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.