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:

2018 Acura ILX

The 2018 Acura ILX (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 Acura’s available “precision-handling technologies.” An eight-speed dual-clutch transmission drives the front wheels, making for a smooth, comfortable ride.

The 2018 ILX houses a 2.4-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine with i-VTEC variable valve timing, which produces 201 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. It packs a lot of power into a compact sedan-sized package and can take your grad anywhere in speed and style. Inside the 2018 ILX, you'll find a host of available tech features, including 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 2018 ILX makes it easy for grads to have a celebratory adventure with its innovative technology, powerful performance, and luxurious presence.    

2018 Acura RDX

If your grad would prefer the look and handling of a crossover, be sure to check out the 2018 Acura RDX. Stylish, powerful, and with engineering you can feel, the RDX is a great choice for grads who like to do it all. Thanks to its incredibly efficient 3.5-liter V-6 engine and nine-speed transmission with paddle shifters, this engine produces 279 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque, and it's 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 2018 Acura RDX continues its reputation as one of the most versatile and appealing crossovers around. Key features include standard AcuraWatch™, spacious seating, On Demand Multi-Use Display™, two-person seat memory, power moonroof, and Active Sound Control. Even more luxurious features come standard on this well-equipped vehicle, including Bluetooth®, Siri® Eyes Free voice control for iPhone users, Aha™ and Pandora® compatibility, SiriusXM® satellite radio, power heated front seats, leather interior, and auto-dimming side-view mirrors. 

The 2018 Acura RDX has been specially designed to keep your grad (and their passengers) safe, connected, and entertained, no matter where the road may lead.

Acura Graduate Program

Acura also offers a special program, reserved for college graduates, called the Acura College Graduate Program. This program is designed to help young people start their adult lives successfully behind the wheel of a 2017 model year or newer Acura. The program offers convenient savings and easy approval for young people buying or leasing a new car. An excellent way to build credit with flexible and competitive finance and lease packages, the Acura College Graduate Program is a great choice for any new grad. 


For more details on the 2018 Acura ILX or RDX, including information regarding pricing and lease offers, contact us online or visit Tischer Acura at 3506 Ft. Meade Rd Laurel, Laurel, MD 20724. We'd be more than happy to help you and your grad find just the right vehicle!

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