With a single paired telephone and the proper password for each profile, a user can access any of the other profiles. Acura engineers developed a complete performance package for the 6-speed model that includes numerous enhancements to handling, steering and reliability. The amount of effort required to turn the tiller now feels spot-on regardless of vehicle speed, but there's still a lack of connection between cornering force and the wheel's tendency to straighten up — something we assume could be fixed with a quick reflash. It is actually very reminiscent of the exceptional that we recently drove. Autoblog accepts vehicle loans from auto manufacturers with a tank of gas and sometimes insurance for the purpose of evaluation and editorial content.
The management of torque distribution to the wheels is integrated with the stability control so that the tractive effort can be sent to outboard wheels under cornering to help the car turn in, mitigating the understeer present in front-wheel-drive models. Both exhaust valves follow a single low-lift, short-duration cam profile at low engine rpm. Mounted in the ceiling above the side windows, the side-curtain airbags are activated by a central sensor and sensors in the side of the vehicle. AcuraLink® messages consist of a limited amount of text plus expanded details via Text-To-Speech. To save weight and reduce parts count, these cylinder heads have uniquely integrated exhaust-port castings that provide optimal positioning for close-coupled catalytic converters, one on each cylinder bank. The system upgrades allow even more confident and consistent braking in repeated high-use conditions such as during spirited mountain road driving. In comparison, the feels more organic while the with its adaptive suspension dampening feels more muted.
The Acura engineers met their target: Clutch-pedal takeup is even and progressive, saving you from lurches, and the gearshift feels as good as the Civic Si's. The hard piston ring sealing surface of the liners is created during manufacturing with a mechanical etching process that exposes silicon particles embedded in the sleeves. In the rear seat, a convenient push-button release on each outboard headrest allows it to be manually folded down when not in use, providing a 7-percent increase in rearward visibility. The inside frame rails described in the Body section allow air to flow more smoothly underneath the car. The sweeping dual cockpit layout is thankfully devoid of any wood and instead is highlighted with strips of speckled metal trim.
I don't know where that's from, and it's very minor. The Owner's Manual explains the various features and functions of your Acura, offers operation tips and suggestions for vehicle care and maintenance, provides specific details on safety systems, and includes comprehensive technical specifications. The purpose of this feature is to provide maximum damping for large inputs and reduce the damping for smaller inputs. For greater passenger comfort in cool climates with bright sunshine, the system can automatically supply warm air to the foot wells while providing cooler air to the upper vents that supply areas of the interior that are warmed by the sun. The Note function captures up to 10 seconds of each selected song and can store a total of 30 song excerpts.
Such shift hold control leaves the chassis undisturbed by excess shifting and ensures that power will be immediately available without a downshift on corner exit. The proportions of the hood, greenhouse and rear deck seem particularly well thought out, but where the design continues to fall flat is in its ratio of wheelbase to overall length. Think Civic Si's more-sophisticated older brother. When in Sport mode, a digital display in the tachometer face indicates which gear the transmission is in. Whether in Sport or Drive, the use of the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters is permitted. The cylinder block is constructed of aluminum and has cast-in iron cylinder liners.
The base front-wheel-drive model handles quite well, reacting readily to quick changes of direction and leaning very little through turns. Carefully designed ducting routes fresh air to the sealed air cleaner assembly and then on to the throttle-body. Intake valve lift and opening duration are adjusted according to engine speed, resulting in the 3. It can automatically recalculate results as factors change. Combined with information from a solar sensor located on top of the instrument panel, this feature lets the climate-control system automatically adjust the temperature and airflow from side to side as needed to compensate for asymmetrical solar heating. After a complete from-the-wheels-up redesign for 2009, Acura aimed to enhance every aspect of the original model.
And the clutch take-up on the car is so high that it's hard to find the exact amount of throttle to get a smooth start from a red light—I'm usually over- or under-revving it. Often times, all-wheel-drive vehicles provide more overall traction but are saddled with a heavier feel and a pronounced amount of understeer. A low tire pressure indicator located on the instrument panel illuminates when tire pressure drops to a significantly low level. . The result is more accurate and precise throttle control, along with less clutter and reduced weight under the hood. A percentage-based countdown to the next service is displayed when the car is within 15-percent of the end of the service interval. If you have questions about software updates or need assistance with locating an Acura dealer, you may contact Acura Client Relations at 800 382-2238.
Capped by a leather-wrapped, Euro-stitched shift knob with integrated silver trim ring, the shifter delivers confident shifting combined with low shift effort. Full details in the press release after the jump. While we have nothing against dead tree inlays, the highly polished veneers infecting most interiors often look overwrought, making even the finest real wood look like the cheap plastic stuff. The beams from these two broadcast satellites one located over the West Coast, one over the East Coast combine to span the entire continental United States and some of Canada. The front doors have courtesy lights that illuminate when the doors are open.
Both transmissions are the same price. Heightening driver control and involvement, dedicated shift logic in Sport mode delivers quicker shifts than in fully automatic mode. The subframe is in turn connected to the unit-body via special vibration-reducing mounts. Its rigidity also helps protect the fuel-filler area during a collision. Front occupants get firm but comfortable sport seats, and there's space in back for three across.