2002 Acura RL Consumer Review: Luxury ride with super GPS nav

2002 Acura RL - Consumer Review

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3.5 Sedan (3.5L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Luxury ride with super GPS navigation
By MR on


2002 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


One of the best luxury car values in
its class since just about every option
comes standard. I was able to
negotiate with the dealer just slightly
over the invoice price. Additionaly the
less than 1% interest rate or money
factor offered by American Honda on the
lease at that time lowered the
payments. Prior to buying the RL I
drove the 3.2 TL-S which had lots of
power but lacked refinement. I didn't
care for the cheap looking wood, silver
instrument panel and poor handling
which suprisingly had a worse turning
radius than the larger RL whose radius
is very good. I Would definitely
recommend test driving the RL against
the more expensive competition.

Best Features

Smooth quiet ride, wonderful DVD based GPS navigation system, Good sounding Bose stereo & quality wood and leather materials.

Worst Features

Fuel economy should be better. I'm averaging only about 17 mpg for combined city and highway driving and only 21 mpg's on long trips. Also Passenger seat should have a lumbar support.
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