To select an icon on the screen, you press the corresponding location on the touchpad. But once it engages, the Acura quickly rockets off with lots of grip and minimal tire squeal. The first package that can be added to the base model is the Technology Package, and the new A-Spec can be added on top of that. The Bluetooth is easy to setup and a clean and reliable functioning system without the need to restate things over and over. If either sensor isn't working correctly, the car will run rough and the engine will be less efficient. Interior goodies continue with unique A-Spec red gauges, sport pedals, black Alcantara door panel inserts, gloss black trim, A-Spec-badged door sills, and a leather-wrapped and thicker-rimmed steering wheel with paddle shifters. The electronic shifter placed below the touchscreen keeps the clutter to a minimum and makes room for keys and mobile phones on rubberized mats.
The cockpit is clean and functional, with pushbutton shifter and dual infotainment screens. In a , we noted it has a tendency to hold gears too long or upshift too soon. . Split zones for climate control. So you should chech it on our car models. The reliability is top notch and it's super comfortable.
There is also an , which we cover in a separate review. As cool as A-Spec sounds, it doesn't add any horsepower or suspension upgrades. Comfortably holds 7 people with the rear jump seats. We Did the Research for You: 46 Reviews Analyzed Our car reviews include everything you need to know before heading to the dealership. The second row has the same quality of materials as the first, plus plenty of passenger room with good visibility out the large side windows.
There's a lot to like both inside and out, but its low predicted reliability rating keeps it from ranking higher in the class. Comfortably holds 7 people with the rear jump seats. It hit 60 mph in 6. The big premium crossover handling impressed, too. Large glove box and cubbies.
Also new for 2019 is an A-Spec variant, which happened to be the model I tested. Fuel tank vapors are allowed to move from the fuel tank, due to pressure in the tank, through the v P0498 code. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are only available on cars equipped with the Technology or Advance packages, and standard on the A-Spec and hybrid models. All-wheel drive is optional on all trims and a 9-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board for gasoline-only models. To add the Entertainment package, you must also add the Technology package. Like a great home sound system, only everyone shares in it including Fido in the back-back. The A-Spec would have been a winner with those features, but instead, it's simply a well-done visual package.
Now don't ask yourself; What should you do with P0498 code? A rear entertainment package is available that adds heated second-row seats, 9. The hybrid's additional power 321 hp, 289 lb-ft plays a part in that, but so does the instant torque from the three electric motors. Ride quality and comfort are still quite good. Inside, there are red or black leather seats with Alcantara inserts for the first two rows, a thicker steering wheel with paddle shifters, and a few other garnishes that spruce up the styling inside. Only the bottom is a touchscreen; the top screen is controlled solely by a large knob and the buttons around it below the bottom screen.
The third row is easily accessed and large enough for medium-sized adults. Split zones for climate control. That's one of the lowest starting prices in the class. The Sport Hybrid and standard all-wheel-drive models are similar in concept, but different mechanically. The materials and look of the first two rows are arguably luxury grade; the disappointing third row is not.
Inside it has comfortable seats and plenty of tech features. Takes corners like a car but heavier and more robust and sure footed than a car. Fold the second and third rows down, and you get more than 68 cubic feet of space. The 290-horsepower V-6 and 9-speed automatic transmission combine to provide strong, smooth acceleration without making too much fuss. The A-Spec package adds a host of racing-inspired appearance and interior touches, but the additions are only skin deep.
This Acura gets 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. A-Spec Interior Engines: The , for 2019, finds its V6 replaced with a turbocharged, 2. But testing director Kim Reynolds didn't care for its at-limit handling—something you'd only experience in extreme situations—on the figure-eight course. Replacing the oxygen O2 sensors may sometimes fix the code, but in most cases the catalytic convert needs to be replaced to fix the problem. They had a wide selection of cars, and although they're a bit space-confined, they had no trouble making any of their vehicles available for a test drive upon request. This Acura is also fuel-efficient and relatively agile.
The big drawback here is the Acura's low predicted reliability rating. You cannot add the Advance or Entertainment packages if you add the A-Spec package. Fuel tank vapors are allowed to move from the fuel tank, due to pressure in the tank, through the v P0498 code. After you instruct it to perform the scan, it speaks with your car's computers to find out exactly what's prompting the light to turn on. Why You Can Trust Us U.