Acura In-Vehicle Technology Features

Today’s advancements in vehicle systems technology save lives, conserve fuel, and provide a more relaxing environment. Communications isn’t what it was 20 years ago, and drivers today enjoy the ease with which they can map their route, receive important notifications, and store data merely by voicing their request. Acura vehicles provide the very latest in high-tech and safety systems, and these systems save lives as well as protect the vehicle by accurately responding to driving conditions.

Top Acura Luxury Features

AcuraLink is the latest tech features now incorporated into most Acura models. This technology connects driver and passengers to the cloud. Music, maps, and links to friends’ social pages are at one’s fingertips. It also serves as an emergency telematics system, and it can even be programmed to connect to live services for the purpose of making dinner reservations, scheduling vehicle maintenance appointments, and buying movie tickets.

AcuraWatch is more than just a navigation system. Driver assistance systems offer real-time observation of the outside environment. Traffic patterns, pedestrian detection, and lane-keeping assist are included. The Acura Technology Package is available on most sedan and crossover models and includes HD Traffic View, re-routing functions, and more. AcuraWatch is now standard on the 2017 and 2018 RLX and MDX models.

Top Safety Features On Acura Models

Besides the standard airbags, tire pressure monitoring systems, and child seat anchors and tethers, Acura models come with a plateload of active and passive safety systems. The collision mitigation braking system is part of the AcuraWatch feature and uses both radars and a camera to determine size, distance, and speed of objects in front of the vehicle. Automatic braking kicks in without the necessity of pushing the brake pedal. It’s available on all Acura sedans and SUVs.

The Acura Technology package builds on the standard safety features and is available on all Acura sedans and SUVs. Features include a 3D surround-view camera, blind-spot information, and rear cross-traffic alert. When purchased as part of the Technology Package, it also includes remote start. All safety packages contain the systems not already included as standard on Acura sedans.

Driver In Control

With these advanced infotainment and safety systems, drivers and passengers enjoy the convenience features that were until now out of reach while traveling. These systems also increase the vehicle’s overall value, and they really help out when it comes to auto insurance rates.

Get all the information on the latest high-tech and safety systems by contacting us at Pohanka Acura. Schedule a test drive while on the phone with us, and check out our inventory specials online or at the dealer lot.


The Pohanka Difference

When you come to Pohanka Acura, you don’t just get access to one of the finest selections of new and used vehicles in town. You get everything that we promise in our Pohanka Value Package. There are too many benefits within than we can mention here, so make sure to visit our website for all other information pertaining to our dealership. If you have any questions before you stop by, use our contact form to ask us anything.

We haven’t been the world’s largest Acura dealer for more than fourteen years accidentally1. When you visit our showroom, you have access to a huge selection of new and used Acura models. If you struggled to find the model that you were looking for elsewhere, you’ll find it here. We also put a lot of thought behind our location. By putting our dealership right by Dulles Airport, it’s easy to shop with us. More importantly, we’re nearby when you need maintenance and repairs.  As you step through our doors, you’ll enter a no-pressure sales environment. Our seasoned sales consultants make sure that we get all of your questions answered without forcing you into anything that you’re not interested in. If you’ve found a vehicle that you like on our lot, our Finance Department will get you an affordable and competitive finance option, and we aren’t too strict when it comes to credit requirements.

At Pohanka Acura, we take just as much pride in our Service Department as we do in our showroom. Since we understand that you’re busy and that getting car maintenance done after work or on the weekends is a pain, we make it easier. With our extended hours every day of the week, we’re here for you when you need us most. To make matters better, we don’t require an appointment, just come right in if your vehicle is troubling you. With our factory trained and certified technicians on the job, they’ll get your car back in excellent condition properly yet swiftly. While you’re waiting, we make it as comfortable as possible with things like our gourmet coffee bar and our courtesy shuffle service.

Experience the Pohanka Difference by coming to Pohanka Acura. We’ve served millions of happy drivers in the area and have decades of experience, and we hope to earn your trust and satisfaction as well. Come by and talk to our friendly staff soon, and see for yourself why we were the recipient of the Edmund’s 5 Star Award and the Precision Team Dealer 2016 Award!

1 Number one Acura Dealer based on AHM new Acura volume sales for 2004-2017.

World’s Largest Acura Dealer 14 Years Running

We didn’t become the world’s largest Acura dealer 14 years running1 through luck: we earned that spot. With a tremendous collection of new and used vehicles, an understanding and experienced Finance Team, and one of the best Service Departments in the area, we have everything that you need to either find the car you’ve been dreaming of or to get your vehicle in peak condition. There are plenty of tools available on our website, but if you have any questions before you come to Pohanka Acura, call us at (703)-592-4453 or message us via the contact form on our website.

When you visit our website or our showroom, you get more than a huge collection of new and used vehicles, quick 30-second pre-approval for financing, and great deals on trade-ins. You get to work with some of the best certified sales consultants in the industry, who all promote a zero-pressure sales environment. With this kind of atmosphere, you don’t need to worry about anything being pushed on you, and you can shop at your own pace. A big reason that we’re the largest Acura dealership in the world is that we’re right by Dulles Airport on Lee Jackson Highway, so it’s easy for everyone in the area to come in and take vehicles for test drives, but more importantly, we’re always close if you need a quick tune-up. With access to our certified pre-owned selection and warranty, you’ll be able to find reliable used vehicles if a new Acura is out of your price range.

Our sales team and our accessibility are only half the story. At Pohanka Acura, you’ll find a top-notch, convenient Service Department. Regardless of what you need to be done on your car, you can stop by without an appointment at any time. To make things even easier, we have extended hours seven days a week, so there’s always a time to come in. Not only do you get the reliable craftsmanship of our factory-trained and certified technicians, you also get a free car wash with every service, regardless of how major or minor they are. While you’re waiting, you can use our courtesy shuttle to go about your business while we fix your car up, or if the repair is expected to take over two hours, you can use one of our courtesy loaner vehicles.

There are so many more reasons to come visit Pohanka Acura. As the world’s largest Acura dealer 14 years running1, we hope to prove to you our credibility and earn your trust. Come in today and you’ll see why we earned the Edmund’s 5 Star Award and a Precision Team Dealer 2016 Award.

1 Number one Acura Dealer based on AHM new Acura volume sales for 2004-2017.

3 Signs Your Acura Needs An Oil Change

Most Acura models are powered by the i-VTEC engine that delivers solid performance for daily trips. This signature powertrain needs to receive a routine oil change in order to operate according to the manufacturer’s standards. Here are three signs that might indicate the need for your Acura to get an oil change as soon as possible.

Noise Under the Hood

When your Acura’s engine block is not properly lubricated, it will make more noise than usual. Excessive friction in the moving components could create loud and unpleasant sounds that are heard in the cabin. Under normal operating conditions, the signature i-VTEC engine is supposed to run smoothly at minimum noise levels. The camshafts, cylinders and crankshafts of this patented powertrain need sufficient motor oil to overcome friction.

Slow and Weak Response

The tachometer reading in your Acura might indicate the urgent need for an oil change. Even after fully depressing the accelerator, you might notice a relatively slow response from the i-VTEC engine. A lack of sufficient motor oil naturally reduces the responsiveness of the entire powertrain. Therefore, your Acura might struggle to accelerate smoothly on the highway. Additionally, the Sequential SportShift transmission and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive might not work smoothly with an engine that has become less responsive.

Loss of Fuel Economy

Acura cars that are properly lubricated with motor oil offer great fuel economy on the highway and in the city. Most models come with digital instrument panels that precisely record and display the range and efficiency of your trips. The Sport Hybrid editions
might be dramatically impacted by an imbalance in the lubrication system of the gas engine. Even if you’re driving a hybrid Acura car, the quality of the oil can still have a major influence on the fuel economy. The regenerative braking technology also becomes less efficient when it’s paired with an engine that needs an urgent oil change.

Visit our Acura dealership to learn more about technical specifications of select sedans and crossover SUVs. We encourage you to test drive the TLX, RLX, MDX and other trims in our inventory.


How To Tell If You Need New Tires

Your car is only as safe as its tires. It’s an old saying, but one that you should repeat over and over as a sort of religious mantra. When tires become worn, your car, truck, or SUV becomes much more of a liability, especially at high speeds or when traveling over uneven surfaces. Tires are designed with specific tread patterns to increase friction and also to provide better spreading out of the pressure put on them. How do you know if your tires are becoming worn? Here are three signs to check for.

Tread Thickness

The rubber your vehicle’s tires are made of is tough and can handle extreme heat produced by friction when the rubber meets the pavement. However, the tread does eventually become thinner. Take the penny test. Insert a penny with Lincoln’s head upside down into the tread. If you can see to the top of his head, your tread is wearing thin, and it’s time to replace the tires. This critical thickness is 1/16 of an inch. When you perform this test, be sure also to move the car forward and back just a bit so that you can see the entire tread. Look for strange tread patterns such as a smooth center of the tread or a polished, worn-down look along the edges.

Sidewall Cracks And Bulges

The sidewall of the tire doesn’t meet the road surface, so it wears out much more slowly. However, if there’s a problem with the overall integrity of the rubber, this is the place where signs of trouble are most commonly visible. If the sidewall has a weird cut or groove, something is definitely wrong with the tire strength. Remember, your tire is supporting one-fourth of the entire weight of the vehicle, and this puts outward pressure on the sidewall. A crack in the sidewall also means that a slow leak is already occurring or soon will be. Bulges should be taken seriously. If your sidewall has one, put on the spare and get to the service center immediately.

Road Vibration

If your car begins to shake when approaching 60 mph, it usually means that the tire is unbalanced. The tires may also be misaligned. Although this doesn’t mean the tire itself is damaged, continued driving with this alignment or balance problem will very quickly begin to affect the tread patterns. At high speed, it can cause stress along the edge of the tires, resulting in a blowout. Unbalance tires can be fixed in a jiffy, but don’t wait to get the problem corrected.

If you suspect something is wrong with your tires or your wheel alignment, come on down to the Pohanka Acura service center today. A quick diagnosis of the problem will save money — and possibly heartache — tomorrow.


What Acura Was In The Avengers?

In the 2015 movie Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tony Stark (Robert Downey), also known as Iron Man and co-founder of the titular superhero team, drives off in a dark-red Acura vehicle. At the time, it was a concept for the forthcoming NSX, which was being reintroduced after a decade of absence. The vehicle that would eventually become the 2017 Acura NSX embodies the personality of Tony Stark’s character: sleek, powerful, intelligent, and attractive—and knows it.

NSX Performance

Under the hood of the 2017 Acura NSX is an all-aluminum twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that provides 500 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. The mid-mounted engine is joined with a 9-speed wet dual-clutch transmission, which has auto-shift ability for enabling smooth-as-silk gear-shifting control. The NSX uses what is described as a “sport hybrid” version of Acura’s Super Handling-All Wheel Drive system. That means that rather than draw power from the engine itself, this drivetrain relies on an electric motor for each wheel. Notably, the front wheels get torque vectoring control under acceleration and braking. The results are improved efficiency and cornering.

NSX Safety

For restraint and cushioning in the event of a crash, the 2017 Acura NSX comes with a driver’s knee airbag, a pair of front impact airbags, dual front side impact airbags, and an overhead side curtain. Also standard are four-wheel anti-lock Brembo® disc brakes, traction control, brake assist, and electronic vehicle stability. The theft-deterrent system on the NSX combines remote keyless entry with engine immobilization.

With so much work put into the technology of the NSX, it’s no surprise that it carries over into the 2018 model year—its second—completely unchanged.

To check out the Acura NSX for yourself, call us today to set up an appointment. One of our sales experts will meet with you and help with identifying the NSX that meets your specifications.


Which Acura Models Offer 4-Cylinder Engines?

Acura takes great pride in developing fun-to-drive vehicles that are easy to maintain. Acura models equipped with a four-cylinder engine deliver an especially great blend of performance and fuel efficiency. Let’s take a look at the Acura vehicles that offer a four-cylinder engine.

Acura TLX

The Acura TLX is ranked among the best sports sedans in its class. Bulletproof reliability and precise handling push it to the top of the segment. While the Acura TLX can be equipped with a high-powered V6 engine, a lot of drivers like the standard four-cylinder engine. Acura tuned it to develop a healthy 206 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque. Dual overhead cams and Acura’s signature i-VTEC technology help it to deliver the optimum performance. An eight-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission further aids the sedan’s responsiveness. Not only is the four-cylinder TLX quick, but it can also return up to 20 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.*

Of course, the Acura TLX offers more than just driving excitement. It comes loaded with a number of exciting features, including a seven-speaker sound system and smartphone integration. You can also take full advantage of its standard AcuraWatch safety package. Some of the advanced driving aids include automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and adaptive cruise control.

Acura ILX

If you are looking for a sleek compact sedan that offers unmatched dependability, take a look at the new Acura ILX. All trims come equipped with a quick-revving 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine. It pumps out a satisfying 201 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. A unique Drive-by-Wire throttle system enables the ILX to offer very strong acceleration. The best part is that you can still look forward to getting up to 25 mpg in the city 35 mpg on the highway.*

On the inside, the Acura ILX surrounds you with a long list of modern features. A 10-speaker ELS Studio sound system and a high-resolution infotainment system are just a couple of the available upgrades. Advanced safety innovations, such as Road Departure Mitigation, make the ILX even more appealing.

If you wish to take these exciting cars for a test drive, contact your local Acura dealer to request a test drive.

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.