Acura is a luxury brand, but this is not a worthy model. It's quick and sporty with a stiff ride. But gas mileage was terrible and we had to replace the front brakes and rotors every 5000 miles. We never felt like it did anything well. If you drove it as a sports SUV with paddle shifters, you paid at the pump and in maintenance. Also, missing some key features at this price including automatic headlights, driver memory settings and iPod interface.
Paddle shifters and sports-car feel. Super-handling all-wheel drive is great.
Premium gas to eek out 17 miles to the gallon. Also, unacceptable front brakes.