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 it feel ungainly. A high point is the responsive 310-hp V6 and six-speed automatic powertrain. Our tested FWD model averaged 23-mpg overall. The pricey all-wheel-drive hybrid gets an EPA-rated 30 mpg combined. The spacious cabin is well-made, 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 brings safety features such as a surround-view camera and cross-traffic monitor.
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