Acura Santa Barbara celebrates “Best Cars for the Money” award earned for the class-leading 2013 Acura MDX.


Santa Barbara, CA, 2013 – Acura Santa Barbara is proud to announce that the 2013 Acura MDX has been named the “Best Luxury 3-Row midsize SUV for the Money” by U.S. News & World Report.  The results were recently released by the journal as part of the 2013 Best Cars for the Money awards.

“The 2013 Acura MDX is a great choice for this award,” says Acura Santa Barbara General Manager, Scott Westbrook.  “It continues to be a leader in its class, setting standards for the competition.”

In order to select the “Best Cars for the Money” awards, panelists at U.S. News & World Report combined quality and value data into a composite score.  In all, there are 21 categories and the vehicle with the highest score within a category was named the overall winner.  To determine quality, the cars are compared based on safety, reliability, and industry expert opinion.  Value is determined by a combination of each vehicle’s five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the vehicle according to the most recent reports.

Leading Performance and Efficiency

The 2013 Acura MDX was acknowledged for its incredible performance, fuel efficiency, and functional and spacious seven-passenger design.  Featuring refined luxury styling and the latest in advanced technologies, the Acura MDX offers California drivers everything they expect in a mid-size luxury SUV.  The 2013 Acura MDX features a 300-horsepower 3.7-liter VTEC© V-6 engine and the powerful Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission.  The Acura MDX also boasts a top 5-star U.S. Government safety rating and a TOP SAFETY PICK from the IIHS.

Updated Model Available Fall 2013

Acura will release the 2014 MDX later this fall, which will advance the MDX’s already leading dynamic performance, while continuing to improve fuel efficiency and luxury comfort.  The MDX is part of a full line of technologically advanced luxury vehicles from Acura.  From the distinctive TL sedan to the TSX Sport Wagon, and the RDX luxury crossover SUV, Acura’s 2013 line-up offers something for every driver.  California Acura fans can learn more about the award-winning 2013 Acura MDX or the upcoming 2014 Acura MDX at Acura Santa Barbara in Southern California.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. The dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians at Acura Santa Barbara are available to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the IIHS’ top safety pick RDX, the best-selling MDX or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.  Acura owners should feel free to contact the dealership should they have any questions regarding the Acura registration process or any other automotive need.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 563-4266