The All-new 2018 Acura TLX Excels in both Performance and Technology

2018-04-17T10:30:44+00:00April 17th, 2018|Acura, New Vehicles|

The 2018 Acura TLX provides top-tier performance combined with next-level technology making your driving experience truly memorable

The 2018 Acura TLX is a dynamo of technology that includes cutting-edge features that are sure to take your driving experience to the next level.  Acura Santa Barbara offers this new model which will revolutionize the market of premium mid-size sedans in 2018.  The 2018 Acura TLX delivers on all fronts by giving you the performance you have been looking for and the entertainment and safety features you need.

2018 Acura TLX offers Excellent Performance and Fuel Efficiency

The 2018 Acura TLX dominates in performance by pushing its premium 3.5L SOHC V6 engine to the max.  2018 Acura TLX impresses by blasting out an incredible 290 horsepower and 267 ft-lb torque. In addition, the SOHC component of the engine or single overhead camshaft allows for greater performance with the levels of torque that this robust sedan pushes. The 2018 Acura TLX boasts impressive fuel efficiency, averaging 30 mpg highway, in addition to providing the Engine Automatic Stop-Start feature, which will improve fuel efficiency while driving in the city.  Acura has always been a powerhouse in providing the best-in-class performance features, and they continue to impress by releasing the new 2018 Acura TLX.

The 2018 Acura TLX Exemplifies Cutting-edge Innovation with its Technology Features

Acura makes itself a true competitor by offering trailblazing new technology.  One feature that ensures your safety and security while driving is the Road Departure Mitigation Lane Departure Warning System.  The back-up camera will also ensure your vehicle doesn’t come into contact with any obstacles while reversing. From an entertainment perspective, you will be amazed at the number of features available with this model such as Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that you can enjoy through the ELS Studio Premium Audio System. A truly exceptional feature that adds to the entertainment value as well as the safety and security of the vehicle is the Song by Voice feature, which allows you to choose your music on the go without having to fiddle with gears and dials while you drive. The 2018 Acura TLX and its impressive features are available for you to sample when you stop by Acura Santa Barbara or call to schedule a test drive.

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 luxury 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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Bold and Outstanding Precision/Performance in Acura TLX Model

2017-06-27T16:12:36+00:00June 27th, 2017|Acura, New Vehicles|

Acura further establishes themselves as a contender in the luxury vehicle arena by bringing cutting edge innovations to the table, evidenced by the new TLX.

Acura makes history with the first Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) system. The P-AWS system, designed to independently adjust the toe angle of the rear wheels, allows for fully independent rear steering. Rear wheels can pivot automatically to as much as 1.8 degrees in the same direction as the front wheels to offer a smooth, stable, and steady lane change. This state-of-the-art design also allows the rear wheels to turn in the opposite direction of the front wheels (reverse phase steering) to assist in vehicle rotation for easier turning capabilities. When braking at high speeds, the system aids in changing the rear wheel angle in order to increase braking ability and safety. At lower speeds, the reverse phase steering can aid in reducing its turning circle and maneuvering in tight areas. Utilizing P-AWS system enhances maneuverability and control, creating a powerhouse in all wheel design.

Acura TLX Body Structure is an ACE in the Industry

The body structure of the Acura TLX is among the next generation of automotive design as it encompasses Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE). This design offers enhanced protection for the Acura driver and passengers alike. It has multiple braces at the front corners to distribute energy so that the impact decreases when a collision is unavoidable. Occupant safety is the utmost concern. The outer braces will transfer the impact of a collision to the center and then send the force from the impact around the cabin in a more even manner. These safety tools aid in taking the force of the crash away from passenger(s). As a premium dealer to a wide region of drivers, Acura Santa Barbara takes comfort in the brand’s constant efforts toward safer vehicles.

Awards Abound for the Acura TLX

A finalist in the USA News 2017 Best Luxury Mid-Size Cars for the Money awards, Acura TLX stands out among its opponents as a top dog. Acura Santa Barbara continues to supply automotive excellence to its valued customers. Come in and test-drive an Acura TLX today.

TLX: Sleek Look, Powerful Engine

The Acura TLX encompasses four-wheel steering and torque vectoring, which enhances precision and agility. The powertrain is a 206 horsepower with 2.4-liter engine and has an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic or 290 horsepower, 3.5 liter, V-6 engine with a nine-speed automatic. The LED lights around the corners of this remarkable and technological advanced masterpiece makes driving the Acura TLX a great roadside partner in the automotive arena. Acura Santa Barbara’s friendly and knowledgeable sales representatives are eager to answer all of your automotive needs.

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:

Acura Strengthens Luxury Sedan Lineup with the 2017 Acura TLX

2017-04-28T12:27:16+00:00April 28th, 2017|Acura, New Vehicles|

Acura reestablishes its position as a competitor in the luxury sedan class with the new smooth and powerful Acura TLX.

In recent years, Acura’s sedan models have often been overshadowed by the brand’s more popular line of SUVs and the NSX supercar that has been blowing away car enthusiasts. However, in 2015 Acura released a new model of sedan, the TLX. The TLX is a mid-size luxury sedan that has proven to Acura’s closest competitors in this class—Audi and Infiniti— that Acura has the ingenuity to be to a contender. The 2017 Acura TLX has established itself as a daily commuter with remarkable engine-strength and smooth shifting, making it sort of a “diet” sports sedan. The Acura TLX is a great family sedan offering safety for the children and style for the driver. Overall, the TLX is the kind of addition to Acura’s sedan lineup that demonstrates the brand’s impressive diversity in engineering talent.

Bringing Style, Strength, and Safety

Acura has a reputation for equipping their vehicles with the latest high-tech systems, and the TLX is no exception. As a family style mid-size sedan, the Acura TLX is loaded with the brand’s newest active-safety features, such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and more.

Acura designers did a great job on the interior of the TLX by making a fairly small sedan feel quite spacious. The interior is also what gives this vehicle such a luxurious feel. The sport seats are crafted from Italian Milano leather and finished for a polished look and long-lasting durability. With a stiff body and Active Sound Control, the TLX provides a nearly silent ride geared toward passenger comfort. In addition, Acura managed to sneak an impressive amount of cabin storage into the TLX without sacrificing comfort.

Though this vehicle is built for safety and comfort, it shows up as a winner in the performance category as well. The 2.4L engine puts out 206 horsepower paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with torque converter. This results in a smooth and responsive ride that garners a combined fuel-efficiency rating of 28 mpg.

One of the things that makes the Acura TLX something for competitors to fear is the mid-size sedan’s modest price. At Acura Santa Barbara, our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff is eager to walk you through the purchasing process and help you get into the new TLX, or any one of our extensive selection of Acura vehicles, as effortlessly as possible.

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:

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

Top Performance Picks for the Acura TLX from Santa Barbara Auto Group

2016-01-18T11:25:38+00:00January 18th, 2016|Acura|

Santa Barbara Auto Group highlights the latest performance updates now available on the updated 2016 Acura TLX.

Each year, Acura steps up to implement the most innovative design, technology, and performance updates available in each of its newest models. This year is no exception. In fact, there are so many amazing performance updates for the 2016 Acura TLX that we can hardly settle on just one or two favorites. So, here is our list of the top four performance updates for the latest Acura TLX:

  • Integrated Dynamics System (IDS): With the 2016 Acura TLX, drivers can select different driving modes to optimize efficiency and performance. Three different settings are available including ECO (to maximize efficiency), NORMAL (an optimized blend of performance and efficiency), and SPORT (to maximize performance and control) and SPORT+ (featuring tightened and responsive control). Whether you are navigating the morning commute or venturing out on your favorite coastal drive, the Integrated Dynamics System allows drivers to get the most out of each drive.
  • Exceptional Handling: The 2016 Acura TLX features available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ to give drivers more control than ever before.   Controlled torque provides individual wheels with the precise amount of power necessary to deliver optimal performance.
  • 8-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission: The 2016 Acura TLX brings more power and control to drivers thanks to the high-performance 8-speed dual clutch transmission with torque converter. Paired with the 206hp, 2.4L engine, the dual clutch transmission delivers smooth power and exceptional acceleration.
  • Efficient Dynamics: Drivers who don’t want to compromise efficiency for power will be impressed with the performance of the 3.5L V-6 with 9-Speed Automatic transmission. This model provides 290hp while maximizing efficiency with the Variable Cylinder Management™ system across nine different gears.

In addition to these exceptional performance features, the 2016 Acura TLX was recently awarded as an IIHS Top Safety Pick+. In addition to exceptional body design and engineering, the TLX offers an array of safety technology including AcurWatch™, Vehicle Stability Assist, Advanced Compatibility Engineering™, and Collision Mitigation Braking. In this way, drivers can have peace of mind that their safety is the number one priority as they enjoy the class-leading performance of the Acura TLX.

When it comes to choosing favorite performance features, drivers do not have to take our word for it. We encourage Santa Barbara drivers to visit the Acura Santa Barbara showroom to test drive a 2016 TLX for themselves. Only be getting behind the wheel can one accurately experience each dynamic performance feature and determine which model is their favorite. We offer an array of available engines, colors, and performance packages so you can find the vehicle that is best for your lifestyle and driving preferences. Come in early to take advantage of year end pricing specials and the best inventory selection.

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

Win a Free TLX or RXD Lease with Acura Santa Barbara

2015-08-04T12:38:45+00:00August 4th, 2015|Acura|

Acura Santa Barbara invites California drivers to enter to win a free lease on a new Acura TLX or RDX.

August 2015, Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Acura fans can enter to win a free lease on a new Acura RDX or Acura TLX this summer! Southern California drivers are invited to go online to learn about the exciting features and updates on the new 2016 Acura TLX and RDX and to enter a sweepstakes for the chance to win a prepaid 3-year lease on either model.

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“This is an incredible opportunity for anyone interested in a new 2016 TLX or RDX,” shares Acura Santa Barbara General Sales Manager, Scott Westbrook. “Both of these models offer remarkable performance, technology, and entertainment updates that truly make them stand out in today’s luxury market.”

Sponsored by the Southern California Acura Dealers Association, the contest is open to all California drivers. To enter the sweepstakes, participants can log on to http://www.socalacuradealers.com/rdx-tlx-now and enter in their contact information including name, phone, email, and zip code. Entries are being accepted now through January 15, 2016. Drivers can learn more about the 2016 Acura TLX and RDX on this site or by contacting Acura Santa Barbara for more information.

The 2016 Acura RDX

The 2016 Acura RDX will offer many exciting updates and features including a 279hp 3.5 liter V-6 engine estimated to earn 20mpg/ city and 29mpg/highway. The exterior features Jewel Eye® LED headlamps and LED tail lights to compliment the sporty styling. The interior offers leatherette sport seating, 10-way power driver’s seats, heated front seats and rear climate control. A Keyless Access System is also available with pushbutton ignition for convenient access and operation.

The 2016 Acura TLX

Similarly, the 2016 TLX will offer a 206hp 16-valve 4-cylinder engine capable of 24mpg/city and 35mpg/highway for improved performance and efficiency. Combined with the 8-speed dual clutch transmission, the TLX offers innovative technology including the Agile Handling Assist® program, Integrated Dynamics System, and Precision All-Wheel Steer™ system for optimal handing and control. The interior also features dual climate control, and a Keyless Access System with smart entry, pushbutton ignition, and Acura personalized settings.

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.

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Acura TLX Sweeps Top Safety Ratings from Leading National Safety Tests

2015-04-27T09:37:36+00:00April 27th, 2015|Acura, Safety|

Acura earns top marks from three individual safety performance rating programs for the 2015 Acura TLX.

The Acura TLX has set itself apart from the competition by achieving the highest safety ratings from multiple safety administrations.   The TLX has earned the highest Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and has received the highest safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Acura TLX is one of only three vehicles in the midsize luxury class to earn top NHTSA and IIHS safety ratings.

"It’s the best kind of backseat driver. Using a forward-facing camera mounted above the inside rear view mirror, the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) works proactively to keep the TLX inside the lane."

“It’s the best kind of backseat driver. Using a forward-facing camera mounted above the inside rear view mirror, the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) works proactively to keep the TLX inside the lane.”

Acura’s Vehicle Safety Commitment

The remarkable safety performance of the Acura TLX is a result of Acura’s continued focus on passenger safety. The brand is committed to leading the automotive safety industry with innovative safety designs. In addition to top ratings from the NHTSA and the IIHS, the Acura TLX also received a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the U.S. government’s New Car Assessment Program.

“The Acura TLX truly embodies the dedication Acura has to safety innovation. The well-being of the driver and passengers is paramount, and we are so proud to have achieved such remarkable ratings from three of the top safety rating programs,” shares Acura Santa Barbara General Sales Manager, Scott Westbrook.

Acura Earns High Marks with Multiple Models

Additionally, Acura has announced that they anticipate earning top NCAP and IIHS ratings for every model in their lineup this year. Already, four models have earned NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Scores including:

  • 2015 ILX
  • 2015 TLX
  • 2015 RDX
  • 2015 MDX

 

Some of the top safety features and technologies on the latest Acura models include extensive sensory technology found with available AcuraWatch™. These programs allow the vehicle to sense and respond to pedestrians and obstacles on the roadway and other driving hazards. Features include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ with Forward Collision Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Blind Spot Information

 

Thanks to these next-generation safety innovations, drivers have an extra set of eyes on the road to provide additional support, monitoring, and warnings as needed.   Best of all, Acura plans to have AcuraWAatch™ available on all new 2016 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 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

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