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Acura RLX
Acura RLX
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Base MSRP price range:
$48,450 - $65,950
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Car Type: Luxury midsized cars
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Acura RLX Overview

Acura's flagship has some good points but falls well short of its competitors. The ride is jumpy and unsettled, and handling lacks agility, making the car feel ungainly. Our tested FWD model averaged 23 mpg overall with the slick and responsive 310-hp V6 and six-speed automatic. The hybrid uses additional electric motors to power the rear wheels and gets a claimed 30 mpg. We didn't find any benefit from the all-wheel-steering system. The cabin is spacious, and well-made, with a raft of connectivity features, but the controls are overly complicated. Reliability is likely to be above-average, but the RLX falls short on luxury attributes and scores too low to be recommended.

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