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2007 Acura RL Sedan

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  • $45,780 original MSRP
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Benefits of Driving a 2007 Acura RL Sedan

Acura's flagship RL offers more standard equipment for the dollar than most of its competitors. All-wheel drive, a premium sound system, and a luxurious interior are all standard. Even with the rest of the bells and whistles, such as navigation, adaptive cruise control, and collision mitigation braking, still makes it one of the best luxury sedan values in the market.

What's new for 2007?

Acura has slightly juggled their RL lineup for 2007, allowing consumers to get behind the driver's seat for slightly less than last year. An entry-level 2007 RL retails for $45,780--its lowest price since the 2004 model year.

Model Strengths

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • well-appointed interior, technology galore

Model Review

The RL is Acura's entry in the mid-sized luxury sedan market, and it remains one of the best appointed sedans in its class. With all-wheel drive, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, heated leather seats, a moonroof, tire pressure monitoring, a Bose AM/FM/6-disc CD changer with an auxiliary jack and XM satellite radio, and a power rear sun shade all standard, the RL delivers in most areas. It even boasts active noise cancellation to reduce cabin noise levels, thereby saving weight on sound deadening materials.

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Source: The Car Connection

At the TheCarConnection.com, the goal is to give you the best, most comprehensive review available on the 2007 Acura RL. The editors have not only driven the car, they've also compiled impressions from across the Web so that you have access to all the info out there about the Acura RL.

The big RL sedan is Acura's flagship vehicle, and the brand pours plenty of R&D into making it among the best of the bunch year after year. Overall, editors at TheCarConnection.com note that covering every Acura vehicle is a veneer of stability and sensibility―and the 2007 Acura RL is the king of this philosophy. In 2006 the RL picked up all-wheel drive and became sportier in flavor, and it hasn't changed much for 2007.

The 2007 Acura RL has a standard 3.5-liter VTEC V-6 engine that puts out 290 horsepower. The RL performs well with the five-speed Sequential SportShift automatic, and the driver can manipulate the gears manually should they choose.

Handling remains top-notch, and the Acura RL feels a lot like a smaller car on a twisty road or on tight city streets than similar-sized rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Standard all-wheel drive aids traction, along with handling. Plus, performance-minded drivers can add an A-Spec performance package with a lowered, track-tuned suspension.

The exterior of the RL is quite conservative and unremarkable. Inside, a swoopy, ornate instrument panel dazzles the driver and front passenger. There's more techno-friendliness, at least in appearance, here than on anything from Germany. Fine materials and attractive surfaces are used throughout; most are a clear departure from budget-priced Hondas, which isn't always the case between Lexus and Toyota models. The backseat is quite spacious, with room for five adults.

Key standard features include a Bose audio system with DVD-Audio, as well as a keyless access and starting system. The 2007 Acura TL also has a couple of interesting option packages. The first is a Technology Package, which tosses in a rearview camera, Active Front Lighting (AFL), an enhanced wood interior, and a satellite navigation system with AcuraLink and real-time traffic info. The second option in the 2007 Acura TL is the CMBS/PAX Package, which supplements the RL's top-notch crash-test results and includes the so-called Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) and Michelin PAX run-flat tires. The system senses approaching front- or rear-end collisions and warns the driver. If a crash seems likely, the seatbelts automatically tighten and the brakes are applied.

The Bottom Line:

The 2007 Acura RL is a top-notch luxury sedan that's sportier than its conservative exterior might indicate, yet those who want to be seen―or have a V-8 under the hood―should look elsewhere.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Std
Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Security

Anti-theft System Std
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Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

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Acura Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

12 months/12,000 miles limited warranty from purchased date or expiration of new car warranty date. Additional 7 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty from in-service date.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 6 years / 80,000 miles
Lease Term Certified Yes
Point Inspection 150
Return/Exchange Program 3 day exchange
Roadside Assistance Yes
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible No

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