Whether your grad just finished high school or college, a new Acura model can help them tackle the road ahead. A new vehicle offers a great way to explore the world, cultivate responsibility, commute to work, and more.

Here's what we recommend for your new grads:

2017 Acura TLX

The 2017 Acura TLX (pictured above) is perfect for young drivers due to its manageable size; safety features; suite of technologies; and sleek, luxurious vibe. Your graduate will enjoy a driving experience like no other—with two available engines, two transmissions, and Acura’s available “precision-handling technologies,” there are plenty of choices to think about. An eight-speed dual-clutch transmission drives the front wheels, making for a smooth, comfortable ride. 

The 2017 TLX houses a 2.4-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine with i-VTEC variable valve timing, which produces 206 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque. It packs a lot of power into a sedan-sized package and can take your grad anywhere in speed and style. Inside the 2017 TLX, you'll find a host of available tech features, like the standard Bluetooth®, Siri® Eyes Free for iPhone users, Aha™ and Pandora® capability, SiriusXM® satellite radio, a compass, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Other notable features include heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, ambient lighting, a power moonroof, Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering, and optional lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning, and blind spot information systems.  

The 2017 TLX makes it easy for grads to have a celebratory adventure with its innovative technology, powerful performance, and luxurious presence.    

2017 Acura MDX

If your grad would prefer the look and handling of a larger vehicle, be sure to check out the 2017 Acura MDX. Stylish, powerful, and with engineering you can feel, the MDX is a great choice for grads who like to do it all. Coming with three different powertrains (including an incredibly efficient hybrid option), the base model receives a 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a nine-speed transmission with paddle shifters. This engine produces 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque and is available with front-wheel drive or a non-hybrid version of the SH-AWD® system that retains the torque-vectoring capability.   

Apart from providing excellent performance and handling, the 2017 Acura MDX continues its reputation as one of the most versatile and appealing vehicles around. Key features include standard AcuraWatch™, three rows of spacious seating, On Demand Multi-Use Display™, two-person seat memory, power moonroof, and Active Sound Control. Even more luxurious features come standard on the well-equipped vehicle, including Bluetooth®, Siri® Eyes Free voice control for iPhone users, Aha™ and Pandora® compatibility, SiriusXM® satellite radio, tri-zone automatic climate control, power heated front seats, leather interior, and auto-dimming side-view mirrors. 

The 2017 Acura MDX has been specially designed to keep your grad (and their passengers) safe, connected, and entertained, no matter where the road may lead.


For more details on the 2017 Acura TLX or MDX, including information regarding pricing and lease offers, contact us online or visit Bob Howard Acura at 13101 N Kelley Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73131. We'd be more than happy to help you and your grad find just the right vehicle!

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