Review 2020

2020 Acura RLX

  • Sold in the USA: 2017-2020
  • 1st Generation

Acura RLX Last Price in the USA in 2020

Acura RLX Starts at: $55,925

Acura RLX was introduced as an executive car by Honda under the Acura Division in 2013 in Japan and it was available in two variants including the Acura’s Precision All-wheel steer (P-AWS) and the hybrid model SH-AWD. It had a classic four-door sedan body style which is still maintained in the present model and it is still a main favorite executive car in Japan and all over the world. It came to the United States in 2017. The latest model of Acura’s RLX is somehow the same as the previous models but it is very comfortable, and spacious and has a variety of standard features for passengers’ convenience. The latest model of Acura’s RLX is available in two trims as available in previous models including the P-AWS with a front-wheel driving system and the Sport Hybrid that offers an all-wheel drive option with more features. Both of the models offer a blend of luxurious features with a powerful drivetrain and their stylish design makes them unique among the other competitors. The technology and looks are still not changed a lot as compared to the previous models and it lacks the classic and latest technology of the new models of Audi and Mercedes Benz.

Engine & Power:

The Acura’s RLX P-AWS has a powerful V6 engine of 3.5 liters that generates a horsepower of 310hp and torque of 272 lb-ft and it offers an automatic ten-speed transmission. At the same time, the Sport Hybrid model uses a V6 motor to run the front wheels by offering seven-speed automatic transmission with a built-in electric motor. There is an independent motor for every rear wheel. It generates a horsepower of 377hp and a torque of 341 lb-ft. RLX is best when driven on a straight pathway but the bumpy roads and jerks make the handling stiff and uncomfortable. However, the Hybrid version has smooth and agile handling. It can accelerate to a speed of sixty miles per hour in just 5.6 seconds. The braking system of Acura’s RLX is a bit old as it requires a slight effort on applying brakes and the stopping distance it offers is 126 feet from a speed of sixty miles per hour. The steering of the car is geared well and it’s easy to use, turning around with balance and smoothly. The grip of the car is also satisfactory and turning around corners is done perfectly with the Sports Hybrid model. It is equipped with all standard safety features including electronic brake force distribution, braking assistance, vehicle stability assistance, rearview camera, warning alarm for lane departure and forward collision, lane keeping assistance, blind spot detection, adaptive cruise control, seat belts for all passengers, auto high beam LED headlights and airbags for the safety of passengers.

Exterior Design & Features:

Acura’s RLX is the first model of Acura to come with Jewel Eye-shaped headlights. There are very minor changes made in the latest model and it looks quite similar to the previous models. However, the hood, front fenders, and outer door panels are aluminum in material and it makes the car very light weighted almost 79.1 pounds lighter. The front of the car is angular with Jewel Eye Shaped LED headlights that have five individual LED sources of light inside them, one of them is a high beam source and the other four sources are a low beam source. Headlights are redesigned with no swivel around the edges. There is a central pentagon chrome accent grille with an A badge in the center and the rear is not redesigned much, keeping the shape of tail lights the same as in previous models. The size of the wheels is eight inches standard in all models and an option of nineteen inches wheels for a hybrid version that is constructed to reduce noise.






Interior Design & Features:

The Interior of the cabin is very finely made with a large amount of space on the front and back seats with leather upholstery and twelve-way sitting adjustment with heating and an automatic climate control system. It is very easy for passengers to get in and out of the car and you will feel very comfortable on the seats that are wide and provided with modest bolsters. There is no remarkable engine noise heard inside the cabin and it is only noticeable when the car is stopped and started. there is enough headroom for the drivers too and even tall drivers can drive the car comfortably it provides a broad view to the drivers on road even over the cowl and bet line, the camera also provides the view of the front and back just like a birds-eye view. The quality of material used for the cabin is flawless and up to the mark. However, the technology of Acura’s RLX is a bit old and it disappoints the customers because the competitors in the market offer the highly up-to-the-mark and latest technology. There is an eight inches screen for navigation and a seven-inch screen for audio, entertainment, climate control, and other features. The graphic display on the screen is a bit old and the Bluetooth connection is also reviewed a little slower. It does not support Android Auto and Apple Car play. It offers some driving assistance aids too but they are also outdated and frustrating for the drivers as the adaptive cruise control will speed up very high or goes to a very slow speed than the target speed set.





Body Sedan
Country USA
Engine Petrol
Drive FWD
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Grey
Interior Color Black
Engine Capacity (cc) 3498 cc cc
Horse Power (HP) 310 Hp
Mileage mi
  • Top speed 131 mph and 0 to 60 in 4.9 seconds
  • Engine: 3.5L 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC V6
  • Transmission: 10 speed automatic-inc: sequential sportshift paddle shifters
  • Transmission with driver selectable mode
  • Front wheel drive
  • 3.61 axle ratio
  • 72-amp/hr maintenance free battery with run down protection
  • 150 amp alternator
  • Gas pressurized shock absorbers
  • Front and rear anti roll bars
  • Automatic ride control suspension
  • Quasi dual stainless steel exhaust
  • 4 wheel disc brakes-4 wheel ABS-Brake assist-Hill hold control and electric parking brake
  • Wheels: pewter gray met aluminum-alloy-inc: machined finished 15 spoked noise reducing
  • Spare tire mobility kit
  • Clear coat paint
  • Express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row sunroof with sunshade
  • Body colored front bumper with chrome bumper insert
  • Body colored rear bumper with black rub strip fascia accent and chrome bumper insert
  • Chrome body side window trim and black front windshield trim
  • Body colored door handles
  • Body colored power with tilting down heated side mirrors with convex spotter-power folding and turn signal indicator
  • Fixed rear window with defroster
  • Light tinted glass
  • Speed sensitive rain detecting variable intermittent wipers
  • Front windshield-inc: sun visor strip
  • Galvanized steel/aluminum panels
  • Black grille with chrome surround
  • Trunk rear cargo access
  • Programmable projector beam led low/high bema daytime running headlamps with delay off
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • LED brake lights
  • Laminated glass
  • Radio: Acura/ELS studio premium audio system-inc: 14 speakers-acuralink rear-time traffic with steert and freeway conditions-traffic Rerouting-AcuraLink-SMS-MMS text message and email capability-color multi information display (MID) with turn by turn guidance-Bluetooth Handsfreelink wireless telephone interface-song by voice-aha compatibility-HD radio-siriusXM satellite radio-pandora compatibility-USB audio interface with iPod integration-Bluetooth streaming audio-Mp3/auxiliary input jack and speed sensitive volume compensation (SVC)
  • Radio with seek scan-clock-steering wheel controls-radio data system and 15 GB internal memory
  • Audio theft deterrent
  • Window grid antenna
  • siriusXM satellite radio
  • 3 LCD monitors in the front
  • Heated front sport bucket seats-inc: driver’s and front passenger’s 12 way power seat with 4 way power lumbar support
  • Bench front facing rear seat
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Gauges-inc: speedometer-odometer-engine coolant temp-tachometer-trip odometer and trip computer
  • Power rear windows
  • Leather/metal look steering wheel
  • Front cup holder
  • Rear cup holder
  • Compass
  • Proximity key for doors and push button start
  • Valet function
  • Remote keyless entry with integrated key transmitter-4 door curb/courtesy-illuminated entry-illuminated ignition switch and panic button
  • Remote releases-inc: power cargo access and power fuel
  • Cruise control with steering wheel controls
  • Distance pacing with traffic stop-Go
  • Voice activated multi zone auto climate control air conditioning with Gps linked
  • Rear HVAC with separate controls
  • HVAC-inc: under seat ducts and console ducts
  • Illuminated locking glove box
  • Driver foot rest
  • Interior trim-inc: simulated wood/metal look instrument panel insert-simulated wood/metal look door panel insert-simulated wood/metal look console insert and metal look interior accents
  • Full cloth headliner
  • Leatherette door trim insert
  • Perforated Milano premium leather-trimmed interior-inc: contrasting piping and stitching
  • Day night auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Driver and passenger visor vanity mirrors with driver and passenger illumination
  • Full floor console with covered storage-mini overhead console with storage and 2 12V DC power outlets
  • Front and rear map lights
  • Fade to off interior lighting
  • Full carpet floor covering-inc: carpet front and rear floor mats
  • Carpet floor trim and carpet trunk lid/rear cargo door trim
  • Cargo features-inc: spare tire mobility kit
  • Cargo space lights
  • FOB controls-inc: trunk/hatch/tailgate-windows and sunroof/convertible roof
  • Acura navigation system with 3D view-inc: AcuraLink real time traffic with exclusive street and freeway conditions-traffic rerouting-AcuraLink-color multi information display (MID) with turn by turn guidance and HomeLink
  • Drive and passenger door bins
  • Power 1st row windows with front and rear 1 touch up down
  • Delayed accessory power
  • Power door locks with auto lock feature
  • System monitor
  • Head up display
  • Trip computer
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Analog display
  • Seats with leatherette back material
  • Manual anti whiplash adjustable front head restraints and manual adjustable rear head restraints
  • Sliding front center armrest and rear center armrest with pass thru
  • 2 seat back storage pockets
  • Engine immobilizer
  • 2 12V DC power outlets
  • Air filtration
  • Vehicle stability assist electronic stability control (ESC)
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • Side impact beams
  • Dual stage driver and passenger seat mounted side airbags
  • Blind spot information system blind spot sensor
  • Collision mitigation braking system forward collision and rear cross traffic-monitor rear collision
  • Lane keeping assist system lane keeping assist
  • Lane keeping assist system lane departure warning
  • Tire specific low tire pressure warning
  • Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags
  • Curtain 1st and 2nd row airbags
  • Airbag occupancy sensor
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Outboard front lap and shoulder safety belts-inc: rear center 3 point-height adjusters and pretensioners
  • Back up camera

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