Three of Acura's luxury performance vehicles have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Cars for the Money awards: the 2015 MDX was lauded the Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money, the 2015 RDX took the Best Luxury Compact SUV for the Money award and the 2015 TLX won the Upscale Midsize Car category.
The MDX, the best-selling 3-row luxury SUV in the U.S., is a Best Cars for the Money recipient for the third consecutive year while the RDX was named Best Compact SUV for the second straight year. The TLX, which was introduced as a new model in August 2014, is one of the brand's best-selling models and it continues to rack up industry nods at a comparable pace.
"Receiving accolades for our best-selling SUVs and our new performance sedan speaks to the powerful momentum that continues to drive the Acura brand forward," said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager, Acura Division. "Acura's unique combination of performance, proportion and prestige is delivering value to the customer and the marketplace is taking notice. We're proud and honored to receive these awards from U.S. News Best Cars."
The Best Cars for the Money methodology combines quality and value data into a composite score. Within each of 21 categories, the vehicle with the highest score is named the Best Car for the Money in that category. Quality is measured by the overall score achieved in the U.S. News car rankings at the time the awards are published. Value is measured by five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the vehicle at the time the awards are published. The 2015 Acura MDX, RDX and TLX and other winners can be found at usnews.com/cars-money.
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Acura offers a full line of precision crafted performance-luxury vehicles through a network of approximately 270 U.S. dealers. The Acura lineup features five distinctive models – the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America's all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV. The next-generation Acura NSX mid-engine supercar will join the Acura lineup later this year. Acura was recently recognized by Edmunds.com for the third consecutive year as leading all luxury brands in retained value after five years of ownership.
About U.S. News Best Cars
U.S. News Best Cars, the automotive channel of U.S. News & World Report at www.usnews.com/cars, has published rankings for new vehicles sold in America since 2007 and rankings for used vehicles since 2012. U.S. News also publishes the annual Best Cars for the Money and Best Cars for Families awards. U.S. News Best Cars has grown in popularity and influence each year; in 2013, the site received over 40 million unique visitors. Over 65 percent of visitors were actively shopping for a car, while 80 percent of those active shoppers reported that the U.S. News Best Cars site influenced their car purchasing decision.
U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, http://www.usnews.com and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Personal Finance, Education, Travel, Cars and Public Service/Opinion, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News & World Report's signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its annual "Best" series of consumer Web guides and publications that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans and more.
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