Detroit Metro Drivers, Should You Drive an Acura or a Lexus?
We know that the drivers who might frequent Michigan Acura Dealers have quite a few options when it comes to the luxury auto world, but at the end of the day, we have found that most of you boil it down to two popular brands: Acura and Lexus. Now, we obviously see the appeal of the Acura brand, but we also understand why many of you might have Lexus on the mind. That said, we think that once you see just which brand offers you the greater value and fuel economy, you’ll agree that there’s really only one answer when you ask the question “should I drive an Acura or a Lexus?”
Let’s take a closer look.
Acura Makes an Efficient Luxury Vehicle
Acura employs some of the best engineers in the world, folks who know how to craft some of the finest engines to ever grace the road, and it should come as little surprise that vehicles like the 2015 Acura MDX and RDX can offer high power and high efficiency in one convenient package, but when you compare them to Lexus’ competing models, well, Acura seems to be in a league of their own. Let’s take a look at some side-by-side efficiency comparisons of popular Lexus and Acura models and see who offers the more fuel conscious vehicle.[table “5” not found /]
Don’t forget that we mentioned Acura’s brilliant engineers who have found a way to give driers a fuel efficient engine without compromising the power. Take a look at the output of each of those four Acura vehicles and see that you can have the best of both worlds if you’ve got an Acura powertrain:
- The 2015 RDX’s V6 engine has 273 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque.
- The 2015 MDX is rated at 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque.
- The 2015 ILX comes with a 2.0L four-cylinder that has 150 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque.
- The 2014 RLX carries a 310-hp 3.5L V6 with 272 lb-ft of torque under its hood.
Acura Offers Plenty of Features to Drivers
Maybe the efficiency and power of your crossover or sedan don’t really matter to you; after all, this is a luxury brand and features matter quite a bit. Well, we have news for you: Acura offers some of the most comprehensive standard features of the luxury market, and a Metro Detroit driver eyeing an Acura will be able to leave the dealership with a well-equipped vehicle without adding on extra packages.
Each of these features can be found on every 2015 RDX, 2015 MDX, 2015 ILX, and 2014 RLX, even the entry-level models:
- Power Moonroof
- Rearview Camera
- Front Heated Seating
- Paddle Shifters
- LED Headlights
Can you find some, even many of these features on comparable Lexus models? Of course; Lexus is a solid brand that does their best to make modern, competitive luxury vehicles. But if you want to have a Lexus with all of the features of the comparable Acura, you’ll need to upgrade it. To really see the value offered by Acura, take a look at the comparably equipped prices of these competing models—that’s the price it would take for each model to be equipped with the same or comparable features:[table “4” not found /]
Acura’s Warranty Coverage
So, what’s the catch here? Acura vehicles come with efficient, powerful engines are are equipped with some of the best features in the auto world without needing to upgrade, making them excellent values. There must be a downside, right?
Actually, from what we’ve seen, there isn’t.
We have seen some automakers skimp on the warranty to help reduce their costs in maintaining vehicles, but Acura offers one of the most impressive luxury warranties around:
- 48-month/50,000-mile Basic Warranty
- 72-month/70,000-mile Powertrain Warranty
Just for a quick refresher: Acura has an incredible warranty, some of the best standard features around, and fuel efficient, powerful engines. Okay, maybe you want to see side-by-side comparisons with other luxury brands. We have those for you too.
Test Drive an Acura Today
We could go on and on about the excellence that Acura offers drivers, but at the end of the day, you need to see it firsthand. Visit a Michigan Acura Dealer today and let one of our sales experts put you in the driver’s seat of a brand new Acura vehicle. We can’t wait to serve you.
*Based on 2015 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.
**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or an $895 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.