2018 Acura RLX

2018 Acura RLX

Sedan w/Technology Pkg

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance PkgHybrid FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 28
Hwy: 28
$61,900.00
Sedan w/Technology PkgGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 20
Hwy: 20
$54,900.00

4-door Mid-Size Passenger Car
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $54,900.00
Invoice: $50,946.85
Hwy MPG: 29 mpg
City MPG: 20 mpg

Pros

Luxurious interior; loaded with technology; powerful V6; dynamic handling with all-wheel steering

Value Writeup

Distinguishing oneself among the crowded luxury sedan segment is not easy. The Acura RLX's refinement and capabilities are among the many virtues that let the RLX more than holds its own. A powerful V6 and smooth-shifting transmission provide spirited performance, while Acura's Precision All-Wheel Steer system gives the RLX a sure-footedness not found in front-wheel-drive cars. With loads of impressive amenities and safety features and a base price around $55,000, the RLX gives buyers a contender to consider against competitors like the BMW 5-Series, Audi A6, Cadillac CTS and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Model Highlights

The 2018 Acura RLX fills a gap in the automaker's lineup left by the departure of the RL luxury sedan in 2012. The RLX is powered by a 3.5L direct-injected V6 that makes 310 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque, which is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters. With a curb weight of 4,000 pounds, the RLX isn't light, but the powertrain works well enough to propel the car to 60 mph in less than seven seconds.

The RLX Sport Hybrid makes an extra 66 horsepower over the conventional RLX thanks to a 3-motor system and lithium ion battery combination.

The RLX features uni-body construction and rides on independent double wishbone suspension with lower control arms up front and an independent multi-link with coil springs and a stabilizer bar in the rear. Acura's Agile Handling Assist System provides active braking of individual wheels to assist in cornering, while the crown jewel of the RLX's dynamic handling is Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS). The system enables the rear wheels to adjust toe angles independently of each other, while working in conjunction with Agile Handling Assist and Vehicle Stability Assist. Four-wheel disc brakes provide stopping power, while 19-inch alloy wheels hold road-hugging high-performance all-season tires. Up front, "Jewel Eye" LED headlights provide what Acura claims to be a whiter, brighter beam than either HID or halogen lamps.

Standard equipment in the RLX with Technology Package includes leather seating, front 8-way power seats, navigation, and a premium 14-speaker audio system and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity. AcuraWatch is also included, which features a multi-view rear camera, Forward Collision Warning system, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Blind Spot Monitoring and more.

The RLX with Advance Package adds 450-watt 14-speaker Krell sound system, surround-view camera, remote start, power sunshades, heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated outboard rear seats.

Model News

The Acura RLX has been given a fairly substantial update for the 2018 model year. The biggest and most obvious changes are to the exterior of the car, where the new 2018 RLX get new front and rear fascias, side skirts and wheels. A redesigned grille's dramatically changes up the face of the new RLX. Inside, Acura have updated the seats with contrasting colors in the stitching and piping. Several new exterior colors and a new interior color (espresso) are also available for 2018.

Pricing

To get up to date 2018 Acura RLX values, we highly recommend you evaluate and compare the Retail, Private Party, and/or Trade-In Values from the following reputable market pricing providers:

Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Platinum White Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (WV)

  • Espresso
  • Ebony
  • Seacoast
 

Brilliant Red Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (RE)

  • Seacoast
  • Ebony
 

Lunar Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (SZ)

  • Graystone
 

Majestic Black Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (BX)

  • Ebony
  • Seacoast
  • Espresso
 

Gilded Pewter Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (BS)

  • Espresso
  • Seacoast
 

Modern Steel Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GZ)

  • Ebony
  • Graystone
 

Fathom Blue Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (BZ)

  • Seacoast

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationMid-Size Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Type10
Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)5.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)3.27
Third Gear Ratio (:1)2.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.60
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.30
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.97
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.61
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)0.78
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)0.65
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)N/A
Tenth Gear Ratio (:1)N/A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy29 MPG
Cruising Range - City370.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City20 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined23 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy536.50 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine
Engine TypePremium Unleaded V-6
Displacement3.5 L/212
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM310 @ 6500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM272 @ 4500
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)150
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume102.1 ft³
Front Head Room37.6 in
Front Leg Room42.3 in
Front Shoulder Room59.6 in
Front Hip Room55.9 in
Second Head Room36.9 in
Second Leg Room38.8 in
Second Shoulder Room57 in
Second Hip Room54.5 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase112.2 in
Length, Overall198.1 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors74.4 in
Height, Overall57.7 in
Track Width, Front64.3 in
Track Width, Rear64.2 in
Min Ground Clearance3.8 in
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume14.9 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3977 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontDouble Wishbone
Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire SizeP245/40WR19
Rear Tire SizeP245/40WR19
Wheels
Front Wheel Size19 X 8 in
Rear Wheel Size19 X 8 in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Steering
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb40.5 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake Type4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness12.3 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness12.2 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx18.5 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
6 Years/70,000 Miles

Corrosion:
5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating Note: Although not included in the star rating, the rear passenger's abdominal rib deflection was elevated.


Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 9.70%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.


Rebate Information

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Financing Incentive: 1.9% to 2.9%

Expiration Date: 10/31/2018

Resource: acura.com 09/05/2018