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2018 Acura NSX

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Pros

  • Great handling
  • Comfortable ride
  • Impressive visibility

Cons

  • Storage is poor
  • Tech interface is lacking
  • Interior isn't very nice

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 22 highway, 21 combined

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2018 Acura NSX offers a sophisticated hybrid supercar performance

The 2018 Acura NSX did not receive significant changes after its introduction in 2017. It's a highly sophisticated, all-wheel drive, mid-engine, hybrid supercar that is technically impressive but also flawed in a few keyways. The NSX's V6 engine provides potent acceleration and its shock absorbers soak up most rough terrain, while the steering and braking feel well-matched to a car of its class.

But while much of the NSX is purpose-built, there are areas where Acura's supercar falls short. The infotainment system, which runs everything happening on the NSX's center screen, is lifted from the Civic and while its interface is clunky, it can be avoided by using Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. The interior is a bit plasticky and too heavily resembles other, less expensive vehicles in Acura's lineup. The NSX lacks many common driver aids including adaptive cruise control. And storage, while few shoppers' top priority when buying a sports car, is a far cry from what you'll find in competitor's vehicles.

All Acura NSX years

New for 2018

  • NSX trims have been upgraded with Parking Sensors and Auxiliary Audio Input as standard equipment this year.

Explore Acura NSX details

Base 4WD/AWD 2D Coupe

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine

Optional Features

  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Satellite Radio Ready

Drive type

4WD/AWD

Engine size

3.5L

Horsepower

573

Torque (ft-lbs)

476

Engine type

Turbo Hybrid

Fuel capacity

15.6

Wheelbase

103.5"

Overall length

176"

Width

87.3"

Height

47.8"

Leg room

F 42.8"

Head room

F 38.3"

Front tires

P245/35YR19

Rear tires

P305/30YR20

Seating capacity

2

Transmission

Automatic

5 reasons to buy the 2018 Acura NSX

What We Like

Performance: The NSX can go from 0-60 mph in as little as 3 seconds without breaking a sweat. It is supplemented by three electric motors: One that assists the engine and two on the front axle to improve traction and handling. The enhanced fuel economy is the icing on the cake.

Comfort: The NSX is equipped with "magnetorheological variable dampers," which is a technical way to say, "very fancy shock absorbers." Those shock absorbers provide smooth sailing in the NSX even when traversing uneven terrain, like a bumpy road, making long drives much more manageable.

Drivability: The breadth of performance in the NSX is substantial, but perhaps more impressive is its accessibility. Acura succeeded in making the NSX easy to drive; it's smooth and quick around town and stop-and-go traffic can largely be driven under electric power. It's also ruthlessly efficient on backroads and on track days. That versatility might be the NSX's best feature.

What Needs Improvement

Tech: The infotainment that powers the center screen is largely a reheated version of what existed in the Honda Civic. That's frustrating given the caliber of the vehicle the NSX strives to be. Similarly, the controls for the air conditioning are difficult to use, and the system is not quite up to the standard Acura has set for itself.

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