Acura vs. Honda: Worth the Upgrade?

2019 Honda Civic, 2019 Acura RDX
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Should You Spend Extra on an Acura?

Acura is Honda’s luxury brand. Needless to say, its cars cost more and are designed for a smaller market. Are Acuras worth the extra money, or should you head to the Honda dealership first?

To assist car shoppers, we compare U.S. News scores in the safety, reliability, performance, and interior categories across each brand as a whole. We also take a look at how Acura and Honda vehicles fare in their respective rankings on our site. For example, how does the luxury compact Acura RDX SUV stack up against Honda’s CR-V?

Keep in mind that the scores in this article may not match the scores in our new car rankings. This is because we constantly update our rankings as new data and expert reviews become available. Being that an increasing number of 2019 models are coming to market, safety and predicted reliability scores may not yet be available. Overall scores and rankings could change once that data is included.

Continue reading to learn how Honda and Acura measure up in the categories that matter most to car shoppers. Let’s find out which automaker you should choose for your next new vehicle purchase.

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