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

2016-03-16T13:01:59-07:00March 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

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

MotorWeek Honors Performance and Functionality of Favorite Jaguar and Land Rover Models

2016-03-02T11:38:26-07:00March 2nd, 2016|Jaguar, Land Rover|

Jaguar and Land Rover are both recipients of the MotorWeek Driver’s Choice Awards this year thanks to the innovative design and performance standards of their newest models.

Jaguar and Land Rover were both named as MotorWeek Driver’s Choice Award winners this past week for their unique features and innovative designs. MotorWeek is a well-respected automotive journal that accompanies a similarly popular television program. During the annual Driver’s Choice Awards, the program shares their top picks for different vehicles based on performance, technology, practicality, efficiency, and value standards. This year, the 2016 Jaguar XF was named as the “Best Luxury Sedan” and the 2016 Range Rover Sport SVR was named “Best Dream Machine.”

Jaguar Land Rover was proud to accept both awards and see it as a strong confirmation of their dedication to engineering vehicles that set the standard in the luxury automotive market.   The award comes on the tail of Land Rover’s record breaking sales in 2015 and continues the momentum into 2016. Both the Jaguar XF and the Range Rover SVR offer the functionality and sport performance that we are proud to offer here at Santa Barbara Auto Group.

The 2016 Jaguar XF “Best Luxury Sedan”

MotorWeek named the 2016 Jaguar XF as the “Best Luxury Sedan” for good reason. This supercharged V6 model offers owners a great value starting just under $52,000. The new model features a lightweight aluminum frame for added performance and efficiency. It is available in a rear-wheel and all-wheel drive to tackle any road condition. The model also offers a comprehensive selection of driver assistance, technology, and safety systems to improve and support the driving experience.

The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR “Best Dream Machine”

The Range Rover SVR earned the title “Best Dream Machine” thanks to its innovative design, functionality, and powerful handling. It is the first model to earn the high-performance SVR badge from Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations. It delivers off-road handling like never before so drivers can chase adventure wherever their path takes them. The Range Rover SVR is capably powered by the 5.0L V8 engine featuring 550hp. The new model offers an updated version of the Active Exhaust System, updated transmission features, and special chassis and suspension enhancements that give drivers a smoother ride.

Drivers can see both the 2016 Jaguar XF and the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover SVR at Santa Barbara Auto Group. As a proud provider of both Jaguar and Land Rover models, we offer a wide selection of these leading premium vehicles.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Land Rover Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4264