2017 Acura RLX is a full-size sedan introduced by Honda and sold under their Acura division, released in 2013 following the Acura RL, the 2017 RLX option of 2 models, a front-wheel drive base model featured along Acura’s Precision All-Wheel Forward (P-AWS) 4-wheel steering system and a hybrid variant with SH-AWD serving as flagship Acura’s.
2017 Acura RLX Interior
2017 Acura RLX standard perforated leather 12-way (4-way lumbar) front seats are heated and cooled in advance package models, and rear seat room is greatly improved. Behind legroom are similar to full-size luxury flagship sedan. An 8-inch navigation screen with a 7-inches touch screen display for audio, climate, and several shortcut controls with AcuraLink is also standard.
An optional flagship fourteen-speaker sound system Krell replace the Bose system on the previous model Acura RL. A mid-level 14-speaker ELS Studio Premium system using Panasonic components are optional. The 2017 Acura RLX base ELS Premium system uses 10 speakers. Hybrids include an electronic transmission gear selector, head-up display, using acoustic glass for doors and windshield, and navigation is standard. The fourteen-speaker ELS Studio Premium system is standard and Krell system optional. GPS-Linked climate control, voice recognition, and a keyless entry system with a push button start is standard.
2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid
The 2017 Acura RLX Sports Hybrid is debuted at the 2013 Los Angeles International Auto Show On the whole weight vehicle to 357 pounds, with weight distribution (front and back). Improved from 61:39 in a non-intersections around 57:43 in hybrid models. It is presented as the Honda Legend in Japan. US sales began in September 2014 with 250 models produced for the model year 2014 and produced an additional 250 for the model year 2016.
2017 Acura RLX Engine
A direct injected 3.5-liter “Earth Dreams” V6 by VTEC and Variable Cylinder Management (VCM), along with a 6-speed automatic get an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 20/31/24 mpg (city / highway / combined) and the maximum output is 310 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque. The fuel saving VCM system operates in either 6 or 3 cylinder configurations, the new model uses more sophisticated engine mounts that the need for a 4-cylinder mode that will lead to a lower NVH bypasses.
All Acura Hybrid models come with the VCM capacity as well, with an additional start-stop system to boost fuel economy further as well as the ability to completely work on electric power up to 58 miles per hour with a light throttle. The hybrid also uses a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox using an integrated 35 kW (47 hp) electric motor with a wheel behind is powered by a 27-kilowatt (36 hp) electric motor, with 2 rear electric cars total. This setup gives the hybrid a torque vectoring all-wheel drive system with rear wheels strict electrically powered.
A 72-cell 1.3 kWh 66-pound lithium-ion battery pack located behind the rear seat. Total power output is rated at 377 hp and 341 lb-ft of torque on hybrid models. EPA estimated fuel economy improves to 28/32/30 mpg. It gets a CARB emissions of Lev III SULEV30 compared to non-hybrids ULEV-2 position.
2017 Acura RLX Exterior
The standard jewel-Eye LED headlights each use 5 separate LED light sources with 10 polished lenses. The headlights no longer revolving door angles as it did on the previous generation RL. The hood, front fenders, and outer door panels are made of aluminum, aluminum used in the RLX save a total of 79.1 £ on steel components. The hybrid comes standard with LED foglamps.
2017 Acura RLX Safety
All 2017 Acura RLX models come standard with a multi-angle rearview mirror backup camera, Forward Collision Warning System (FCW) and lane departure warning. An automatic brake precrash system with electronic front belt pre-tensioners are available, such as holding a job help system and adaptive cruise control. Optional Adaptive Cruise Control with following a low speed, Blind Spot Information System, and an automotive head-up display is available. Brakes with Brake Hold Control keeps the car at a stop without the use of a brake pedal, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist, a nimble handling help the brakes applied to the wheels in a curve, and Vehicle Help is standard.
2017 Acura RLX Specification
Type: Luxury vehicle
Rating: 3/5Car and Driver | 5/5Edmunds.com | 7.5/10 US News
MSRP: From $50,950
Horsepower: 310 hp
Curb weight: 3,969 to 4,003 lbs
MPG: 20 city / 31 highway
Engine: 3.5 L V6
2017 Acura RLX Configurations & Price
2017 Acura RLX Navigation $50,950
2017 Acura RLX Technology Package $54,450
2017 Acura RLX Advance Package $60,450