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.
2013 Toyota Corolla S
We'd say the ever-popular Toyota Corolla is a leader in quality, comfort,
style and driving -- if this were 2003. But it's 2013, and Cars.com
reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder says the past decade hasn't been kind, as
competitors have surpassed the stalwart compact sedan in everything from
interior materials and controls to cabin space and cargo volume. Moreover,
despite reliable ride comfort, a returning four-speed automatic
transmission in a crowd of better-accelerating five- and six-speeds makes
it seem like the 2013 Corolla is content riding on its rep. Let's hope the
newly announced redesign feels otherwise.
2013 Toyota Camry SE
If the adage that "it's the thought that counts" held true for automakers,
Toyota's offering of its best-selling midsize sedan for buyers seeking a
sportier driving experience would have been awfully thoughtful. Cars.com
reviewer Mike Hanley says the 2013 Camry SE offers all the regular Camry's
customary comfort, roominess and general practicality with the added
benefit of a V-6 for zippier highway driving. Unfortunately, numb handling
doesn't realize the aspirations of the more aggressive suspension and firm
ride — and don't get Hanley started on that phony-looking metal trim
2013 Ford F-150
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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.
Learn More about the Acura RLX
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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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.
2014 Acura RLX P-AWS
It would be easy to believe that P-AWS stands for an animal right
organization. On the back of the new 2014 Acura RLX, the badge stands for
Precision All-Wheel Steer. Sorry, no cute kittens in this video.
2014 Acura RLX 0-60 MPH Drive & Review: The return of All-Wheel-Steering
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 Acura RLX is Acura's flagship vehicle
until the new NSX hits the showroom. It is stuffed full of the latest and
newest technology including PAWS which in Honda speak stands for Precision
All-Wheel-Steering. Get it? The brand new 2014 Acura RLX is powered by a
3.5L 310 HP V6 engine that powers the front wheels and loves to rev. In
another fun and informative TFLcar drive and review we test and review the
new top dog Acura from 0-60 MPH to see how fast and how well it drives with
the new all wheel steering.
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Acura RLX Sports Hybrid SH-AWD
ANCHOR: AT THIS YEARS LA AUTO SHOW ACURA ANNOUNCED IT WOULD BE BRINGING OUT
A NEW FULL SIZE SEDAN FLAGSHIP CAR. THE UNUSUAL THING ABOUT THIS NEW ACURA
IS THAT IT HAS NOT JUST ONE BUT 3 ENGINES. OUR AUTOMOTIVE EXPERT NIK MILES
MANAGED TO GET HOLD OF A PROTOTYPE TO FIND OUT WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT.
NIK ON CAM: THIS IS THE 2014 ACURA RLX SPORT HYBRID SUPER HANDLING ALL
WHEEL DRIVE SEDAN. NORMALLY A HYBRID CAR WOULD HAVE TWO ENGINES A GAS AND
ELECTRIC BUT OF COURSE ACURA ARE CHANGING THINGS UP! AND IF YOU ARE LOOKING
FOR THE 3 MOTORS UNDER THE HOOD IN YOU WILL ONLY FIND ONE. THE OTHER TWO
ARE REAR MOUNTED AT THE BACK OF THE CAR.
THE TWO OTHER HYBRID MOTORS ARE MOUNTED BETWEEN THE REAR WHEELS IN THE RLX
POWERING EACH WHEEL SEPARATELY. A CLEVER IDEA BECAUSE DEPENDING ON THE
ROAD CONDITIONS EACH WHEEL NEEDS DIFFERENT AMOUNTS OF POWER. ITS CALLED
TORQUE VECTORING POWER
LEE QUOTE ABOUT ROWING A BOAT TORQUE VECTORING
THOSE TWIN MOTOR UNITS LOCATED IN THE REAR SUBFRAME ARE THE FIRST OF THEIR
WHEN YOU ADD THE LARGE AMOUNT OF INTERIOR ROOM AND ALL THE STANDARD
FEATURES THAT COME WITH THE BASE CAR, ON PAPER THE RLX SPORT LOOKS
CONSIDERABLY BETTER THAN ITS COMPETITORS THE Q60 AND THE LEXUS GS. WHEN
YOU GET IN THE DRIVERS SEAT THIS LARGE SEDAN MANEUVERS LIKE A CAR HALF ITS
SIZE, BUT MAINTAINS THE BIG CAR RIDE QUALITY.
THE GASOLINE ENGINE IS A 3.6 LT V6 AND WHEN YOU COMBINE IT WITH THE TWO
ELECTRIC HYBRIDS ENGINES YOU GET PERFORMANCE AND FUEL ECONOMY, THE RLX
SPORTS HYBRID CONSUMES THE GAS OF A 4 CYLINDER ENGINE WITH THE POWER OF A
V8. IN OUR TEST DRIVE WE GOT AN AVERAGE OF 31 MILES PER GALLON THAT IS
ABOUT DOUBLE OF SOME OTHER LARGE CARS.
THE CABIN IS FULL OF LUXURY AND USEFUL TECHNOLOGY INCLUDING A 3 ZONE
NIK ON CAM: ACURA HAVE MANAGED TO KEEP MUCH OF THE TRUNK SPACE ALLOWING 4
GOLF BAGS OR ONE AUTOMOTIVE JOURNALIST.
ACURA HAVE ALSO ADDED A HEAD-UP DISPLAY
NIK DRIVING THE NEW RLX SPORTS HYBRID WILL BE ARRIVING IN DEALERSHIP IN THE
SPRING. ALTHOUGH ACURA HAVE NOT ANNOUNCED PRICING WE UNDERSTAND IT WILL
START AROUND $60,000. WHICH IS WELL EQUIPPED AND HAS MORE STANDARD
FEATURES THAN MANY OF ITS COMPETITORS
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 Advance - WR TV POV Test Drive
Read our thoughts on the 2014 Acura RLX here:
2014 Acura RLX Advance
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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2014 Acura RLX Text Drive & Luxury Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/acura/rlx/2014/?id=32972 The Acura RLX is an
all-new nameplate that replaces the outgoing RL as the top of the line
flagship model in the luxury car line-up. The 2014 Acura RLX features a
handful of new signature Acura Technologies designed to take this luxury
sedan to a higher level of performance and comfort. There are also some new
systems that while can be found on other cars, are new to the Acura brand.
The RLX has a base price of $48,450 but can quickly swell to over $60,000
when you add on various packages.
What is the first Japanese brand to bring a luxury car to America? You
might say Lexus or Infiniti but those answers are wrong. Honda was the
first manufacturer to bring over a luxury brand with Acura in the mid
1980's. These vehicles were not only luxurious but also very innovative.
Now we have the all new Acura RLX that sports many new features both inside
Up front the first thing that you will notice about the 2014 Acura RLX
luxury sedan are the Jewel Eye LED headlights which have a very unique
look. The bucktooth grille, which is now a common trait on Acura vehicles,
has also made its way onto the RLX. The rest of the exterior is a bit plain
and mundane but that's alright because some people do not want a luxury car
that stands out.
If there one area where Honda excels it is with engine technology. Acura
has replaced the engine from the outgoing RL with an updated version of
their V-6. This 3.5 liter engine is a bit smaller but features direct
injection and puts out more power at 310 horsepower and 272 lb-ft. of
torque. The transmission is a 6-speed automatic. Fuel economy is 21 MPG in
the city and 30 MPG on the highway. One great feature on the RLX is the
P-AWS system which stands for precision all-wheel steering. What this
system does is turn the rear wheels up to 1.5 degrees for a more precise
If there is one area in which Acura excels it would be the infotainment
system. The AcuraLink system delivers all sorts of information, traffic
reports, and connects to your wireless devices. The ante has also been
upped when it comes to the interior and the quality of the materials. As
far as cargo capacity, this mid-sized luxury sedan does a good job. There
is plenty of room for 5 people plus a nice sized trunk for their
Acura has a place in the luxury car market especially for people who love
the Honda brand. The RLX may be a larger, more refined, and more luxurious
version of the award-winning Honda Accord.
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