What is an Acura Sport Hybrid?

What is an Acura Sport Hybrid?

When most drivers think of a hybrid vehicle, they usually think of fuel efficiency and lower emissions. With Acura Sport Hybrid vehicles, you'll experience fuel efficiency and reduction in emissions but not at the cost of performance. Acura Sport Hybrid vehicles, on average, offer greater performance than gasoline engines. The electric motors found in a Sport Hybrid is designed to deliver instantaneous acceleration and increased performance. At West Side Acura, you can find a unique selection of hybrid vehicles. Contact our product advisors today to learn more.

What Qualifies an Acura Sport Hybrid?

Acura Sport Hybrid technology is made of four individual parts working in unison to deliver greater performance without sacrificing fuel efficiency:

Gasoline Engines

The first part of the Sport Hybrid technology offered by Acura is the V6 gasoline engine. The capacity of the engine varies between vehicles, for example, the Acura NSX houses a 3.5-litre V6, whereas the Acura MDX utilizes a 3.0-litre V6 engine. The technology is similar, however the displacement of the engine (defined as the total volume of all cylinders in the engine), is greater in an NSX than an MDX.

Direct Drive Electric Motors

The second part of the Sport Hybrid technology is a single electric motor. The electric motor is located between the gasoline engine and the dual-clutch transmission, attached to the driveshaft and delivers on increased torque and acceleration.

Acura Sport Hybrid Battery

The third part of the Hybrid Sport technology is Acura's Sport Hybrid Battery, also knowns as the Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) is located behind the seats to direct energy to the single electric motor as well as twin electric motors on the opposing side of the vehicle.

Acura's Hybrid Twin Motor Unit

The final and fourth part of the technology is the Acura Hybrid Twin Motor Unit. Located between the wheels, these electric motors provide immediate torque with the natural reaction of delivering on immediate acceleration.

Advantages of the Acura Sport Hybrid

There are two clear advantages to Acura's Sport Hybrid technology:

Increased Performance

Acura's Sport Hybrid vehicles are designed with three electric motors positioned to provide the vehicle with immediate torque and acceleration. The result is a considerable increase in the performance of the vehicle versus a traditional gasoline engine

Increased Fuel Efficiency

It's not often that an automaker can declare their hybrid technology offers increased fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance, but with Acura, you'll experience the best of both worlds. The Acura MDX and RLX offer increased performance while delivering on fuel efficiency when compared to a traditional gasoline model.

Which Acura Vehicles are Designed with Acura's Sport Hybrid Technology?

The Sport Hybrid technology can be found in three models:

The Acura NSX

The Acura NSX is Acura's legendary exotic, luxury car. Renowned for its performance, the Acura NSX is available with Sport Hybrid technology. The 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine and 9-speed dual-clutch transmission delivers an astounding 573hp, and 476 lb-ft of torque. Capable of sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, the NSX can reach a top speed of 307 km/h all without sacrificing on fuel efficiency when compared to gasoline engines in a similar vehicle class. Contact us today to learn more about the Acura NSX.

The Acura MDX

The Acura MDX, the most popular Acura SUV is now available as a Sport Hybrid. With a 3.0-liter V6 engine, the MDX has a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission delivering 321hp. The MDX is capable of sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds with an autonomy delivering 678kms. View our full line up of new MDX models to learn more.

The Acura RLX

The luxury Acura RLX sedan is now available as a Sport Hybrid model. Delivering an impressive 377hp with 341 lb-ft torque, the 3.5-liter V6 engine with 7-speed automatic transmission makes lane merging on the highway easy. View our full line up of new RLX models and be sure to contact us today to learn more.

Questions About Acura Sport Hybrid?


Do you have questions about the specific Sport Hybrid model you're interested in purchasing or would like to learn more about the innovative technology that combines performance with fuel efficiency? Contact our friendly product advisors today to learn more.

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