What’s the Difference between the Honda Accord and the Acura ILX

By Danielle Champagne | Posted in ILX on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at 8:39 PM

2017 ILX

Acura vehicles are designed with intelligence. From inside and out, the Acura brand has built vehicle after vehicle that looks and feels smart. The ILX, a recent addition to the Acura model lineup, is the small-sized sedan done the Acura way.

 

SPECS:

  • 201 Horsepower
  • 180 ft-lbs of Torque
  • AcuraWatch
  • 4 L i-V-TEC
  • Jewel-Eye LED Headlights

The 2017 ILX is an expertly crafted luxury sedan that embodies the Acura mindset perfectly. Using an intelligent base, the ILX uses its performance and interior tech suite to stand out among a highly competitive vehicle class. It’s a vehicle that would make any Acura fan proud.

 

2017 Accord

Honda is known to be one of the most reliable vehicle brands on the market. They’ve got a reputation, but generally speaking, they are vehicles that don’t reach beyond their means. It’s stylish, and built efficiently, both in its design and fuel economy.

 

SPECS:

  • 185 Horsepower
  • 181 ft-lbs of torque
  • HondaLink
  • 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay
  • Honda Sensing Technologies

The 2017 Honda Accord provides you with a mix of luxury and athleticism that is impressive. It continues Honda’s tradition of producing vehicles you can rely on. While it’s not the most powerful vehicle in its class, it makes up for it with efficiency and a dynamic interior.

 

Wrap-Up

When it comes down to it, it’s hard to argue against the fact that these two sedans are both successful in their own right. While the Accord has the best efficiency in its class, the ILX isn’t far behind, and it’s backed by class-leading power. Coupled with luxury that pushes beyond what you would normally expect at this price point, you get one of the most impressive vehicles to drive on Edmonton roads.

 

Come into West Side Acura today to check out the ILX, or book a test drive online today!

 

What Vehicle is Right for You This Fall?            

By Danielle Champagne | Posted in MDX, RDX on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 8:00 PM

 

What Vehicle is Right for You This Fall?

 

With the end of summer looming, it’s time to start considering that vehicle upgrade you’ve been putting off.  Don’t wait any longer, because before you know it, the entire world will be covered in snow. That wasn’t a jab at the impending nuclear fallout, but rather a reference to Alberta’s harsh winters. To survive these winters, as a driver, you have to be smart and you’ll need a smart vehicle to go along with you. You’ll find no smarter vehicles than those made by Acura.

Acura deals with intelligence, which makes them perfect fall and winter vehicles. Sure, they are stylish and elegant in their design, which naturally makes them a popular summer vehicle, but they are also capable and tough. But how do you know what vehicle is right for you?

Lucky for you, I’ve come prepared.

First, ask yourself, “What do I want?”

Acura vehicles have a distinct styling to them. Each model line varies from one another, but they all symbolize carefully crafted automobiles. This styling extends to the interior, which is lavish and packed with luxury.

When it comes down to it, all of Acura’s vehicle roster is equipped to handle Edmonton winters, but none better than the MDX and the RDX.

Both vehicles offer a fair bit of size and strength. The RDX, being the smaller of the two, still packs enough power to impress. With 279 Horsepower, combined with Acura’s intuitive driving systems, you’ll have the utmost confidence in your winter commute. It’s got slightly better fuel economy and less bulk to it than the MDX, which makes it easier to park and offers a more athletic look. The MDX, the bigger of the bunch, offers 290 Horsepower, plus some added interior room. This precision-crafted vehicle offers a stronger exterior look than its little brother.

No matter which you choose, either the RDX or MDX are the right winter vehicles for you. Finding a vehicle that suits your needs is the most important aspect of choosing a new vehicle. You want something you’re comfortable in. You want something that makes you confident when you’re behind the wheel. You want a vehicle that makes each drive, no matter how mundane or hectic, a treat.  No one does that better than Acura.

 

Come into West Side Acura or book a test a drive online today! Call us at  (780) 484-5444

 

 

Vehicle Spotlight on the 2017 Acura NSX

By Danielle Champagne | Posted in NSX on Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 4:22 PM

 

Vehicle Spotlight on the 2017 Acura NSX

The NSX is the type of car that people dream about. Growing up, I remember kids would whisper about seeing it, like it was some sort of mythical creature rather than a car. To many, that feeling still remains. As time went on and Edmonton expanded, so did the market for Supercars. Still, even to this day, when I see an NSX cruising by, the rumble of that engine gives me goosebumps.

Today, I’m here to shine a bit of light on the new 2017 Acura NSX.

 

How’s it look?

The design of the NSX is expertly crafted and one that has been developed over nearly 30 years of innovation. It looks like a car from the future. Each NSX is individually painted and hand finished, with each car getting nearly 20 hours of personal care. It sits low to the ground and has an elongated body with deeply cut accent lines in the middle. There is a natural elegance to it. Starting from its hitched up back-end, which makes it look like a wild animal ready to pounce.  With its sharply sloped front end, the Acura NSX is more attuned with a race car than something you would normally see driving down Jasper Avenue.

 

How’s it Feel?

From the second you settle into the front seat of the NSX, you know you’re in for an entirely unique experience. From the driver’s position, it feels like you’re behind the wheel of a Formula One car, with an incredible 500 horsepower and 406 lb.-ft of torque out of a Twin-turbocharged DOHC V6 engine. The hair will rise off of the back of your neck with even a slight touch of the peddle, with an unimaginable top speed of 573 km per hour. Its interior is designed like you’re in a luxury-inspired rocket ship, with technology that looks and feels space-aged.

It’s a vehicle that holds nothing back. A vehicle that puts the “super” in supercar.

 

Come on into West Side Acura to check out the 2017 NSX.

To schedule a test drive or for sales inquiries, please call us at 780.484.5444

What Vehicle is Right for You This Fall?              

By Danielle Champagne | Posted in Acura, Recommendations on Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 11:03 PM

 

 

With the end of summer looming, it’s time to start considering that vehicle upgrade you’ve been putting off.  Don’t wait any longer, because before you know it, the entire world will be covered in snow. That wasn’t a jab at the impending nuclear fallout, but rather a reference to Alberta’s harsh winters. To survive these winters, as a driver, you have to be smart. You’ll find no smarter vehicles than those made by Acura.

Acura deals with intelligence, which makes them perfect fall and winter vehicles. Sure, they are stylish and elegant in their design, which naturally makes them a popular summer vehicle, but they are also capable and tough. So how do you know what vehicle is right for you?

Lucky for you, I’ve come prepared.

First, ask yourself, “What do I want?”

Acura vehicles have a distinct styling to them that symbolizes precision crafted automotives. This precision in detail extends to the interior, which is lavish and packed with luxury.

When it comes down to it, all of Acura’s vehicle roster is equipped to handle Edmonton winters, but none better than the MDX and the RDX.

Both vehicles offer a fair bit of size and strength. The RDX, being the smaller of the two, is still packed with enough power to impress. With 279 Horsepower, combined with Acura’s intuitive driving systems, you’ll have the utmost confidence in your winter commute. It’s got slightly better fuel economy and less bulk to it, which makes it easier to park and offers a more athletic look. The MDX, the bigger of the bunch, offers 290 Horsepower. It also offers added interior room as well as a stronger exterior look than its little brother.

No matter which you choose, these Acura vehicles are the right winter vehicle for you. It all comes down to what you want. Finding a vehicle that suits your needs is the most important aspect of choosing a new vehicle. You want something you’re comfortable in. You want something that makes you confident when you’re behind the wheel. You want a vehicle that makes each drive, no matter how mundane or hectic, a treat.  No one does that better than Acura.

 

Come into West Side Acura or book a test a drive online today! To schedule a test drive or for sales inquiries, please call (780) 484-5444

 

 

5 Reasons to Buy an Acura TLX

By Danielle Champagne | Posted in Acura, TLX on Friday, August 25th, 2017 at 9:07 PM

 

 

5 Reasons to Buy an Acura TLX

The Luxury Sedan is a vehicle class that is driven by innovation. It’s a highly competitive vehicle class, one that Acura has been a leader of for decades. Intelligence fuels Acura vehicles, and its evident in the way they are designed. They are vehicles that stand confidently next to its competition, a head above with its phenomenal style, performance, and ability to be smarter than the vehicle next to it. The Acura vehicle that rules the sedan market is none other than the TLX.

 

With that, here are 5 reasons to buy an Acura TLX.

 

How it looks

 

Bold choices and distinct designs are Acura’s bread and butter. Acura vehicles offer unique take of the luxury sedan, with a specific Acura flare built into its exterior look. It’s got a dash of athleticism to it, with sleek accent lines and an aggressive front end that boasts a pair of newly designed Jewel Eye LED headlights and that unmistakable Acura “A” emblem. It’s a vehicle that has a clear Acura DNA engrained into it’s designed. It  ’s a proud member of the family.

 

 

Choices Galore

 

The Acura TLX  offers an unmatched level of versatility. The 2018 TLX comes available in 6 dynamic trims, the TLX, the TECH, TECH A-SPEC, ELITE, ELITE A-SPEC, and the SH-AWD, each with their own comprehensive driving experience, while also offering different levels of luxury and performance.

 

Performance

The 2018 TLX offers 290 Horsepower out of a 3.5 L 24-valve i-VTEC V6 engine. It’s also stocked full of driving enhancement technology such as specialized torque vectoring powered by Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), and a sequential SportShift 9-Speed transmission to get one of the most controlled drives you’ll find in a vehicle this size. It’s the performance vehicle wrapped up in the shell of a luxury sports car.

 

Technology

Acura boasts about making vehicles that are intelligent. They wouldn’t do so if they couldn’t back it up. Inside the 2018 Acura TLX, you’ll be able to experience an On-Demand Multi-Use Display offers a variety of audio technology.  Access local radio, SIRIUS XM satellite radio you’re your own personal soundtrack from your phone powered by 546 watts of enriched sound through a 12 speaking Acura/ELS Surround Audio system. It’s a vehicle that provides a unique driving experience.

 

Safety

The 2018 Acura TLX is one of the most technologically advanced vehicles on the market. It’s jam-packed with the best available active and passive safety technology. AcuraWatch, a monitoring system acts as a second pair of eyes while driving is the main piece of tech.  There’s also the Acura exclusive ACE Body structure, which distributes energy more evenly throughout to keep you safer in the event of a collision. These are just two examples among many of why Acura produces the smartest and safest vehicles on the road.

 

The 2018 TLX is truly something special. Come down to West Side Acura for a test drive or book one online right now! Call us at 📱 (780) 484-5444

 

 

5 Reasons to Buy an Acura MDX

By mmcbride | Posted in Acura, MDX on Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 6:12 PM

 

 

Acura is home to some of the smartest vehicles on the market. Looking at their entire vehicle slate, each and every one displays a certain level of intelligence. Whether it be intelligence through luxury, through styling, through performance, or all of the above, it’s something that is exclusive to Acura. Their vehicles are all uniquely their own, an idea that holds true particularly for the Acura MDX.  This big body SUV offers a variety of intelligence packed into an amazing vehicle.

With that, here are 5 reasons to buy an Acura MDX.

 

How it looks

 

The newly designed MDX makes bold choices, choices that make it stand out in an over-saturated vehicle class. It’s a vehicle that offers a strong stance, with design cues ripped straight from the race track, an odd, but interesting choice for such a big bodied SUV. The offers dual chrome exhaust pipes on one end, and a pair of Jewel Eye LED headlights that flank the all-new Diamond Pentagon grille. The sleek styling and beautiful curves give the MDX a mature to look that oozes with the intelligence Acura vehicles are known for.

 

Choices Galore

The Acura MDX is one of the most dynamic and versatile vehicles on the road. The 2017 model comes in 6  varied colors as well as 6 diverse trims, each that offer something different. The  MDX, the NAVI, the TECH, the ELITE, the ELOTE 6 Passenger and the Sport Hybrid. The Sport Hybrid uses a three hybrid-electric motor that uses an innovative torque system to distribute the correct level of power to the rear wheels to ensure top-line performance and handling.

 

Performance

You don’t get to claim your vehicle is intelligent without having the performance to back it up.  The 2017 MDX offers a mean 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque out of a 3.5 Direct Injection SOHC i-VTEC V6 Engine. Factor that level of power in with the specialized torque vectoring powered by Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), and a sequential SportShift 9-Speed transmission to get one of the most controlled and exhilarating drives you’ll find in an SUV.

 

Technology

We’ve already touched upon what kind of technology goes into the engine of the Acura MDX, but the real meat of it is in the way it uses tech to both improve and personalize your driving experience. The 2017 MDX has an On-Demand Multi-Use Display the gives you total control over the auditory portion of your drive.  Gain access to local radio, SIRIUS XM satellite radio, or the perfect playlist from your smart phone powered by 546 watts of enriched sound through a 12 speaking Acura/ELS Surround Audio system. There’s also a rear entertainment system that uses a split screen technology with compatible headphones to ensure that there are no disagreements between the little ones on what to watch.

 

Comfort and Safety

There’s no better feeling when behind the wheel of a vehicle than peace of mind. Feeling safe and comfortable while driving is one of Acura’s top priorities. Using Innovative technology, Acura provides a level of comfort that its competitors only aspire to reach. The 2017 Model of the MDX uses space in a way that offers you both more head and leg room, while also offering you more than enough cargo space, a total of 2,575 liters of flexible space to be exact. Acura also uses a mix of active and passive safety features to make you feel secure. These safety features are led by AcuraWatch, a monitoring system that gives you not just a second pair of eyes, but a bodyguard to watch your back when you can’t. There’s also the Acura exclusive ACE Body structure, which distributes energy more evenly throughout to keep you safer in the event of a collision.

 

These are just 5 Short reasons why you should buy an Acura MDX.

There a plenty more where these came from, just come down to West Side Acura for a test drive or book one online right now!

📱 (780) 484-5444

 

 

 

Airbag Recall for 2001-2005 Acura vehicles

By jroach | Posted in Acura, Car Stuff, Dealer information, Safety, Service on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 at 9:47 PM

Hello, Facebook Followers!

There is an airbag recall affecting Acura vehicles. We are sharing this important safety information with you to inform you of vehicle that may be affected and how you can protect yourself and the people that you know from potential injury. If you or someone you know owns an older Acura EL (2001-2005), OR TL (2002-2003), we urge you to check your vehicle identification number (VIN) – found on your dashboard, insurance or registration – for any outstanding recalls they can be found by visiting www.acura.com/recalls. Additional affected models can be found on recall website.

If your vehicle requires an inflator replacement, please immediately contact us to make an appointment to have the recall service completed. This service is FREE and usually takes less than an hour to complete. If you are unable to bring your vehicle into the dealership, we can make alternative arrangement to complete the recall service at your convenience.

Please spread the word to your friends and family by sharing this post. This is very important to Acura Canada as it is our goal to keep our customers safe!

If you have further questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us at West Side Acura. Our phone number is 780-484-5444.

 

Thank You

Three Benefits of the Acura MDX

By jroach | Posted in Acura, Car Stuff, Dealer information, Edmonton, MDX, Safety on Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 5:28 PM

Acura breeds vehicle after vehicle that defies expectation. What Acura does best is to engineer vehicles that look and feel beyond anything you’ve driven. The perfect mix high-end intelligence and world-class luxury. They are vehicles that feel uniquely their own. Few exhibit this better than the Acura MDX.

The all-new MDX holds firm to classic designs, bringing forth a familiar shape that is both well established and well-respected. But it’s not without a few new flavors to spice it up; the 2017 MDX offers plenty of innovations to sink your teeth into.

Here are the top 3 reason to buy an MDX.

  • Fit for families

While Acura may not be known for it, the MDX is the ultimate family vehicle. With three rows of seating, the MDX is one of the most spacious and comfortable vehicles on the market. Designed with intelligence, the MDX never feels cramped. Whether you’re seated in the back row or the bucket seats in the mid-section, the seating arrangement can adjust to suit your every need. The rear sections also have access to highly-responsive climate control, which is easily accessible no matter what seat you’re in.

  • The Smartest vehicle on the road

In recent year, the MDX made a push towards creating a vehicle that deals with luxury more intelligently. Starting with the excellent safety features, the MDX feels smarter than your average SUV. You’ll never have a more comfortable drive than with Acura’s heated and cooled seats, adaptive-cruise control, tri-zone climate zones, and road departure mitigation. To cap it all off, the MDX offers a gorgeous sunroof, so you get an incredible view of the world above you.

  • Precise performance

Acura produces vehicles that have garnered the reputation of being intelligent. The MDX offers some of the most precise handling and controlled power you’ll find in an SUV of this size. With Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), which uses an advanced torque-vectoring rear differential system to stabilize the vehicle by displacing the torque to the proper wheels, you’ll have no problem handling at top speeds even while taking those tight turns. The MDX offers one of the smoothest rides you’ll ever experience.

Don’t believe me? Come on into West Side Acura and book a test drive for the 2017 Acura MDX today.

 

 

 

 

West Side Acura Celebrates 1 million kilometers!

By jroach | Posted in Car Stuff, Dealer information, For fun, Fun Stuff, Service on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 at 9:23 PM

West Side Acura Celebrates 1 million kilometers!

1 million of anything is a pretty big deal. Sure, 1 million dollars ain’t what she used to be, but it’s still something to call home about. 1 million of something, regardless of what it is, is a lot of things.  Even one million cells sounds like a lot (though it isn’t). There’s just something about that word, million, that has a nice ring to it.

Which is why that when we heard that someone in the city had an Acura vehicle that was approaching 1 million kilometers, we knew this is something we had to see.

Yes, you heard it right, 1 million kilometers… The dedication and commitment it takes to achieve one million miles is beyond me. It takes a person who is far more patient than I. Most people get tired of the same old thing, even if it’s currently working. Look at all those who jump at the new iPhone or new gaming system despite their current device working just fine. We live in a culture that likes new things, and frankly, I don’t blame people for wanting something new. But there is also something to admire in a person who respects longevity.

The person in question is Bruce Audley, the car in question is a 1999 Acura 3.2 TL.

Here it is:

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Bruce has kept is car in top shape. The 99 TL only has a few spots of rust and is in top working condition. Sure, it’s had some work done, but nothing major. It’s been through three transmissions, 2 of which were covered under warranty, but besides that, it’s all original parts.

Did we mention that all service and parts, including a lifetime of oil changes, have been done at West Side Acura? West Side Acura is proud of its ability to provide not just great customer service for people looking to buy a car, we also provide the best post-purchase service in the Edmonton area.

As a thank you to Bruce’s commitment, West side Acura surprised him by doing a special presentation, which included Bruce’s wife and niece, as well as a variety of TV cameras and media people. For his years of commitment to not only Acura, but our Dealership, we made sure Bruce walked away with a brand new 2017 Acura RLX.

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Together we watched the odometer tick over from 999999 to… well 999999 because there isn’t a 7th digit to roll over to. Also, each one of those kilometers had been achieve on Alberta soil. Something that Bruce, a lifelong Alberta Resident, was distinctly proud of.

Join us in thanking Bruce for this wonderful achievement, and here’s hoping that this longevity continues in his new 2017 RLX.

The 2017 Acura NSX has Arrived!

By jroach | Posted in Fun Stuff, NSX, Test Drive on Monday, September 26th, 2016 at 10:03 PM

The NSX goes way back to 1995. It was a time where the auto industry was moving away from the American muscle car as the dominant type of fast car. From the ashes of the muscle car (which was reborn in the late 2000’s), a new era had arrived. It was the era of the import.  Throughout the mid-late 90’s, Japanese imports where everywhere. I know I personally fell in love with imports when I was ten years old. For my birthday, my dad had taken my friends and I to the movies. Since it was my birthday, I got to pick the movie. My choice: The Fast and the Furious.

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It was that movie that birthed my love of cars, specifically cars that drive fast. The cars in that movie were mostly imports (except the iconic Charger used in the film’s final moments), and were featured in a way that impregnated my young mind in ways I’d never imagined.  Since then, my tastes have changed slightly. As I grew older, I became more of a fan of style and luxury, then that love changed to cars that are safe and efficient. I’ve yet to move all the way along the spectrum towards the minivan, which resides on the opposite poll from the NSX, but my love for fast cars never fully subsided. Though as time passes, those vans are looking sweeter and sweeter.

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For me, the pinnacle of those vehicles was the NSX. It was the dream car for a lot of car lovers during that time, and with good reason. It was a childhood dream of mine to own one. The NSX started off as a relative unknown and from there it steadily rose from a cult favorite to a modern classic. The first generation came to an end in 2005, and the automotive world was worse for it. Though Acura has filled that void with a variety of impressive vehicles, like the 2017 ILX, or the 2017 Acura MDX, the NSX has been missed.

Thankfully, the NSX is back and better than ever.

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The 2017 Acura NSX offers an all-new dynamic design. It’s very much that classic NSX vehicle that we all fell in love with in the mid-90s, but using innovations, technologies, and styling that feel futuristic in nature. It muscles out a phenomenal 573 horsepower and hits a top speed of over 300 km/h. Right now, West Side Acura is home to one gorgeous silver 2017 NSX. Be the first to pick one up in Edmonton. We got to take a look at a second NSX, a black one, but sadly it’s off to Vancouver.

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Even at a glance, it’s clear that the 2017 NSX is the super car that other super cars wish they could be.

Look out for the 2017 Acura NSX, available now at West Side Acura and Keep your eyes peeled at westsideacura.com for a review coming soon.