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Acura SH-AWD: A Comprehensive Analysis (Updated Jan.8, 2016)

The Acura SH-AWD system (short for: Super Handling-All Wheel Drive) is often described ambiguously in most automobile literature. Some articles even said it is an enhanced version of the Honda VTM-4, which is incorrect.


In this article, we will analyze the SH-AWD in detail, focusing on these three questions:

1. How does the SH-AWD work?
2. Why the SH-AWD can transfer large amount of power to rear wheels constantly, without worrying about the wear and overheating issues?
3. What is the difference between the Acura SH-AWD and the Honda VTM-4 system?


Overview: The SH-AWD Systems

Currently there are 4 different types of SH-AWD:

1. The SH-AWD used on the 2005-2012 Acura RL

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All-New 2016 Honda Pilot Official Images Released

Honda is going to reveal the redesigned 3rd generation Pilot SUV in tomorrow’s Chicago auto show, and it released the official images just half an hour ago.


We will wait for the official press release to get more detailed specs. However at this moment, judging from the images, we have one discovery in the new Pilot: it will probably has the same 9-speed automatic transmission, which is also firstly introduced into the 2016 Acura MDX. This is concluded from the omission of the transmission shifter, which is replaced by the push selection buttons.

Enjoy the below gallery and check back tomorrow for our latest coverage.

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2016 Acura MDX Gets 9-Speed Transmission

2016 Acura MDX Information Released

The current 6-speed transmissions used in Acura/Honda cars have been scolded by some owners about its mediocre shifting quality and performance, especially under heavy-duty applications like the MDX.


Today Acura announced full details about the 2016 model year MDX. The biggest change is the 6-speed unit mentioned above, will be replaced by a 9-speed transmission which has been used on the new TLX.

According to Acura, the new 9-speed unit is 66 lbs lighter than the previous 6-speed one, and it shifts 25% faster too. The direct-injection 3.5L V6 engine remain unchanged...

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