If you’ve ever shopped for an Acura vehicle, the term “A-Spec” probably rings a bell. This package offered on most trims highlights the sporty, high-performance character of the Acura brand.

Learn more about these A-Spec models by exploring their exterior and interior features, their technologies, as well as their performance.

Acura A-Spec: A Distinctive Look

On the outside, Acura cars with the A-Spec package take on the appearance of real sports cars. With larger wheels, matte black and chrome accents, they make a statement! The Acura ILX A-Spec sedan gets 17-inch shark grey wheels with 15 spokes. For the ILX and RDX, the wheels measure 19 inches, and 20 inches on the rugged MDX.

A-Spec features also include:

  • LED fog lights
  • LED ground proximity lighting
  • Sport spoiler or spoiler lip
  • Power folding mirrors

Of course, there’s the typical Acura A-Spec look with the pentagonal grille and the bright 7-lamp Jewel Eye LED headlights. With the Acura A-Spec, we added an extra sporty touch to turn heads.

Acura Interior: A Combination of Leather and Suede

Thanks to the A-Spec package, luxury vehicles take refinement to the next level. Instead of leatherette or simply leather seats, these combine two materials: leather and Ultrasuede, which comes in the form of inserts.

The colors used also enhance the car’s sporty look. On the one hand, you can choose an ebony interior with subtle red contrast stitching. On the other hand, you can go all out with red leather contrasting with black Ultrasuede inserts.

The styling is completed with elements like:

  • A flat steering wheel at the base
  • Metal sport pedals
  • A-Spec emblem on the steering wheel

The Acura TLX A-Spec interior also adds ventilated front seats starting with this version. On the MDX, second-row passengers benefit from heated seats.

As a matter of fact, the MDX entered a generation in 2022 and offers more comfort than before. According to Benoit Charette:

“Space is good and the new, more compact suspension configuration allows for a lower floor thus making the third row more attractive.”

If you have a large family, the MDX A-Spec offers both generous space and refinement.

A-Spec: Premium Technologies

With the A-Spec versions, you not only get the standard infotainment system, including features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wirelessly, but also other interesting additions.

The ELS Premium audio system is a perfect example; you get the impeccable sound of 16, or even 17 speakers with the TLX, for an outstanding music experience.

Furthermore, features such as wireless charging and Acura’s navigation system with voice recognition are included in the A-Spec trim levels.

As for driver assistance technologies, the AcuraWatch package as standard ensures your safety with features like:

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Steering assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind spot detection
  • And more!

Performing Acura Cars

The luxury brand offers you models with plenty of power and outstanding driving pleasure. The SH-AWD helps you take control of your driving, while the 10-speed automatic transmission offers smooth shifts. Finally, the driving modes allow you to choose between sportier or more comfortable performance, depending on your mood!

As for the engines, they vary depending on the trim. For the four Acura Canada vehicles that offer the A-Spec version, here’s what you can expect:





4-cylinder 2.4-litre

201 horsepower/180 lb-ft


4-cylinder 2.0-litre turbo

272 horsepower/280 lb-ft


4-cylinder 2.0-litre turbo

272 horsepower/280 lb-ft


2.5-litre V6

290 horsepower/267 lb-ft

In other words, Acura A-Spec models combine performance, style and comfort with a variety of exclusive features. In search of something even more powerful? Check out the S-Type lineup.

Looking for your next Acura car in Blainville? Acura Plus Blainville, your Acura dealer near Montréal, a few minutes from Laval, provides you with a selection of models. Don’t hesitate, we’d be glad to advise you!