Acura Takes Home KBB’s Prestigious ‘Best Luxury Brand’ Award

  • 2017 Acura RLX

    The Acura brand was recently honored with Kelley Blue Book’s coveted “Best Luxury Brand” award for having the lowest ownership costs among luxury competitors.

    KBB’s annual 5-Year Cost to Own Awards honors the best vehicle brands within the automotive industry. For 2016, Acura has risen to the top among its luxury peers for the outstanding affordability and value retention of its models.

Why Drivers Love Acura

There are many, many reasons to drive an Acura, as countless drivers have come to discover.

While most luxury brands aren’t big on emphasizing their value, affordability is one of the assets Acura drivers love most. Acura owners enjoy the same benefits that drivers of competing European luxury brands enjoy—a top-notch dealership experience, high-end amenities, powerful performance—all at considerably lower ownership costs.

In addition to the impressive affordability and resale value of Acura’s automobiles, these vehicles also boast impressive performance, state-of-the-art technology, cutting-edge safety systems, fuel efficiency that is typically greater than Acura’s competitors, and, of course, premium luxury amenities that greatly enhance the driving experience.

Consumers can enjoy all of these premium features and more for a much more affordable price than Acura’s top competitors. We think that’s something to brag about!

Acura’s Winning Models

Among Acura’s exciting 2016 models are the following affordable, luxury-loaded vehicles:


2016 Acura ILX
The Acura ILX, a compact luxury sedan, returned in 2016 with a brand-new drivetrain, revamped interior and exterior design, upgraded technology, and noise-reduction features. Each 2016 ILX model hits the road equipped with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with a torque converter. Upgraded amenities showcased onboard the 2016 ILX include advanced driver-assist features, Jewel Eye headlights, a stiffer chassis, sharper steering, and more. Exquisite styling and impressive performance are the hallmarks of this stunning luxury sedan!
2016 Acura ILX

2016 Acura RLX
The star sedan of the Acura lineup, the RLX, entered the 2016 model year replete with premium technologies, advanced safety features, attractive exterior styling, and a roomy interior that is filled with high-quality materials. For 2016, the RLX features the AcuraWatch suite of driver-assistance features, including a Collision Mitigation System and a cross-traffic monitor, and new safety features that include a surround-view monitor and a Road Departure Mitigation System.
2016 Acura RLX

2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid
The 2016 RLX lineup includes the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid. Along with the same 3.5L V6 engine found beneath the hoods of the non-hybrid RLX models, the Sport Hybrid features torque-vectoring electric motors and Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) to take this car’s performance ability to the next level. The hybrid system adds 67 hp, bringing the car’s output up to 377 hp. Sport Mode further enhances performance as the gearshifts start occurring at a higher rpm.
2016 Acura RLX Hybrid

2016 Acura TLX
The Acura TLX is a stylish, feature-loaded performance luxury sedan that has given its competitors a real run for their money during 2016. The TLX models come with three drivetrain options as well as a choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. Cutting-edge technologies boost the TLX’s fuel efficiency and safety offerings, and the car brings a peppy and smooth performance to the road along with outstanding driving dynamics. Combine all this with the TLX’s stunning style and a bevy of premium features, and you have a competition-crushing superstar that is certainly worth showing off.
2016 Acura TLX

2016 Acura MDX
The Acura MDX is a three-row luxury SUV that offers space and amenities for the whole family. The MDX presents the total package: outstanding luxury, roominess, performance, and more. For 2016, the MDX features a new 9-speed automatic transmission, which enhances the vehicle’s fuel economy as well as its acceleration. Safety and dexterity are bolstered by an updated all-wheel drive system, and passengers are further protected by a robust array of fresh safety technologies. All in all, the MDX delivers powerful performance, exquisite styling, premium comforts, state-of-the-art technologies, and exceptional affordability, all of which add up to a road-ruling SUV that demands attention.
2016 Acura MDX

2016 Acura RDX The second SUV on the 2016 Acura roster, the Acura RDX, is powered by a mighty V6 engine and offers the option of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. This exceptional luxury SUV boasts abundant cargo space, added power over the previous year’s model, enhanced fuel efficiency, added style elements, and an additional trim level that serves up the full gamut of technology offerings. An incredible price, impressive reliability, and outstanding resale value combined with the RDX’s host of luxury amenities make this head-turning SUV a true star of the roadway.
2016 Acura RDX

Meet Acura’s Outstanding 2016 Models

To further explore the offerings of these exceptional 2016 Acura models, head over to any Wisconsin Acura Dealers location today. A member of our team will be glad to introduce you to these exquisite vehicles and get you behind the wheel to test drive your favorites.

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