Solid small "family" car.
June 11, 2018
I have had this since mid August, 2016, and here is my in-depth review. The car has a solid "feel" to it. Climate control is responsive and throttles down once target temperature is about to be reached (auto setting). Mine has the ELS audio system and while it does sound good, it could be better. One, any audio that has been mastered "hot", meaning with high levels, the audio sounds as if it's limited (compressed down). That is regardless if you have the volume set low or high. Two, .wav (uncompressed audio) is not supported. It would be nice if it was. Three, some midrange frequencies are accented, particularly around 500 Hz or so. That can make some vocals sound "honky".
Moving on to the engine and transmission, the engine is fine. The transmission leaves a bit to be desired. It shifts up too quickly. I realize the engineers at Acura programmed it for maximum economy but when you are trying to accelerate to highway speeds, it could give the impression that the car is lacking in power when it actually isn't. Of course, there is sport mode where you can use the paddles and do the shifting yourself but there is no happy medium, like there is with the TLX.
Starting from a dead stop will sometimes make the transmission lurch and hiccup (likely a shortcoming of the DCT transmission).
Fuel economy can be very good, in particular at highway speeds (60 to 65 mph). I have observed mpg range as high as 45 at 60-65 mph. Mileage drops once you reach 70 mph. I'm rather conservative in my driving style but I'm no slow poke. I tend to average 33 to 37 mpg and my driving is roughly 65% highway; 35% city driving.
Wet roads will hamper mpg BIG time, thanks to the wide tires, but I like those wide tires for their cornering prowess.
Adaptive cruise control is good and I can tell it has some fine tuning to do. The way it handles speed can be rather abrupt at times. "False" highway markings can sometimes trick the road departure sensors, thinking that you are leaving the lane / road when you aren't. I've had the car warn me to "steer" the car when I keep the steering wheel perfectly still, with the lane keeping assist switched on. If Acura would have put sensors in the steering wheel to detect grip, that would have been good.
The drivers seat is good for long distance driving. Lower back support could be slightly improved though.
The navigation system is archaic. For 2016, it was even missing some not so new highways. I wished the head unit had Android auto / Apple Carplay.
About the use of Premium fuel: Acura recommends it but it is in NO way required. My car runs 89 octane (mid-grade) unleaded fine. If you have access to ethanol free 91+ octane (premium) gas, give that a try. For me, my mileage went up, as well as the responsiveness of the engine.