2017 Acura NSX Luxury Green Car of the Year

A lot of drivers in the Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Aliso Viejo area consider efficiency to be one of the most important factors when it comes to choosing their next car. However, efficiency, style, and power doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive. The 2017 Acura NSX is a sleek, performance-based vehicle that offers a higher degree of style as well as performance. It was even named “Luxury Green Car of the Year” by Green Car Journal. 

2017 Acura NSX: Green Performance

Driving enthusiasts have praised the Acura NSX for its stylish and cutting-edge body, which almost paves the way towards the future of sporty luxury cars. This vehicle is equipped with a 3.5L Twin Turbocharged V6 engine that can deliver a great deal of power, easily hitting 500 horsepower with 406 lb-ft of torque while clocking in a top track speed of 191 mph and going from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds. The nine-speed Dual Clutch transmission aids in performance by providing you more gear ratios to work with in an effort to hit your desired performance.

What may have been the piece of the puzzle that garnered the 2017 Acura NSX the “Luxury Green Car of the Year” accolade is the Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system. This system combines front-rear torque distribution that diverts between the left and right rear wheels to provide the driver with optimum performance. It also electrifies acceleration, cornering, and braking, resulting in an extraordinary mix of both performance and efficiency. In terms of fuel economy, the Acura NSX gets 21/22 mpg city/highway*, which is roughly 30 percent more efficient than the previous Acura NSX.

Why is the 2017 Acura NSX the Luxury Green Car of the Year?

There are a lot of factors at play that resulted in the 2017 Acura NSX earning this highly coveted accolade. The engine gets extra assistance from thee different electric motors that work to achieve the desired performance. On top of the Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system, the Acura NSX is comprised of lightweight materials like SMC fiberglass, high strength steel, aluminum, and even carbon fiber. Due to the lightweight body, the low resting position of the vehicle, and the aerodynamic design of the Acura NSX, drag is greatly reduced, allowing the vehicle to achieve its desired performance without the elements slowing it down.

Learning More About the 2017 Acura NSX 

In this article, we gave you a taste of the 2017 Acura NSX and its impressive engine and performance features that have helped this luxury vehicle earn Green Car Journal’s “2017 Luxury Green Car of the Year”. You saw the aerodynamic design as well as the Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive System that makes the 2017 Acura NSX a formidable vehicle on and off the track.

Contact us at Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo. We’re always happy to help drivers in the Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Aliso Viejo area learn more about the cars they’re interested in.

*Based on 2017 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 only) and other factors.

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