Acura Rolls Out New Look in the 2019 Acura RDX Compact Crossover

2018-05-25T09:47:29-07:00May 25th, 2018|Acura, New Vehicles, Santa Barbara Auto Group, SUV|

The 2019 Acura RDX introduces its latest features at the North American International Auto Show

Introduced globally at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, the 2019 Acura RDX brings excitement to the streets with its new diamond pentagon grill and sharply creased surfaces of the precision design language. Sure to create double-take views along the roads of Santa Barbara, the RDX adds an athletic appeal with its wider stance and longer wheelbase. The track is 1.2 inches wider and wheelbase is 2.5 inches longer than that of its predecessors and shares the basic structural design as the CR-V, but with some upgrades. The upgrades entail an available adaptive damping system tied into the Integrated Dynamics System. This system is offered in four modes: Sport, Sport+, Comfort and Snow. Each can be selected through a dial on the center console. At the time when Acura launches this versatile crossover, it will also be offered in a sportier A-Spec model, which compares to the TLX. The amazing styles of the latest Acura crossover in the 2019 RDX are sure to catch the eyes of Acura aficionados everywhere. Primed for road, the RDX is offered in a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine in combination with a 10-speed automatic and includes a 280 horsepower that delivers 275 lb-ft of torque. This aggressive wonder will hit the showrooms later this year. Stop in at Acura Santa Barbara and ask about the amazing concepts loaded in the 2019 Acura RDX

Interior technology adds to the appeal in the 2019 Acura RDX

The 2019 Acura RDX offers a new True Touchpad interface first debuted last year. There are two main components of the True Touchpad system, a high-resolution, 10.2-inch color screen positioned on top of the dashboard, right in the driver’s line of sight; and a touch pad compared to one on a laptop. The touch pad is located on the center console between the buttons. This concept replaces a dual center display configuration from the past decade. This newest designed display is offered on a 10.2-inch wide screen and is mounted closer to the driver’s line of sight. The user touches the upper right corner of the pad where an indicator will appear on the screen. Acura boasts that every point on the pad will correspond directly to the display so the user (driver or passenger) will not have to look down when manipulating it. For information about the exciting technology in the all-new 2019 RDX, call or stop in at Acura Santa Barbara and ask one of our brand-trained representatives who are eager to assist.

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 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

2017 Audi A4 Closes the Gap Between Sports Car and Sedan

2017-04-26T11:46:10-07:00April 26th, 2017|Audi, New Vehicles|

The 2017 Audi A4 is the perfect car for drivers who want the commanding power of a sports car, without sacrificing the comfort and luxury of a premium sedan.

The Audi A4 has sort of created this overlapping category of vehicle that’s being referred to as a “sport sedan.” This is because the A4 combines sporty and luxurious into one efficiently neat package. The jump from the 2016 A4 model to the new 2017 A4 model haven’t done much to change in exterior appearance. Outside of modest revisions to the overall dimensions, a slightly more aggressive grille and front end, and more modern head and taillights (with optional LEDs) the A4 stuck to its already attractive previous design. However, by cutting weight and implementing the newest technology, Audi has effectively developed a more efficient and unique balance to create the ultimate “sport sedan.”

Swift, Silent, and Sporty

By substituting many of the formerly steel parts with light-weight aluminum, Audi managed to trim the weight of the previous A4 model by about 100 pounds. The result is a more efficient ride with a steadier grip for the drive.

Though the 2017 Audi A4 is one of the most silent rides on the market, measuring at just 63 decibels at a steady 70 mph, the sedan still maintains its strength and athleticism under the hood. The turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with enhancements to the head increase the output to 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, up from the previous model’s 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

To supplement this powerful engine is a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Audi did extensive work to imitate a torque-converter automatic, and it shows. The Audi A4 shifts smoothly and responsively from a stop, slow roll, or quick acceleration. When all added up, the 2017 Audi A4 boasts an impressive 31 mpg in the highway and 24 mpg in the city for an average 27 mpg combined.

Driving an Audi is a satisfying experience, but it comes with responsibility. When purchasing a luxury vehicle like the Audi A4, it’s important to take proper care of it. At Audi Santa Barbara, our team of brand-trained technicians are happy to help you keep your vehicle working at peak performance for as long as possible. You can even schedule maintenance and service appointments on our website. So contact Audi Santa Barbara to learn more about the 2017 Audi A4 and the rest of our extensive Audi selection.

About Audi Santa Barbara

Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Audi models including the Audi A4, A6, or S6, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Audi Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4215