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How Long Has Acura Been Around?

In-dash navigation on the  2021 Acura RDX

Acura, Honda's luxury automobile division, has been in existence since the 1980s. The company's concept was introduced in 1981, and the name "Acura" was introduced three years later to the public, along with 60 dealerships showcasing the company's first cars. Since its debut several decades ago, Acura has remained a fixture on the automotive scene, and it's a world-recognized brand name for people who want to buy a luxury car.

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How to Update My Acura Navigation

2020 Acura ILX Navigation System  

Acura releases periodic updates for their navigation system. If you are the proud owner of an Acura, we recommend checking for updates every six months or so. By doing this, it will prevent you from missing any important releases. If you use your navigation system periodically or very frequently, you want to make sure that you're aware of any updates, road changes, construction, etc. If you ignore these updates, you could end up spending more money on fuel, and you'll be giving up more time.

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How to Use AcuraWatch


Vehicle safety features are vital tools to help instill confidence in drivers while sharing the road. AcuraWatch is a collection of the latest safety technology that assists in mitigating collisions. These features work toward creating a zero-collision society and ensuring safety for all occupants.

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Why it Makes Sense for Honda Owners to Upgrade to Acura


Cross-shopping Acura and Honda vehicles is a growing trend among forward-thinking consumers nowadays. A lot of them are reviewing their options conscientiously to make a worthwhile purchase decision. Despite the class dynamic, both brands have strong consumer loyalty because of the value and reliability each brings. If a Honda driver is considering the switch, what are some of the highlights of upgrading to an Acura?

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How Does Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) Work?

Automakers have gone to great lengths to create the latest technology in today's models. Some of these features contribute to the overall safety of a vehicle, while others are more about functionality or comfort. Acura is including Collision Mitigation Braking into many of their vehicles. This feature can prevent accidents, and also alter the severity of an accident if one is unavoidable. It comes with a majority of Acura vehicles that are coming off the assembly line right now.

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What is Precision All-Wheel Steering?

Acura All Wheel Drive

Precision All-Wheel Steering is a system that can independently adjust the toe angle of the rear wheels of your car to give it fully independent rear steering. Whenever the front wheels are steered, the rear wheels can pivot as much as 1.8 degrees in the same direction to make lane changes smoother and more natural. They can also pivot in the opposite direction of your front wheels to help you rotate into a turn.

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What Is Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™?

Acura Handling

Super Handling All-Wheel Drive is affectionately known as SH-AWD for short. Unlike most all-wheel-drive systems, SH-AWD doesn't just help your driving performance in the middle of bad weather. It's capable of improving handling even when the road is dry and clear. How exactly did Acura manage to come up with an all-wheel-drive system that is capable of boosting your driving performance even when nothing adverse is happening? You'd have to ask the designers at Acura to get an in-depth answer, but we're here to tell you the short version of the technology.

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