Acura logo at the North American International Auto Show on January 12, 2009, in Detroit
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Established in 1986, Acura is the luxury and performance division of the Japanese automaker Honda. In its first few years, it was one of the best-selling luxury car brands in the United States. Its first flagship was the Legend sedan, introduced in 1986 and discontinued in 1995 in North America. Also debuting in 1986 was the Integra hatchback, which retired three years later. In the early 2000s, the company released its first crossover SUV, the MDX, and it remains popular.

The automaker builds most of its cars at its Ohio manufacturing plants. Its vehicles are known for their reliability. In fact, the brand earned a 4.0 out of 5.0 reliability rating from RepairPal, ranking Acura second out of 32 automakers. The cost to maintain an Acura car varies depending upon the model and driving history, but owners can anticipate spending an average of $501 per year.

Popular models include the MDX, RDX, NSX, TLX, and TL.

Featured Vehicle: MDX

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All Acura Vehicles:

Sedans & Coupes:

ILX: An entry-level compact sedan

TLX: This premium midsize sport sedan offers available all-wheel drive

Crossover & Midsize:

RDX: This compact crossover SUV is one of the brand’s bestsellers

MDX: A popular midsize crossover SUV that seats up to seven and offers second-row captain’s chairs

Hybrid & Electric:

MDX Sport Hybrid: A high-performance hybrid version of the brand’s midsize SUV

NSX Type S: A limited-production hybrid supercar for the 2022 model year


Recently Discontinued Vehicles:

NSX: After producing 300 high-performance NSX Type S examples for the 2022 model year, Acura will retire this model

RLX: This top-end sedan retired after the 2020 model year due to declining sales

TL: Discontinued in 2015 and replaced by the TLX


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