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What is Acura Hybrid Technology All About?

What is Acura Hybrid Technology All About?

For all carmakers in today’s marketplace, fuel efficiency is the name of the game. Cars need to go further on every gallon of gas to meet federal standards for fuel economy. Yet, customers demand that vehicles are just as powerful and enjoyable to drive. That’s a difficult task, but it’s exactly what Acura hybrid technology is all about.

What is Acura Hybrid Technology?

Acura hybrid vehicles have a specific type of system known as Sport Hybrid. It’s a system that retains fuel efficiency in the models that have it without increasing emissions. Also, it does so without compromising on performance. It actually enhances performance. A few key components make up the Acura hybrid powertrain:

Acura Sport Hybrid Battery

During deceleration, power is harvested with regenerative braking and stored in a lithium-ion battery pack. This power is held until required by the Acura hybrid twin motor unit.

Acura Hybrid Twin Motor Unit

Between the rear wheels is a twin motor unit. Essentially, it’s two electric motors that provide instantaneous torque to the rear wheels on demand. Each rated at 36 horsepower, it’s an incredibly efficient way to turn a gas-powered front-wheel-drive vehicle into an AWD model.

The twin electric motors are controlled individually for supreme traction in any conditions. It reduces the effort the gas engine needs to exert.

An additional electric motor assists at the front wheels with an extra 47 horsepower. Under light use or accelerating from a stop, electric power is often all that’s required.

The Gas Engine

Under the hood of an Acura hybrid vehicle is a gas-powered engine. Acura uses a 3.0-liter V6 for Sport Hybrid models, creating 257 horsepower for premium performance. And while the gas-powered engine makes the most power, electric motors can engage separately. That makes for the most efficient operation.

 

Nothing quite explains the Acura hybrid system like using it. Experience Sport Hybrid in the Acura MDX, Acura RLX, and the halo car, the Acura NSX. You’ll find your favorite Acura in stock today at Jay Wolfe Acura of Springfield.

Personalize Your MDX with Acura Accessories

Personalize Your MDX with Acura Accessories

Your Acura MDX is unique compared to all the boring, run-of-the-mill midsize SUVs on the market today. The problem is that there are thousands of other car buyers who know it too. With more and more Acura MDX SUVs on the street, you need some way to know which one is yours. (Ever lost your…

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What’s New for the 2017 Acura MDX

What’s New for the 2017 Acura MDX

It’s the best-selling 3-row SUV of all time, and that’s the least of the 2017 Acura MDX’s accomplishments. For 2017, the MDX is restyled and receives new features that entrench Acura as one of the top brands in value and resale. Find out what the 2017 Acura MDX has in store for you. 2017 Acura…

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How SH-AWD Works on the Acura MDX

How SH-AWD Works on the Acura MDX

If you’re in the market for an SUV, you’ve likely checked out the Acura MDX. Undoubtedly it’s made it onto your short list — how could it not, with the power, precision, and performance you get with every Acura? You may wonder, though, about its all-wheel drive system. What does it do? How does it…

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MDX Awarded Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy

MDX Awarded Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy

How did the Acura MDX land the 2015 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy award in the luxury SUV category? With its incredible appointments and reasonable price, obviously. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s fun to drive either. Acura has improved on a good thing. Their midsize SUV spans the gap from the utilitarian domestic SUV…

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