2016 Acura RLX Review, Specs, Price

The new 2016 Acura RLX comes with lots of updates and even more safety equipment. It will come in two versions – the first one is front wheel drive with Precision All-Wheel Steer while the second one is a hybrid model with all-wheel-drive.

2016 Acura RLX review

The first RLX model was presented back in 2011 at New York Auto Show, while the hybrid version debuted in 2013 at LA.

2016 Acura RLX Engine Specs

Under the hood of 2016 Acura RLX will be 3.5 liter V-6 engine which will deliver 310 horsepower at 6500 rpm and torque of 272 lb-ft at 4500 rpm. This engine will be paired with 6-Speed Sequential SportShift Automatic transmission and its fuel consumption is rated at 20 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg combined. From now on, as part of standard equipment, it will have Precision All-Wheel Steer which will improve handling and control of the vehicle, while Vehicle Stability Assist will improve stability even more. To accelerate 0 – 60, the new Acura RLX will need six seconds. The RLX Sport Hybrid will use a modified version of the engine mentioned above with same amount of horsepower but with addition of 47 horsepower electric motor. Combined, these two engines will produce 377 horsepower, while fuel economy is rated at 28/32/30 mpg.

2016 Acura RLX specs

2016 Acura RLX Exterior Design

The exterior of the new RLX is pretty common but also very pretty nevertheless with body lines that won’t make you indifferent. On the front, it has new Jewel Eye LED headlights and very nicely designed pentagonal grille. Around back things are kept minimalistic with most notable LED tail lights. Available exterior colors for 2016 Acura RLX are White Diamond Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Graphite Luster Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Fathom Blue Pearl, Forest Mist Metallic and Dark Cherry Pearl.

2016 Acura RLX MPG HP


2016 Acura RLX Interior

The interior of the new 2016 Acura RLX is made with the accent on functionality and common for all interior trims are perforated Milano Leather seats.

Around back, there is much more space (than, for example Audi A8) and there are also additional climate control settings. Its trunk is also spacious with flat bottom, which enables easier transport of bulky items.

As part of standard equipment, customer can find GPS-linked Climate Control, On Demand Multi-Use Display, Voice Recognition, USB/iPod Interface, Navigation Functionality and Controls etc.

2016 Acura RLX interior

2016 Acura RLX Prices

The 2016 Acura RLX price starts at $54,450 with Technology package included, while the same model with Advanced package starts at $60,450. The 2016 RLX Sport Hybrid with Technology pack costs 59,950 USD, and of course, Advanced package will bump the price to 65,950$.

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