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.
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.
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.