Acura Sport Hybrid Performance

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A New Type of Hybrid in Sioux Falls

Hybrid cars in Sioux Falls are all fairly similar and generic, with the exception of Acura’s Sport Hybrid models. NSX is the first supercar powered by a bespoke Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), 573-hp power unit that is an absolute game-changer. Engine power and direct electric torque combine for a new kind of dynamic performance—not just in acceleration—but in steering and braking too. Join Vern Eide Acura as we explore the Sport Hybrid system and the Acura Sport Hybrid SH-AWD models.

Acura Sport Hybrid Components

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    Direct Drive Motor

    Think of it as throttle response deluxe. Sandwiched between the V-6 and the DCT, the direct drive electric motor is attached directly to the driveshaft for immediate torque and acceleration.

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    Intelligent Power Unit

    IPU. The brain of the power unit is also its primary battery. Positioned low and center, it sits behind the seats, directing energy to electric motors front and rear.

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    Twin Motor Unit

    G-loading you can feel comes from two independent electric motors at the front wheels that deal out immediate torque on the move for athletic acceleration that makes passing absolutely effortless.

Acura Sport Hybrid Performance Specs

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Acura NSX

  • 0 to 60 MPH: 2.7 Seconds
  • Horsepower: 573
  • MPH: 191

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Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

  • MPG: 28 City
  • Horsepower: 377
  • Speed: 7

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Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

  • MPG: 26 City
  • Horsepower: 321
  • Speed: 7
† Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors. Source:

Sport Hybrid SH-AWD Models

South Dakota roads have never seen hybrid performance like this. Acura’s revolutionary Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system is enhanced by an electric Twin Motor Unit (TMU), engineered to independently distribute torque to each rear wheel (front on NSX) for on-rails handling at the will of the driver. Acura has a hybrid SUV in MDX and hybrid sedan in RLX, and below is a list of feature upgrades that come along with the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD powertrain.

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Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

In addition to the more powerful and efficient powertrain, MDX Sport Hybrid upgrades include:

  • Active Damper System
  • Sport+ IDS setting
  • Metal-finish foot pedals
  • Body-color lower body trim
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Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

In addition to enhanced performance and fuel economy ratings, RLX Sport Hybrid upgrades include:

  • Electronic Gear Selector
  • Head-Up Display
  • Reactive Force Accelerator Pedal
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Exclusive 19-inch Machine-Finished, Noise-Reducing Wheels

Torque Vectoring

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The TMU creates torque vectoring, which automatically generates turning force, putting positive torque on the outside wheel and negative torque on the inside wheel – converting power distribution into unprecedented control.

Holistic Performance

Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is a top automotive technology that gives you a trifecta of quicker acceleration, improved handling and greater fuel efficiency, unleashing revolutionary power with a tenacious grip.

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It All Comes Together

Every Acura Sport Hybrid is designed for an exacting balance of next-gen exhilaration and luxury comfort. Powered by NSX technology, you get instant gratification, confidence in handling, fuel efficiency and all-wheel drive weather stability. Interior refinements and remarkable quiet complete the experience.

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