Acura’s Hybrid Models Are Reinventing Sport Driving

Hybrid cars haven’t always been known for their powerful, energetic drivetrains and their smooth, satisfying road handling, but the engineers and designers at Acura are beginning to change all that! Acura’s hybrid models are as fun to drive as any vehicle on the road today, and because they’ve been designed for drivers from all walks of life, they’re also safe, comfortable, and stocked with technology features you’ll love. Acura’s Sport Hybrid drivetrain design was initially developed for the 2017 Acura NSX supercar, but today, both the 2018 Acura RLX and the 2018 Acura MDX can be equipped with the technology, too! With Sport Hybrid technology, you’ll enjoy superior control when you’re moving around a curve, taking a sharp turn, or stabilizing yourself on rough terrain—and the system fosters dramatically improved fuel economy, too!

2017 Acura NSX

  • Unparalleled Hybrid Power: When the NSX’s twin turbocharged DOHC V6 engine and its three electric motors are working together, they can generate 573 total system horsepower, and a maximum torque of 476 lb-ft. Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, which appears alongside a 9-speed dual-clutch transmission and a limited-slip differential, lets you get the most out of every inch of track.
  • Form and Function: The 2017 NSX’s carbon fiber exterior has been designed with 10 stylish, functional air intakes that cool the vehicle while reducing the friction caused by rapid airflow. Its standard carbon ceramic brakes let you stop on a dime, and what’s more, the NSX sports ultralight interwoven wheels you won’t find on any other vehicle.
  • Racing Cockpit: The NSX’s sleek, smartly designed cockpit has been designed to appeal to the minimalist in you, and it features luscious Alcantara seating materials on an ergonomically designed sport seat. Its signature driver feedback system and its oblong, leather-wrapped steering wheel foster a bond between car and driver that will grow each time you get behind the wheel.
2017 Acura NSX Racing

One expert at has written that the 2017 NSX offers “a wholly unique driving experience.” Even though the NSX’s defining Sport Hybrid system is now available in other models, this statement remains no less true than when it was at the time of its writing.

2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

The 2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid is the perfect commuter vehicle for Chicagoland’s drivers.

  • A Satisfying Drive: The 2018 RLX Sport Hybrid comes standard with a V6 engine, three electric motors, and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. Each wheel and power source is controlled independently from the vehicle’s central IPU, and that means you can enjoy 377 total system horsepower in a familiar-feeling sedan. In the city or on the highway, this RLX model gets an EPA-estimated 28 mpg and 29 mpg, respectively.*
  • Connectivity and Convenience: The RLX Sport Hybrid comes standard with all the technology features that Chicagoland’s drivers expect to find in a luxury sedan—and then some. Drivers who choose this vehicle will encounter a 14-speaker Krell Audio System, a head-up display, a remote engine starter with vehicle feedback, and dozens of other conveniences.
  • AcuraWatch: Every RLX Sport Hybrid has been outfitted with the AcuraWatch safety suite, which includes adaptive cruise control, a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation, and a Lane Keeping Assist System. Sport Hybrid models come with the Advance Package upgrade, which adds a surround-view camera system to the RLX’s array of safety features.

2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

  • Advanced Safety: The MDX’s standard AcuraWatch safety package includes a host of driver aids that provide an extra line of defense between you and any surprises or obstacles you encounter on the road—even those that escape your view! Drivers who upgrade with the Technology Package will also receive a blind spot information system and a rear cross traffic monitor. Those who go with the Advance Package will receive, in addition, a surround-view camera system.
  • Efficiency without Compromise: The upgraded Acura MDX harnesses the power of the Sport Hybrid drivetrain system in order to provide you with fuel economy that puts other SUVs to shame: an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 27 mpg in combined settings.* Moreover, it achieves these strong ratings while maintaining 321 total system horsepower and 289 lb-ft of system combined torque. Drivers who upgrade with the Sport Hybrid system can activate Super Handling All-Wheel Drive for an additional charge.
  • Family-Friendly Features: Drivers who choose the MDX Sport Hybrid will receive an Acura/ELS Studio Premium Audio System, a satellite-linked navigation system, a smartphone interface with tons of syncing options, and much more. By upgrading with the Entertainment Package, you’ll also be able to access a rear entertainment system that can make road trips a lot more fun for your precious cargo. The MDX offers seating for up to seven passengers, or six with luxurious 2nd-Row Captain’s Chairs.
2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

If you have a larger family or a love of adventure, but still appreciate the efficiency of the Sport Hybrid drivetrain system, then you’ll love the 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid.

Test Drive One of Acura’s Hybrid Models

These fuel-efficient, fun-to-drive vehicles have it all, and it’s not hard to see why drivers who’ve stayed away from the hybrid market thus far are finally making their move. Don’t miss your chance to get behind the wheel of one of Acura’s hybrid models! The 2017 NSX, the 2018 RLX, and the 2018 MDX are available now at Chicagoland Acura Dealers, and when you act on our current offers, they’re more affordable than ever. Get in touch with us today to get hands-on experience with Acura.

Disclaimers: *Based on 2018 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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Chicagoland Acura Dealers Association
Chicagoland Acura Dealers Association
Chicago, IL, United States
Chicagoland Acura Dealers Association 41.8819, 87.6278.