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Acura’s 2019 MDX Hybrid arrives at dealerships

Acura’s 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid has arrived at dealerships around the country. The vehicle, priced at $53,975, offers a combined EPA rating of 27mpg. The vehicle employs a 3L i-VTEC V6 engine as part of its Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system that powers to 321hp and 289 lb-ft. The MDX Sport also includes a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission which “offers ultra-fast…

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Acura’s 2018 RLX Sport Hybrid debuts

Acura’s 2018 RLX Sport Hybrid comes equipped with three electric motors helping to generate a total of 377 horsepower and 341 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid, one of two trim levels offered for the 2018 RLX, is expected to make up a sizeable portion of total sales of the model. The 2018 RLX Sport Hybrid has an EPA rating of…

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Cars.com ranks best hybrids for the money

Cars.com recently ranked the best hybrids for the money in 11 different categories. And the winners are… Subcompact Car: 2014 Toyota Prius c ($19,890) Compact Car: 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid ($25,425) Mid-Size Hatchback: 2014 Toyota Prius ($25,010) Mid-Size Sedan: 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid ($27,095) Full-Size Hatchback: 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid ($25,995) Full-Size Sedan: 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid ($36,365) SUV/Crossover: 2014 Nissan…

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Acura introduces a hybrid with three electric motors

Acura has introduced the 2014 RLX Hybrid, an all-wheel-drive sedan that features three electric motors in addition to the gasoline-powered engine. Reporter Michael Taylor says the three electric motors represent a major innovation. One electric motor is embedded in the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Two more motors are mounted in the rear of the car. It’s the two aft motors that are the…

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Review: 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

The 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, which launches next spring, was unveiled at the L.A. Auto Show. The car, which is the first vehicle to deploy Acura’s new three-motor hybrid power train technology, earned positive reviews from the House of Japan. The system combines a highly efficient, direct-injected V-6 engine with an all-new, Acura-designed, 7-speed dual clutch transmission with built-in electric…

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Acura, Mitsubishi prepare to introduce new hybrids

More new hybrids are on the way. Acura will introduce a new high-performance hybrid system in the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD at the L.A. Auto Show this month. Acura says the car will deliver a blend of “V-8-like performance with 4-cylinder fuel economy.” Read more. Mitsubishi will unveil three new hybrid concept cars at the Tokyo Motor Show this month, including two…

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Report: 40% of Hybrids Cost Less to Own than Gasoline Counterpart

Green Fleet Magazine reports that 13 of 33 hybrid vehicles have a lower total cost-of-ownership when compared to their all-gasoline counterparts. The findings were based on Vincentric’s 2013 Hybrid Analysis, which measures factors such as depreciation, financing, fees and taxes, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost and repairs. The 13 hybrids with lower ownership costs included the Lexus CT200h ($6,300 savings) and…

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