Compare the 2009 and 2010 versions. This results in dozens of buttons on the dash and all sorts of awkward usage situations. The problem is that to use all of this tech, you'll have to go through Acura's AcuraLink interface. It also has an optional six-speed manual transmission, which is a bit more fun to drive. The result is a wash, resulting in a nearly identical performance score for the V-6 model. The seats are comfortable and supportive, and the second row sufficiently passes the six-footer test.
We praised its cabin technologies, its direct handing, and its powerful, yet economical, 2. The toss-able sedan is eager to change direction at the flick of the steering wheel and goes where you point it as long as you stay within its generous performance envelope. The whole process takes minutes, and you will be driving again in no time at all knowing that you have the most up to date Acura Navigation System updates possible all loaded from the disc. So you've fought through the pairing process, and now it's time to make a call. Would we take a 16 percent hit to our combined fuel economy for a 40 percent increase in power? The big news for 2010 is the addition of a 3.
Always buy official map updates. The AcuraLink cabin technology interface is a dinosaur compared with those of similarly priced vehicles. We love power as much as the next red-blooded American gearhead, but there really wasn't much wrong with the torquey four-banger in our previous tester besides its middle of the road fuel economy. A rear-view camera is also part of the package. All the interior materials are high quality, especially for this segment.
Every year there are new roads and directions being added to the road networks in the United States and North America. The suspension is sprung a bit firm for a luxury car aimed at junior executives, but not so much that it is jarringly uncomfortable or boy-racerish. Features Acura has one of the simplest pricing and trim-level setups in the business. More troubling to some of us is the electric power steering system that demands constant attention on the highway. If you do find a website that offers torrent, hacked, or download versions of the Acura map update disc then do not attempt to install it.
There are no exterior changes for 2010. Test the tech: V-6 good, I-4 bad? The superior handling comes at the expense of ride comfort. If you hit the proper voice command button, the Acura will ask you for a command. You get the same rounded fenders mixed with angular lines everywhere else. We like the six-speed manual's precise shifting action and the five-speed automatic's exceptionally aggressive Sport mode.
This is a system that can best be described as strong. Most buyers, though, should consider this a non-issue. This might sounds like a wild suggestion; however, there is some scientific fact behind it. When paired with a five-speed automatic gearbox, the four-banger could go 21 miles on a gallon of premium gasoline in the city and 30 on the highway. The face is distinguished by angular, xenon high-intensity discharge headlights, Acura's new shield-like grille and a wide lower intake. You gets the feeling that the sedan is a bit more grown-up in V-6 trim.
Once this process is complete, you'll be able to access your phonebook from the Info menu. Both offer more driving thrills, a similar price and equally good looks. Need to merge into freeway traffic? In fact, research suggests that there can be as many as 20,000 miles worth of changes, new roads, re-prioritizations, and updates occurring each and every year. It's only available with a five-speed automatic transmission that is always in too high a gear in normal mode and too low a gear in sport. I sat more upright than I really want to in a sedan, with my knees bent at nearly a 90-degree angle to get to the pedals. The center stack of controls is chock-full of buttons, but after two consecutive weeks testing Acuras, I was more than accustomed to them. Fortunately, there are steering wheel mounted shift paddles for those times when you need a little more control over your revs.
First, the voice command system for the Bluetooth system is completely different from the voice command system for navigation, which means there are two Talk buttons on the steering wheel. All the safety gear is included, such as front, front side-impact and two-row side-curtain airbags, plus electronic stability control. With the Tech package, it gains a full suite of navigation, audio, and hands-free calling technologies. This process is far too complicated. The V6 delivers its 280 horsepower through a five-speed Sequential SportShift automatic transmission, which can be operated by either tapping the shift lever or via a set of steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters. It encourages a quicker pace when the road begins to meander, and adequately absorbs surface irregularities and external roars when cruising. The backseat is tiny, just like those in the competition.
The 2010 model only goes 18 city miles and 27 highway miles on the same amount of fuel, but in doing so it generates 79 more horsepower and 82 more pound-feet of twisting torque. Power is sent through this transmission to the front wheels. Those seeking better low-end performance should look at the new 3. There's no more waiting until 7,000rpm for full power, simply press the pedal and go. However, the AcuraLink system hasn't imported your contacts.