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2014 Acura RLX

At a Glance

Pricing $48,450 - $65,950
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.5l V6, 3.5l V6 HEV
Transmissions A6, SM7
Fuel Economy 20-28 (city), 31-32 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 65

Overview Information

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 TL 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, but the range will include an advanced all-wheel-drive hybrid powertrain similar to that of the next NSX. A new all-wheel-steering system can independently control the left and right rear wheels for enhanced steering control. Pricing starts at just under $50,000.

What Changed:

The RLX becomes the new flagship in the Acura lineup, offering both FWD and AWD models. All RLX models include a 3.5l V6 gas engine rated at 310-bhp under the hood. In AWD models, the engine is paired with an electric motor in a gasoline/electric hybrid configuration. The RLX offers a long list of technological features and options.

Official Word:

The 377-horsepower Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD luxury-performance sedan will be on public display for the first time tomorrow at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, showcasing Acura's dynamic new three-motor hybrid system. The 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, which launches next spring, is the first vehicle to deploy Acura's new three-motor hybrid powertrain technology. The system combines a highly efficient, direct-injected V-6 engine with an all-new, Acura-designed, 7-speed dual clutch transmission with built-in electric...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
RLX 3.5l V6 (310-bhp) A6 FWD 20/31/25 63 $48,450
RLX Navigation 3.5l V6 (310-bhp) A6 FWD 20/31/25 63 $50,950
RLX Technology 3.5l V6 (310-bhp) A6 FWD 20/31/25 65 $54,450
RLX Krell Audio 3.5l V6 (310-bhp) A6 FWD 20/31/25 65 $56,950
RLX Advance 3.5l V6 (310-bhp) A6 FWD 20/31/25 65 $60,450
RLX Sport Hybrid Technology 3.5l V6 HEV (377-bhp) SM7 AWD 28/32/30 63 $59,950
RLX Sport Hybrid Advance 3.5l V6 HEV (377-bhp) SM7 AWD 28/32/30 63 $65,950