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The 2016 Acura RLX is definitely one of the more underrated luxury sedans. The subtleness of it makes it that much better when it does get that infrequent buzz. Honda has done a fine job of keeping a car like this seemingly unadvertised, but very high in performance.




Full Review

The 2016 Acura RLX is a great addition to the current luxury-sedan lineup. We understand that a car like this may not appeal to every driver out there because of certain traits or features it offers, but to those who this model does cater to will absolutely love it. With great looks on the outside and on the inside, a powerful yet fuel-efficient engine and a very spacious interior, the RLX may just be a perfect fit for many drivers out there.

Acura has made some minor adjustments to the exterior design – both at the front and back. Similarly to its RDX cousin, this model has a point right at the front, which looks almost like a beak. The point endows the sedan with a triangular shape, which fits the overall theme of the brand since the Acura logo is also a triangle. The grille is an upside-down pentagon, which is commonly used among the Acura models. The thin strip of LED headlights adds a sense of luxury to the car, while boasting the same arrow-like shape as the grille and the logo. The rear side of the car hasn’t changed much either, offering only a handful of changes, including a set of wider tail lights, which may seem a bit off-putting to some people. Generally speaking, if you dig the look of the Honda Accord, then you will love the RLX.

The interior of this model is very spacious and comfortable. The centre console boasts a ton of functions, but the controls around it don’t seem to be too complicated. With a very easy-to-use touch-display and an optional navigation system on top, the 2016 Acura RLX can be considered very user-friendly. In addition to the overall comfort of the vehicle, the front seats are trimmed in rich leather. The rear seats, however, aren’t the best area for tall adults due to limited headroom, but there is definitely ample legroom (you can call it compromise of sorts).

Under the hood, the RLX uses a 3.5-litre V6 engine, which can produce 310 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque, with its six-speed shiftable automatic being the standard choice of transmission. We weren’t kidding when we said that the RLX is powerful – Acura recognized that its previous models were lacking power when compared to the competitors and decided to use this knowledge to its advantage. In terms of fuel efficiency, the RLX will require about 11.8 litres per 100 kilometres n the city, 7.6 litres per 100 kilometres on the highway and 9.8 litres per 100 kilometres combined.

The 016 Acura RLX is a great luxury sedan overall. Even though it could use a few improvements here and there, the RLX manages to impress in almost every category. With this model being only a second addition to the lineup, it’s safe to say that Acura has definitely set the bar very high and we are not expecting it to drop lower any time soon.

2016 Acura RLX
Reviewed by Unhaggle on .
Rating: 8.3 / 10



Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
Elite Package$69,990 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Technology Package$65,490 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price

Latest Incentives

March 01, 2017 thru March 31, 2017
Cash
Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
Technology Package$65,490$0$4,000
Elite Package$69,990$0$4,000
Finance
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
Technology Package$0$4,0000.90%1.90%1.90%2.90%N/AN/AN/A
Elite Package$0$4,0000.90%1.90%1.90%2.90%N/AN/AN/A
Lease
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
Technology Package$0$4,0000.90%1.90%2.90%N/AN/AN/AN/A
Elite Package$0$4,0000.90%1.90%2.90%N/AN/AN/AN/A

General Specs

Engine 3.5000 L
Horsepower @RPM377
Fuel TypeElectric
Body typeSedan
Number of Doors4
Passenger5
Drive Train4X4 Wheel Drive
Transmission TypeManual
Power and Performance:

Even among the milder versions of the other sedans in its class, the front-drive Acura RLX's 310-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 isn't a spec-page leader, nor is its 272 pound-feet of torque. It's up 10 hp and 1 lb-ft over the RL's 3.7-liter V-6. There's not much urgency in the way the RLX pulls uniformly away from a stop, or in its relaxed uptake. It's a contrast to the Lexus GS, which has some peaks whipped into its performance, though it doesn't necessarily feel any quicker than the RLX--both sit squarely in the 6-second 0–60 mph range.

The front-drive RLX's automatic transmission nets shift paddles and a sport shift mode, but it's still a six-speed like the RL used. Upshifts are very smooth, while downshifts can be less invisible. The top-rated sedans in the segment are changing over to eight-speed automatics, as is the Chrysler 300. The ZF eight-speed that's nearly universal sets a high bar, and the RLX could use more tightly spaced gears to accelerate more quickly off the line.

Read more at The Car Connection.

Interiors and Special Features:

The RLX, on the other hand, is less apt to catch your eye in traffic. There's nothing wrong with the stance or the proportions; the BMW-esque turn to the roofline even has enough distance between it and the original to avoid a copycat look. The rest is subtle but graceful, from the LED headlights to the curve stamped over the front wheels, on back to the LED taillights. The smooth lines are definitely attractive--but no element is groundbreaking. It's a car that blends into the background, which is the idea of luxury for some, we imagine.

The cabin is a functional, nicely detailed place to check off driving tasks, but it's more of the same. It falls in the gap between the opposing ways drivers tend to define luxury: it doesn't wrap itself in the precise modern design cues that define most Audi cockpits, nor does it have the pervasive opulence that fills every Jaguar cabin. That said, the choice of materials, grains, and finishes is point-perfect in the RLX. It has the refinement down pat but lacks the sense of drama that's become a basic requirement in cars of its ilk.

Read more at The Car Connection.

Safety features:

All RLX sedans come with the usual airbags and stability control. A driver-side knee airbag is standard as well, as are a rearview camera and Bluetooth, two features we consider almost essential in combating driver inattention. The RLX's rearview camera actually displays a 180-degree view of its surroundings, for even better visibility. It helps too that the RLX doesn't have the very thick roof pillars or very small rear glass of, say, the Lincoln MKS.

Among the options offered to RLX buyers are blind-spot monitors, a feature we like for the added information it gives drivers who fail to check their rearview mirrors. There's also adaptive cruise control and a lane-departure and lane-keeping system; together with a collision-avoidance system, the chorus of sensors and alerts can actually prevent lower-speed accidents--and even can grant a degree of autonomous driving. When the adaptive cruise control is set, the RLX will stop itself at lower speeds--and all the driver has to do to re-engage is to hit "resume" on the steering wheel, or tap the gas.

Read more at The Car Connection.


Audio

Antenna
Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB front
Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted
Audio system with AM/FM radio, digital radio, satellite radio, CD player (reads MP3 format), touch screen and colour screen
14 speakers subwoofer and surround sound

Body Exterior

Chrome/bright trim around side windows and on bumpers
Front mud flaps

Brakes

Hill holder
Brake assist with preview
4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)
ABS
Electronic brake distribution
Brake assist system
Electronic hand brake

Bumpers

Front and rear bumpers

Cargo area

Load restraint: hooks

Charges

Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00
Delivery/freight charge: $ 2,045.00

Convenience

HDD navigation system: 3D and voice info with traffic info ; includes 8.0-in. colour screen
Text to speech / speech to text
Rear cross-traffic alert Cross Traffic Monitor
Apps control
Driver modes includes engine mapping and steering
Internal Hard Drive : 15.00 GB storage
Parking assistance: guidance display for rear parking
Vehicle start button
Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming
4 passenger assist handles
Rear camera parking distance sensors
2 12V in front
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
Cargo area light
AcuraLink telematics system Via own phone
HandsFreeLink voice activating system; includes radio, phone, naviagtion system and air conditioing
Coming home device
Keyless Access System smart key: ; includes keyless entry, keyless start and memory seat
Front and rear reading lights
Cruise control
Memorized adjustment: includes door mirror position and steering wheel position
Remote control trunk/hatch release
Garage door opener

Dimensions

Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 954, rear headroom (mm): 937, front hip room (mm): 1,419, rear hip room (mm): 1,385, front leg room (mm): 1,074, rear leg room (mm): 985, front shoulder room (mm): 1,514, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,449 and interior volume (litres): 2,891
Cargo capacity(in litres): all seats in place: 328
External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,982, overall width (mm): 1,890, overall height (mm): 1,465, wheelbase (mm): 2,850, front track (mm): 1,632, rear track (mm): 1,630 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 12,300

Doors

Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged
Body colour exterior door handles

Engine

Electric power info: battery type: lithium ion, battery voltage (V): 260 and battery kWh: 1.3
Start/Stop
Cylinder shutdown: # of cylinders: 3 and Variable Cylinder Management (VCM)
Emissions data: CO2: 3,696 kg/yr
Engine: 3.5L V 6 i-VTEC with VVT
Energy recuperation

Engine Performance

Performance:
Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 8.0 ; highway= 7.5 ; combined= 7.7 ;
Power: 377 hp and 341 ft lb of torque
Secondary power: 310 hp @ 6,500 rpm; 273 lb ft @ 4,700 rpm

Fuel

Fuel tank: 57 litre capacity
Fuel system: gasoline direct injection
Additional fuel types unleaded
Fuel: electric and/or premium unleaded

Hybrid and electric systems

Hybrid type: active hybrid
Electric motor 1 : power output (hp): 47.0 and max torque (lb ft): 109, electric motor 2 : power output (hp): 36.0 and max torque (lb ft): 54, electric motor 3 : power output (hp): 36.0 and max torque (lb ft): 54

Instrumentation

Multi-function display screen 8.0, touch screen and 2
Compass
External temperature
Low tire pressure monitor displays pressure
Main dashboard display with head-up display
Trip computer: includes avg speed, avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range
Tachometer

Interior Trim

Electronic noise reduction
Floor covering: none
Luxury trim: alloy/leather on shifter, wood/woodgrain on center floor console, wood/leather on doors, wood/woodgrain on dashboard and leather
Floor mats

Lights

Daytime running lights
Door entry light
LED brake lights, front fog lights, low beam, side indicator lights, day time running lights, rear lights and high beam
Headlights: LED with complex surface lens LED
Directional headlight control with dusk sensor
Front fog lights

Locks

Card key power locks ; includes power windows and automatic locking
Anti-theft protection

Paint

Pearl paint

Roof

Remote glass sunroof ; includes tilting function, sliding function, sunshade and one-touch opening

Safety

Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for centre
Airbags 7
LATCH
Blind Spot Information (BSI) overtaking sensor
Crash test results IIHS, Good, Good, Good, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 5 and 5
Driver knee airbags
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) collision warning systemfeatures: seat belt activation, brake assist, 16 km/h min speed activation and visual/acoustic warning
Lane departure warning activates brakes and activates steering
Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
2 active height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 head restraints for rear seats
Front side airbags
Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag
Front to rear curtain airbags
Dynamic steering

Seats

Rear seat centre armrest
Easy entry
Front driver seat : heated, bucket with 6 power adjustments ; details: memorized height, 2-way electric and memorized tilt, front passenger seat : heated, bucket with 6 power adjustments ; details: power height, 2-way electric and power tilt
Rear seats: non-folding bench with seating for three
Seating: 5 passengers
Seat upholstery: leather and Milano
Front seat centre armrest

Service

Intermediate service 8,000 and variable distance/period
Main service variable distance/period

Steering

Vehicle speed proportional power steering type
Heated wood & leather multi-function steering wheel ; includes power adjustment, height adjustment, telescopic adjustment and easy entry
4-wheel steering

Storage

Cupholders in front row and rear seats
Full floor console with covered storage, partial overhead console

Suspension

Independent front wishbone suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs

Transmission

Transmission: 7-speed dual clutch man seq w/auto mode ; incl. paddle shifters
Dual clutch manual sequential
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) stability control
Electronic traction control
Front electronic limited slip differential Agile Handling Assist
3.580:1 axle ratio
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) full and part-time 4WD drive with automatic selection

Ventilation

Ventilation system with cabin filter and automatic recirculation
Passenger seat and rear seats secondary ventilation controls
Air conditioning with automatic control, three-zone

Version

Date introduced:
Data completeness
Version information 01 Apr 2016
Trim level: TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE
4-door sedan
Powertrain type : HEV

Visibility

Front and rear power windows with 2 express
Rear window with defroster
Zone tinted windshield
Laminated side windows
Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable with automatic tilting for reverse and indicator lights
Electrically foldable mirrors
Auto-dimming rear view mirror
Tinted glass
Windshield wipers with automatic intermittent wipe and rain sensor
High pressure headlight cleaners

Warranty

Warranty whole vehicle - OEM: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km
Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km
Paint warranty: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Full service warranty: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Roadside assistance warranty: 48 months/ Unlimited km
Warranty powertrain - OEM 60 months/ 100,000 km

Weights

Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,960 and Manufacturer’s own

Wheels

Front and rear alloy wheels: 19"x 8.0"
Front and rear all-season tires 245/40/W
Tire kit

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