Acura RLX Overview
Acura's flagship falls well short of its competitors. The ride is jumpy and unsettled, and the lack of handling agility makes the RLX feel ungainly. Its responsive 310-hp V6 and six-speed automatic powertrain is a high point. Our tested FWD model averaged 23-mpg overall. A pricey all-wheel-drive hybrid is available, and gets an EPA-rated 30 mpg combined. The cabin is spacious and well-made, and includes a raft of electronic and connectivity features, but it isn't particularly luxurious and controls are overly complicated. First-year reliability has been average, but the RLX scored too low to recommend. It also scored low in our Owner Satisfaction Survey. 2016 models bring more safety features such as a surround-view camera and cross-traffic monitor.
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