For consumers who want to support the U.S. economy, determining a product's homegrown credentials is no easy task in today's global economy — but it's an important question amid a new era of import tariffs and ongoing renegotiations of long-standing trade pacts. Few origin stories are as complicated as that of a modern automobile, whose badge and even assembly location don't tell the whole story. Enter Cars.com's American-Made Index, which ranks the most American models on the market. Which cars top the list for 2018? The Cars.com 2018 American-Made Index Jeep Cherokee: Belvidere, Ill. Honda Odyssey: Lincoln, Ala. Honda Ridgeline: Lincoln, Ala. Ford Taurus: Chicago Chevrolet Volt: Detroit Honda Pilot: Lincoln, Ala. Acura MDX: East Liberty, Ohio Ford Explorer: Chicago Ford F-150: Claycomo, Mo., and Dearborn, Mich. Chevrolet Corvette: Bowling Green, Ky. All information pertains to the 2018 model year. MDX excludes hybrid variant. … [Read more...] about Cars.com 2018 American-Made Index: What’s the Most American Car?
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2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in June 2017 about the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid; little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2018, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. The last time we tested the three-row Acura MDX was for the 2016 model year, before the automaker made second-row captain's chairs available in place of a bench seat. This time around, we tested the 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid with the new captain's chairs — and both the SUV and your car-seat-age kids are a little better off for it. How many car seats fit in the second row? Two How many car seats fit in the third row? Two Related: More Car Seat Checks Solid Latch, grade A: Two sets sit behind slits in the upholstery; access and connection are easy. There's also a pair of clearly marked top tether anchors at the base of the seatbacks. Infant seat, grade … [Read more...] about How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid?
This vehicle is located at the Baxter West Roads location. $1,000 below Kelley Blue Book! Tech Pkg trim, Polished Metal Metallic exterior and Taupe interior. Moonroof, Nav System, Heated Leather Seats, Third Row Seat, Rear Air, All Wheel Drive, Aluminum Wheels, Power Liftgate. AND MORE! KEY FEATURES INCLUDE Leather Seats, Navigation, Sunroof, Power Liftgate, Heated Driver Seat, Back-Up Camera, Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, CD Player, Onboard Communications System, Dual Zone A/C Rear Spoiler, MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Privacy Glass, Remote Trunk Release. Acura Tech Pkg with Polished Metal Metallic exterior and Taupe interior features a V6 Cylinder Engine with 300 HP at 6300 RPM*. A GREAT TIME TO BUY This MDX is priced $1,000 below Kelley Blue Book. MORE ABOUT US Baxter Auto is a family-owned and locally-operated dealership group serving Omaha, Lincoln and Kansas City, supporting the vision of Talton (Tal) Anderson, founder of Baxter, created 60 years ago. Baxter provides superior … [Read more...] about 2012 Acura MDX
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 5,800 model-year 2018 Acura MDX SUVs and Honda Pilot SUVs and Ridgeline pickup trucks The Problem: The power driver seats in the Acuras, and the power driver and front passenger seats in the Hondas, may have been assembled with improperly manufactured rivets; in the event of a crash the rivets can break, causing the seats not to be secured to the floor and increasing the risk of injury. The Fix: Dealers will replace the driver seat frame assembly in the Acuras, and replace the driver and front passenger seat slide rail frames in the Hondas, for free. What Owners Should Do: Acura manufacturer Honda will begin notifying owners May 18. Owners can call the automaker at 888-234-2138, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit NHTSA's website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more. Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local … [Read more...] about 2018 Acura MDX and Honda Pilot, Ridgeline: Recall Alert
When Lexus planned a longer, three-row version of its RX 350, it didn’t have to look far for inspiration. It was hiding in plain sight in the foundation of the well-done Toyota Highlander.The RX was the inspiration (and benchmark) that started the segment for luxury midsize car-based SUV crossovers. Today, every maker has one and it is now the preferred body style over sedans. The RX has been a smash success among those in the cast of competitors, which include the Acura MDX, Audi Q7, BMW X5, Cadillac XT5, Infiniti QX60, Lincoln Nautilus (née MKX) and Jaguar F-Pace.And now there is the longer family-class RX with three rows for six to seven passengers. The body is just 4.3 inches longer than the standard RX, but it is enough for a kid-class third row.The RX-L is sold in gasoline V-6 and gasoline-electric hybrid V-6 models in front or all-wheel drive. Notable upgrades over the Highlander include standard leather upholstery, power folding third-row seats and three-zone climate … [Read more...] about 2018 Lexus RX 350L: The 3-row prescription for family travel
Tweet TweetWith the New York Auto Show just around the corner, Honda has announced the production version of its luxury SUV. The 2014 Acura MDX will be built on a completely new platform, with a longer wheelbase to provide easier access to the third row of seats. According to Honda, the new Acura MDX will offer “enhanced ride comfort, a more versatile cabin, and increased fuel efficiency, while also improving dynamic performance”. We know that the 2014 MDX will come with a 3.5 liter gasoline i-VTEC V6 engine. The engine has the VCM technology (Variable Cylinder Management) which means that when not needed, 3 of the 6 cylinders won’t run. This will improve fuel efficiency. As far as traction goes, you can have the SH-AWD or, for the first time, a 2 wheel drive version. When it comes to safety, Honda has made sure that the 2014 Acura MDX will have a wide range of features to aid and protect you. Among them we count the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, the optional Lane … [Read more...] about 2014 Acura MDX will come to New york
We're now into the second day of the 2018 New York International Auto Show but there are still many vehicles to report on. One is the Acura MDX A-Spec, which arrives for 2019 and adds plenty of aggression to the luxury mid-size SUV. Genesis used the show to roll out the Essentia concept. It's an electric grand tourer that has left us wondering whether it's a preview of the new coupe the Korean luxury brand will add to its lineup early next decade. Alfa Romeo didn't have a new car to present. Instead, the Italian automaker introduced the Nero Edizione package, which adds some tasteful black accents to the Giulia and Stelvio models. You'll find these stories and more in today's car news, right here at Motor Authority. 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec debuts at 2018 New York auto show Genesis Essentia Concept: Here’s your luxury Rorschach test Alfa Romeo's Nero Edizione package for Giulia and Stelvio debuts in New York Updates prioritize 2019 Kia Optima over 2019 Sedona for active-safety gear … [Read more...] about Acura MDX A-Spec, Genesis electric coupe, Alfa Romeo black packs: Car News Headlines
There are few things sweeter in life than bragging to your friends and family about the good deal you just negotiated on a new car. They certainly won’t care, but the amount of self-satisfaction received from reminding yourself that you are a force to be reckoned with at the dealership is immeasurable.Of course, the bargain in the driveway can turn into a money pit once you calculate all the costs associated with vehicle ownership. Fuel costs, financing, insurance, and depreciation can all add up — especially if you purchased the wrong model. So what’s a thrift-obsessed shopper to do, calculate the total cost of ownership on every model in every segment over a five-year period to determine which is the best value overall?Don’t be ridiculous, someone has already done that. This week, Kelly Blue Book released the seventh edition of its 5-Year Cost To Own Awards. The list encompasses practically every segment in existence, taking into count all aspects of … [Read more...] about Attention, Cheapskates: Here Are the Most Affordable Cars to Own in Every Segment
Honesty can be a beautiful thing. When you focus on what you’re good at instead of posing as something you’re not, you get a sales-success story like the Lexus RX. Since the RX became our first SUV of the Year back in 1999, Lexus has never tried to associate the model with off-road mastery or—until recently—sportiness. Thanks to that focus and a reputation for reliability, the RX has built a loyal following of buyers and has been the brand’s best-seller for more than a decade.But even the RX has its limits—in terms of passenger hauling—so Lexus is extending the luxury crossover’s appeal with a longer three-row version. We got our hands on a 2018 Lexus RX 350L to test its performance and see how well it might meet the needs of a growing family with a Toyota Highlander and Lexus RX already in the driveway.Our sample-size family is my sister and her husband, both of whom are partial to Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The 2018 RXL seems like a … [Read more...] about 2018 Lexus RX 350L First Test: Attempting to Stretch the RX’s Appeal
The refreshed 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid starts at $53,095, which includes the $995 destination charge, and is currently on sale as of February 1. Like the refreshed TLX, Acura made a big of quality of life upgrade for its largest crossover.The SUV features an upgraded user interface that’s 30-percent faster to respond than last year’s unit. The seven-inch capacitive touchscreen – the outgoing model had a resistive-type screen – has a dual-screen user interface and comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as standard. There are a pair of new colors, too.Beyond that, the MDX Sport Hybrid is the same intriguing proposition it was last year, featuring bits and bobs from the NSX supercar. A 3.0-liter V6 works alongside a three-motor hybrid system to produce 321 horsepower and 289 pound-feet of torque. Attaching electric motors to both axles also blesses Acura's three-rower with standard all-wheel drive.Acura will continue to offer a pair of trims … [Read more...] about 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Rings Up At $53,095