Used Acura RLX for Sale
Introduced for the 2014 model year, the Acura RLX is a luxury midsize sedan with five-passenger seating. This sleek and elegant sedan features a brawny 3.5L V6 engine and a spacious cabin with up to 14.9 cubic feet of storage behind its rear seats in the 2017 model.
If you're looking for an indulgent sedan with room for a growing family, the RLX is worth a look. And with standard features like leather upholstery, heated front seats, and dual touchscreen displays—you and your passengers will have no shortage of creature comforts to enjoy.
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Q: Does Acura still make the RLX?
A: Yes, the Acura RLX has been in production since its 2014 release.
Q: What is the difference between the Acura TLX and RLX?
A: Both are midsize luxury sedan models, though the RLX comes with a more powerful base engine. For example, the 2016 RLX is equipped with a standard 3.5L V6 engine at 310 hp, whereas the base engine on the TLX is a 2.4L four-cylinder at 206 hp. The 2016 RLX also offers slightly more cargo space at 15.3 cubic feet, compared to 13.2 cubic feet on the 2016 TLX.
Q: Which is bigger, the Acura TLX or RLX?
A: The RLX is the larger vehicle overall. Its 2016 model, for instance, measures nearly six inches longer and 1.4 inches wider than the TLX. The TLX, on the other hand, does have a slightly higher ground clearance at 5.8 inches versus 4.5 inches on the 2016 RLX.
Q: What does Acura RLX stand for?
A: Acura has always ended its model names with an "X," although it is not entirely understood what their conventions are for deciding on the full abbreviations.
Acura RLX Trim Configurations
Since its release in 2014, the Acura RLX has been offered in two basic trim levels, although the name for the base trim has fluctuated between "Base" and "P-AWS" ("Precision All-Wheel Steer) over the years. Every Acura RLX is outfitted with a standard 3.5L V6 engine at 310 hp and front-wheel drive with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Sport Hybrid version of the RLX has that same 3.5L V6 engine, plus an electric motor for a combined output of 377 hp. Meanwhile, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive is standard on all Sport Hybrid models.
The following trim features are based specifically on the 2017 RLX.
- 19-inch alloy wheels
- Automatic tri-zone climate control
- 14-speaker sound system
- Leather upholstery
- Driver heads-up display
- Standard all-wheel drive
A number of package options are also available on the RLX, including an "Advance" package for the 2017 model year that adds equipment like ventilated front seats, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and a 360-degree parking camera.
Reviews for Acura RLX
Best car in its class!
I tested every car in its class extensively. The RLX had better handling and luxurious comfort than the Audi A6 and the BMW 5 series. If you want an outdated pretentious label, buy one of the German brands. If you want a great car that you love to drive, buy the RLX.
- Ride and Handling:
- Technology and Entertainment:
Continual battery drain issues on new 2014.
The car has a constant drain on the battery that will completely drain the battery in a few days int he car isn't driven. Dealer could not nothing wrong and it's been towed to them on numerous occasions. Was told to drive it more often. Car does sit for three to four days at a time, but that should not kill battery. Found out this is a common problem with cars equipped with Tech. package.
- Ride and Handling: smooth
- Power: Plenty
- Cabin Noise: Very quiet
- Reliability: Won't start on numerous occasions.
- Technology and Entertainment: Tech. features sometimes fail to work.
- Value: Not a good value and very high depreciation because of reliability complaints.
2016 Acura RLX
Good horsepower (310), great features (steering wheel pedal shifting, 360 camera view in reverse, power rear sun/privacy screen, power folding side mirrors, auto tinting rearview & side mirrors, 14 speaker sound sound system,, lights on all 4 door handles that light up on approach, remote start, remote window opening) lots of interior room without looking big (6’6” person in back seat had plenty of leg & head room while having an adult in front seat with the same), lots of trunk space (5-6 medium size boxes).
- Reliability: Acura’s are always reliable.
- Power: Great power in general but very good with the Sports Mode.
- Ride and Handling: Very smooth and responsive. Very comfortable.
- Styling: Rear end is a little plain but not really important.
- Cargo Space:
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