2018 Acura TLX

The Value of AWD

Some car companies strive to wring more and more performance out of their vehicles, while others try to load more and more safety into theirs. Acura is committed to doing both in equal proportion, and nothing encapsulates both like all-wheel drive. In inclement weather or evasive maneuvers, having optimized traction is critical. With that in mind, Acura did more than just develop an all-wheel-drive system; they designed the best AWD system on the road.

Acura's Super Handling All Wheel Drive

Any car company could come up with anything catchy to try and sell cars. Acura chose a more direct approach. First, they came up with a super handling all-wheel drive system. Then, they named their all-wheel-drive system appropriately. The Super Handling system was designed by Acura to adjust where drive torque was being distributed. Rather than a vehicle being propelled forward at a fixed rate or randomly, Acura came up with a system to optimize torque propulsion to improve performance. As time has gone on, the hydraulic suspension system has seen sophisticated software integrated to optimize the Super Handling All Wheel Drive system even further. The SH AWD now implements torque vectoring for cornering, making Acuras the most dynamically derivable cars and SUVs on the road.

Which Acura's have Super Handling AWD?

The question is not about which Acuras have all-wheel drive, but which vehicles on the road offer Acura's proprietary Super Handling All Wheel Drive. The answer is simple: every vehicle except the ILX. The TLX, RLX, RDX, MDX, and NSX all offer Super Handling All Wheel Drive with torque vectoring for each of their available engine packages.

The Super Handling-AWD difference

You cannot fully appreciate the Super Handling difference unless you visit your local Acura dealership for a test drive. Contact our local Acura dealer to set up a test drive today and get a feel the difference of Acura's precision crafted performance.

Categories: TLX, RDX, RLX, MDX, NSX