2014 Acura RLX Starts at $49,345
- 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.