you if it senses that may be a possibility. All of these features combine to add to the sense of comfort and safety you feel while driving the 2018 Acura MDX. Make Acura Santa Barbara your next stop and see why Acura Santa Barbara is proud to be an Acura-authorized dealer.

The 2018 Acura MDX embodies a bold style that you can make your own

The 2018 Acura MDX FWD is sleek as well as functional, luxurious as well as practical. The combination of synthetic wood and metal trimmed interior along with the sleek, exterior chrome linings truly cements the 2018 Acura MDX as the definitive crossover SUV. Acura Santa Barbara offers many customization options so that you can tailor the 2018 Acura MDX to your specifications. Acura Santa Barbara offers a plethora of standard options and premium upgrades such as Heated Front Sport Seats, SiriusXM satellite radio, and Bluetooth streaming capabilities. At an MSRP of $45,175, this top-of-the-line vehicle has never been more affordable. If you stop in today, we can provide more information on the 2018 Acura MDX or schedule a test drive with one of our Acura brand-trained representatives.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara is located off the 101 and Hope Ave.  Acura Santa Barbara serves residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premier dealer for Acura. Every Acura Santa Barbara representative is committed to providing the highest quality service. To learn more about your favorite vehicle or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Acura Santa Barbara.

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 MDX is Revealed with a Front End Make-Over

2017-04-17T12:16:23+00:00April 17th, 2017|Acura, New Vehicles|

After the previous model’s grille received some defamation for sporting what people called a “beak”, the 2017 model is redesigned for a more stylish appeal.

The Acura MDX has been a fan favorite of Acura customers for a while now. This can be attributed to its similarity in quality to the more prestigious luxury brand cross-overs, while boasting a much more affordable price. However, the last model of the Acura MDX was off-putting to many Acura drivers because of the addition of a shield-shaped front end grille that some say resembled a beak. Acura took note of this and sent its engineers to work reconfiguring the 2017 model. The result is a much more stylish “diamond-pentagon” grille that demonstrates the perfect balance of character and luxury that this car delivers. In addition to new style, the 2017 Acura MDX brings a lot to the table.

The Most Entertaining Cross-Over

Fitting three-rows into a cross-over without sacrificing style, comfort, or efficiency is not easy to, but Acura managed to pull it off. For a vehicle that provides such spatial capabilities, the 2017 Acura MDX provides a surprisingly athletic ride. The torque-vectoring rear differential distributes torque to the outside-rear wheel, effectively suppressing understeer and impressively accelerating the vehicle with little to no opposition. Including an accurate steering rack and well-adjusted suspension, the MDX offers a strong and steady ride with nimble responses.

Another factor that Acura engineers deserve a round of applause for is their ability to cut weight. The 2017 MDX weighs in at a shocking 4,222 pounds making it several hundred pounds lighter than its closest three-row competitor, the Infiniti QX60. The light-weight approach to the MDX also deserves to be credited for the vehicle’s energetic performance. With a 290-hp engine, the MDX beats the QX60’s 295-hp engine by more than a second in zero-to-60 mph acceleration. In addition, the 2017 MDX is sporting the new nine-speed automatic transmission to make for smoother acceleration and better fuel economy.

The 2017 Acura MDX is a perfect car for drivers who might be carrying several passengers, but still want a luxury ride and stylish appearance. Our team of experts at Acura Santa Barbara are happy to answer any questions you might have about the new MDX and other Acura models in our extensive collection. So be sure to come in and visit us or peruse our catalog on our website to find the perfect luxury vehicle for you.

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 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

The New Acura MDX Speaks to Performance

2016-06-27T12:08:27+00:00June 27th, 2016|Acura|

Acura will release an updated version of the 2017 MDX late this summer that offers a wide array of innovative safety, design, and comfort elements.

At Acura, the culture is all about performance. The 2017 MDX does not disappoint and offers a unique set of performance features that drivers will love. It was recently highlighted at the New York Auto Show and has already garnered a lot of attention and praise. The 2017 MDX will feature a bolder new body styling that speaks to its dynamic performance capabilities. While it is not yet available in showrooms, drivers can learn more about its unique features and design with us at Acura Santa Barbara.

Let’s take a look at what makes the 2017 Acura MDX so special…

MDX Beauty Captivates Drivers

Even the first glance at the 2017 Acura MDX will take your breath away – thanks to the beautiful and distinctive diamond pentagon grille. The overall design of the vehicle is sharper and sportier. The headlamps feature the popular Jewel Eye™ headlights and LED fog lights for better visibility in good or bad weather. To call out the premium performance of the MDX, Acura designers selected a new chrome rocket panel design and a revised rear bumper that features twin tailpipes.

New MDX Offers A Long List of Upgrades

Exterior design is not the only way designers of the 2017 Acura MDX speak to the premium performance capabilities of the vehicle. The technology features also deliver an array of innovative elements that will captivate drivers and deliver a more comfortable and safer driving experience. These include:

  • Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold
  • Auto High-beam headlights
  • Bi-Directional Keyless Remote Engine Start
  • 20-inch wheel and tire options
  • Folding power side mirrors
  • Sirius XM Radio® 2.0
  • Four 2.5 amp USB charging ports
  • HD Traffic information

In addition to these features, advanced models can also be equipped with optional features such as:

  • Olive Ash Burl or Black Limba wood interior trim
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Surround-View camera system
  • Second row captain’s chairs
  • An Ultra-Widescreen Rear Entertainment System

With so many unique features, the Acura MDX takes its legendary reputation to even greater heights. Drivers will be impressed with the myriad of updates. Already the best-selling SUV, the Acura MDX expects to see strong sales as the model is released this summer.

Those who are interested in learning more about the 2017 Acura MDX can speak with a friendly sales representative 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
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AcuraWatch™ Now Included Standard on Every 2017 Acura MDX

2016-04-22T11:08:36+00:00April 22nd, 2016|Acura|

Acura boost the safety features of the MDX by making the innovative AcuraWatch™ technology standard on all MDX models for 2017.

Acura is proud to offer a line-up of vehicles that are consistently rated well for safety and performance standards by third-party experts such as the International Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). To continue their legacy of top-performance safety features, Acura has decided to offer one of its newest safety features, AcuraWatch™, standard on all 2017 MDX models. This means drivers have the luxury of the latest safety technology no matter what model they select. This gives drivers an added sense of confidence on the road and is expected to boost sales again in the coming year.

Safety Comes Standard

Acura prides itself on offering class-leading technology in all of its vehicles and the MDX is no exception. Now standard with the AcuraWatch™ program, it offers driver assist technologies including:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist,
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Low Speed Follow (LSF)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)

The innovative programs are possible due to millimeter wave radar and monocular camera sensing technology that are incorporated into the vehicle to sense the location of the car within lane markings and the proximity of other vehicles on the road. When a dangerous situation is detected, the technology helps apply the brakes or warn the driver to mitigate the severity of a collision or accident. Furthermore, the latest version of Adaptive Cruise Control is combined with Low Speed Follow to allow the vehicle to maintain a preset speed and designated interval distance during highway driving conditions.

A History of Strong Approval

Because of these features and its exceptional performance and functionality, the MDX continues to be one of the most popular Acura models. In fact, it is the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time and is the leading model for Acura sales. In 2016 it was named as the “Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money” by U.S. News and World Report.   The 2017 MDX was designed and produced in the United States and will be available at Acura Santa Barbara in 2016.

Drivers who are interested in learning more about the 2017 Acura MDX are encouraged to speak with a sales representative at Acura Santa Barbara who can offer details about the vehicle and share current pricing incentives or inventory specials.

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 MDX

Acura MDX and TLX are Named Best Cars for the Money in 2016

2016-03-16T13:01:59+00:00March 16th, 2016|Acura|

Two popular Acura models receive class-leading Best Cars for the Money Awards from a leading North American automotive journal.

U.S. News & World Report has recently confirmed what many Acura drivers have known all along. In the automotive journal’s 2016 Best Cars for the Money awards, U.S. News & World Report named the 2016 MDX “Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money” and the 2016 TLX as the “Best Upscale Midsize Car for the Money”.   Both vehicles were honored for their exceptional scores in the annual quality and data value analysis and beat out all other competing models in their respective classes.

Acura Delivers Leading Performance, Quality, and Reliability

Acura was pleased to receive the awards and gave credit to their team for consistently developing vehicles that deliver outstanding performance, quality and reliability. The brand is also proud to recognize that the MDX has earned the award for four straight years in a row and the TLX has received the Best Cars for the Money distinction two years in a row since it was first introduced in the market. The awards provide sound confirmation of the lasting value of ownership for both popular models.   Furthermore, recent sales reports also reflect customer approval as the Acura MDX is the overall best-selling Acura model and by far one of the top favorites here at Acura Santa Barbara.

The Making of a Winner

To determine the winners for the Best Cars for the Money awards, U.S. News & World Report combine quality and value stats into one score. Awards are given by vehicle class and the automotive with the highest score within each class earns the title. The rankings are updated annually and published worldwide. Quality is measured by safety, reliability, and industry expert opinions and value is measured by a composite of the vehicles five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the car as reported by TrueCar.com.

At Acura Santa Barbara we are proud to share the news of these recent awards. We are coming upon the 30th anniversary of the first Acura vehicle and are pleased to acknowledge that the value and reliability of Acura has continued to establish a strong legacy over the last three decades.   At this time, we offer a diverse array of luxury Acura vehicles including the RLX sedan, the TLX luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the RDX luxury crossover, and the popular MDX SUV. California drivers can also look forward to the debut of a new model this spring – the electric NSX supercar which represents the peak of Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance.   Customers who are interested in learning more about our dynamic 2016 line-up are encouraged to visit Acura Santa Barbara or browse our large inventory online.

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 MDX Continues to Top Charts as Best-Selling Luxury SUV

2015-05-14T09:42:47+00:00May 14th, 2015|Acura|

Acura continues to lead the way by brining innovative technology and design to loyal customers with the Acura MDX.

Over the past few years, the Acura MDX has climbed in sales to become one of the best-selling luxury SUVs in its segment. A popular choice for California drivers and others across the nation, the vehicle has sold so well that Acura has announced it will begin manufacturing the model in multiple locations as early as 2017.

Acura Takes Steps to Meet Rising Demand

Customer demand for the Acura MDX has grown so high that Honda has announced plans to add a second production location in North America for the vehicle. Until now, the Acura MDX was produced exclusively at the Lincoln, Alabaman factory. Going forward, the model will also be produced at a second location in Liberty, Ohio within two years. This will enable Acura to better meet the demand for the popular three-row luxury SUV. Drivers seemingly cannot get enough of this unique luxury SUV offering thanks to controlled handling, sophisticated and assertive design, and a cabin that offers room for friends and an atmosphere of luxury comfort.

In addition to increasing customer demand, the Acura MDX has also received strong reviews throughout the past few years. Recently, the 2015 Acura MDX was recently recognized as the Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money. This is the third consecutive year that the model has received this award.   The award is given based on a combination of quality and value data. The Best Car for the Money is divided into 21 vehicle categories and the car with the highest composite value and quality score is named the Best Car for the Money. Quality is measured by each car’s overall U.S. News car ranking. Value is measured by the five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for by customers.

Acura MDX 2016

What Sets the MDX Apart?

The Acura MDX outshines the competition thanks to precise design and performance enhancements. The 2015 MDX is available in two models including:

  • Acura MDX Front Wheel Drive
  • Acura MDX Super Handling All-Wheel Drive

Inside the cabin, refined leather surrounds the driver and passengers in luxury and comfort. Controls are placed in the most accessible location and provide intuitive access to navigation, climate, and entertainment controls.   Innovative safety technology is available through the AcuraWatch and AcuraWatch Plus system and includes Lane Keeping Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The Acura MDX is powered by the i-VTEC® V-6 engine capable of 290hp and 267lb-ft of torque for ultimate control. Best of all, the Variable Cylinder Management system enables the car to run on only three cylinders when conditions are right to preserve fuel and increase efficiency.

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 2015 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
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 563-4266

https://sbautogroup.com

Acura MDX Awarded “Best Cars for the Money” Title for 2013

2016-01-29T02:23:15+00:00April 3rd, 2013|Acura|

Acura Santa Barbara celebrates “Best Cars for the Money” award earned for the class-leading 2013 Acura MDX.

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Santa Barbara, CA, 2013 – Acura Santa Barbara is proud to announce that the 2013 Acura MDX has been named the “Best Luxury 3-Row midsize SUV for the Money” by U.S. News & World Report.  The results were recently released by the journal as part of the 2013 Best Cars for the Money awards.

“The 2013 Acura MDX is a great choice for this award,” says Acura Santa Barbara General Manager, Scott Westbrook.  “It continues to be a leader in its class, setting standards for the competition.”

In order to select the “Best Cars for the Money” awards, panelists at U.S. News & World Report combined quality and value data into a composite score.  In all, there are 21 categories and the vehicle with the highest score within a category was named the overall winner.  To determine quality, the cars are compared based on safety, reliability, and industry expert opinion.  Value is determined by a combination of each vehicle’s five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the vehicle according to the most recent reports.

Leading Performance and Efficiency

The 2013 Acura MDX was acknowledged for its incredible performance, fuel efficiency, and functional and spacious seven-passenger design.  Featuring refined luxury styling and the latest in advanced technologies, the Acura MDX offers California drivers everything they expect in a mid-size luxury SUV.  The 2013 Acura MDX features a 300-horsepower 3.7-liter VTEC© V-6 engine and the powerful Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission.  The Acura MDX also boasts a top 5-star U.S. Government safety rating and a TOP SAFETY PICK from the IIHS.

Updated Model Available Fall 2013

Acura will release the 2014 MDX later this fall, which will advance the MDX’s already leading dynamic performance, while continuing to improve fuel efficiency and luxury comfort.  The MDX is part of a full line of technologically advanced luxury vehicles from Acura.  From the distinctive TL sedan to the TSX Sport Wagon, and the RDX luxury crossover SUV, Acura’s 2013 line-up offers something for every driver.  California Acura fans can learn more about the award-winning 2013 Acura MDX or the upcoming 2014 Acura MDX at Acura Santa Barbara in Southern California.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. The dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians at Acura Santa Barbara are available to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the IIHS’ top safety pick RDX, the best-selling MDX 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 owners should feel free to contact the dealership should they have any questions regarding the Acura registration process or any other automotive need.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 563-4266

http://www.acurasantabarbara.com

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