Sedans are easily some of the most popular types of car on the market, though when it comes to the Acura RLX, it seems to be one of those hidden gems that rarely aims to make a big deal of itself. Though it may not be the most charming vehicle on the road, it has done well for itself over the years. Maybe it has to do with the fact that it is one of the most straightforward luxury sedans on the market right now? Let’s find out.
A Formal Introduction of the Acura RLX
Acura unveiled the RLX concept car on April 4, 2012, at the New York International Auto Show, as a way to replace the RL sedan that they had trouble marketing at the time. A year later, the production car would appear at the Los Angeles Auto Show seemingly unchanged.
With Precision and Power – An Overview of the Acura RLX
The 2019 Acura RLX sports a 3.5L V-6 engine that is capable of outputting 310 horsepower. The engine is paired with front-wheel-drive and a ten-speed automatic transmission. The real luxury comes from the inside of the car, which sports an array of top-notch features, including leather upholstery, three-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable seating, a 14-speaker ELS audio system, and a dual-display infotainment system.
The Acura RLX Through the Years (2013-Present)
When the Acura RLX first came about in 2013, it offered an improved all-wheel steering system compared to past Acura sedans, as well as an all-wheel-drive system. The lightweight body design and fuel-saving i-VTEC technology were some of the big selling points of the vehicle. It also delivered some of the most spacious seating in its class.
In 2017, the RLX was fitted with Sport Hybrid Super Handling AWD that was present in the NSX model. Some of the top features that were included in the vehicle were the Krell audio system, parking sensors, surround-view camera, LED fog lights, heated and ventilated front seats, and a remote engine start.
The Acura RLX In the News
In recent and unfortunate Acura news, a crash in Millstone left a motorcyclist dead. The 58-year-old man was driving westbound on a Suzuki motorcycle when he crashed with an RLX heading eastbound on Route 33.
Celebrity Endorsements of the Acura RLX
Though we have been unable to find any celebrities that own or endorse the Acura RLX, we have been able to find a few celebrity Acura owners in general. Some of those celebrities include Robert Downey Jr., Ben Davern, and Ludacris.
Best Acura RLX Groups
The Acura RLX Forum is one of the best online communities for RLX owners and enthusiasts to discuss their love for their Acura RLX models.
The Acura RLX – The Feel Of A Supercar With the Look of a Sedan
Though the Acura RLX may not look like anything special from the outside, it’s what is under the hood that counts. This thing is not only luxurious but incredibly fun to drive. We can only hope that Acura decides to up the aesthetics of the RLX in the future so that it doesn’t continue to get lost in the crowd of the many sedans on the road.