The Acura NSX is designed to provide a market that isn’t even a thing however, for those looking for an all-day-driver car with some hybrid credentials, none the less. The first NSX model, which was taken off the market in it offered easy, everyday living, but without the environmental benefits with its exotic appearance, astonishing performance, a comfortable ride, and a spacious interior for two people and enough cargo space. Apart from the generous cargo space, the newly reborn NSX is able to tick all of the boxes, and also comes with a fuel efficiency that is above average thanks to its hybrid powertrain as well as electric-only drive capabilities. It certainly has the look of a luxury car, however it’s not quite at the mark of luxury in the interior, where the evidence of sharing parts with lower Acuras creates a distinctly low-end shadow.
What’s New for 2019?
A number of exterior design modifications distinguish from the new NSX from the model of 2018 Most noticeable is the body-colored front-grille garnish as well as the matte-black trim on the exterior. In the background of the sporty NSX’s exterior, Acura engineers have made numerous adjustments to the chassis like more rigid anti-roll bars as well as a an updated algorithm to control the suspension’s adaptive features.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
We’d suggest limiting the number of choices to the specs sheet, since not all options can improve the performance of the car. Carbon ceramic brakes are a great performance enhancement for a car that can achieve according to Acura 191 mph top speed.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
While it’s certainly going to satisfy your desire for speed but the NSX cannot keep up with some major competitors like those of the Audi R8 or the McLaren 570S. Our tests showed that it still managed to beat lightning-fast acceleration times , and could manage an impressive 3.1-second time from 0 up to 60mph. Its Quiet mode that is electric only, however, offers something its competitors do not have the luxury of discretion. The NSX’s hybrid-electric engine combines twin turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine with three electric motors to produce 573 horsepower. The V-6 and the nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission as well as one electric motor function together to drive back wheels. Two electric motors work in a separate manner to control the front wheels. giving the NSX an all-wheel drive.
If you are in Quiet and Sport mode The steering is clear and precise, but not heavy to the touch. This we believe is an attempt in making the NSX feel more nimble throughout the day. This arrangement, however, is unnatural on an engine-driven vehicle. In Sport Plus and Track modes, the electric-power-steering system dials in more weight. No matter what setting is used the steering is precise and responsive. well to even the smallest driver inputs.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
Hybrid cars have higher efficiency in stop-and-go congestion than gasoline-only competitors which is why they are the NSX is no exception. Its EPA rating of 21 mpg in the city is better than those of Audi R8 V-10 by a staggering 7 mpg. Its Porsche 911 Carrera 4S matches the NSX’s rating of 21 mpg in city driving and outperforms its NSX in the open road, with 28 mpg. The NSX is rated at 22 mpg in highway. In our real-world fuel economy test the NSX was able to deliver a respectable 23 mpg, surpassing its EPA rating by a bit, but falling in comparison to its nonhybrid competitors.
Interior, Infotainment, and Cargo
As a supercar for everyday use The NSX is definitely comfortable and easy to use for anyone to use as a day-to-day driver. Its cabin isn’t equipped with the high-end feel and luxurious features you’d expect from an Acura or a model designed to compete against the best of England or Germany. Our test car featured the optional leather-and-faux-suede seats, faux-suede headliner, and carbon-fiber-trimmed steering wheel. The vivid red leather appealed to the youngest of our team, but others found it unfashionable and uninspiring. Although they are comfy, we’d like more support for the thighs, and the drivers who are enthusiastic will probably want more bolstering on the sides as well.
A 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that has integrated navigation is standard and connects with the ELS Studio nine-speaker stereo. Similar to other interior components the touchscreen system has been taken from less expensive Acuras and Hondas and the same issues we have regarding them can be found to this, too. The user interface is outdated, and we also found the menu layout to be confusing. Then the absence of redundant buttons, as well as the awkward volume slider, making the process of making adjustments precise, adds an additional level of difficulty.
As an typical supercar, the storage spaces inside aren’t exactly comfortable. The trunk is situated in front of it, and can be a problem when you’re trying to transport your Haagen-Dazs. We also managed to squeeze only one of our carrying-on bags in the trunk’s tiny space.