How to Take a Test Drive

White Acura TLX Driving under a bridge

Here at Hopkins Acura, we want to make it easy for drivers in Palo Alto and the surrounding areas to find their dream luxury car. One of the most important parts of the car shopping process is the test drive and we want to make sure that you get the most out of it. Here's how you can see if the vehicle you're taking for a short drive is something you'll want to get behind the wheel of every day.



Checklist for Your Test Drive


When you test drive a new Acura car, you want to be on the lookout for anything that makes your vehicle stand out. You also want to look for features that you may not like that much and you'll want to make sure that you have enough room and a comfortable ride. Here are some areas to look at.


Powertrain: How powerful is the engine? Do you like how the car accelerates? Is it offering a fun driving experience that you'll appreciate every time you're behind the wheel? You should also see what drivetrains are available.


In-Car Tech: You'll want to test out the in-car technology as well. See how the infotainment system works. Is it something you'll like using or does the interface annoy you? Don't opt for a car that doesn't make it easy to use the tech you need.


Comfort: Is the car easy to get in and out of? Are you comfortable in your seat? Are the backseats roomy enough? While you're at it, see how much cargo room you have to play with.



Cars to Test Drive


We have many luxury options here on our lot. One model you have to take for a test drive is the 2019 Acura TLX. This stylish sedan has recently been redesigned and comes loaded with the latest safety features. You'll be able to take on your commute with peace of mind, thanks to features like adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning.

Drivers looking for a little more room should try out the 2019 Acura RDX. This spacious crossover offers the same safety tech and a variety of other features, including Apple CarPlay®. It also offers a new infotainment system with an innovative control method.


Visit our Acura dealership near Mountain View and make the most of your test drive today. We're ready to help you find your dream car!

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