2019 Acura RLX Sedan

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  • 4-door Mid-Size Passenger Car
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $61,900.00
  • Invoice: $57,432.35
  • Hwy MPG: 29 mpg
  • City MPG: 28 mpg

pros

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

model highlights

The RLX is powered by a 3.5L direct-injected V6 that makes 310 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque, and is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters.

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

The RLX features unibody 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 RLX's Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) makes this 2-ton SUV a capable handler. Four-wheel disc brakes provide stopping power, while 19-inch alloy wheels wear 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 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 last year.

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 usually 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.

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: BT

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 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel
Trans Type 7
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.75
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.03
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.66
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.58
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.62
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 29 MPG
Cruising Range - City 422.80 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 28 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 28 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 437.90 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 Gas/Electric V-6
Displacement 3.5 L/212
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 377 @ 6500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 341 @ 4700
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) N/A
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 12 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 4380 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 13 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.2 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 15.1 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

Hybrid/Electric Components:
8 Years/100,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: Not Rated

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: Not Rated

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Rear Passenger: * * * * *

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

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat: * * * * *

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

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 9.7

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.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
19V298000

Mfg's Report Date:
APR 11, 2019

Component:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
93946

Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Acura MDX and Honda Pilot vehicles and 2019 Acura RLX, RLX Sport Hybrid, TLX and Honda Odyssey and Ridgeline vehicles. The timing belt teeth may separate from the belt.

Consequence:
Teeth separation from the timing belt may result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of crash.

Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace any affected timing belt free of charge. Vehicles receiving a replacement timing belt will also have the engine inspected and any damaged components will be replaced for free. The recall began June 7, 2019. Honda owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is L4M. Acura owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura's number for this recall is Z4L.

Dates of Manufacture:
JUN 12, 2018 to JUN 12, 2018

Manufacturer Recall Number:
L4M, Z4L
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
20V314000

Mfg's Report Date:
MAY 27, 2020

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
136057

Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Acura NSX, 2019 Acura RDX, RLX and RLX Sport Hybrid, 2018-2019 Honda Accord, Civic Hatchback, Civic Type R and HR-V, 2019-2020 Insight and 2019 Fit vehicles. The low-pressure fuel pump inside the fuel tank may fail.

Consequence:
If the fuel pump fails, the engine can stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Honda will notify owners and dealers will replace the fuel pump assembly, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138.

Rebate Information

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