Acura Wins Edmunds 2015 Best Retained Value Award

acuralotnosesAcura was named the top luxury brand in Edmunds.com’s 2015 Best Retained Value Awards. This is the fifth year Edmunds.com has awarded brands and individual models for projected resale value, and Acura has taken home top honors in the luxury segment for four years in a row.

With advancements in automotive technology and performance coming every model year, a car maintaining its value is more important than ever. Edmunds.com compares the value of a car at purchase to the projected value of that same car after five years, and Acura was tops among all luxury brands at an estimated 46.9% of its value after five years on the road. Toyota was awarded the highest marks among non-luxury makes at 52.4% value retention.

acurardxEdmunds.com Consumer Advice Editor Carroll Lachnit says having an idea of a car’s retained value is crucial to the car-buying process. “Smart car shoppers who are likely to sell their car within five years should always stop and consider projected residual values before making a new car purchase,” Lachnit said. “Whether you are leasing or buying, the retained value of a car can make a big difference in your wallet.”

Acura’s recognition as the best brand at retaining value was just the tip of the iceberg. Edmunds.com also recognized the 2015 ILX as the best entry-level luxury car, the 2015 RDX as the best entry-level luxury SUV, and the 2015 MDX as honorable mention in the midrange luxury SUV category. No luxury brand had more winning vehicles in this year’s awards than Acura.

acuraloveThis success speaks volumes about what Acura strives for. While many luxury vehicles are flashy and impressive initially, Acuras manage to toe the line between a powerful first impression and lasting appeal and value. Whether you’re interested in a car that will retain its value over a few years, or are looking for a vehicle that is built for the long haul, Acura is in a league of its own. If you would like to see any of Acura’s award-winning lineup, stop by Butler Acura today!

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2 Millionth Acura Sold in the US

At Butler Acura we are SO EXCITED to share an important milestone — yesterday, January 27th marks the 2 millionth sale of Acura vehicles in the United States, 20 years after Acura production began in the United States. The first new 2016 Acura ILX sports sedan rolled off the line at the assembly plant in Ohio yesterday.

AcuraFBSo what’s different about the 2016 ILX? What makes it so special? It’s been completely redesigned and re-engineered to deliver higher performance, delivers more advanced technology and more luxury refinement than before.

“This year marks the 20th anniversary of the start of Acura production in Ohio, so the introduction of the ILX is another exciting stage in our history with the Acura brand,” said plant manager Rob May. “Our associates are applying our tremendous experience in producing high quality Acura products and will leverage the production of TLX and ILX in one plant to meet the high expectations of our Acura customers.”

Speaking of ILX’s  – we have only THREE 2015 Acura ILX’s left in stock AND they’ve just been discounted by $4,000! This special ends January 31, 2015 so experience the THRILL of the 2015 Acura ILX today!

Refreshed 2016 Acura ILX to Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

2016 Acura ILX

2016 Acura ILX

In exactly a month we’ll get our first full look at what Acura calls the “substantially new” 2016 ILX. In a press release yesterday Acura promised to unveil the refreshed entry-level luxury sedan at the 2014 L.A. Auto Show. Updates include a new powertrain and tweaks in internal and external styling. You’re invited to attend the debut in person. Just stop by the Acura booth at the L.A. Auto Show at 9:30 a.m. on November 20th. No worries if you can’t make it. Butler Acura will have all the information for you here.

To read the complete press release click here.

Acura Presents Three Custom Sedans at SEMA

Acura Street Performance ILX

Acura Street Performance ILX

Acura’s showing off three specially outfitted sedans at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. The two RLXs and single ILX are the result of collaboration between Acura, Evasive Motorsports and MAD Industries. The cars include Evasive’s 2014 RLX VIP sedan, a vehicle that looks and plays well in both dress-up and dress-down situations. MAD Industries created the 2014 RLX Urban Luxury sedan, a car designed for the everyday driver with a taste for performance, and the Acura Street Performance ILX, a sedan that’s fun to drive no matter where you take it. For all custom work details click here.

Source: www.acuranews.com

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2014 Acura ILX Now on Sale

2014 Acura ILX

2014 Acura ILX

The 2014 Acura ILX is now available for purchase!  Acura considers the ILX a “gateway luxury” vehicle, meaning it’s outfitted for comfort, efficiency, and beauty while also being affordable.  For all the details on the 2014 ILX scroll down to read the full press release, or drop by and see us at 1899 Highway 99 N, in Ashland.

Press Release

2014 Acura ILX Hybrid Adds to Acura Luxury Gateway Sedan Offerings TORRANCE, Calif. – 10/15/2013

The 2014 ILX Hybrid goes on sale today with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP1) starting at $28,900. The ILX is the only luxury model on the top ten list of Generation Y car shoppers according to J.D. Power and Associates and the ILX Hybrid offers those shoppers an EPA fuel economy rating of 39 mpg city2. A 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an Integrated Motor Assist® electric motor, paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), powers the luxury sedan.

The comfortable and well-appointed ILX Hybrid includes numerous luxury standard features including a Keyless Access System with smart entry and push-button start, Pandora® interface and SMS text message function for easy connectivity, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, a power moonroof and aluminium wheels. The Technology Package adds the ELS Surround® audio system, AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™, AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ with radar image maps and HomeLink®. View, build and price a 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid at www.acura.com/ModelLanding.aspx?model=ILX.

TRIM MSRP1 EPA Fuel Economy Ratings2 (city/highway/combined)
ILX Hybrid $28,900 39/38/38
ILX Hybrid with Technology Package $34,600 39/38/38

For More Information Consumer information is available at www.acura.com/ModelLanding.aspx?model=ILX. To join the Acura community on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/Acura. Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of the 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid is available at hondanews.com/channels/acura-automobiles-ilx.

1 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, vehicle options and destination charge of $895.00. Dealer prices may vary.

2 Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Ringing in the Holidays with Acura

With Thanksgiving upon us this week we’re kicking off the “Season of Reason” with a collection of holiday-themed Acura ads, including this year’s crop featuring financial whiz Suze Orman and tough talker Dr. Phil!… even as we anticipate  automaker’s offerings for the 2013 Super Bowl!  Enjoy!  And happy holidays!