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Acura RLX
2017
Acura RLX 2017 sedan Trim Shown: 2017 Tech sedan FWD Automatic

Acura's flagship falls well short of its competitors and misses some of the key attributes that make up a luxury sedan. The ride is jumpy and unsettled, undermining the car's main mission. Lack of handling agility makes the car feel ungainly. A high point is the responsive 310-hp V6 and six-speed automatic transmission. Our tested front-wheel-drive model averaged 23 mpg overall. The pricey all-wheel-drive hybrid gets an EPA-rated 29 mpg combined. The spacious cabin is well-made, but it isn't particularly luxurious and the overly complicated controls serve as an ergonomics lesson in what not to do. Safety features such as a surround-view camera and cross-traffic alert are available.

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2014-2016
2014 Redesign Year
Acura RLX 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 Technology

Acura's flagship sedan is a good car but never one of the greats. While quiet, spacious, and refined, it has always trailed its German and Japanese competitors.  For 2014, the RL was redesigned and renamed RLX. It came with front-wheel drive and a V6 engine. While roomier, it still trailed its competitors in terms of ride comfort, handling agility, and ease-of-use of controls. The V6 and six-speed automatic are high points for the car. The hybrid version is only available with all-wheel drive. 2016 models bring more safety features such as a surround-view camera and cross-traffic monitor.

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2015 $28,200 - $33,000 $25,030 - $29,680
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2014 $24,550 - $30,325 $21,510 - $27,110
2013
2013 Redesign Year
Acura RLX 2013 Trim Shown: 2013
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