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2014 Acura RLX

At a Glance

Pricing $54,450 - $65,950
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.5l V6, 3.5l V6 HEV
Transmissions A6, SM7
Fuel Economy 20-29 (city), 30 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 70
Style 3 stars out of 5
Utility 3 stars out of 5
Livability 5 stars out of 5
Value 2 stars out of 5
Fun 3 stars out of 5

Overview Information

The RLX is the flagship sedan for the Acura lineup. Replacing the long-running Acura RL, the RLX is a couple of inches bigger and about $10,000 more expensive than the next closest Acura, the TLX sedan. Compared to other luxury sedans the RLX is slightly larger than the BMW 5-Series, Audi A6 or Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but significantly smaller than flagship sedans like the BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class or Lexus LS. The base RLX is front-wheel-drive with a 310-bhp V6 engine under the hood. The Sport Hybrid models equip an advanced hybrid drivetrain that is similar to that of the NSX. The RLX Sport Hybrid combines a 3.5l V6 engine with three electric motors for a total system horsepower of 377-bhp. This all-wheel-drive powertrain is rated at an estimated 29/30 mpg (city/hwy). Pricing starts at $55,000.

What Changed:

The RLX adds a Sport Hybrid model. Similar to the drive system in the new NSX, the RLX Sport Hybrid combines a 3.5l V6 engine with three electric motors for a total system horsepower of 377-bhp. This all-wheel-drive powertrain is rated at an estimated 29/30 mpg (city/hwy).

Official Word:

The 377 horsepower, electrified 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD(TM) goes on sale tomorrow at Acura dealerships with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $59,9501. The RLX Sport Hybrid is the most powerful and technologically advanced Acura sedan in history, applying a groundbreaking three-motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD)-an exclusive Acura technology also found in the new Acura NSX supercar. The RLX Sport Hybrid offers the most spacious five-passenger...Read.

Model/Trim/Package EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
RLX Technology 4 3.5l V6 (310-bhp) A6 FWD 20/30/24 65 $54,450
RLX Advance 4 3.5l V6 (310-bhp) A6 FWD 20/30/24 62 $60,450
RLX Sport Hybrid Technology 4 3.5l V6 HEV (377-bhp) SM7 AWD 29/30/29 70 $59,950
RLX Sport Hybrid Advance 4 3.5l V6 HEV (377-bhp) SM7 AWD 29/30/29 70 $65,950

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