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Making the Right Choice
April, 2014 - Issue #114
The Antidote for Bloat
One look at the ILX and you know it stands alone in the world of "entry-level" luxury. Where other brands offer mildly warmed-over econoboxes, the ILX brings an outstanding driver's car to the class. With its classic long hood/short deck proportions, this car ignites dreams of twisty roads and carefree weekend trips. For only $26,900, ILX overdelivers like a Domino's driver on commission.

Acura builds the ILX with your choice of three powertrains, from a 2.0 liter four to a frugal hybrid so efficient at 39 mpg that Al Gore might ask you for some carbon credits. Topping the range is a 2.4 liter screamer that Acura wisely only builds with a six-speed manual - this car will satisfy any sports car purist. Even better, Valencia Acura can set you up with a lease payment so low you'll swear it's a typo.

Decadence with a Conscience
Acura's flagship luxury sedan delivers a list of superlatives longer than Bruce Jenner's plastic surgery bill. Class-leading legroom, the industry's best navigation system with real-time traffic and an interior better appointed than Air Force One make the RLX an ample reward for your success. But even with all those creature comforts wrapped in a stunning design you don't have to give up your more egalitarian desires, like fuel economy, reliability and price.

Starting at $48,450, RLXs come with a vast array of standard features. There's the precision all-wheel steering system that makes this large sedan handle like a sports car. The jewel-eye headlamps generate superior visibility while turning heads day or night. Under their supple leather, both front seats feature 12-way adjustability and two-level heating - standard. Check every box on its competitors' option lists and you still won't match the base-level gear in the RLX.

Do Anything, Anywhere
Acura's line-topping SUV is a chameleon in steel and tinted glass. What do you want from your ride? Chances are, the MDX has you covered. Choose from front- or all-wheel drive while getting enough hi-tech to make a JPL engineer's pocket protector spontaneously combust.

$42,290 gets you into a seven passenger, 290 horsepower full-size SUV that delivers 28 mpg on the highway. Up the ante to Super Handling All-Wheel Drive and have fun embarrassing sports sedan drivers while still towing up to 5,000 pounds.

Inside, the seven leather-covered seats allow for multiple configurations with the second row moving fore and aft as your legroom needs dictate. The raised rear rows afford rear-seat passengers a commanding view of the road ahead while Adaptive Cruise Control will make that traffic jam seem shorter than the housekeeping checklist at Motel 6.

When it comes to cars, what you buy is important, but where you buy counts for more. A dealer like Valencia Acura - one that focuses on a long-term relationships and exceptional customer service - transforms a car from transportation into a lifestyle. Buying a car from Valencia Acura starts a friendship that's better than most; they'll maintain your car but never ask you to help them move. 255-3000
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