Though the RL is my wife's car I have driven it many times.
In the past 20 years I have had several Mercede Benz's & BMW's (eleven total).
At present we have a 2010 corvette & 2010 RL.
The RL beats all my other cars in build quality, comfort, reliability and great value. I feel I am in a much better position to make an evaluation on the best cars then most critics.
For the money, the Acura RL is one of the best luxory cars on the market.
Better then most cars and we finally found reliability the way it should be.
I recently purchased the Acura 2010 RL with the Technology Package. I am extremely pleased with this decision. In my opinion, it is a true luxury car with great agility, plenty of power, fun to drive, and many extras that exceed expectations. The wood and leather steering wheel, blue highlighted instrument panel, cool and heated ventilated seats, voice commands to control almost every interior function with the option of easily making manual choices, a very high tech navigation system, and very comfortable seats with a lot of leg, shoulder, and head room. For the money, it is the best luxury car on the market.
The steering and agility of the SHAWD and the comfortable ride with a 300 HP engine to zip and move when needed in difficult traffic situations. The safety and reliability of Acura is very important to me.
A blind spot indicator, and distance measurements to judge the distance of objects shown in the rear camera display when backing up. Better fuel economy and a six speed or higher transmission.