Acura's entry-level compact sedan doesn't have the same degree of luxury and refinement as its peers.
The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic work well at full steam, but the transmission suffers from frequent clunks and hesitations in ordinary driving, especially when starting up from a stop.
Once underway, it is reluctant to downshift, making the car seem lethargic when drivers need power.
The stiff, jumpy ride, mundane handling, and incessant road noise aren't befitting a luxury compact sedan.
The infotainment system is convoluted and overly distracting.
Most active safety features, including FCW and AEB, are standard, but BSW is optional.