After researching and driving the Lexus ES350, Hyundai Genesis, Toyota Avalon, and Buick Lacrosse CSX, the Acura RL won out due to ride comfort, reliability factor and quality reputation.
While other competitors may offer more updated staying and better navigation system, the 2011 RL is an overall great car for the long haul.
Even though Acura sells very few of these vehicles, it's still an Acura with luxury features not available on the TL.
Ride comfort, spacious, reputation for reliability.
Outdated exterior styling but not a concern for this driver due to propensity to keep vehicles 8-10 years.
Navigation system behind the times, but still has good basic functionality.