2017 Acura NSX consumer reviews

$156,000 starting MSRP
side view of 2017 NSX Acura
94% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 5.0
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Phenomenal in Every Way

This car is eye-catchingly beautiful and attracts attention wherever I drive it. It is also blazingly fast as confirmed with a recent 170+ mph blast around the road course at Daytona International Speedway. Even at such elevated speeds, it is extremely confidence-inspiring with rock solid stability and directional control. On top of all that, it is quite comfortable and maintenance is reasonable for an exotic car. It is also Honda reliable! The interior is well laid out and attractive. For a car that sits as low as this one, it has good headroom (I am 6' 1"). The seats are supportive without being intrusive. On the track, one gets the lateral support needed, but never with any discomfort. My only beef with the interior is the controls for the audio system. They are not user friendly, even though they would be familiar to most Acura owners. The flip side is that the (upgraded) sound system is very good--once you figure out how to turn it on and select what you want to hear. The carbon-ceramic brakes are simply phenomenal. At Daytona, I was braking from over 160 mph before the chicane and the car always stayed where I pointed it with no wiggles. It did not seem possible to make them fade--in fact they performed better when they warmed up. This car makes no pretense about being a family car. It a true exotic sports car and notwithstanding its excellent interior comfort, it is very much performance focused. Cost effectiveness is pretty much dependent on one's perspective and purpose in owning such a vehicle. It actually gets decent mileage when driven "normally." I get between 23 and 25 mpg on the highway. This goes down to 6 mpg on the track! While I loved my 1991 NSX, this car is in a different league and I can't see myself selling it even though I could do so at a profit.


Amazing car!

Great Super car! Great performance and head turner. Hybrid so it surprises everyone when the car turns off and turns back on. I wish I had a chance to drive this car much more before I move on....


Amazing Car - Best ever

This car met all my needs for speed and comfort. I have owned all the fast cars... all the M5-M6, i8 among others. This car surpassed my expectations. Check it out.


Most reliable and under appreciated super car

Car exemplifies Honda Acura expertise in making a super car that puts others on notice of how to build fast reliable comfy cars .. just like the orig design of which I also own an orig 93 with 40k miles on clock


The most amazing daily drivable supercar

This car exceeded my expectations and is a blast to drive. It turns heads and garners questions/pictures everywhere I go. It’s super fast and gets 23mpg. With aftermarket downpipes and exhaust added just two months after purchasing, the turbo whistle is soo loud and it crackles and pops when slowing down. Mesmerizing sounds! It’s literally the perfect car. It still feels surreal to own it and daily drive it when I please. Looking forward to taking it to the drag races!


Unreal, simply unreal

This car is jaw dropping in person (judging by the camera phones, thumbs ups, smiles, and attractive women's reactions, I'm not alone in thinking so). The NSX has the most streetable power, torque, and driving characteristics of any competitor outside a 911 Turbo S, but doesn't look like every other boring Porsche. Stoplight to stoplight it is a bolt of lightning with the hybrid motors providing instant torque and removing turbo lag! Plus, you can fit a set of golf clubs in the trunk which can't be said for ANY other supercar! I drove mine 2,300+ miles in 3 days and at 6'4" tall I was still comfortable. The varied driving modes are really nice. The car has a distinct personality in each mode, though I don't use Sport ever really. Unlike some cars it is not always "on" so you can drive it and chill or flip it into Track mode and summon demons from its soul. I really wouldn't change anything except maybe making the trunk better insulated from exhaust heat. The Infotainment system is fine as it accepts Car Play and Android Auto. There is a volume knob on the wheel that I use so I can't complain about the slider (which is a dumb complaint in my opinion). The exhaust sounds nice in Sports Plus and Track but is not an obnoxiously loud as some. Then again, this isn't a car you buy to draw attention to you by being neon colored and obnoxiously loud. Real engine sounds are piped into the cabin and you can easily take a business call if you put it in Quiet mode. Overall, I could not be happier with the car. Much is made about the interior, but I think Alcantara, carbon fiber, and leather are nice and it will age well unlike the tacky interiors of some. If you're considering buying one, do yourself one favor. Find one they rent at a track rental company like the one in Vegas and give it a go around the track in Track mode. Track mode (which I use on the street 90% of the time) is where the supercar character really shines. Don't bother with Sport as it is underwhelming and the worst of Quiet and Sport Plus modes in my opinion. Oh and the NSX can be seen beating Aventadors, GTRs including the Nismo, Teslas, Huracans, 488s, AMG GTs, and more in real life drag races on YouTube if you doubt its quickness! She is a keeper boys!


A supercar that can be driven daily.

It is more comfortable than I thought it would be, and I'm six feet tall. It's an attention-grabber, and can move. All wheel drive gives you an insane amount of confidence while driving- you wont lose control of this car. It can stop on a dime, turn on a dime, and acceleration is blistering. I don't think I'll ever sell this car.


Extremely happy with this car

I'm extremely happy with this car. It gets a ton of attention (too much, in fact) and I absolutely love driving it. It very much reminds me of my old NA2 NSX in terms of driving characteristics.


The Everyday Super Car

I owned a 1992 NSX for 26 years, so I looked forward to having a modern version. The new one is very different, in some ways good, in some ways not so good. It's amazing to drive. It looks great. It has all the modern conveniences (phone, nav, LED lights, hybrid power, 9-speed transmission, etc.). However, unlike the original NSX, this one is not for the DIYer. You need to take it to the dealer. Even an oil change involves a lift, 7 different drain plugs (!), etc. And if you track the car, the ceramic brake rotors are very expensive to replace, so in my view, the new car is more delicate and less robust than the old one. But it sure is fun to drive.


Most underrated super car of 2017

This is a super car with the comforts of my Tesla, the head turns of a Lamborghini, acceleration surpassing the Audi R8 and the reliability of a Honda civic. LOVE IT!!! I got a great deal on the car, could of sold it for a profit, but after driving it for a week...there was no turning back.