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Who Makes Acura Cars?

At Southview Acura, our Grand Prairie and Fort McMurray customers often ask us questions like, “Who makes Acura cars?”, “Does Honda make Acura?”, or “Who owns Acura?”. The answer is: yes, Acura is owned by Honda, but it maintains a highly distinct brand identity and is largely a self-contained organization. Read on to learn more about the history of the Acura brand, and then fill out a pre-approvalvalue your trade, and get in touch to test drive an affordable Acura model today.

Who Owns Acura?

Technically, Acura is owned by the Honda Motor Corporation. In 1981, Honda decided to tackle the luxury auto market. Rather than creating in-brand models, Honda executives thought it would make more sense to create a new brand, since Honda is synonymous with affordability. “Acura” debuted in 1984 and by 1986, 60 Acura dealerships opened up their doors. In that year alone, Acura sold 50,000 models and grew to 150 dealerships.

Following the major success of Acura, brands like Toyota and Nissan followed suit, releasing their own luxury automotive brands, but Acura continues to innovate. For instance, the Acura NSX was the first vehicle to be made using aluminum. With a constant stream of concept models today, Acura continues to search for new ways to open up the luxury markets in Sherwood Park and Leduc to a more affordable pay band without sacrificing quality.

Where Are Acura Vehicles Made?

We’ve answered the questions, “Who owns Acura?” and “Does Honda make Acura?”. But specifically, “Who makes Acura cars?” Ohioans mostly. The Acura TLX, ILX, RDX, and MDX, are manufactured in North America at four plants, all located in Ohio. The Marysville plant is the heavyweight, but the Acura plants in East Liberty, Anna, and Russells Point are all vital to the brand.

  • The Marysville plant is responsible for the Acura ILX, TLX, and NSX.
  • The East Liberty plant focuses on producing the Acura MDX and Acura RDX.
  • The factory in Anna manufactures drivetrain components for your engine block.
  • Russel Point produces transmission parts and components related to four-wheel drive systems.

What Are the Current Acura Models?

You know where Acura models are made and that Acura is owned by Honda. Now, take a moment to explore the Acura lineup to get ideas about which models might be best for you:


  • Acura Integra: This classic compact sports sedan is reasonably priced but offers drivers a number of sport-tuned performance features reserved for more expensive models.
  • Acura TLX: The Acura TLX is a premium sports sedan that’s slightly roomier and sportier than the Integra, but also slightly more expensive.


  • Acura RDX: This premium sport crossover offers you top-shelf cabin comforts and thrilling performance for less than the completion.
  • Acura MDX: For even more luxuries and more furious performance, consider the Acura MDX!


  • Acura NSX: The Acura NSX is the kind of sports car that is sure to set records at your local track. It’s a proper racecar: it’s as light as a feather, and features the kind of performance that is just barely street legal.

Test Drive the Acura Lineup at Southview Acura

Now that you know who owns Acura and who makes Acura cars, experience what Acura has to offer Edmonton drivers by scheduling a test drive in Edmonton at Southview Acura. We look forward to showing you just how affordable luxury driving can be. While you’re here, be sure to check out our overview of AcuraLink and more!

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