2006 Acura RL Consumer Review: Great Car Overall

2006 Acura RL - Consumer Review

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95 Total Reviews

3.5 Sedan (3.5L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic w/Navi System)

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Great Car Overall
By Don in VA on


2006 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Navi System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Smooth ride, great handling, beautiful interior and comes loaded with everything. Nav system is nice & easy to use. Interior is much nicer than my 530i, build quality is about same, but the paint finish is poor. Paint chips easily and is very thin vs BMWs. My wife has commented it's much easier to drive than her BMW. RL looks great from the front, but looks too much like a Honda Accord from side view. The Acura rides and handles like a luxury car and the AWD gives you an added sense of security on wet and snowy roads. RL is an excellent value if discounted.

Best Features

Keyless entry and ignition, AWD system, navigation system, blue tooth and 1 yr. free subscription to XM radio. Standard options would cost a fortune on another vehicle. Xenon headlights are wonderful. Perforated leather interior is very comfortable. Easy to drive. Head room is great for tall person.

Worst Features

Needs better paint job and wheels are too small & plain. Would look much better with a set of 18" wheels. Gas mileage is low - 24 mpg avg so far. Passenger seat should be fully adjustable like drivers seat. Back seat leg room and trunk space are very limited.
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