Which Parts in Your New Acura are Green

With so many new Acura's to choose from, it can be difficult to understand exactly which models are considered 'green' Acura cars. Definitions can vary and different parts may affect your vehicles performance making things less clear. These facts should help to demystify the situation and let you choose a level of environmental sustainability that matches your needs.

Green Vehicles



A green vehicle status is given when a car, truck, SUV, or other vehicle offers significant improvement on its environmental impact and ongoing sustainability. These improvements can be related to mileage per gallon with regular gasoline, or alternative fuels such as fuel cells, clean burning diesel, and electric power. Many Acura models offer efficient mileage, and a full listing of the EPA combined fuel economy statistics is available online.


 

Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD


  


The Sport Hybrid is the Acura model most commonly associated with green technology beyond simple miles per gallon. The Hybrid boasts a super handling all wheel drive for a smooth and powerful ride. The car has 377 horsepower and a fuel efficiency rating over 30 mpg combined. The engine consists of a 3.5L i-Vtech V6 engine. Power isn't lacking with a front electric motor and two rear electric motors. Variable Cylinder Management allows the car to run on only 3 cylinders while cruising on the highway, but will kick in the other 3 cylinders plus electric motors when acceleration is needed. With an automatic transmission, the optimum gear is selected for best efficiency, although expert drivers can use wheel mounted paddle shifters for added control.

 

 

HID Headlights



 




High Intensity Discharge headlights are an option for the Acura RLX, and just another aspect of green Acura car technology. These extra bright headlights automatically come on when the windshield wipers are activated for extra safety. The bright beams provide better visibility of the road without blinding opposing traffic. The best part about these lights is that components actually increase light output while reducing power consumed.


 

GPS Linked Climate Control



Another great option that is environmentally responsive is the GPS linked climate control that includes solar sensors. The car is able to monitor the sun's intensity and geographical location to choose the correct amount of power to maintain the desired temperature. As an added bonus many features are voice activated.


 

Resale



Since Acuras are built with quality components, resale value stays high. By adding cutting edge add-ons and accessories this value can be raised even higher. The longer a car is in use, the better it is for the environment with less waste in the landfills. Hybrid Acuras are available in both new and pre-owned models.

 

Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo is a certified dealer of both new and pre-owned green Acura cars. With a qualified sales staff and a highly trained service department, Norm Reeves is available to meet all of your Acura needs. Contact your local dealer online or for a live chat, or call (888)844-3362.

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