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2004 Acura RL Sedan

 
 

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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 225 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2004 Acura RL

  • With an overdue redesign on the way, the RL is hard to recommend against equally priced but considerably more modern competitors.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Quiet cabin, smooth ride, standardized features list, excellent build quality.

  • Cons

    Lackadaisical acceleration, some luxury features not available, little inclination for sport, costs as much as more modern European sedans.

  • What's New for 2004

    The RL receives only minor changes for the 2004 model year. The dash has been slightly revised to accommodate a newly available XM radio.…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (74 total reviews)

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Perfect sedan for the money

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Vehicle: 2004 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Perfect Used sedan for the money. Why spend 40-70k for luxury sedans when you can get a 2004 Acura for 10-13K??? They changed the styling in 2005 and its completely different. The newer ones are sporty and pre-2005 they are luxury. I have owned 2 so far they are that great. my 1998 RL I ran to 265,000 before giving to my sister inlaw who is still running it today. And my 2004 I picked up with 88K and know it will go easily to 300K miles. thats over 200,000 of luxury car for only $14K (thats on the high side for buying it in 2012 but it was a cherry! and worth every penny).



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Just love the rl

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Vehicle: 2004 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I just bought my 4th RL. This was a 1 owner with 60,000 miles and it is just like new. The Navigation works great, the power lumbar support is phenomenal, moving the CD's to a more accessible location helps...



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Very impressed

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Vehicle: 2004 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I recently purchased the Acura RL about a month ago, with 75,500 miles and one owner. I have to say it has a very smooth ride, I knew I wanted to buy it when I first sat in the drivers seat. I knew about the quality and reliability of Acuras and that #1 reason for purchasing a car that was 6 years old. I hope to get 200,000 miles out of this one. Everything that I have read about leaves me feeling confident about my choice. The navigation system works well and the XM satellite radio with the Bose Speaker system sounds incredible. The only complaints that I have is the acceleration is a little lazy, and the fuel economy isn't great. However my last vehicle was a 4 cylinder accord.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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Full 2004 Acura RL Review

What's New for 2004

The RL receives only minor changes for the 2004 model year. The dash has been slightly revised to accommodate a newly available XM radio. To accompany the digital-quality sound from XM radio, there's a new Bose audio system with two additional speakers and an in-dash six-disc CD changer. The previously optional navigation system is now standard on the RL, as is driver-side power lumbar adjustment.

Talk About The 2004 RL

2004 Acura RL Discussions See all Started By

6sptl
6sptl
08-13-2006
I just upgrade my beloved 2004 6 spd TL for an acura RL with tech package. What a car! It preserves all of the TL's dynamics, except for the furious acceleration (the RL is fast but not furious) while...


steveaccord
steveaccord
09-13-2004
I guess there was a discussion a few pages back about the comparo of the new RL with other sport luxury vehicles. I do not recall reading which models where involved so I'll cite a reliable source tha...


josephacura
josephacura
06-19-2003
RLS......that is great you have a '02 TL Type S.....my guess is that it will be coming out in 2005, certainly not 2004. I've always heard it's best to wait till the second year of production to purch...