CARS.COM — Which cars are included in the Takata airbag inflator recall? As of January 2018, the massive airbag inflator recall already covered some 50 million airbag inflators in 37.5 million cars in the U.S. after a series of expansions since the initial campaign. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration expects the still-expanding recall to affect 65 million to 70 million inflators in 42 million cars by 2020. Related: More Takata Recall News The Takata airbag recalls specifically involve the inflator inside the airbag. You may see terms like "airbag inflator" or just "airbag" in our reporting; unless specifically noted as otherwise, all such references refer to the inflator. The repair for your particular car may involve replacing the entire airbag assembly or just the inflator. Automakers will determine the specific cars affected by Takata's recalls and notify owners with their own recall. As we did previously, we'll update this story … [Read more...] about Is Your Car Part of the Takata Airbag Recall?
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WHISTLER, B.C. — Things have come full circle for the Acura RDX. The compact crossover launched in 2007 with an all-new turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an all-wheel-drive system that was sophisticated enough for the brand to affix the Super Handling designation to it. It was a fun, sporty vehicle in a sea of boring competitors, and we liked it enough to write a eulogy of sorts when the second-generation RDX ditched the fun turbo engine in favor of a V6, and dumbed down its optional all-wheel system so much that they dropped the Super Handling name. Acura's mainstreaming of the RDX for its second generation turned out to be a smart play. Sales jumped 94 percent in 2012, the first year that the redesigned RDX went on sale, leapt another 50 percent the following year, and have stayed over the 50,000 mark for the past three years. It may sound surprising, then, that Acura is flipping the playbook back a few pages by swapping its V6 engine back to a turbo four and reinstalling … [Read more...] about 2019 Acura RDX First Drive Review
The first Acura RDX I ever drove was a 2007 model, and it was awful. That RDX was quick thanks to a turbocharged engine, but it was loud, wasn't appreciably nicer inside than the Honda on which it was based, and the worst part was that the suspension rode like someone forgot to install springs. Related: Video: 2019 Acura RDX First Look It's only taken Acura a little over a decade, but the brand has finally come up with a new RDX for 2019 that actually looks good, feels good and at last can be counted among the top-tier offerings for the ultra-competitive luxury compact SUV class. It's a luxury SUV that legitimately feels like a luxury vehicle, not a warmed-over Honda. And it's about time. The First Attractive Acura SUV in Years Acura styling as of late has been a mixed bag, some of it good, some of it not. With the new RDX, it's finally nailed a combination that looks fantastic - a mix of edgy and curvy with continuity of line and excellent proportions. There isn't a bad angle … [Read more...] about 2019 Acura RDX First Drive: Finally, Not a Warmed-Over Honda
Acura reinvents one of its best sellers. We're back this week with another crossover. The outgoing RDX was already sneaky-good. While pundits spend plenty of time talking about the relative success (or lack thereof) of Acura's sedans, Honda's premium subsidiary has become quietly dominant in the crossover space. The only two luxury CUVs to outsell RDX last year were Audi Q5 and Lexus NX. Even if you apply the "Sierra rule" to BMW and lump the X3 and X4 volumes together, it's still way behind. This is a car that probably isn't really on your radar, but it's clearly on many others'. Like its larger sibling, the MDX, the RDX hits the entry-level-luxury sweet spot buyers are looking for in terms of value and premium content. So, the next time you rhetorically question Acura's existence, remember this: The company's crossovers print a startling amount of money for Honda. ReDuXSo, what's new? Well, everything. Not only is RDX new from the ground up, it's also riding on what for the … [Read more...] about First drive: 2019 Acura RDX [Review]
Best Selling Small and Midsize Luxury SUVs in Canada for April 2018 Here you will find the Small and Midsize Luxury SUV sales leaders in Canada for April 2018. Each month we compile the Small and Midsize Luxury SUV sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below. Quick NavigationOur Take On The NumbersBest Seller Report & Rankings Also check out our other Segment reports or dive deeper into Small and Midsize Luxury SUV Sales. Our Take On The Small and Midsize Luxury SUV Sales Numbers The BMW X2 joins the subcompact luxury SUV segment in the Canadian market, adding 103 sales to the bottom line of the segment in its second month on sale. The X2 enters a competitive market and, while its addition sees BMW’s market share increase (for the month of April 2018 BMW’s share of subcompact luxury SUV sales was 44.1% compared with 38.9% last April) it does appear to have swayed some Canadian consumers away from … [Read more...] about Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada – April 2018
NEW YORK, New York — The New York International Auto Show has hereby won the right to call itself the North American International Auto Show next year, as it has usurped the erstwhile holder of that title, Detroit, with more newsy and relevant car and truck unveilings. Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Porsche all will be here again in 2019. This year, New York has the usual fleet of new sport/utility vehicles, including such high-volume models as the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester. But there are actual autos—cars—here as well, including a Nissan Altima that proves the brand’s revived commitment to the midsize sedan segment. And there is a concept car that has taken our breath away like no other concept, at Detroit, Los Angeles, Frankfurt, or even Geneva has, this year … HIT: Genesis Essentia Concept And the winner of the “Wait, that’s a Hyundai?” award is this breathtakingly beautiful concept car. What a work of art. —Aaron Gold … [Read more...] about 2018 New York Auto Show Hits, Misses, and Revelations
Acura might be calling its unveil of the third-generation RDX crossover a prototype, but the five-passenger luxury SUV making its global debut at North American International Auto Show is production-ready.It goes on sale this summer, and there also will be an A-Spec variant available at launch—the first sporty addition for an Acura SUV. In the future, all core Acura vehicles will get the A-spec treatment.Acura is calling it an all-new, exclusive platform—but the RDX started with the Honda CR-V architecture and modified the chassis and upgraded the powertrain. Obviously, the sheetmetal is much different, too.The only engine under the hood at launch is the new 2.0-liter VTEC turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine that is shared with the Honda Civic Type R and Accord. The direct-injection engine—which generates 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque in the Type R and 252 hp and 273 lb-ft in the Accord—has 40 percent more low-end grunt than that of the outgoing RDX and is … [Read more...] about 2019 Acura RDX Prototype First Look: Larger, Stiffer, More Powerful