Acura Reviews by KBB: Brand Tops 5-Year Cost to Own Awards*

April 6th, 2018 by

2018 Acura ILX Premium

Acura reviews have always been industry-leading, and Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards demonstrate an important reason why. Acura once again topped the tables with:

  • 2018 5-Year Cost to Own Awards Best Brand*
  • 2018 5-Year Cost to Own Awards Best Entry-Level Luxury Car**

Both the Acura brand and the Acura ILX were honored for their blend of exceptional value and impressive luxury.

Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards

The 5-Year Cost to Own Awards are designed to help shoppers make informed buying decisions by breaking down typical ownership cost details over five-years. Major cost factors include:

  • Exclusive Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price
  • Projected Depreciation
  • Finance Rates
  • Insurance Rates
  • State Fees
  • Fuel
  • Maintenance
  • Repairs
Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards

Those numbers are crunched to provide an extremely accurate five-year cost breakdown for whatever specific model you desire. For the third year in a row, Acura was named a Best Brand.* The Acura ILX also received a special mention as Best Entry-Level Luxury Car.**

What’s the Secret to Acura Success?

The team at Kelley Blue Book isn’t shy about expressing their admiration for Acura vehicles. In their own words, “The answer lies in Acura’s ability to make vehicles that are both luxurious and a great value.”

Kelley Blue Book’s editors noted that “[Acura models] boast more features compared to rivals,” plus “a reputation for building cars that are efficient and boast rock-solid reliability.” Whether it’s sophisticated safety technology for calmer commutes between Westerville and Worthington or sumptuous interiors for comfortable trips around Columbus, Acura vehicles deliver premium as standard.


2018 Acura ILX Fog Lights
2018 Acura ILX Rear Spoiler

The 2018 Acura ILX

It’s no coincidence that Acura’s Best Brand win was accompanied by individual glory for the Acura ILX. Kelley Blue Book states that “Acura’s unique combination of performance, luxury, technology and affordability is well represented in the ILX sedan.”

They remark on the Acura ILX’s “dual-fisted grip on cost-to-own value.” With a starting price lower than competitors like the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA, it “successfully pairs Honda/Acura’s reputation for bulletproof product with the inherent ability for Japanese carmakers to keep repair and maintenance costs under better control than their Teutonic counterparts.”


2018 Acura ILX On Demand Multi-Use Display
2018 Acura ILX ELS Studio Premium Audio

Kelley Blue Book Adds to the Growing Retinue of Acura Awards

From sleek sedans like the ILX to three-row SUVs like the MDX, the Acura brand stands for peerless luxury performance without demanding the Earth. Contact us today to find out more.