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Acura RL Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 Acura RL

  • The wallflower in the luxury sedan class.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Full load of equipment, DVD navigation system, reputation for quality and reliability.

  • Cons

    Front-drive with a V6 in a sea of V8 RWD competitors, bland exterior styling.

  • What's New for 2001

    Floor mats become standard, leaving the DVD-based navigation system alone on the factory options list. Also new is an emergency trunk release located on the inside of the cargo area.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Best luxury

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Vehicle: 2001 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I have owned many different luxury cars Lexus, Jag, etc., because I like to try out the different varieties and to say I have driven them, but my Acura has beat them all hands down. I went to buy a Mercedes and was disappointed in the test drive. For the heck of it I tried the Acura RL and bought it. I usually buy a new car every two years but I hated to let this one go. I am planning to buy another one though this year. The car I would buy beyond the Acura is a Bentley Cont. GTS.




Style/value/smart

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Vehicle: 2001 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Looks good, drives great, easy on your wallet. What more do you want from a large sedan? As with all Acura models, the features and controls are easy to find and operate. The leather seating is very comfortable and resilient. The Navigation system, although archaic compared to later model Acuras, is simple to operate and precise. Although the fuel economy isn't great, it's very comparable to other sedans in it's class. And besides, for what it lacks in saving you at the pump, it more than makes up for by saving on mechanical breakdowns/repairs. If you're looking for a sharp, comfortable and reliable luxury sedan, the Acura RL should be on your list to look at.




Rock solid

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Vehicle: 2001 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Excellent car - best car for long trips - quiet and easy to drive. Performance is adequate as is the mileage. Zero repairs other than normal oil changes etc. I do my own work and regular maintenance is easy. Deal visit (1-brake flush) was good - price and service. Special note - Acura paint is great; it just doesn't get rock chips like other cars I own.




I am a very happy

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Vehicle: 2001 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

It's a car with safety in mind. no CD changer in dash to play with while driving! no extra horsepower to encourage you to "drive for fun"! And you can park it on street in NYC,JC,Newark since Acura is not a so- called 'prestige' brandname mostly target by car-thefts :-( And it's priced (both MSRP and dealer discount)much lower than LS430. And I love its slim figure and classic looks, comparing with the most other models that are "big-ass" impression.




Excellant buy at used

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Vehicle: 2001 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Excellant built and solid vehicle. Very reliable car with minimal maintenance. Worth every penny if you buy a used vehicle




Excellent quality luxury vehicle

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Vehicle: 2001 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

This car is best value buy, among all luxury vehicles. Super interior, comfortable sits, slick exterior design. Excellent car for the long ride.



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Full 2001 Acura RL Review

What's New for 2001

Floor mats become standard, leaving the DVD-based navigation system alone on the factory options list. Also new is an emergency trunk release located on the inside of the cargo area.

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Talk About The 2001 RL

2001 Acura RL Discussions See all Started By

prophet2
prophet2
10-29-2004
Legend LS; 1993 Integra LS Special Edition; 1996 RL; 2001 Honda Odyssey EX; 2002 Honda Accord EX-L V6; 2003 RSX....


rdharams
rdharams
05-02-2006
I have a 2000 RL and it been pretty much flawless so far. Recently while I was trying to change the CD selection to play a different one, I got a "E01" error code on the dash playere, and th...


habitat1
habitat1
09-17-2006
I also believe that the RL is a failure as a "flagship". For whatever reason, Acura thinks they can't go too much over $50k. The RL has always been positioned well below the Infiniti Q and...



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