Why Acura Cars are a Good Choice: Acura Awards

Why Acura Cars are a Good Choice

When shopping for your next luxury vehicle, it’s only natural that you would demand only the best. Some of the most desirable characteristics of a successful luxury brand include tremendous value, groundbreaking safety, and a renowned ownership experience. If you haven’t seen the headlines, Acura continues to earn praise and recognition through a collection of awards from some of the top critics in the automotive industry. Joe Rizza Acura has assembled this helpful guide which covers some of the recent awards which have been presented to Acura. Once you see the recent praise given to the Acura brand, you’ll understand why more and more drivers have made the switch.

Best Value Luxury & SUV Brand4

Truly a leader in the luxury SUV and crossover segment, Acura has been named a “Best Value in America” brand in the Luxury SUV & Crossover category for 2020 by automotive analysis firm Vincentric. The 2020 Acura RDX was also recognized as top choice in the Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover category. Vincentric measures cost-of-ownership based on eight different cost factors: depreciation, fees & taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs. Following a statistical model, winners were identified by measuring which vehicles had lower than expected ownership costs given their market segment and price.

Vincentric Best Value Awards
Consumer Guide Best Buy Awards

Best Value Luxury Car1

When it comes to confidence behind the wheel, nothing is more reassuring than choosing a vehicle that’s been recognized as an outstanding value in its individual segment. Getting the most for your money is always a satisfying feeling. In fact, the expert Consumer Guide® Automotive editorial team agree. They have awarded the three top-selling models in the Acura lineup with Consumer Guide® Best Buys for 2020 in their respective categories1. When choosing their favorites, the team carefully considered criteria which included price, resale value, fuel efficiency, accommodations, features, and performance. Over 150 new vehicles from 20 different segments were evaluated by Consumer Guide®.

  • 2020 Acura RDX – Best Premium Compact Crossover (8th consecutive year)
  • 2020 Acura MDX – Best Premium Midsize Crossover (7th consecutive year)
  • 2020 Acura TLX – Best Premium Midsize Car (6th consecutive year)

Best Premium Brand Certified Pre-Owned Warranty2

If you’re craving a luxury vehicle experience while also enjoying significant savings at the same time, choosing a certified pre-owned model is an excellent way to get the best of both worlds. While price is certainly a factor in most buyer’s decision, it’s also important to consider that not all CPO program warranties are created equal. Recently enhanced to deliver improved value and superior protection, the Acura Certified Pre-Owned includes benefits such as an extended limited warranty that doubles the non-powertrain coverage period, complimentary first scheduled maintenance, and a three-month AcuraLink® trial subscription.

IntelliChoice has named the Acura Certified Pre-Owned Program as the 2020 Best Premium Brand Certified Pre-Owned Program Warranty2. When conducting their research for the IntelliChoice awards, they carefully considered nine elements of auto manufacturers’ CPO programs, including extended manufacturer warranties, certified inspection process, roadside assistance, title verification, special financing, return and exchange policies, dealer compliance, market penetration, and used cost of ownership.

Certified Pre-Owned Program Overview

IntelliChoice Certified Pre-Owned Awards
U.S. News & World Report Safety Awards

Safest Luxury Vehicles3

No matter what type of driver you are, staying safe behind the wheel is a universally important aspect of any luxury vehicle purchase. Especially important to those with growing families or those who travel with loved ones, it’s only natural that you would demand the latest in driver-assistive safety innovations.

Each year, the team at U.S. News & World Report compiles their list of the “25 Safest Luxury Cars” by evaluating the latest vehicles across a variety of segments. For 2019, both the Acura MDX and Acura RLX have been named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of “25 Safest Luxury Cars of 2019″3. Both models received 5-star Overall Vehicle Scores in the NHTSA New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and were awarded TOP SAFETY PICK ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

In addition, both the Acura RLX and MDX come standard with Acura’s Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure, Advanced Front Airbags (SRS), Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, and the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies.

Learn More About the Safest SUVs

Best Luxury Vehicles

From life-saving safety to outstanding initial value and certified pre-owned warranty coverage, the critics continue to praise Acura as the top choice in the luxury segment. Our team at Joe Rizza Acura cordially invites you to come experience all that the Acura brand has to offer.

Acura Model Lineup

[1] Source: Acura RDX, MDX and TLX Named Consumer Guide® 2020 Best Buys – https://acuranews.com/en-US/releases/release-f4edc3dad3cd75874df636c4e7061370-acura-rdx-mdx-and-tlx-named-consumer-guide-2020-best-buys

[2] Source: Acura Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Program Named 2020 IntelliChoice Best Premium Brand Warranty – https://acuranews.com/en-US/releases/release-f4edc3dad3cd75874df636c4e700066d-acura-certified-pre-owned-vehicle-program-named-2020-intellichoice-best-premium-brand-warranty

[3] Source: Acura RLX and MDX Named Among ‘25 Safest Luxury Cars of 2019’ by U.S. News & World Report – https://acuranews.com/en-US/releases/release-1560374b06e93cd7e883fc2757000bf5-acura-rlx-and-mdx-named-among-25-safest-luxury-cars-of-2019-by-us-news-world-report

[4] Source: Acura Named ‘Best Value in America’ Luxury SUV & Crossover Brand by Vincentric – https://www.vincentric.com/Home/Best-Value-Awards/2020-Best-Value-in-America/2020-Best-Value-in-America-Winners-List/2020-Consumer-Winner-Luxury-SUV-Crossover-Brand