Acura's Flagship Puts Technology to Work for You

The Acura RLX isn't the sportiest sedan in the segment. It isn't the flashiest. And it's not the most luxurious, in the traditional sense.

It's just quietly, confidently brilliant.

The roomy, refined Acura RLX takes Acura's technology- and refinement-based brand of luxury to a new level. After last year's major update to the RLX line -- including a retuned suspension and the availability of the AcuraWatch suite of driver-assist safety features, Surround View monitor and Road Departure Mitigation system -- the biggest change for 2017 is that AcuraWatch is now standard.

Driving It

"Those open to driving a vehicle that flies below the radar will find a comfortable, powerful and competent luxury sedan that is flush with safety and driver-assist technologies. While the standard model with its front-drive setup won't make driving enthusiasts salivate, the hybrid RLX version just might." Read more driving impressions in our 2017 Acura RLX full review.

Build and Price

The 2017 Acura RLX starts at about $55,000, maxes out at just over $61,000 and qualifies as a solid value when compared to many of its competitors on an apples-to-apples equipment basis. Build and price your own 2017 Acura RLX to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

Hybrid Power

The RLX is one of the few sedans in its class to offer a hybrid option. The Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD marries a sophisticated hybrid powertrain with the brand's excellent Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system to deliver both more performance and greater efficiency than the standard V6, front-wheel-drive RLX. The Hybrid’s fuel economy is an EPA-rated 29 mpg in the city, 30 on the highway, compared to the regular RLX’s 20/30.

Owners' Opinions

RLX owner and KBB.com reader silverlining has this to say about Acura’s biggest sedan: "very comfortable car. Has great pick up even on steep incline. For the price it should come with heated steering wheel and back up alert. Overall moderatly pleased with vehicle. The glove compartment most definitely needs to be redesigned. Anything in there falls out, nothing stays in place. Also, should come with a SPARE TIRE. The flat fix is useless if the side wall is punctured." Read more Acura RLX consumer reviews.

Other Options

The 2017 Acura RLX is worth further consideration, but don't make a move before getting to know all your options in the midsize luxury sedan segment. Check out KBB's Midsize Luxury Sedan Buyer's Guide.
 


 

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