Rowing the lever through its gates, there are no hangups or notches, it simply glides from gear to gear like the precise piece of machinery it is. Beneath the finisher is a diamond-pattern black grille opening that adds an aggressive sports-car look. Everyone was friendly and helpful. AcuraLink® can provide the owner with important information that previously has been unavailable. Carefully designed ducting routes fresh air to the sealed air cleaner assembly and then on to the throttle-body.
First gear synchronizers are now a triple cone design, Third and Fourth gear synchronizers feature 5. The Note function captures up to 10 seconds of each selected song and can store a total of 30 song excerpts. The build quality of the Acura is impressive. The hydraulic brake modulator is controlled by a longitudinal G-force sensor along with a wheel speed sensor and steering angle sensor. However, when operated in Drive, the transmission returns to its normal fully automatic Drive mode if further paddle shift inputs are not made within a short time. Electromagnetic control of the clutches permits torque delivery to each rear wheel to be proportioned in an exceptionally quick and precise manner, which reduces wheel-slip in low-traction conditions.
Whether driven on a roadway or racetrack, reliable performance was as of equal importance as overall vehicle performance. The inside frame rails described in the Body section allow air to flow more smoothly underneath the car. Additional standard luxury features include front seat heaters and a dual-mode, dual-temperature automatic climate control system which includes automatic humidity control and features rear seat vents to help keep the entire passenger cabin at the selected temperature. When a child seat is in the center position, additional child seats may not be used in the outboard positions. Sometimes more trunk space is desired. To save paper and time, you can download the latest manuals now.
Autoblog accepts vehicle loans from auto manufacturers with a tank of gas and sometimes insurance for the purpose of evaluation and editorial content. Additional information can be found at. Intake valve lift and opening duration are adjusted according to engine speed, resulting in the 3. In addition, Maintenance Minder is designed to eliminate unnecessary maintenance, reduce environmental impact and expenses, and ensure long component and vehicle life. Meanwhile, excellent structural stiffness helps deliver suspension and steering precision, an ultra-quiet interior and lasting durability. However, because the new transmission would be paired with the largest and most powerful engine in Acura history, additional modifications were required to handle the increased torque output of the new 3.
Grade Logic Control is paired with revised shift programming to provide improved performance and crisper driving feel. The list continues with front seatbelts with an automatic tensioning system and load limiters, and active head restraints for the front seats that are designed to reduce the likelihood of neck injuries for the driver and front passenger in the event of a rear collision. Thankfully, when you're actually carving through a corner, the steering is weighted appropriately. Divided into two banks feeding three cylinders per bank, the manifold has two Powertrain Control Module-controlled butterfly valves located between each bank. As well, the character lines lead the eye along the body side from front to rear, enticing the viewer to take in the whole car and explore and discover its many design details.
Interior panel gaps are minimized, and low gloss surface finishes have a luxurious look and reduce glare. But hey, that's just my preference. My limited driving skills notwithstanding, this car is incredible. Pullman-style suitcases or a family-sized cooler. With features like iridium alloy-tipped spark plugs and the space-saving, self-tensioning serpentine accessory drive belt, these engines require no scheduled maintenance until 100,000 miles of use- with the exception of periodic inspections and normal replacement of fluids and filters.
Frontal airbags are designed to supplement the seatbelts to help reduce the likelihood of head and upper body injuries in frontal crashes. Both transmissions are the same price. The third-generation model retained the transverse V6 of its two predecessors, but for the first time included an all-wheel-drive option. The six-speed manual provides a high degree of shift accuracy with great …. At higher engine speeds 3,950 rpm with the 3. A built-in mechanical key is provided as a back up to enter vehicle in the event that the Keyless Access Remote battery should fail.
Rather than using a standard rubber bushing, the bushings are fluid filled, thereby significantly increasing the damping performance. An interface dial complements powerful voice recognition capability that provides intuitive access to navigation, audio, climate control and other features. The list begins with six airbags, including dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, dual-chamber front seat side airbags, and side curtain airbags for the front and outboard rear seating positions. There are countless settings and tricks to employ, with the result occasionally ruining the image in the process. The vast majority of observers howled at the brand's controversial styling, particularly that new shield grille. Whether in Sport or Drive, the use of the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters is permitted. The system starts the engine and disengages the starter automatically.