Road Test/ 100
Predicted Reliability/ 5
Predicted Owner Satisfaction/ 5
Acura's entry-level compact sedan falls short of bargain-luxury-sedan standards. The sole powertrain is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and an eight-speed automated manual transmission. Acura failed to address the stiff, jumpy ride, and handling is more mundane than sporty but ultimately secure. Road noise is incessant, and the transmission makes the car hesitate off the line. Once underway, the gearbox feels reluctant to downshift, lugging the engine when you need power. The lack of lumbar support for the driver's seat is another knock, the infotainment system is not very intuitive, and the car's low owner-satisfaction score is noteworthy. Available safety features include automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-keep assist.