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Is an Acura Sport Hybrid Right For You?

Is an Acura Sport Hybrid Right For You?

You’ve owned cars for years, but they’ve always been gas-powered. Hybrid technology has been on the market for decades now. But, you’ve never taken the plunge. High-quality carmakers like Acura build high-performance vehicles using sport hybrid technology too, offering excellent fuel mileage to go with the exceptional luxury inside. But is an Acura sport hybrid model right for you?

 

What is Sport Hybrid All About?

Simply, it’s a blend of a traditional gas-powered engine and electric motors. Together, they offer a seamless driving experience with the best fuel mileage you can possibly expect.

An electric motor is sandwiched between the gas-powered V-6 engine and the transmission. Under light loads, the gas engine can shut off and the electric motor takes over.

At the assist wheels – the front wheels on the NSX and the rear wheels on the RLX and MDX – a twin motor unit provides direct power to the wheels for incredible response and control.

These motors are powered by a battery pack mounted low in the chassis. Power is regenerated and collected during events like braking, making the sport hybrid exceedingly efficient.

Is an Acura Sport Hybrid Right for You?

Whether you drive primarily on the highway or in the city, the Acura sport hybrid will be a great benefit to you. You’ll enjoy quiet operation when the powertrain switches to electric power. Pass by more gas stations than before. You’ll feel the direct torque and increased performance the electric motors provide. And you’ll be able to sleep easier, knowing you’ve contributed to a green initiative.

 

Acura’s Sport Hybrid systems are currently available in three models. They are the Acura RLX, the Acura MDX, and Acura’s halo car, the Acura NSX. If you need to experience the hybrid system in action, you can do so at Jay Wolfe Acura in Kansas City. Here, we believe in the products we offer. We would be happy to show you exactly how an Acura Sport Hybrid would benefit you.

 

What Does a Dual Clutch Transmission Do For You?

What Does a Dual Clutch Transmission Do For You?

The exhilaration you feel when you sit behind the steering wheel is one of the best parts of the drive. The thrill of the open road, a powerful machine at your command, and a spectacularly handling vehicle are all part of it. When your vehicle is designed to make your heart beat a little faster,…

Are You Cleaning Your Windows Correctly?

Are You Cleaning Your Windows Correctly?

When you drive your Acura, there are a few constant things: you’re going to burn fuel, you’ll need to start, stop, and turn, and you need to see. If you’re having trouble seeing the road, it’s probably a matter of cleaning your windows. Are you doing it correctly, or are your windows worse after you’ve…

How Does a Dual Clutch Transmission Work?

How Does a Dual Clutch Transmission Work?

You know the difference between a manual transmission and an automatic transmission. The manual transmission you have to shift yourself, and the automatic is…well, automatic. Then the dual clutch transmission (DCT) was introduced and confused everything. How does a dual clutch transmission work? What is a Dual Clutch Transmission? It’s a gearbox that creates faster…

What Does Collision Mitigation Braking System Mean For ME?

What Does Collision Mitigation Braking System Mean For ME?

Sometimes, you just don’t see it coming. You can get distracted by a cell phone ringing, backseat passengers, or unusual goings-on outside your car. And with most cars, it would be too late to do anything about it. You’re in an accident, risking injuries and damage that could easily have been avoided. That’s why Collision…

What is Variable Cylinder Management in My Acura?

What is Variable Cylinder Management in My Acura?

You don’t want to spend more money on fuel than you have to, and Acura understands. So picture this: you accelerate from a stop with a little extra spirit than necessary and your Acura’s engine happily obliges with a hearty effort. But once you get to your cruising speed, you don’t need as much power…

What Makes the Acura RDX So Special?

What Makes the Acura RDX So Special?

The Acura RDX is in its second generation now, originally introduced in the 2007 model year. That first RDX was great, and made a huge splash in the luxury crossover SUV segment. But the second-gen RDX? No that’s a marvel of the automotive market.   What is it that makes the Acura RDX so special?…

How Does Adaptive Cruise Control Work?

How Does Adaptive Cruise Control Work?

It’s been decades since Acura first introduced cruise control on their vehicles. Its widespread popularity meant virtually every Acura model since then has had cruise control. It simplifies the mundane part of driving — the constant rate of speed for long periods of time. More recently, it’s been upgraded to Adaptive Cruise Control. But what…

I’m Always Hearing About Powertrain – What Does it Mean?

I’m Always Hearing About Powertrain – What Does it Mean?

Whether you drive an SUV like the Acura MDX or RDX or a passenger car like the Acura ILX or RLX, you’re going to come across one term that can be confusing: powertrain. You may be one of the many who don’t understand what the powertrain really is or why it’s important to know. What…

How to Pair Your iPhone to Your Acura Bluetooth

How to Pair Your iPhone to Your Acura Bluetooth

Smartphones are all the rage today. Nearly everyone has one. They keep us in constant communication with the outside world, often without actually talking to other people. Text and email as well as our good friend SIRI are more common uses for smartphones than phone calls, although voice calls still happen once in awhile. That’s…


 
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