For 2018, the Acura RLX sedan gets updates to its exterior and interior, including a stylish new grille and redesigned seats. Standard V6 models gain a 10-speed automatic transmission, and Sport Hybrid variants get a new battery pack that yields more trunk space. Also new is Traffic Jam Assist, which helps keep the vehicle centered in lanes.
A year after introducing the AcuraWatch suite of features that includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning and blind-spot monitor, Acura has made the package standard on all trims for 2017.
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.