2014 Acura RLX Starts at $49,345


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    2014 Acura RLX Picture

    The 2014 Acura RLX starts at $49,345. | January 16, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • The 2014 Acura RLX starts at $49,345, reflecting a $250 price increase over the outgoing 2012 Acura RL.
  • Sales of the 2014 Acura RLX begin March 15.
  • Acura's 2014 RLX is more expensive than two of its chief rivals, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec and the 2013 BMW 5 Series.

DETROIT — The 2014 Acura RLX starts at $49,345, including an $895 destination charge, reflecting a $250 price increase over the outgoing 2012 Acura RL. Pricing was announced at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

The top-of-the-line 2014 Acura RLX with the Advance package starts at $61,345, including shipping.

Acura's flagship sedan will be available in five trim levels, including the midrange $51,845 RLX with Navigation, the $55,345 RLX with Technology package and the $57,845 RLX with Krell Audio package. All prices include shipping.

A 370-horsepower version of the RLX featuring Acura's new Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive technology will debut later in 2013. Pricing was not announced on that model.

The 2014 Acura RL starts at $49,095, including an $895 destination charge. There was no 2013 RL.

Sales of the 2014 Acura RLX begin March 15. In February, Acura dealers will kick off the "Destination RLX" program. Two Acura RLX sedans will be made available for consumers to check out at each U.S. Acura dealership.

The 2014 Acura RLX is more expensive than two of its chief rivals, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec and the 2013 BMW 5 Series.

Hyundai's 2013 Genesis 5.0 R-Spec starts at $47,695. The base 2013 BMW 528i starts at $48,695.

Edmunds says: The 2013 Acura RLX comes in just under the psychologically important $50,000 mark. But we'll have to wait and see about the price tag on the 370-horsepower RLX with SH-AWD.

Comments

  • Wow, been pretty happy with Honda's turn around, but much less so with Acura. There is nothing about the brand that is special any more. 10 years ago they had the best packaged entry luxury for under $30k, Now with Midsize sedans and even top tier compacts bosting luxury feature I think it is hard to see Acura's as being much more elevated then a Touring Accord. This trend is what hurt Honda. As everyone was improving their interiors with richer materials Honda seemed to hold back their Honda cars a bit to create the gap for Acura. This hit them Hard with the new civic. The market has changed an now entry level brands have some highly speced out trims. As for the RLX it just looks boring. As this model always has (RL). I think it could have been saved by making the RLX SH-AWD the sole option, creating interest and buzz and then maybe roll out lower cost base models, if the public demanded it. I can't see having $50k to spend or $600/month for a lease and going for the base RLX.

  • schen72 schen72 Posts:

    Again, I see no comments. I'm adding my own comment just to see if anyone else has commented. Pretty disastrous bug on your web site. I really hope someone is looking into it.

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