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Buying a new car brings the peace of mind of a full warranty, but buying a used car usually means your dollar goes farther. Buying a certified pre-owned car threads the needle between the two, offering the better value of a lightly used car with the advantages of a manufacturer’s warranty.

The Acura Precision Certified program includes a 2-year/100,000-mile non-powertrain warranty that starts after the expiration of the vehicle’s original new car warranty, or after the car’s CPO purchase date, whichever is later. The program’s powertrain warranty covers the vehicle up to 7 years or 100,000 miles from the vehicle’s original in-service date. Acura’s certified pre-owned program also includes complimentary first scheduled maintenance, Acura Roadside Assistance, and other benefits. All Acura Precision Certified vehicles must pass a 182-point inspection by Acura certified technicians.

Acura Precision Certified Program

Acura Precision Certified vehicles must:

  • Pass a 182-point inspection
  • Be 6 years old or newer
  • Have 80,000 miles or fewer on the odometer at time of delivery to customer

Acura Precision Certified benefits include:

  • 2-year/100,000-mile non-powertrain warranty
  • 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty
  • Roadside assistance
  • Complimentary maintenance

2019 Acura MDX

2019 Acura MDX

In the 2019 model year, the Acura MDX originally started at $44,300. Today, you can find certified pre-owned 2019 MDX models for sale starting at less than $36,000.

The Acura MDX is known for its value-rich combination of amenities, reliability, style, and strong driver-assist and safety technology. It’s a modern but family-friendly 3-row crossover SUV. For the 2019 model year, the MDX received only minor updates, including the addition of the sporty A-Spec trim line, updates to the available 9-speed automatic transmission, and refinements to the stop/start system.

Both gasoline and hybrid versions of the 2019 MDX were offered. The standard 290-horsepower V6-powered gasoline variant came standard with front-wheel drive, while the A-Spec sport appearance package came standard with all-wheel drive. The 321-horsepower MDX Sport Hybrid also came standard with AWD. The gasoline model used a 9-speed automatic transmission, while the Sport Hybrid sported a 7-speed dual-clutch.

An active damper system was an optional feature on the 2019 Acura MDX, offering improved ride and handling bandwidth. On Sport Hybrid models, the range-topping Advance Package offered second-row captain’s chairs in place of the usual 7-passenger seating arrangement with a 3-across middle bench seat.

The 2019 Acura MDX scored 5 stars overall in NHTSA crash testing, including 5-star scores for front and side crash, and a 4-star rollover rating. The AcuraWatch safety suite (adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, forward collision warning, lane-departure warning, and more) was standard equipment for the 2019 MDX.

2019 Acura RDX

2019 Acura RDX in white.

When it was new, the 2019 Acura RDX started at $37,300. Today you can find certified pre-owned examples of the RDX for less than $35,000.

The Acura RDX is a visually interesting, luxurious, tech-forward compact luxury SUV. It’s a solid all-arounder, with plenty of utility and a dash of sport. All-new for the 2019 model year, the RDX gained an upgraded engine and transmission, new technology, and an all-new look — essentially the same look that the new models wear today.

Four main trim lines guided 2019 RDX buyers, all built around a common engine and transmission configuration: A 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder good for 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque backed by a 10-speed automatic transmission. Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) was an available upgrade from the RDX’s default front-wheel drive.

An A-Spec variant of the 2019 RDX was also offered, boasting sportier looks and 20-inch wheels, ventilated front seats, LED fog lights, and a 16-speaker ELS audio system.

The 2019 Acura RDX was rated 5 stars in NHTSA crash testing. The AcuraWatch suite of safety features was also standard on the 2019 RDX.

2019 Acura ILX

2019 Acura ILX

In 2019, the Acura ILX started from $25,900. Today, you can find certified pre-owned 2019 ILX models starting around $25,500.

The compact but surprisingly feature-packed and luxurious 2019 Acura ILX makes a strong argument for the value of entry-level luxury sedans. For the 2019 model year, the look of the ILX was subtly updated, the AcuraWatch safety suite was made standard, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto became available.

Just one engine and transmission combination were available in the 2019 ILX. The 201-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder and 8-speed dual clutch transmission served as the basis for all three main trims, including the base, Premium, and Technology variants.

Like the MDX and RDX, the ILX was available in A-Spec guise. The ILX A-Spec upgraded to 18-inch wheels in Shark Gray, a special grille, sport seats with Ultrasuede center panels and contrast stitching, A-Spec badging inside and out, and more.

The 2019 Acura ILX scored 5 stars in NHTSA crash testing.

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