Hybrid cars are becoming more popular around the Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill areas. It’s with good reason, too, as they’re better for the environment and provide impressive fuel economy ratings, among other things.
Below, we’ll go over some of the advantages to Acura hybrids. Then, we’ll tell you a bit about the various Acura hybrid models available.
Read through our informative guide, then contact Elite Acura for a test drive or two.
Benefits of Owning a Hybrid
There are lots of great reasons to drive a hybrid. This type of automobile conserves fuel while also producing less CO2 emissions. Therefore, it’s better for the environment overall.
These vehicles are often made of lighter materials, which equates to needing less energy to run. The engine may be smaller and lighter, too, which also helps save energy.
Additionally, an Acura hybrid features a regenerative braking system. Every time you hit the brakes, the battery gets a bit of a recharge. While an internal mechanism uses energy to charge the battery, it’ll also help eliminate the need to stop at a charging station to complete this process.
These are just some of the many advantages to driving an Acura hybrid sedan or SUV. Keep reading to see which models offer these benefits!
The Acura MDX is a 3rd-row luxury midsize SUV that delivers each of the following:
- Lots of power
- Agile handling
- High fuel efficiency
The vehicle comes with a 3.0L V6 and three electric motors—one motor powering the front wheels and two mounted side-by-side between the rear wheels. Together, they deliver 321 horsepower, to deftly handle any type of situation on the road.
The MDX achieves an EPA-estimated 26 city/27 highway MPG.* With this fuel economy rating, you can make all kinds of trips before running out of gas.
Plus, you can drive on any road with confidence, thanks to the Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®). This system uses a Power Distribution Unit under the center console to monitor driving inputs. It can then distribute power between the front and rear wheels as needed, to take on slick surfaces without issue.
The Acura NSX also utilizes the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® system. In fact, it’s the first supercar to be powered by this system.
The vehicle also comes with a 3.5L V6 engine, plus three electric motors. With this combination, you have 573 horsepower to put the pedal to the metal. Additionally, the engine is mated to a 9-speed dual-clutch transmission. The first gear is to launch, the 9th one is great for cruising, and you have a close ratio 7-speed gearbox right in the middle.
This vehicle really puts performance top of mind, whether you’re driving through town or zooming around the racetrack.
It comes with an Integrated Dynamics System, which lets you choose between several driving modes. Whether you opt for Quiet, Sport, or Track, the system will modify 11 components. Certain things are adjusted, like the Active Suspension Damper, Shift Mapping, and Engine Sound. It’s through this customization that you can have a performance to suit your mood.
The last hybrid is the Acura RLX. Like the previously mentioned models, this one comes with a 3-Motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® system. Found in it is a 3.5L V6 engine and three electric motors, producing a combined 377 horsepower.
This luxury large sedan is very fuel-efficient, too. It achieves an EPA-estimated 28 city/29 highway MPG*—so that you can drive farther for longer.
The SH-AWD® system works in any situation. For example, when entering a curve, the rear outside motor will spin its wheels slightly faster to help rotate the RLX through every turn.
The power generated by the rear inside wheel is then directed to the rear outside one. This gives you plenty of handling benefits while drawing little from the car’s battery.
The AWD system also works well in less-than-ideal conditions. Power is directed to tires with more traction and away from ones with very little grip. As a result, you can continue to travel on slippery surfaces while remaining in control.
Test Drive an Acura Hybrid Today
Now that you’ve read up on a few Acura hybrids, it’s time to see which one is right for your commutes around Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill.
If you’re looking for your next new ride, don’t wait. Schedule a test drive at Elite Acura 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 only) and other factors.