2017 Acura RLX: Flagship Equipment without the Flair
The Acura brand often gets overlooked for brands such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Lexus, but it shouldn’t. Born from Honda, the Acura models that are offered have been feature filled, easy to drive cars that offer you the dependability and activity you want to enjoy. The RLX is a car that is the top of the lineup for the Acura brand to give you an impressive sedan to drive with AWD and the look and feel you’ll love to enjoy in a car that isn’t as showy as the other brands but soldiers on as one of the best in its class.
This is the car you want to drive when you’re looking for a luxury sedan that offers you a calm feel that’s elegant and sophisticated for you to drive. There’s a multitude of safety and driver’s assistance technologies offered on this car to make it one that you’ll love to drive. The RLX for 2017 is a car that adds the AcuraWatch suite of technology improvements as standard fare. This gives you the benefit of adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring. This gives you a car that’s more informative and intuitive than ever for your drive.
When you look under the hood of this car you’ll have one of two powertrain setups to enjoy. The base model uses a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 310 horsepower and 272 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission to give you the ride you want and the fuel mileage of 20 city/30 hwy mpg to be a great way to start the drive of this car. This powertrain is not offered with AWD and it does need premium gasoline to operate perfectly for you.
The second powertrain you’ll find is on the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, which is a lot of letters to tell you this is an exceptional power train. Starting with the same engine this version adds a 3-motor hybrid drive. With this addition the power is moved up to 377 horsepower and 341 lb.-ft. of torque. The transmission for this engine is a seven-speed dual clutch automatic and you have the benefit of full time AWD. This setup is both powerful and more efficient as the fuel mileage you’ll enjoy is 29 city/30 hwy, making this a car you can enjoy wherever you want to go.
One of the main reasons you buy a luxury car is for the features it comes with. The RLX is a car that offers you the AcuraWatch as standard fare, but it comes with several other standard offerings as well. these other items include a leather interior, 12-way power and heated front seats, a moonroof, a multi-view rearview camera system, a navigation system, tri-zone climate control, a rear seat pass through, a 14-speaker audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, HD Radio and Siri voice integration. The Hybrid models add the AWD system, a head up display and LED fog lights to the package.
The options that will make a huge difference for you start with the Advance Package which offers you the Krell audiophile system, sunshades for the rear windows, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a surround view camera, foot well lighting, front and rear parking sensor and auto dimming and power folding side mirrors. The Krell audio package is one of the most impressive systems you’ll find for any car with fourteen speakers and the sound you want to enjoy when you get into your car and take a ride.
The Acura RLX has been a standout participant for many years. This car has been one of the most impressive on the market, even though it’s often overlooked. Don’t be someone to overlook this car; make it the car that gives you the ride and the comfort you’re looking for with the features that will make a huge difference in your driving enjoyment. The Acura RLX is the car you want to drive and is one that will impress you in ways the other brands can’t, come on in and see your local Acura dealer today.