Acura RLX isn’t an old man’s luxury car, though if that elderly person enjoyed performance, engineering and technology, the Acura RLX would be right for him as well. RLX is a class leader in luxury and comfort that is taking the market by storm.
The most obvious brag from the Acura RLX is that its incredible power and efficiency aren’t left behind as tertiary to the fine interior appointments. The 3.5liter V6 efficiently pumps out 310 horsepower utilizing iVTEC technology and Variable Cylinder Management (VCT). That really means nothing at all to anyone who hasn’t truly experienced the exhalation RLX provides on a test drive. When you put your foot into it, the RLX leaps forward, ready to dismantle any competition it encounters. The 6speed automatic transmission snaps through the gears on acceleration on its own, or you can choose to a sportier drive with the F1style paddle shifters in Sequential SportShift mode.
As you expect from a luxury car, gaps are consistent and tight, and the materials used inside are soft feel and plush. You couldn’t ask for more creature comforts inside, as the Acura RLX is jam packed with as many controls and knobs as possible. Both driver and passenger bask in the comfort of 12way power adjustable leather seats, while a standard equipment moonroof, Keyless Access System, and Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and Streaming Audio are simple one-touch control. The symphonic 10speaker Acura ELS Surround Premium Audio System is crystal clear, and again is standard equipment.
Available as an upper tier trim is the Sport Hybrid SHAWD option, which adds allwheel drive, a combined 377 horsepower from the electric and gas motors, a 7speed Dual Clutch Transmission and other fine amenities.
The 2016 Acura RLX is the total package, and is available at Jay Wolfe Acura of Kansas City.