2019 Acura RLX Sedan

2019 Acura RLX

Sedan

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  • 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
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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 heads into 2019 essentially un-changed after an extensive redesign in 2018.

Exterior Color

Platinum White Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: WV

Interior Colors

  • Espresso
  • Ebony
  • Seacoast

Exterior Color

Brilliant Red Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: RE

Interior Colors

  • Seacoast
  • Ebony

Exterior Color

Lunar Silver Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: SZ

Interior Colors

  • Graystone

Exterior Color

Majestic Black Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: BX

Interior Colors

  • Ebony
  • Seacoast
  • Espresso

Exterior Color

Gilded Pewter Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: BS

Interior Colors

  • Espresso
  • Seacoast

Exterior Color

Modern Steel Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: GZ

Interior Colors

  • Ebony
  • Graystone

Exterior Color

Fathom Blue Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: BZ

Interior Colors

  • Graystone

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 10
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 Size N/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 - Hwy 29 MPG
Cruising Range - City 370.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 20 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 23 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 536.50 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Battery Range N/A
Engine
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6
Displacement 3.5 L/212
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 6500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 272 @ 4500
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 102.1 ft³
Front Head Room 37.6 in
Front Leg Room 42.3 in
Front Shoulder Room 59.6 in
Front Hip Room 55.9 in
Second Head Room 36.9 in
Second Leg Room 38.8 in
Second Shoulder Room 57 in
Second Hip Room 54.5 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 112.2 in
Length, Overall 198.1 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 74.4 in
Height, Overall 57.7 in
Track Width, Front 64.3 in
Track Width, Rear 64.2 in
Min Ground Clearance 3.8 in
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume 14.9 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 3977 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 - Front Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/40WR19
Rear Tire Size P245/40WR19
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 19 X 8 in
Rear Wheel Size 19 X 8 in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 40.5 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.3 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.2 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 18.5 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/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

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: 02/28/2019

Resource: acura.com 01/03/2019