When Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder calls the 2014 Acura RLX "enigmatic," that means he's puzzled to the point of speechlessness searching for the appropriate adjectives to summarize the luxury sedan. It's sort of midsize, sort of full size; the Precision All-Wheel Steer system tightens turning, but not as well as competitors; interior quality is impressive but bland; a multiscreen media system aims to simplify but complicates. If defying description — and sometimes logic — is appealing, this $61,000 riddle might make sense. Watch the video and decide.
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customary comfort, roominess and general practicality with the added
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2014 Acura RLX Review and Road Test with AcuraLink Review
Alex L. Dykes takes Acura's all-new flagship RLX Sedan out on the road for
a review. We talk interior, exterior, comfort, infotainment, cargo capacity
and drive the RLX around Northern California to see how it stacks up
against the Volvo S80, Lincoln MKS and Cadillac XTS
2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Review and Road Test (Pre-Production)
It wasn't that long ago that I had an Acura RLX for a week. If you recall
that review, I came away liking the car but found little joy in its high
price tag. Despite wearing a fantastic stitched leather interior, there was
just no way I could justify the $10,000 premium over the AWD competition
from Lincoln, Volvo and others. In an attempt to remedy the faults that
many found, Acura will be releasing the RLX Sport Hybrid in the spring. Can
a new dual clutch transmission and three electric motors save the RLX from
being a good car with the wrong price tag? Let's find out.
2014 Acura RLX Start Up and Review 3.5 L V6
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Powertrains: 3.5 L V6 with 6-Speed Auto FWD
Features: Power Windows, Mirrors, and Door Locks, Navigation System, Heated
Seats, Push Button Ignition, Sunroof, Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror, Garage
Home Link, Power Outlet(s), USB Ports, AUX Input, AM/FM/CD Stereo System,
Satellite Radio, Bluetooth, Voice Recognition, Cruise Control, Lane
Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring, Power Tilt and Telescoping
Steering Wheel, Dual Zone Climate Control
Engine & Performance
BASE ENGINE SIZE 3.5 L
CAM TYPE Single overhead cam (SOHC)
CYLINDERS V6 VALVES 24
VALVE TIMING Variable
TORQUE 272 ft-lbs. @ 4500 rpm
horsepower 310 hp
@ 6500 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 40.5 ft.
ENGINE TYPE Gas
FUEL TYPE Premium unleaded (required)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 18.5 gal.
RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 370.0/573.5 mi.
EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 20/31 mpg
Weights and Capacities
EPA INTERIOR VOLUME 117.0 cu.ft.
CURB WEIGHT 3933 lbs.
CARGO CAPACITY, ALL SEATS IN PLACE 14.9 cu.ft.
MAXIMUM CARGO CAPACITY 14.9 cu.ft.
Competitors: Cadillac XTS, BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS, Mercedes E Class
What Camerons Car Reviews has to say about the RLX: Some people say
"Finally!" as to meaning Acura finally as a decent flagship on their hands
replacing the terribly outdated RL. The new RLX now features more
technology that's worth noting and the seats are very comfortable in the
RLX feeling silky smooth like a Lexus. Acura's new signature jewel LED
Headlights are also a new first to Acura and it should lure some buyers in.
Compare to the new Cadillac XTS, they are both great cars however the XTS
will offer better technology and the Acura will be the reliability king as
well as the resale value king, A V8 is not available under the hood as well
as the RLX does not offer Real Wheel Drive. Power comes from a 3.5 L V6
with 6-Speed Automatic with a Hybrid coming later this year. All in all
great car from Acura.
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2014 Acura RLX Road Test Video Review
The Acura RLX is an all-new nameplate for the Japanese luxury car
manufacturer. The RLX replaces the top of the line RL (which itself
replaced the old Legend) and competes in the mid-sized luxury sedan
category against the likes of the BMW 5-Series, Lexus GS, and Infiniti Q50.
The 2014 Acura RLX starts at under $50,000 but trims featuring various
audio and navigation packages can swell the price to over $60,000.
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The model reviewed here is the RLX featuring the Advanced Package which
gets you a host of safety, convenience, and technology features. Some of
these systems include the Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Keeping
Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with low speed follow, heated and
ventilated seats, and parking sensors.
On the outside the 2014 Acura RLX looks much better in person than it does
in photos. But this luxury sedan still blends in with the rest of the pack
with its conservative style and mild lines. The front grill sports Acura's
signature look while the Jewel Eye LED headlights are the latest
interesting feature. The wheels are large 19-inch aluminum alloys designed
to decrease noise. Out back the standard LED taillights look like a lot of
other cars and are not very distinctive.
The engine is a 3.5 liter V-6 featuring VTEC that makes 310 horsepower and 272 lb-ft. of
torque. Fuel economy for the 2014 Acura RLX is 20 MPG in the city and 31
MPG on the highway. Cylinder deactivation is a feature designed to shut
down up to half of the engine's cylinder in an effort to save on gas.
One way that Acura is trying to differentiate itself from other luxury
manufactures is though technology packed cars. There is a laundry list of
technological features that includes Precision All-Wheel Steer, Agile
Handling Assist, Vehicle Stability Control, Rear View Camera, Acura Link,
High End Audio, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, Parking
Sensors, and more.
The 2014 Acura RLX is like a big, comfortable, cushy Honda Accord. This new
flagship sedan may just have to chops to carve out a spot in a very
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Engine: V-6, 3.5 liters, 24v
Output: 310 hp/272 lb-ft
0-60 MPH: 6.0 sec (est)
Fuel Economy, City/Hwy: 20/31 mpg
Base Price: $60,450
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Acura's replacement for its aged RL, the 2014 RLX represents a lot of first
for the company. Impressive new technology, a new engine, class leading
fuel efficiency, and a cavernous rear seat finally put Acura back in the
mid to full-size luxury sedan class. If your requirements for this type of
vehicle include a smooth ride, large back seat, excellent value, the latest
tech features, and a reputation for reliability, we can happily say put
Acura back on your list. Those looking for V8 power and RWD should look
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