2017 Acura RLX Sedan

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2017 Acura RLX
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MSRP range
$54,450 - $65,950

Pros

  • Smooth-revving V6 engine offers ample power
  • Long list of standard safety and convenience features
  • Spacious cabin and seating, especially for rear seat passengers
  • Sport Hybrid model offers fast, fuel-efficient acceleration

Cons

  • Steering feels disconnected from the road
  • Flat front seat cushions lack long-distance comfort
  • Dual-screen infotainment system isn't very intuitive
  • Not priced competitively against German competition
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Top consumer reviews

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Unfairly Overlooked and Ridiculously Underrated!
Acura host, 4/18/2017
I test drove just about every luxury sedan in this price range--BMW, Audi, Lexus, Infinity, Porsche (suv), and some midlevel sedans as well, and I can honestly say this is the best one out there. Why? Well,....it depends on what you want. I wanted Quality (I've always loved the way Acura's drive and last), Safety (NHTSA and IIS best ratings --with suite of safety features), Visibility (you can actually see out of the car and over your shoulder), Dependability (not one issue with it for over a year), and Ease of Driving (the smoothest engine and most maneuverability I've come across), ---(btw, the steering IS very connected to the road and incredibly sporty for a large sedan). Not to mention--- the roomy, rear seat, , the quiet cabin, the improved suspension, the way it climbs a hill and never downshifts, not to mention its' classic, elegant appearance. The RLX is a fantastic vehicle and it's a shame that it doesn't get more love in the press. Read reviews from actual owners!! Test drive it yourself, and you'll be extremely surprised in the best possible way. Pricing is high, but check around to get a good deal. They are out there. There is nothing sedate about this top notch sedan. It is thee hidden jewel at Acura!
smooth ride
billy chambers, 12/26/2016
By far the best car i have every owned. Does all the bells and whistles in outstanding manner. Cons a bit pricey for most folks.
Great Car
Bob, 1/17/2017
Traded in a 2012 Acura TL . The 2017 Acura RLX is just a perfect Car. It is quiet has a lot of power and a great car for the price. Tested a Lexus GS350 but the Acura RLX is much better.
Own this car
nick Aspiotes, 9/29/2017
Great car only thing i did not like was trade in value on my last car. Comfortable, great handling ,powerful ,reliable,great gas mileage!
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$54,450
MPG
20 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
310 hp @ 6500 rpm
MSRP
$60,450
MPG
20 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
310 hp @ 6500 rpm
MSRP
$59,950
MPG
29 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed automated manual
Hybrid
377 hp @ 6500 rpm
MSRP
$65,950
MPG
29 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed automated manual
Hybrid
377 hp @ 6500 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite RLX safety features:

Adaptive Cruise Control
This feature lets you set a desired speed and maintain a distance between you and the vehicle ahead, even bringing you to a complete stop.
Collision Mitigation Braking System
This feature alerts you of obstacles detected ahead, providing visual alerts first, and will automatically brake for you if you don't react.
Lane Keeping Assist System
A forward-facing camera detects lane markings and will guide the car back to the middle if you begin to drift to the side.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.7%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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More about the 2017 Acura RLX

Sophisticated, well-appointed and smooth, the 2017 Acura RLX may not provide quite the nameplate cachet of some of its European competitors, but the flagship sedan of Honda's premium division can hold its own in many other areas. It has a spacious cabin, a comfortable ride, a wealth of the latest advanced technology features and all-wheel steering, which enhances both low- and high-speed maneuverability. Such characteristics make it a good choice for shoppers running daily errands, commuting or planning a long road trip.

Following a mild refresh last year, changes to the RLX for 2017 are minor. The base Navigation trim level has been eliminated, and the AcuraWatch suite — which includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and lane-departure warning — is now standard.

A refined and quiet 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates 310 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque provides the RLX's power, and it comes linked to a six-speed automatic transmission. Although the engine doesn't propel the RLX into sport-sedan territory, it should be strong enough for the majority of buyers. And those looking for more power can opt for the Sport Hybrid model, whose three electric motors combine with the V6 to produce a total of 377 hp and 341 lb-ft of combined torque.

Fuel economy for the standard front-drive RLX is EPA-rated at 23 mpg combined (20 city/30 highway), while the Sport Hybrid version is rated at 29 mpg combined (29 city/30 highway).

On the road, the RLX may lack the outright cornering ability of some of its more sport-oriented rivals, but as a trade-off, the Acura delivers a smooth, comfortable ride with stable, confidence-inspiring handling. Acceleration is on par with other vehicles in its class and is more than adequate for easy passing on the highway.

The RLX's five-passenger interior, while roomy, nicely appointed and logically laid out, might not meet the expectations of some consumers who are shopping for a luxury model in this price range. But it does offer quality materials, well-placed controls, a host of standard features and enough packages and accessories to allow buyers plenty of leeway when it comes to personalization.

The standard RLX comes very well equipped with such niceties as heated leather seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, dual LCD displays and a premium sound system. The Advance package adds a number of comfort and convenience features. The Sport Hybrid brings extra power and even more technology. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the 2017 Acura RLX that best meets your needs.

2017 Acura RLX Sedan Overview

The 2017 Acura RLX Sedan is offered in the following styles: Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Advance Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM), and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM).

What do people think of the 2017 Acura RLX Sedan?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Acura RLX Sedan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 RLX Sedan 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 RLX Sedan.

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The 2017 Acura RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $66,915. The average price paid for a new 2017 Acura RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is trending $4,153 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The 2017 Acura RLX Sedan Advance Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $61,415. The average price paid for a new 2017 Acura RLX Sedan Advance Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $10,517 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The 2017 Acura RLX Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $55,415. The average price paid for a new 2017 Acura RLX Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $3,420 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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