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2005 Acura RL

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 16/Hwy 24/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2005 Acura RL Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 130 Ratings for the 2005 - 2012 models.

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  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

Great Car

By on Friday, February 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 69,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fun to drive, great ammenities standard"

Cons: "gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have had my RL for almost 3 years and it has been a fantastic car. I bought it used with 30K miles on it and added an extended warranty. I had to replace the A/C system but other than that it has been very reliable. I wish gas mileage was a little better (I average around 20mpg), but I love the way it handles. The AWD is awesome and the car really sticks to the road in all weather conditions (we don't really get snow in San Antonio). I plan to keep this car and pass it on to my daughter in a couple years when she starts to drive...."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

great combination of style and performance

By on Sunday, November 10, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 94,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "sleek look, fun to drive, feel very safe driving"

Cons: "brakes/tires pricey-expect w/high performance"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Very comparable performance to BMW 5 Series which I owned previously at lower price point. Comfortable leather interior with wood grain provides high end look. 3.5 liter engine has great power when you need it most for passing or entering ramp on expressway."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Best car ever!!!

By on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 185,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fun to drive, great ride, nice looking, reliable"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Love this car, I get great mileage, a great ride with no major repairs just routine maintenance. This car is extremely reliable and fun to drive. If it was up to me, I would never trade this car and drive it until it dies but my accountant insists that I need to get a new car for tax purposes."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

An amazing automobile

By on Thursday, October 03, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 27,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Handling, reliability, comfort"

Cons: "NONE"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The Acura RL is one of the most amazing cars I have ever owned, and I have owned many. Comfort and reliability are top-notch, but as importantly is that when you take this car on a twisty road you think you're driving a sports car. The handling is superb. What a car!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Incredible car with so many tech features

By on Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 44,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "tech and performance & Value"

Cons: "too nice to take the kids for ice cream."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've owned this car for almost 2 years. It has so many great features that I use everyday. like Tire Pressure Monitor, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Handsfree Voice Control. I love the handling and the performance. Especially considering the size. the Trunk is HUGE and the cabin space is even bigger. I enjoy the handling and the overall performance. The only thing this car is missing is a 6 speed automatic and about 40 more horsepower. But for the money this car is incredible. All I've done is change the oil and the tires. If you can find one Buy It Now. you won't be sorry."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Magnificent Auto

By on Tuesday, April 09, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 137,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Loce the 6 CD player"

Cons: "exterior paint job should have been better"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Purchased new in 2006-ours is white-exterior paint job is my only complaint- not a quality job as an Audi or Benz- the interior is lush and roomy- ours has 137,000 miles on it all road as we travel for a living. Purchased with the wood interior-on geer shift-sides and front-very classy. Not one moments worth of problem!! We service it like all our autos at the dealership- put great tires on it and it is a complete joy for all our long distance travels. Only complaint is Acura itself- only coming out with a new RL this fall after 3 years or so. What are they thinking so changing from it=not the cars fault the manufacturers!"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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