2005 Acura RL

At a Glance

Pricing $49,100
Drive Types AWD
Engines 3.5l V6
Transmissions A5
Fuel Economy 18 (city), 26 (highway)

Acura has a legitimate contender in the all-new RL. The RL boasts a number of performance, design, technological and safety features. The powertrain features a 300hp 3.5L V6 and a 5-speed automatic. Power is applied to all 4 wheels with the SH-AWD (TM) system. This system varies torque front/back and side/side on the rear axle. ABS and stability control are standard. The interior is finished in leather, wood and aluminum trim with LED backlit instrumention. Active noise cancellation quiets the cabin and a satellite navigation system incorporates real-time traffic information for avoiding traffic in big cities. The exterior styling is restrained, yet sporty enough to fair well against A6, E-class and 5-series competitors.

What Changed:

All-new RL with a 300hp 3.5L transversely mounted 3.5L V6 powering all 4 wheels. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard. The front suspension is a double-wishbone setup. The rear suspension is a multilink setup. P245/50R17 tires are standard. ABS and stability control are standard.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
RL 3.5l V6 (300-bhp) A5 AWD $49,100