Expect Sensational Performance and Efficiency from an Acura Hybrid

The Acura hybrid lineup covers everything from 3-row SUV to revolutionary supercar, with options including:

  • 2019 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid
  • 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
  • 2019 Acura NSX

Each one fits around a different set of driver needs, but they’re united by state-of-the-art engineering that delivers an astounding fusion of commanding power and low fuel consumption. Read on for a quick overview of what each Acura hybrid brings to the table.

2019 Acura RLX: Luxury Hybrid Sedan

The Acura RLX is an exquisitely styled premium sedan offering first-class comfort and state-of-the-art technology. When you choose the Sport Hybrid model, you get the latest in efficiency engineering under the hood.


The Acura RLX Sport Hybrid combines:

  • 3.5L Gas Engine: Uses direct fuel injection to command up to 310 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Variable Cylinder Management™ shuts down two cylinders during steady cruising to keep fuel consumption to a minimum.
  • 3-Motor Sport-Hybrid System: A 47-horsepower electric motor sits in the transmission housing and two additional 36-horsepower motors are mounted between the rear wheels. They work to distribute power perfectly between all four wheels.
  • Motor-Integrated 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission: Designed for racing-level performance, the dual-clutch transmission keeps the next gear up or down pre-loaded, so it’s ready right when you need it for seamless performance. Sequential SportShift paddle shifters are fitted as standard to provide direct control.

Taken together, the cutting-edge powertrain delivers up to:

    • 377 combined hp and 341 combined lb-ft of torque.
    • Up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway*.


2019 Acura MDX: Luxury Hybrid SUV

In the words of Kelley Blue Book, the 2019 Acura MDX is: “A complete package, it comes with impressive safety features, standard V6 power, and the reliability that is inherent to Honda’s premium brand.” With three rows of seating and up to 90.9 cubic feet of cargo space, it certainly wins points as a luxury SUV for growing Chicago families.

Such families interested in combining 3-row SUV space with hybrid efficiency should opt for the Sport Hybrid model, which uses:

  • 3.0L Port-Injected V6 Gas Engine: Makes up to 257 hp and 218 lb-ft of torque.
  • Electric Motors: A 47 hp front motor and two 36 hp rear motors send power to all four wheels.
  • Motor-Integrated 7-Speed DCT Dual Clutch Transmission: The same transmission system as the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid delivers smooth performance and exceptional efficiency scores.

Acura MDX hybrid models deliver:

Acura NSX: Hybrid Sportscar

Capable of making zero to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds and reaching a top track speed of 191 mph, the Acura NSX is a supercar with hybrid engineering at its core. It’s the first supercar in the world to carry bespoke Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™, so everything from acceleration to handling feels perfectly tailored around the driving enthusiast.


The hybrid setup includes:

  • 3.5L V6 Engine: Boasting mid-mounted twin-turbocharger, Variable Timing Control (VTC), and direct and port fuel injection, the V6 delivers up to 500 hp and 406 lb-ft torque.
  • Electric Motors: A front-mounted 36+36-hp Twin Motor Unit (TMU) combines with a 47-hp Direct Drive Motor.
  • 9-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission: Features electronically-operated wet dual-clutch, high-rigidity shift forks, double-cone synchronizers, and electronic shift actuator to balance phenomenal efficiency with track-like control.
  • Integrated Dynamics System: Drivers can personalize performance on the fly by choosing between Quiet, Sport, Sport+, and Track drive modes.

You’ll find yourself harnessing up to 573 hp and 476 lb-ft of torque combined while everything from lightweight suspension with third-generation magnetorheological (MR) dampers to high-performance Brembo® hydraulic brakes sharpens your ride.


Experience Acura Hybrid Performance for Yourself by Arranging a Test Drive

Whether you want to check out the Acura NSX interior or climb inside the Acura MDX, don’t hesitate to pay a visit your local Chicagoland Acura dealer. To find out more or hear about the latest special offers, feel free to contact us today.


*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

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