2014 Acura RLX Sedan
Benefits of Driving a 2014 Acura RLX Sedan
The Acura RLX is a refined, capable luxury sedan in a crowded segment, but it more than holds its own. A powerful V6 and smooth-shifting transmission provide spirited performance, while Acura's Precision All-Wheel Steer system gives the RLX a sure-footedness not found in other front-wheel-drive cars. With loads of impressive amenities and safety features, and a base price under $50,000, the all-new RLX gives buyers a new contender to consider against competitors like the BMW 5-Series, Audi A6, Cadillac CTS and Mercedes-Benz E350.
What's new for 2014?
The Acura RLX is brand new for 2014. As Acura's flagship model, the V6-powered, front-wheel-drive luxury sedan replaces the RL, which went away in 2012. Styling is angular up front in keeping with the Acura lineup, while the rest of the car flows. A new direct-injection 3.5L V6 making 310 horsepower and 272 ft-lb of torque is underhood that is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Acura has outfitted the new car with Acura Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS), which provides the rear wheels with up to two degrees of toe angle adjustment. The RLX comes with a base price of $48,450 and can be equipped with a host of technology packages, bringing the total up to $60,450.
- Luxurious interior
- loaded with technology
- powerful V6
- dynamic handling with all-wheel steering
- proven Acura reliability
The 2014 Acura RLX fills a void left by the departure of the RL luxury sedan in 2012. The RLX is powered by a 3.5L direct-injection aluminum V6 making 310 horsepower and 272 ft-lb of torque, which is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters and Grade Logic Control. With a curb weight of 4,000 pounds, the RLX isn't light, but the powertrain works well to propel the car to 60 mph in under seven seconds, all while returning an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.