2016 Acura RLX Arrives at Dealerships on March 3 | Edmunds

2016 Acura RLX Arrives at Dealerships on March 3


TORRANCE, California — The 2016 Acura RLX, the upscale Honda brand's flagship sedan, arrives at U.S. Acura dealerships on March 3.

The base 2016 RLX with Navigation starts at $51,870, including a $920 destination charge. The pricing on that model is unchanged compared to the 2015 RLX with Navigation.

However, the previous base RLX has been deleted from the lineup. The 2015 RLX starts at $49,370, including a $920 destination charge. In effect, car shoppers will pay an extra $2,500 to get into the base 2016 RLX.

The 2016 RLX lineup has been reduced to three trim levels. They are RLX with Navigation, RLX with Technology package and RLX with Advance package.

The 2015 RLX lineup included five models, including the aforementioned and the base RLX and RLX with Krell Audio package.

Acura's 2016 RLX with Technology package starts at $55,370, including shipping, reflecting no price increase over the 2015 model.

The 2016 RLX with Advance package starts at $61,370, including shipping, also reflecting no price increase over the 2015 model.

New for 2016 is the addition of the AcuraWatch safety and driver-assist technologies as standard equipment on the Technology and Advance models. It is optional on the base model.

The Acura RLX with Advance package includes the first U.S. application of Acura's Surround View Camera system that provides a 360-degree image of the area around the vehicle.

Other upgrades to the 2016 RLX include tuning refinements to improve ride and handling quality and reduce noise, vibration and harshness.

A new Acura Silver Metallic exterior color is optional for 2016.

Key competitors to the RLX include the Audi A6, Hyundai Genesis and Lincoln MKS.

Edmunds says: Luxury shoppers can check out the 2016 Acura RLX at their local dealerships starting tomorrow.

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