• 2016 Acura MDX

Finding Your Top Luxury Car

Chicagoland drivers have no shortage of options in the luxury auto world, and finding the top luxury car for your needs can be tough. While we think that nearly any vehicle in the current Acura lineup fits the bill, there are three in particular that we believe deliver the ultimate in luxury and class.

Each of these vehicles can be equipped with (or comes standard with) high-tech features like voice recognition software, GPS-linked climate control, and premium audio systems. They are also outfitted with some of the most luxurious of amenities—including premium upholstery and heated front seating—to add another layer of class to your driving. And don’t forget the Acura-exclusive Jewel Eye LED headlights that give each of these vehicles a look and feel that sets it apart from the competition.

2016 Acura RDX

The Acura RLX

This is Acura’s flagship sedan, and there is no way the 2016 Acura RLX wouldn’t make our list of top luxury cars. For the new model year, Acura upgraded the chassis, suspension, and wheels to improve the overall ride quality, and you can now find AcuraWatch Plus safety features available.

Starting Price: $54,450*

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Perhaps the greatest draw of the RLX is its value. Even the basic trim level comes equipped with features including these:

2016 Acura RLX Navigation

Satellite-linked navigation

2016 Acura RLX Climate Control

Tri-zone automatic climate control

2016 Acura RLX Memory Seats

Driver-side memory settings

2016 Acura RLX Sound System

Premium 10-speaker ELS sound system

Of course, the V6 engine under the hood of each RLX deserves some attention as well. As powerful as it is luxurious, the 2016 Acura RLX sports a 310-hp V6 engine with 272 lb-ft of torque under the hood. The RLX Sport Hybrid adds on three electric motors to increase the control and power output of the vehicle as well.

Whether you are seeking a car with the elegance and class of a true luxury sedan, one that has plenty of power and the handling to back it up, or one of the most technologically advanced cars on the road today, you’ve found it in the RLX. Get comfortable behind the wheel with the 8-way power driver’s seat with 4-way lumbar, and don’t be surprised if you find yourself taking a break behind the wheel when you don’t have anywhere to go.

The Acura RDX

A new, luxurious compact crossover, the 2016 Acura RDX has seating for up to five and brings luxury to the world of the small, family-friendly crossover. Its 279-hp V6 engine ensures you’ve got the power you need to get where you need to go, but the real joy of the RDX is found in the cabin.

Starting Price: $35,270*

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Built to behave like an ideal crossover in any situation, the RDX can often feel like it’s bigger on the inside thanks to its spacious interior and cargo hold with a slim overall profile. Even the standard model has a diverse suite of tech features, and the RDX has available luxury amenities like:

2016 Acura RDX Voice Recognition Software

Voice recognition software to let you focus on driving while still controlling music and vehicle settings

2016 Acura RDX GPS Linked Climate Control

GPS-linked climate control that tracks the position of the sun so that it can adjust for the heat from the sun’s rays

2016 Acura RDX On-Demand Multi-Use Display

On-Demand Multi-Use Display (ODMD) that uses a touchscreen to give you the buttons you need when you need them instead of requiring a cluttered, button-filled dash


Available upgrades can take luxury to whole new levels, but even the standard leather seating and heated front seats will keep you warm and comfortable in Chicago winters. A 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat puts comfort at your fingertips, and the memory settings let you hand the keys off to someone else knowing that your seat position, mirrors, and more can be returned with just the push of a button.

The Acura MDX

This crossover is easily one of the top luxury car options available for Chicagoland drivers. As one of the few luxury crossover vehicles to feature a standard third row of seating, the 2016 Acura MDX sets itself apart from the start. Its spacious interior is designed to fit seven passengers, giving you plenty of room to stretch out and get comfortable without compromising on passenger or cargo space.

Starting Price: $42,865*

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In addition to standard amenities like leather upholstery and heated front seating, the MDX has a wide range of available upgrades to keep everyone comfortable and entertained behind the wheel, including:

2016 Acura MDX Audio System

ELS premium audio system with 10 speakers, engineered to deliver a studio-like listening experience in your crossover

2016 Acura MDX Rear Entertainment System

Rear entertainment system that features either a 9-inch or a 16.2-inch screen with available wireless headphones

2016 Acura MDX Acuralink Next Generation

AcuraLink Next Generation lets you sync up your MDX with your smartphone, locking/unlocking via app and receiving updates and maintenance reminders on your phone


Under the hood of each MDX is a 3.5L V6 engine with 290 hp, ensuring that you have the power you need to put the pedal down and make up for lost time on the way to work or school. Advanced safety features, like Acura’s available AcuraWatch with Collision Mitigation Braking, help elevate the MDX to being not just one of the top luxury cars but one of the top luxury family vehicles.

Test Drive an Acura

It’s tough for us to think of a driver who wouldn’t fit one of these three vehicles, but these are just our favorite luxury cars. You might prefer the 2016 Acura ILX or the 2015 Acura TLX; the best way to find out is with a test drive. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer today to get behind the wheel of a brand-new luxury car or crossover.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a $940 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
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