2019 Acura RLX Prices, Reviews, and Pictures

Acura RLX, a luxury mid-size sedan designed for buyers who desire prestige and high performance from their vehicle, is now available. Acura’s flagship sedan, the RLX, has been replaced by the RLX.


The Acura RLX is a significant improvement on the RL. The Acura RLX is a vast improvement over the RL in terms of power, performance, and handling. The RLX is not a bad vehicle, but it does compete with some exceptional vehicles on many points. Despite its small size, the RLX has one of the most powerful engines in its class. It can also handle corners with ease, if not athleticism.

Pricing and Trims

Acura offers the RLX in two trims: the Technology Package or the Sport Hybrid and Advance Package.

The RLX with Technology Package includes standard equipment like automatic LED headlights and rain sensing wipers. It also comes with heated and power-folding rearview mirrors and 19-inch alloy wheels. Comfort and convenience are the hallmarks of the interior. Leather/leatherette upholstery, 12-way power and heated front seat, rear bench with trunk pass-through and proximity keyless entry and ignition, tri-zone temperature control, leather steering wheels with multimedia controls, ambient lighting and Bluetooth, navigation, 7 inch touchscreen, and a premium 14-speaker ELS Studio audio system. The RLX is equipped with blind spot monitoring and active lane keep assist, front and rear parking sensors and rear-cross traffic alert. It also has adaptive cruise control and a heads-up display.

If you are impressed by the feature list but still want more, then check out the Sport Hybrid with Advance Package. This trim level also features a more economical powertrain. It also includes forward collision mitigation, a top of-the-line Krell surround audio system with 14 speakers, heated front seats, driver seat memory and memory side mirrors, remote starting, adaptive steering, fog lights, and heated steering wheel.

The MSRP for an RLX with Technology Package is $55,000. The Sport Hybrid starts at $62,000.

Engine and Performance

Acura RLX’s standard engine is a 3.5-liter V6. It produces up to 310 horsepower, 272 pound-feet torque and has a maximum output of 3.2 liters. It is equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which features paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel for manual gear selection.

The 3.5-liter V6 engine is still used in the Sport Hybrid trim, but an electric motor has been added to produce 377 horsepower and 341 lb-ft torque. The engine is connected to a 7 speed dual clutch transmission with paddle shifters. Drivers can make the most out of every tank with a start/stop system or regenerative brake.

The EPA estimates that the Sport Hybrid will return 28 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway – which is quite good for a car of this size. The standard RLX should get 20 in the city and 29 on the highway. The RLX has front-wheel drive; the Sport Hybrid has an all-wheel-drive system.


The Acura RLX interior comes in two color options: an overall black scheme and one with a cream-and-black two-tone scheme. There are some metal accent pieces and wood scattered about. Acura has increased the luxury level of the RLX compared to the RL, and there are many nice materials such as leather and wood throughout the interior. The fit and finish are excellent. There are no parts that feel flimsy or of poor quality. Despite the fact that the interior is very nice, it still falls short of rival luxury German sedans.

The car’s interior has a lot more space than the RL and is much better than the RL. The car’s interior is spacious and can be used for long periods of time by taller drivers. It has plenty of legroom, headroom and a supportive and adjustable seat. Although the rear seats offer more space than the front, taller passengers may find the headroom and legroom a little less generous. The rear seats can be sat in comfortably for longer trips, and are spacious. The trunk space is 14.9 cubic feet which is average for a sedan of this size. Trunk space is reduced to 12 cubic feet by the Sport Hybrid’s Krell sound system. Although the trunk can’t be expanded by folding down the rear seats, there is still enough space for skis and other longer items.

The RLX’s navigation and infotainment systems are intuitive and easy to understand, as is the case for other Acuras. Both the controls in the gauge cluster and the center stack are well-organized and easy to reference.

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