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Forbes writer is an idiot. This car is awesome

Nick N, 08/01/2016
Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
33 of 38 people found this review helpful

First, any "Expert" that is paid to write an article about a car should have to drive one of the cars for a month, then write their opinion. This clown who was an independent writer for Forbes, says the 2016 Acura RLX is one of the worst 10 cars to buy. Seriously? A 5 Star safety rating in every category, phenomenal company (Acura makes a lemon?) incredibly smooth, quiet, has great acceleration, is sexy, sleek, but doesn't have the perception as a racecar like a BMW ( had one, and it sucked, unless you LIKE being in the repair shop all the time), so it gets hammered before it is even proven? This Acura RLX is so fun to drive, whether a short jaunt or a multiple hour trip, it is outstanding in spite of what a non-owner tries to tell you. Expect to but it $10K under MSRP. The technology package is nice, the visibility is great, and I'd rather have a DEPENDABLE, SAFE car like this than a slightly faster BMW that will break down, or Mercedes (Turbo charged 4 cylinders are stupid if you want a car long-term) sedan unless you buy 500. Acura has a reputation as dependable and reliable, and this is still true.

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Ordered My Second RLX!

Acura Enthusiast, 12/28/2016
Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
11 of 12 people found this review helpful

This is a very underrated car. I just ordered my second RLX after finishing a three-year lease. Initially, I was quite surprised at how much I liked this car. It has comfort, value, a killer stereo, reliability, and quality materials throughout. Unfortunately, Acura has chosen not to aggressively market this model. That's too bad, because it's a real jewel!

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Unfair Reviews / Great Luxury and Drive

Joe Fdez., 12/17/2019
Advance Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Check the RLX Hybrid in detail against any other car in its class before buying. You will be very impressed. Accord has suffered from a very bad marketing team resulting in lax market recognition of this magnificent vehicle.

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Ok, just not up to the other luxury brands

, 12/28/2018
Advance Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
3 of 7 people found this review helpful

Overall I like the car. Had challenges with the transmission not shifting from 2nd to 3rd under heavy acceleration. Dealer, Hunt Valley Acura is Maryland is horrible. Could not fix the issue even though they could recreate it. Service Manager told me to bring back the car when the transmission completely fails. The car has a rough ride and is much noisier than expected. Was not as noticeable in Atlanta since the roads are better there than in Baltimore. Krell stereo is great and the seats are comfortable, especially on long road trips. Purchased the car due to the out the door price and expected reliability. The dealer has ruined it though and will not purchase another Acura.

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What a looker!

Manmachine, 03/21/2020
Advance Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I have read many reviews online and in magazines. Some were nice, some were not. I purchased a used 2016 with 27000 miles on it. I have not regretted it. One thing that absolutely every reviewer has failed to mention is driving this car with the sport button activated. You are driving an entirely different vehicle that seems incredibly connected to your right foot! It's a blast, a whole lot of fun. I do not regret my purchase. When I do not have the car on the sport mode, my miles per gallon on freeway driving can slide easily up to 28 and 29 miles per gallon. This is great for an RLX with the advance package, this is a very heavy car. Sometimes, when I feel like driving slow and in the right hand lane, (62 to 65 mph by LA standards), the car will get me 30 miles per gallon in a 15 mile trip with low traffic on the freeway. I'm saving money on gas and I loved every minute of it. It has cylinder deactivation to assist in saving gasoline as well. I am blessed to drive this car. I'm not trying to make pretend I'm Speed Racer or somebody from a Furious franchise. I like to roll calmly, and comfortably. My money needs to stay in my pocket not at the dealer. Accessorizing your RLX with manufacturer spec options and added privacy glass where legal only makes this car even more sophisticated. A True Value leader!

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