Review: 2018 NSX
Looking for a car that will turn heads as you go down the road? Be sure to check out our article below detailing the Acura NSX. This Batmobile-ish luxury vehicle will be sure to draw attention, and for good reason. After checking out our article below come in and visit us at Friendly Acura of Middletown to test drive the 2018 Acura NSX.
The NSX comes with twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 that produces 500 hp which is paired with an electric motor which connects to a 9-speed dual-clutch transmission and a limited-slip differential. The 9-speed has paddle shifters, as well as shift programming.
The direct-drive motor between the engine and transmission adds 47 hp to net output, charges the battery pack, and smooths shifts. Mounted in front of the engine is a lithium-ion battery pack made up of 72 cells. Together, the motors and engine create 573 hp and 476 pound-feet of torque, resulting in supercar-type performance numbers of 3.0 seconds for the 0-60 mph time and a top speed of 191 mph. The rear engine design gives the NSX a 42/58-weight bias that favors the rear, but the additional motors and batteries make it somewhat heavier than a two-seat supercar; it weighs in at 3,803 pounds.
The NSX has four different types of drive modes, ranging from Quiet to Sport to Sport+ and lastly Track. In Quiet mode, the car operates as a quiet sedan. Sport mode is the default mode and gives a sportier ride while still being quiet. In Sport+, the NSX puts down maximum motor torque, adds more weight to the steering, and pipes in more sound. Yet more sound arrives In Track mode, with the sound pipes wide open.
The NSX delivers a 21mpg/city, 22mpg/hwy, and 21mpg/combined fuel economy.*
Safety and Features
Standard safety features include a multi-angle rearview camera, hill-start assist, front and front side airbags, curtain side airbags with rollover sensors, a driver’s knee airbag, and the rest of the usual government-mandated items.
The NSX is offered in just one trim level, and it comes standard with a full roster of high level features, including leather upholstery, a leather-trimmed instrument panel, leather and Alcantara seats, dual-zone climate control, power accessories, keyless ignition, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, ambient lighting, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, HD radio, a multi-angle rearview camera, an eight-speaker audio system, two USB ports, and staggered 19-and 20-inch alloy wheels.
Starting at $156,000**
*2018 EPA mileage 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.
**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.