At the top of the center stack is the LCD screen. It's not touch sensitive (which is fine) and pretty low resolution (which isn't fine). At least Acura got rid of the glare multiplying plastic shield from the previous model year.
Acura's text input system features a very cool predictive text function tries to figure out what letters could come next and grays out invalid characters. Unfortunately, users still have to scroll all the way across the screen for the next character.
The Acura ELS surround sound system is among the best you can get in this price range and supports DVD audio with Dolby Pro-Logic II decoding. However, there's only a 2-band EQ, which gives users little control over the sound of the music.
The Info menu is filled with all of the oddball features that wouldn't fit anywhere else in Acura's interface. Traffic and weather would probably be better served in the Navigation menu, but even we can't thing of where to put the Calendar and Calculator applications.