Acura Timeline

Updated October 2014

February 1984 – American Honda Motor Co., Inc. announces plans to establish a new luxury/performance division for the United States as an alternative to the European imports that traditionally dominate this market segment. Its working title is "Channel II".

September 1984 – The official name of the new automotive division is announced: Acura.

March 27, 1986 – The Acura Automobile Division begins operation as 60 dealers in 18 states open their doors to the public— making it the first Japanese luxury brand in the United States. Two model lines are available: the Integra 3-door and 5-door sports sedans, and the Legend luxury-touring sedan.

1986 – Acura sales total 52,869 units in "year one", with 150 dealerships serving the top 50 metropolitan markets within 36 states.

1987 – Acura Integra is named to Car and Driver magazine "10Best Cars" list.

1987 – Toyota Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. announce plans to follow Acura and establish new divisions to compete in the luxury/performance market segment.

1987 – The Acura Legend Coupe debuts. With a standard 161-horsepower, 2.7-liter V-6 engine and independent double-wishbone suspension, the Legend Coupe goes on to win the Motor Trend Import Car of the Year award.  The Integra is the runner-up.  The Legend is also the first Acura product with airbags.

August 1987 – Acura places first in the annual J.D. Power and Associates' Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Survey, an unprecedented finish for a nameplate in its first year. The Acura dealer service score was the highest ever recorded in the history of the survey.

October 1987 – Acura dealer body reaches 200 dealers.

November 1987 – Acura (with its Integra model) wins IMSA International Sedan series Manufacturer's Championship. Parker Johnstone wins Drivers' Championship in Comptech-prepared Integra.

December 1987 – Acura sales reach 109,470 units, making Acura the number-one import luxury nameplate in the United States, surpassing all European luxury/performance competitors. Road & Track names both the Legend Sedan and Coupe to its "10Best Cars Based on Value" list and the Legend Coupe to its "10Best Cars in the World" list.

January 1988 – Car and Driver magazinenames the Legend Coupe and Integra sports sedan to its "10Best" list.

August 1988 – Acura earns the top ranking in J.D. Power and Associates' CSI Survey for the second consecutive year.

November 1988 – Acura wins second consecutive IMSA International Sedan series Manufacturers' Championship. Parker Johnstone, driver of the Comptech Integra, wins a second consecutive IMSA Driver's Championship.

December 1988 – Acura dealer network reaches 285 dealers.

December 1988 – Acura Legend is the best-selling import luxury model in the United States.

1989 – The Comptech Integra wins the 1989 IMSA Sedan Driver's Championship.

1989 – Motor Trend magazine names the Legend Coupe to its Top 10 Import Cars list.

January 1989 – Car and Driver magazine names the Legend Coupe to its "10Best" list for the second year in a row.

February 1989 – Acura unveils the NS-X at the Chicago Auto Show. The high-performance, mid-engine "New Sportscar-eXperimental" is destined to be the first supercar from Japan.

May 1989 – The second-generation Acura Integra 3-door and 4-door sport sedans are introduced as 1990 models.

August 1989 – Acura ranks first in J.D. Power and Associates' CSI Survey for the third consecutive year.

December 1989 – Acura Legend is the best-selling luxury import model in the U.S. for the second consecutive year.

August 1990 – Acura NSX goes on sale.  It is the first production car with an all-aluminum chassis and body, variable valve timing and lift, and titanium connecting rods. At $65,000, the NSX is the most expensive Japanese car in history.

August 1990 – Acura badge introduced on 1991 model-year cars. Originally designed as dial calipers, Honda Motor Company founder Soichiro Honda modifies the badge with crossbar to form an "A."

August 1990 – Acura ranks first in J.D. Power and Associates' CSI Survey for the fourth consecutive year.

November 1990 – In its first year, NSX garners an impressive list of accolades, including Motor Trend  "Top Ten Performance Cars," Road & Track "Ten Best Cars in the World," Popular Science "Best of What's New," and Popular Mechanics "Design and Engineering Award".

December 1990 – Acura Legend is the best-selling luxury import model in the U.S. for the third consecutive year.

January 1991 – Car and Driver magazine names the Acura Integra to its "10Best" list.

1991 – Motor Trend magazinecalls the NSX "the best sports car ever built."

1991 – Parker Johnstone drives the Comptech Racing Acura-Spice Camel Lights race car (powered by a modified NSX engine) to the Manufacturers' and Drivers' Championships in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Camel Lights series.

August 1991 – Acura ranks first in J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Performance Index and Vehicle Dependability Index surveys.

November 1991 – Automobile magazineawards NSX "Automobile of the Year" and "Design of the Year."

December 1991 – Acura Legend is the best-selling luxury nameplate in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive year.

December 1991 – Acura Division sets a then all-time sales record of 143,708 units.

January 1992 – Car and Driver magazine names the Acura Integra to its "10Best" list.

1992 – Powered by an Acura engine, Parker Johnstone drives an Acura Spice Camel Lights car to win his second Manufacturers' and Drivers' Championship in the IMSA racing series.

1992 – Acura Vigor sports sedan debuts. Available in GS and LS models with a 2.5-liter inline 5- cylinder engine, the Vigor is priced between the Integra and the Legend.

August 1992 – Acura Legend tops J.D. Power and Associates' Best Model Vehicle Performance Index survey. Acura also is recognized in JDPA's Best Overall Car Line Vehicle Performance Index.

December 1992 – Acura Legend is the best-selling luxury nameplate in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive year.

January 1993 – Car and Driver magazine names Integra to its "10Best" list.

1993 – Behind the wheel of a Comptech-prepped Acura Spice car, Parker Johnstone wins his third consecutive Manufacturers' and Drivers' Championship— making him the most winning driver in IMSA history.

August 1993 – Acura tops J.D. Power and Associates' Best Overall Car Line Vehicle Performance Index for the second consecutive year.

December 1993 – Acura Legend is the best-selling luxury nameplate in the U.S. for the sixth consecutive year.

July 1994 – Acura sells its one-millionth vehicle in the United States.

January 1994 – Car and Driver magazinenames Integra to its "10Best" list.

1994 – United Press International names Acura Integra GS-R its Car of the Year.

1994 – All-new Acura TL debuts for the 2005 model year, replacing the Vigor. Available with a 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder or 3.2-liter V-6, it signals Acura's conversion to alphanumeric model designations.

1995 – Car and Driver magazine names Acura Integra to its "10Best" list.

1995 – Acura SLX is the first sport-utility vehicle offered in the United States by a luxury import nameplate.

1995 – Acura NSX-T features a removable roof panel, and is the first Acura to offer an optional Formula One-inspired Sequential SportShift automatic transmission.

February 1996 – Acura 3.5 RL replaces the Legend as Acura's flagship luxury sedan and is powered by a 3.5-liter, SOHC V-6 engine producing 210 horsepower and 224 lbs-ft of torque.

March 27, 1996 – Acura celebrates its 10th anniversary.

1996 –Acura introduces the CL coupe, the first U.S.-designed, engineered and manufactured model offered by a luxury import nameplate.

1997 – Acura NSX/NSX-T takes a giant step forward in performance with several major enhancements, most notably a larger, more powerful 3.2-liter DOHC 24-valve V-6 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, producing 290 horsepower and 224 lb-ft torque.

1997 – Acura RL is the first production car with an in-dash satellite-linked navigation system.  It uses a combination of the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites, electro-gyros and state-of-the-art software to map out the best route to a destination and to tell drivers their exact location at all times.

1998 – A redesigned Acura TL goes on sale and quickly becomes a brisk seller.

1999 – Acura TL is listed as a "Best Buy" in Consumer Digest and Consumer Guide.

March 1999 – Acura releases the limited edition Alex Zanardi Edition NSX as a tribute to the two-time CART open-wheel racing championship driver. Only 49 vehicles of this limited edition model are available, featuring a revised suspension, exclusive Formula Red color and a curb weight 149 pounds lighter than a standard NSX.

December 1999 – Acura TL is the best-selling luxury sedan in its class in 1999.

January 2000 – Acura launches  the U.S.-designed, developed and engineered MDX, the first luxury SUV with standard third-row seating and featuring independent front and rear climate control systems, Variable Torque Management® four-wheel drive and a ULEV (Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle) rating.

December 2000 – Acura TL is the best selling luxury sedan in its class for the second year in a row.

2000 – Acura RL incorporates significant technical advances such as Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) and the application of a DVD database to the Acura Navigation system. 

2000 – Acura NSX receives a Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV) certification from California's Air Resources Board, a testament to Acura's innovation and industry-leading technology.

2001 – Acura MDX is named North American Truck of the Year  as well as Motor Trend magazine's Sport Utility of the Year.

July 2001 – Acura RSX sports coupe debuts as a 2002 model year vehicle, replacing the Integra. The RSX features a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC® "intelligent" valve control featuring Variable Timing Control™  (VTC™) that help generate 160 horsepower. The RSX Type-S boasts 200 horsepower and an exclusive 6-speed manual transmission.

December 2001 – Acura TL is the best-selling luxury sedan in its class for the third consecutive year.  For 2002, a new 260-hp Type-S version is added.

December 2001 – Acura posts record year-end sales of 170,469 units, shattering the previous record set in 1991. The division also sets monthly sales records in 11 out of the 12 months during the 2001 calendar year.

January 2002 – Car and Driver magazinenames Acura RSX to its "10Best" list.

January 2002 – Acura introduces the RD-X Concept SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show, hinting at the direction for a performance-oriented sporty SUV.

2002 – Acura cumulative sales reach 2 million units.

2002 – The Detroit Free Press names the Acura RSX its "Car of the Year."

2002 – Acura MDX is the first luxury SUV to receive the NHTSA's quadruple Five-Star crash safety rating. The new model also has the ULEV-II emissions rating.

November 2002 – Automobile magazinenames the Acura MDX "Best Mid-Size SUV."

January 2003 – Car and Driver magazinenames the Acura RSX to its "10Best" list.  The RSX 2.0-liter I-4 engine is named to Ward's magazine's"10Best Engines" list.

January 2003 – Acura 3.2 CL Type-S receives a new, close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission along with a limited-slip differential to provide additional performance and handling responsiveness.
Spring 2003 – All-new Acura TSX goes on sale as a 2004 model. With a 200-horsepower inline 4-cylinder engine, the TSX sports sedan bridges the gap between RSX and TL, and is instantly hailed as a serious rival to Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

August 2003 – J.D. Power and Associates rates the Acura RL the Most Dependable Midsize Luxury Car.

Fall 2003 – All-new Acura TL goes on sale, featuring a 270-hp V-6 engine, Bluetooth® cellular telephone integration, a DVD-Audio Surround System, solar sensing GPS-linked climate control, dual mode/dual zone climate control, bi-xenon headlights and an acoustic glass windshield— all as standard equipment.

January 2004 – Acura TSX is named to Car and Driver magazine's "10Best Cars" list.

August 2004 – J.D. Power and Associates recognizes the Acura TSX as the Highest Ranked Entry Luxury Car in Initial Quality Survey.

October 2004 – Acura RSX Type-S receives a 210-hp inline 4-cylinder engine, a minor exterior refreshing, a retuned suspension and improved steering and braking systems.

October 2004 – A nearly stock Acura TL wins its class and finishes third overall in the super-endurance "25 Hours of Thunderhill" race at Thunderhill Park Raceway in Willows, CA.

November 2004 – All-new Acura RL goes on sale, featuring a 3.5-liter 300-horsepower V-6 mated to a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission. It also features Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), the first North American application of a satellite-based real-time traffic information system, a HandsFreeLink™ wireless telephone interface and a Keyless Access System.

December 2004 – Acura sets a then all-time record high for sales, totaling 198,919 units, a 16-percent increase from total sales in 2003.

January 2005 – Acura RL is named to Car and Driver magazine "10Best Cars" list.

January 2005 – Acura RL 3.5-liter V-6 is named to Ward's magazine's"10Best Engines"

January 2005 – Acura unveils the all-new Acura RD-X Concept SUV at the North American International Auto Show.

July 2005 – Acura Division announces it will halt production of the NSX at the end of the 2005 calendar year, but also reveals plans for a replacement vehicle in an unspecified timeframe.

July 2005 – Acura brand will launch in China in early 2006 as a response to the country's growing desire for luxury vehicles.

August 2005 – Eric Curran wins his first World Challenge Touring Car race in the RealTime Acura RSX.  College sophomore Brandon Davis clinches the Rookie of the Year award.

October 2005 – Acura 2006 RL offers an optional technology package featuring three innovative safety features: Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Michelin PAX run-flat tires.

December 2005 – The Acura brand sets an all-new annual sales record of 209,610, surpassing the 200,000 unit mark for the first time ever.

January 2006 – Acura TSX is named to Car and Driver magazine's "10Best" list for the third time.

January 2006 – Acura unveils the RDX prototype at the North American International Auto Show.  The prototype model features a 2.3-liter inline 4-cylinder turbocharged engine and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™.

March 2006 – Acura brand celebrates its 20th anniversary.

March 2006 – A groundbreaking is held for a new $15 million Acura Design Center in Torrance, California, the latest expansion of product design and development capabilities in America.

April 2006 – Acura unveils the Acura MD-X Concept SUV at the New York International Auto Show, providing a glimpse of the second-generation MDX luxury performance SUV.

August 2006 – All-new Acura RDX, featuring Acura's first turbocharged engine and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ goes on sale. The RDX boasts the exceptional handling of a sports sedan with the utility of a SUV.

September 2006 – 2007 Acura TL arrives with revised exterior and interior styling, an improved navigation system with AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ and the re-introduction of the Type-S performance model.

October 2006 –  Second-generation Acura MDX goes on sale as a 2007 model year vehicle. Benchmarked against some of the best performance SUVs in the world and tuned on the world famous Nurburgring in Germany, the completely redesigned 2007 MDX expands on the performance capabilities and appeal of its highly successful predecessor.

December 2006 – Driven by record sales of light trucks and the TSX sports sedan, Acura surpasses the 200,000-unit sales mark for the second consecutive year.

March 2007 – Acura enters the 2007 American Le Mans Series, competing in the LMP2 class, marking Acura's first official factory motorsports program in the 20-year history of the company.  Three separate Acura-powered prototype sports cars represent the auto manufacturer during the 12-race 2007 American Le Mans Series campaign.

March 2007 – The Acura American Le Mans Series teams makes a spectacular debut by taking the first, second and fourth positions in the LMP2 class at the 55th annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring— one of the world's most prestigious road-racing events.

May 2007 – The Acura Design Studio officially opens, assuming a key role in the development of new concepts and designs that will lead directly to future Acura products.

March 2008 – Designed and engineered to reaffirm its place as a desirable and affordable entry point for entry-premium buyers, the all-new second-generation 2009 Acura TSX makes its debut at the New York International Auto Show.

February 2008 – All-new 2009 Acura RL luxury performance sedan makes its debut at the Chicago Auto Show, featuring bold new styling, an all-new 3.7-liter V-6 engine, chassis enhancements and numerous technological upgrades.

April 2008 – All-new 2009 Acura TSX sports sedan goes on sale, surpassing the popular previous generation in virtually every way.

July 2008 – Acura takes its first overall win in the American Le Mans Series in the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. Driver David Brabham puts in one of the best maneuvers in American Le Mans Series history to score Acura's first overall victory in two seasons of competition.

August 2008 – Acura sweeps the American Le Mans Series podium, leading every lap overall in historic performance on Belle Isle street circuit in Detroit, Mich.

September 2008 – All-new 2009 Acura TL performance luxury sedan goes on sale. For the first time ever in an Acura vehicle, the newly redesigned TL will be available with a choice of two different VTEC® V-6 engines while also offering both front-wheel-drive (TL) and all-wheel-drive (TL SH-AWD®) models.

February 2009 – Acura debuts an all-new TSX V-6 model at the Chicago Auto Show.

March 2009 – Entire Acura line-up receives top safety ratings from the NHTSA and the IIHS for crash worthiness— the first time in the history of automotive safety crash testing that an automobile nameplate has simultaneously earned top government and IIHS safety ratings for every vehicle in its line-up.

April 2009 – A prototype of the provocative Acura ZDX luxury four-door sports coupe makes its world debut at the New York International Auto Show. The segment-bending ZDX features stunning coupe-like styling with the added benefit of a commanding presence and flexible utility.

July 2009 – New 2010 Acura TSX V-6 goes on sale with a powerful 3.5-liter engine, exclusive suspension tuning, larger diameter wheels and additional enhancements.

July 2009 – 2010 RDX comes to market with a two-wheel drive model for the first time, along with refreshed exterior and interior looks, and a host of new technology features.

December 2009 – For the second consecutive year, Acura receives the Automotive Lease Guide (ALG) 2010 Residual Value Award for Best Luxury Brand. According to ALG, Acura's line of luxury performance vehicles is expected to retain the highest percentage of their original price after a three-year period.

December 2009 – Already a leader in its class, the significantly enhanced 2010 MDX gets bold new exterior styling, an all-new six-speed automatic transmission, a revised chassis, additional content, enhanced safety and convenience features and an all-new Advance Package.

December 2009 – The all-new 2010 Acura ZDX four-door sports coupe goes on sale with dramatic styling, outstanding performance and the latest in advanced technology.

March 2010 –The all-new 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon makes its world debut at the New York International Auto Show, offering a smart solution to modern utility needs with its balanced and efficient driving performance coupled with bold styling and versatile cargo capabilities.

June 2010 – Acura moves up 12 positions in the 2010 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS) within nameplate performance, garnering second place overall in IQS rankings.

November 2010 – Acura TL performance luxury sedan receives the 2011 ALG Residual Value Award for Best Near Luxury Car.

November 2010 – 2011 Acura TSX goes on sale with a freshened exterior look along with a wide array of new features and technology. In addition, an all-new Sport Wagon model is added to the TSX lineup.

February 2011 – Making its debut at the 2011 Chicago Auto show, the 2012 Acura TL delivers fresh styling, improved performance and upgraded technology.

March 2011 – Acura celebrates its 25th anniversary

September 2011 – 2012 Acura TSX sports sedan and Sport Wagon go on sale with addition of all-new Special Edition sports sedan model available later that month

November 2011 – Acura extends the current AcuraLink® brand to a new set of digital services, commencing with the launch of a new AcuraLink® Owner's Mobile App, available to all Acura clients.

December 2011 – Acura announces all-new Acura ILX sedan, including the first-ever hybrid model in Acura's line-up, to be built exclusively at the company's award-winning plant in Greensburg, Indiana.

December 2011 –Three Acura models – the TSX Sedan and wagon, TL and MDX – earn the highest possible safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK from the IIHS under its more-stringent testing guidelines implemented last year.

January 2012 – Acura debuts three new vehicles at the 2012 North American International Auto Show: the all-new ILX compact sports sedan, the all-new RDX sport utility vehicle, and the NSX Concept.  Honda Motor Co. president & CEO, Takanobu Ito, announces that the next-generation NSX will be developed and built in America.

February 2012 – All-new 2013 Acura ILX compact sports sedan debuts as the new gateway model in the Acura lineup and the all-new 2013 RDX sport-utility vehicle debuts with a new V-6 engine at the 2012 Chicago Auto Sho,.

April 2012 –Acura debuts the RLX Concept at the 2012 New York International Auto show, showcasing the direction for an all-new Acura flagship sedan.

April 2012 –Acura is awarded Best Retained Value award for a luxury brand, and Acura MDX captures the model award for best SUV over $45,000

May 2012 – All-new Acura RDX joins the 2012 TL, MDX, and TSX sedan and Sport Wagon in earning an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK rating.  All five models earn the highest possible score of GOOD in all four Institute tests, including the rigorous roof-strength test.

May 2012 – All-new ILX goes on-sale as the gateway vehicle in the Acura lineup, featuring three powertrain options including Acura's first hybrid offering.

August 2012 – 2012 Acura TL is one of the first two vehicles in the industry to earn a top-level rating of GOOD in the IIHS' rigorous new small overlap frontal barrier crash test.

September 2012 – Acura ILX earns the highest possible safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK from the IIHS.

November 2012 -- Acura named Best Premium Brand for 2013 by Automotive Lease Guide, which recognizes the entire Acura lineup for exceptional vehicle quality, strong brand desirability, and long-term reliability. The 2013 Acura also ranked highest in the Premium Compact Utility Vehicle category.

November 2012 – All-new 2014 Acura RLX debuts at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto show, as the most powerful, spacious, and technologically advanced Acura sedan ever.  The RLX introduces next-generation AcuraLink® connected car technology, offering a broad range cloud-based convenience, media and security features.

January 2013 – Acura unveils the NSX Concept and 2014 MDX Prototype at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  The NSX Concept showcases the evolution of the next-generation supercar's styling and design, including a first-ever look the interior design concept, while the MDX Prototype sets the styling and design direction for the third generation MDX.

January2013 – Acura announces it will integrate support for Apple Siri in the 2013 Acura RDX and ILX models as a dealer installed option.

February 2013 – The 2013 MDX is named "Best Luxury 3-Row Midsize SUV for the Money" by U.S. News & World Report.  

March 2013 – 2013 TL is named "Best Upscale Midsize Car for Families" by U.S. News & World Reportmagazine.

March 2013 – Acura launches all-new 2014 Acura RLX flagship sedan with dealers nationwide.  

Marcy 27, 2013 –2014 MDX luxury SUV unveiled at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. Built on a completely new platform, the new MDX offers improved ride comfort, a more versatile and luxurious cabin, increased fuel efficiency and enhanced dynamic performance. 

May 2013 – Acura announces that the next-generation NSX will be produced at a new Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio, a $70 million advanced production facility adjacent to the company's existing R&D and production engineering operations in Marysville, Ohio.

June 2013 – For the second consecutive year, Acura leads all luxury brands in the Best Retained Value® Awards with the highest projected residual value after five years of ownership.

June 2013 – All-new 2014 Acura MDX launches at Acura dealers nationwide.  The third generation MDX features a direct-injected V-6 engine; numerous light-weighting technologies, such as a three-piece magnesium steering hangar beam; and a one-piece "hot stamped" door stiffener ring for enhanced occupant safety.  It is also available for the first time in both two-wheel-drive and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive.

August 2013 – A prototype Acura NSX laps the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, just prior to the running of the Honda Indy 200, showcasing the steady progress being made toward the planned 2015 launch of Acura's next-generation, mid-engine supercar.

October 2013 – 2014 Acura MDX and RDX luxury crossover SUVs each earn a top 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA.

November 2013 –  Acura RDX earns a 2014 ALG Residual Value Award for delivering the highest projected three-year resale value of any vehicle in its class, and is also named a "Best Buy" in the Premium Compact Crossover/SUV category by Consumer Guide

December 2013 – Team Honda Research West takes Acura ILX to class victory at 25 Hours of Thunderhill.

December 2013 – 2014 Acura MDX and  RLX earn the highest-available collision safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the IIHS. The MDX also chosen as Utility Vehicle of the Year by

January 2014 – 2015 Acura TLX Prototype and  TLX GT racecar are unveiled at the North American International Auto Show.  The TLX GT racecar will be campaigned in the Pirelli World Challenge Championship by longtime Acura Motorsports partner RealTime Racing.

January 2014 – Acura Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) is chosen as a finalist for Green Car Journal's 2014 Green Car Technology Award.  

February 2014 – Acura RDX receives a 2013 Polk Automotive Loyalty Award in the "Luxury Compact CUV" category and is named the Best Luxury Compact SUV For The Money" by U.S. News and World Report. The MDX is named "Best Luxury 3-Row Midsize SUV For The Money" by the magazine, while also winning a Best Value Award from Kiplinger's Personal Finance in the "Large Crossover" category.

April 2014 – Second-generation Acura RDX posts 25th consecutive monthly sales record.

April 2014 – Acura establishes the Acura Business Planning Office headed up by former president of Honda R&D Americas, Inc., Erik Berkman.  Further, Michael Accavitti assumes a new position as senior vice president and general manager of the Acura Division, uniting Acura Sales, Marketing and Service in one division for the first time.

April 7, 2014 – Acura ILX earns the 2014 IntelliChoice Best Overall Value of the Year Award in the Premium Compact Passenger Car category.

April 16, 2014 –  All-new 2015 Acura TLX performance-luxury sedan is revealed at the 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).

June 20, 2014 – For the third consecutive year, Acura leads all other luxury brands in the Best Retained Value® Brand Awards, with the highest projected residual value after five years or ownership. The 2014 Acura ILX also received a Best Retained Value® Award. 

August 2014 – The U.S. designed, developed and manufactured 2015 TLX sports sedan launches at Acura dealers nationwide.