February 11th, 2014
When it comes to capturing the features that today’s drivers are craving, Acura is one automaker that strives toward customer satisfaction. From style to performance, Acura’s 2014 lineup showcases many of the characteristics that today’s shoppers want most.
While a test drive at our Chantilly Acura dealership is certainly a surefire way to see just how in tune Acura is with its customers, another way is to see what the experts have to say. When it comes to crossovers and SUVs, Acura is a name that stands out in the industry.
In fact, the 2014 Acura RDX was recently awarded for its superior engineering in the Premium Compact Crossover/SUV category by the experts at Consumer Guide. This award speaks to the 2014 Acura RDX’s design on every level, from its lively performance and economic efficiency to its luxurious interior appointments.
Under the hood, the 2014 Acura RDX brings Chantilly drivers an outstanding 3.5L i-VTEC V6. This advanced engine brings drivers exhilarating performance – 273 horses of it – without sacrificing fuel economy. With EPA estimates of 28 mpg on the highway,* the powertrain in the 2014 Acura RDX is a win-win.
Driving the 2014 Acura RDX is a joy as well, thanks to its elegant interior elements. Plush perforated leather seating in both the front and rear rows makes for a luxurious ride, while heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control make it easy to get comfortable in any weather.
Add in USB and iPod integration and the available premium ELS surround sound system, and audiophiles will want for nothing in the 2014 Acura RDX. Available real-time traffic and weather through AcuraLink make for easy traveling just about anywhere.
For more information on this award-winning SUV and its plethora of features, be sure to call Pohanka Acura of Chantilly directly at (703) 968-6600 or to visit us online today!
*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.
December 13th, 2013
When you choose a car today, you have more than a few options. While every driver certainly has different tastes that they consider when shopping for a vehicle, one thing that you can’t deny is important for every driver is safety.
No matter what other qualities Acura may focus on in its designs, safety is always of paramount importance when the manufacturer engineers its models. From the nimble 2014 Acura ILX to the spacious 2014 Acura MDX, the lineup at Pohanka’s Chantilly Acura dealership comes from a long history of outstanding safety.
In 2009, Acura was the first luxury brand to offer a lineup in which each model was awarded 5-Star crash safety ratings in the front and side impact tests administered during the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.
Two years later the NHTSA made changes to its NCAP, and Acura continued to wow drivers. Two of the manufacturer’s all-new nameplates, the Acura RDX and MDX, both received 5-Star overall vehicle scores. The Acura RLX has yet to be tested, but has its sights set on similarly impressive results.
Acura’s outstanding performance in crash test evaluations is due in large part to the manufacturer’s continued dedication to developing advanced safety features. The latest Acura models help drivers to avoid potential collisions while providing optimum protection when collisions are unavoidable.
Among Acura’s passive safety elements is the Advanced Compatibility Engineering design, which allows the frame to absorb and redistribute force in the event of a crash. This channels energy in such a way that the cabin and passengers are better protected, especially with the Occupant Position Detection System and corresponding array of airbags.
Of course, Acura would rather see its drivers avoid accidents altogether when possible. To this end, the manufacturer has developed such features as the Vehicle Stability Assist and Collision Mitigation Braking Systems to help keep drivers in control. The Forward Collision and Lane Departure Warning Systems also serve to help increase driver awareness on the road.
No matter which Acura model best fits your individual tastes, you can count on it to deliver advanced safety for your peace of mind. For more information on the latest Acura models and the safety they deliver, be sure to contact Pohanka Chantilly Acura dealership online or to give us a call at (703) 968-6600 today!
October 8th, 2013
Shopping for a vehicle presents drivers with plenty of decisions to make, and choosing the perfect car isn’t always an easy process. Putting models side by side can make the differences between them more obvious, helping you to select the car that’s right for you.
For instance, putting the 2014 Acura MDX at our Chantilly Acura dealership next to its competitors makes it easy to see that luxury SUVs vary greatly from model to model. Accenting this contrast against a vehicle like the 2013 BMW X5 xDrive35i truly showcases the outstanding design that comes to life in the 2014 Acura MDX.
While both SUVs play host to a similar seven-seat configuration, the 2014 Acura MDX’s interior highlights Acura’s customer-driven focus. While the 2013 BMW X5 only offers leather trim as an option, the 2014 Acura MDX’s interior sports leather trim in all three rows.
The 2014 Acura MDX also sports the luxurious features that drivers are after in the cabin. Details like the 2014 Acura MDX’s power moonroof, rearview camera, rear seat climate control, LED headlights, and splitting third row are all standard, while similar features are either extras or unavailable in the 2013 BMW X5.
Chantilly drivers are also sure to appreciate the 2014 Acura MDX’s reasonable pricing. With both vehicles sporting their most basic trim levels, Acura fans can look forward to a base MSRP on the 2014 Acura MDX that’s over $5,000 less than that of the 2013 BMW X5.
When both vehicles are comparably equipped, that difference becomes even more pronounced. When equipped with similar features and materials, the 2013 BMW X5 will run drivers over $10,000 more than the 2014 Acura MDX.
Comfort is key when you’re shopping for a luxury SUV, and the 2014 Acura MDX has plenty to go around. For more information on this alluring SUV or any of Acura’s other incredible models, be sure to call Pohanka Acura directly at (703) 968-6600 or to visit us online at http://www.pohankaacura.com today!