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2006 Acura RL - Consumer Reviews

2006 Acura RL

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Not a bad choice for the price
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By hondabob
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I purchased a leftover 2006 RL w/o tech in September. I got a car with stately design and that, once I added A-Spec suspension and 18" wheels, handles well in the twisties while maintaining excellent composure on local bumpy streets. The interior is nearly perfect except for small buttons. Luckily, voice activation works for all the common controls. I have owned Hondas previously and so am used to having to stomp on the gas to get adequate power and when you do, this car really does accelerate fast. In 50/50 city/highway mileage I am getting about 17.5 mpg, not so great especially when gas is so expensive. Overall, a good deal on a gorgeous ride!


Best Features

Interior quality, voice commands, stereo system, driving dynamics, AWD performance in winter.


Worst Features

V8 power or find a V6 with better low-end torque please. Bigger trunk. Bigger dash buttons.


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By herbeand
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Performance is really good. Power, handling, ride quality, interior comfort are all good. Tire noise is a little high. The headlights that turn when cornering is just high tech for the sake of it, not really useful. The Navi system is really difficult to use and dangerous when driving alone. The voice activation is hit and miss, especially with a window open, sometimes works, other times does the wrong thing. The electrochromatic mirror is garbage, the old fashioned flip types for night mode work much better.


Best Features

Handling, power, comfort.


Worst Features

Get rid of the Navi system or at least make it an option. Provide quieter tires. Get rid of the electrochromatic mirror. Improve the voice activation system.


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Great Car Overall
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By Don in VA
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Smooth ride, great handling, beautiful interior and comes loaded with everything. Nav system is nice & easy to use. Interior is much nicer than my 530i, build quality is about same, but the paint finish is poor. Paint chips easily and is very thin vs BMWs. My wife has commented it's much easier to drive than her BMW. RL looks great from the front, but looks too much like a Honda Accord from side view. The Acura rides and handles like a luxury car and the AWD gives you an added sense of security on wet and snowy roads. RL is an excellent value if discounted.


Best Features

Keyless entry and ignition, AWD system, navigation system, blue tooth and 1 yr. free subscription to XM radio. Standard options would cost a fortune on another vehicle. Xenon headlights are wonderful. Perforated leather interior is very comfortable. Easy to drive. Head room is great for tall person.


Worst Features

Needs better paint job and wheels are too small & plain. Would look much better with a set of 18" wheels. Gas mileage is low - 24 mpg avg so far. Passenger seat should be fully adjustable like drivers seat. Back seat leg room and trunk space are very limited.


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2006 RL
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By ff100
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

One year so far. I like most of the features, a lot of electronic gadgets ahead of competition.


Best Features

Audio system A++, AWD works very well, makes you confident to drive in snow and wet pavement, bluetooth, AC/heating very fast to reach desired temperature, seats and leather quality, satellite NAV with real time traffic.


Worst Features

Noise in the cabin, engine could have a bit more oomph.


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My acura
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By yol
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2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Great car to drive,does require learning manual with dvd provided to learn extras. Not as easy as manual settings which is a downfall for more senior citizens. Runs very smooth and comfortable. Owned previous 3.5RL. Loved it and hated to part with my 2000 model. Trust the acura technology.


Best Features

Smooth feel of the way it makes turns, loved the sound system, and look really cool.


Worst Features

Easier manual settings when you don't have to use voice activation to run things in car which sometimes fustrating to do. Technology does not always make it easier for us older people.


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