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)

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).

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
RLX Technology 3.5l V6 (310-bhp) A6 FWD 20/30/24 65 $54,450
RLX Advance 3.5l V6 (310-bhp) A6 FWD 20/30/24 65 $60,450
RLX Sport Hybrid Technology 3.5l V6 HEV (377-bhp) SM7 AWD 29/30/29 63 $59,950
RLX Sport Hybrid Advance 3.5l V6 HEV (377-bhp) SM7 AWD 29/30/29 63 $65,950