Acura RLX

Select a Year

(3 available)
See photos
2016 Acura RLX What's new for 2016? 
2016 Acura RLX

Acura's 2016 RLX luxury flagship now offers AcuraWatch (a suite of driver-assist features such as cross-traffic monitor and collision mitigation) on all trims. A Surround View monitor and Road Departure Mitigation system are new this year, and all models receive revised suspension tuning and new 19-inch alloy wheels.

See photos
2015 Acura RLX What's new for 2015? 
2015 Acura RLX

Just introduced last year, the RLX luxury sedan carries over largely unchanged. More recent is the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid, the range-topping version of Acura's flagship that features a gasoline engine, three electric motors and all-wheel drive. Offered as a late 2014 model, there technically isn't a 2015 Acura RLX hybrid.

See photos
2014 Acura RLX What's new for 2014? 
2014 Acura RLX

Compared to the departed 2013 Acura RL the 2014 RLX features...well...an X in its name. More substantive changes include a completely redesigned interior and exterior, a new all-wheel steering system, the addition of a hybrid all-wheel-drive model and a modernized 2-screen infotainment system.

About Acura RLX

As Acura's flagship sedan, the 2016 RLX is a rolling technology showcase. From its phalanx of onboard safety features such as the Surround View camera and Road Departure Mitigation system, to the sophisticated all-wheel-drive hybrid model, Acura's RLX remains a technological tour de force. Although not as dynamically styled as the Cadillac CTS, Infiniti Q70 or BMW 5 Series, the RLX luxury sedan for 2016 excels in the art of subtlety and style and is certainly as handsome as the Lexus GS and Lincoln MKZ. The front-drive Acura RLX makes for a very comfortable and capable luxury cruiser, but it's the hybrid model with its torque-vectoring electric motors and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) that will appeal to the driving enthusiast.

View AcuraRLX vehicles for sale near you.
Advertisement

Consumer Reviews

A real surprise to a car aficionado

By on Monday, December 02, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Solid, quiet, responsive, tons of fun to drive"

Cons: "No interior LED mood lighting; second rate navi"

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

"Coming from Mercedes E Class, I was told by the salesman that this car is every bit as good as E Class. I was not a believer. However, when I took a long test ride in the Krell model, I began to reconsider. Now, having been very handily impressed by the test drive and having pulled the trigger on a truly outstanding lease deal on the Silver and Black car I drove, I am now persuaded that if the RLX is not precisely as good as the E Class overall, it is so very close that it would be most difficult to argue to the contrary with the salesman. The Krell system is phenomenal -- definitely better than the otherwise exceptional harmon kardon in the Benz. The ride is a bit stiff as others reviews have pointed out, but not harshly so -- no different than a recent BMW I owned and my Porsche Boxster S with lower profile tires and the 19" wheels -- both just like the RLX. This car does not ride like a Lexus LS, no question about it. But it is solid, incredibly quiet with the acoustic glass, very responsive and nearly German in feel. It is huge fun to drive -- though I only have about 1,000 miles on it, the more I drive it the more I like it. This car is definitely light years different than the RL -- infinitely better in every way possible. I am impressed with all things tech on this car, and all the tech stuff that is standard. Blind spot, braking and lane change warnings; LED rear and front headlights; LED lights in the door handles which illuminate as you approach the car with your smart key; Pandora integrated into the audio system; the usual luxury stuff we are accustomed to having like the Acura Link. The LED headlights are killer -- best lights I have had on a car, including Lexus. The Krell audio system, as indicated, is the only way to go if you want true quality audio -- it is most impressive. The seats are comfortable and they just ... fit. The leather is terrific and the hand stitching on the seats and especially the dash is superlative. Two regrets which keep this from being a 10 for me: The Acura navigation is not as intuitive and as good as Benz or Lexus and the Navi screen has clearly inadequate resolution versus others; and Acura did not use the soft mood LED lighting that Benz and some of the other high line cars use in the interior -- I think that is a nice touch and would have liked to see it in this car along with a better Navi system and a screen with much higher resolution. This car for me is the leased business car, but already I am thinking either that I should have paid for more miles in the lease or bought the darn thing because it is that good! I am definitely impressed with this car and now a believer. With the fabulous lease deal I got, this was a much better value than a new E Class MB."

23 people out of 25 found this review helpful

Great car for the money

By on Friday, November 08, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Price, ride is a little stiff"

Cons: "Smaller than Lexus LS but so is the price"

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

"I have only owned it a month. I previously owned a Lexus LS. Front suspension a little tight and you notice every crack in the road but apparently it is designed that way. 19 inch tires and front wheel drive of Acura probably the culprit. This car is a great value when compared to the LS at $80,000. LS was a smoother ride and had a few more trinkets like auto door, and auto dimming. Acura has a lot of pep."

10 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Impressive and Bold Acura Flagship

By on Tuesday, July 09, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,400

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Outstanding performer"

Cons: "Wish someone would design a place for the phones"

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

"Having read for years that the TL was just as good is no longer true. As a serial buyer of Acuras and Hondas, this household has finally found a true flagship worthy of the term. Purchase process was fairly good. One mis-step was the dealership failed to properly register the car's AcuraLink system. I spent three hours at the dealership trying to figure it out. As a new car in production there have been a couple of strange bugs that have shown up in the software of the car at unique times. There is a software upgrade that will be patched into the car next time I'm at the dealership. These are minor and not worth preventing driving the car or enjoying the vehicle. Now that that is out of the way... Let me tell you, this is a wonderful vehicle. The new headlights are insanely crisp and clear. I honestly doubted the salesmen and the pitch, but it is true. The new headlights provide amazing color at night. The two screen center console takes a bit to get programmed properly for the individual. There are just so many options for entertainment input that it might be overly complicated. I'm happy with six presets and I'm done. My younger generation has Aha, Pandora, XM-Sirius and I'm sure things I don't know about programmed into the car. We have the Technology Package and find that it provides a very well equipped vehicle for a daily driver. Engine power is good. Acceleration isn't for those who are looking for an M5, but most buyers of the Acura RLX are looking for a quality product that does the job very well. Fast isn't a deciding criteria. Design is just unique enough that I'm happy with it. We had previously owned the ZDX and got lots of looks and inquiries. Now people just look and nod. Personally that is more my style. The car has warning systems that are effective. Lane Departure Warning can be irritating if you drive the left side of a lane as do I. But it is accurate and smart. Curves are as well identified as straight pursuits. This is a worthy competitor to the Audi A6 (had one of them), BMW 5 series (had one of them), and Mercedes E class (had one of them too). Might not be as fast, but it certainly reliable, comfortable, and capable for those looking for just those things and not needing a brand badge. By the way, good job Acura!"

8 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Advertisement