Acura was the first Japanese premium brand, several years ahead of Lexus and Infiniti. Since then, its model range has gradually expanded and now includes several sedans and crossover SUVs. The compact ILX and new TLX sedans are intended to rejuvenate Acura sales. The MDX SUV continues to be one of its best-selling models. Looking forward, the next NSX sports car promises to raise Acura's profile among enthusiasts.

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For many, the way a car performs is a key criterion for which car to purchase. Our Velocity Index helps determine which vehicles are the best all-around performers taking in to consideration a balance of factors such as acceleration and handling. A higher number is better.

Model Velocity Index
Acura NSX 86
Acura RLX 62-70
Acura TLX 60-69
Acura ILX 61-63
Acura RDX 57-61
Acura MDX 52-59

Note: Bar graphs denote the composite performance for the model. "*" indicates models with incomplete data.

For more information, view our new car performance guide.