Acura these days looks very little like the Acura of old, a onetime maker of premium, sporty cars backed by Honda's reputation for engineering excellence and reliability. The Honda connection remains, but Acura's lineup no longer bursts with overtly fun-to-drive vehicles. Instead, the majority of its offerings are little more than fancier Hondas. That's not objectively bad, but the brand could use a spiritual realignment away from stuff like the somewhat bland three-row MDX and aging, compact ILX toward the likes of its NSX supercar and the sportier versions of its TLX sedan, which seem to uphold the values on which Acura was founded.
Like the original that went out of production in 2005, the 2021 Acura NSX delivers supercar looks and performance in an everyday-livable package.
The 2021 Acura ILX is essentially a gussied-up version of the last-generation Honda Civic, but unless a luxury badge is a requirement, the current Civic is the better car and the better buy.
The 2021 Acura RDX doesn't have the same luxury cachet as its classmates, but it's stylish and more affordable.
The second-generation TLX sedan receives a more distinct personality, and it marks the return of the performance-oriented Type S model.
With a spacious front seat and desirable standard features, the ILX doesn't provide precision-crafted performance, but it's a solid value.
The 2020 Acura MDX doesn't draw much attention on the street, but this three-row crossover is surprisingly fleet-footed.
A good value and engaging to drive, the 2020 RDX is a more affordable and bold-looking alternative to typical compact-luxury crossovers.
With innumerable standard features and an NSX-derived hybrid system, the RLX is a really nice car as long as its luxury shortcomings are accepted.
Despite its undeniably distinct face and sporty enhancements, the 2020 Acura TLX is mostly a mild-mannered sedan.
With performance that matches its hot looks, the NSX occupies a unique niche as a hybrid supercar that is comfortable enough to drive every day.
The 2019 Acura ILX is little more than a fancier Honda Civic, but updated styling this year at least has its exterior looking sporty and fresh.
The 2019 Acura MDX is not your ordinary, everyday three-row crossover—not only does it handle extremely well for its size, it's available with a hybrid powertrain derived from Acura's NSX supercar.
The Acura NSX intends to fill a niche that barely exists, but for those who seek a daily-driver supercar—with some hybrid cred, no less—this is your ride.
The mildly sporty and overtly stylized RDX is often overlooked in the world of compact-luxury crossovers, but it's definitely worthy of your consideration.
It may not have the bulletproof branding of some competitors, but the 2019 Acura RLX is not without charms.
The 2019 TLX is too subdued to be called a sports sedan, but that's okay, because it boasts equal amounts of comfort and capability.
The 2018 Acura MDX handles well for a large SUV, has loads of standard features, and is available with a hybrid powertrain derived from the NSX supercar.
The 2018 Acura NSX is a dual-purpose hybrid supercar that can deliver track-day shenanigans one day and serve as your daily commuter car the next.
The MDX's athletic driving dynamics and extensive list of standard and optional features make it a compelling alternative to European luxury SUVs.
The Acura NSX doesn't quite match the performance of some of its supercar rivals, but it's comfortable enough to be a daily driver.
Capable, understated, comfortable, and well-equipped, and the compact 2018 Acura TLX is more of a luxury car than an engaging, driver-focused sports sedan.
Acura’s Ohio-built mid-size sedan may not be beautiful, but it does bring a lot of luxury and technology for the money.
With the small ILX sedan introduced for 2013, Acura’s TSX is no longer the baby of the family.
The 2013 model year represents the swan song year for Acura’s brazenly styled ZDX luxury crossover, which shares its dirty parts with the taller, seven-seat MDX.
The RL sits atop Acura’s sedan lineup and is smooth, quiet, and posh, with many high-tech features.