Acura is the extended luxury arm of the Honda. It was specifically made with the intention of tackling the one of the biggest dilemmas that automakers have been going through recently-coming up with safer and usable interfaces for navigation, stereo and hands free phone systems.
It was developed as a replacement to the company’s RL model as its flagship sedan and it brings on board adequate changes to satisfy a different model name.
The new Acura RLX has a wide variety of advanced technological features and specifications some of which are outlined below:
The new Acura RLX has a powertrain which consists of a 310hp 3.5-litre V6 engine and a 6-speed sequential automatic transmission sport shift that has both a sport mode and a steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
The car’s handling is composed of a precision all-wheel steering, an agile handling-assist and a suspension system that affords the driver a smooth drive when on a rough road.
Acura RLX has standard Jewel-eye headlamps with each using 5 different LED headlights up front, a likely feature for future models. These sources comprise 4 low beams and a high beam with 12 polished lenses.
The front fenders, hood and exterior door panels are made of aluminum which is helps in saving a total of approximately 80 lbs compared to steel components. In fact the total weight of the RLX is down by close to 150 pounds on the RL. This new technology further equips the car with 19- inch wheels, rain sensing wipers, a blind spot monitoring system, noise reducing acoustic glass and power-retractable mirrors.
One thing that will immediately strike your eyes about the inner make-up of the Acura RLX is the sheer amount of space inside it. The front seats are broad enough and very comfortable.
This class also has an average truck space at 15.4 cubic ft. It has a multi-level heating, 8-way power passenger and driver seat. Both the driver’s and passenger’s seat are fitted with adjustable lumbar support.
There is a ski pass through in the rear seats. These seats do not fold. Using a navigation system is simplified as you will be able to look up destinations by the central control dial. This is a new seven inch touch screen interface with an enhanced voice recognition system. This screen provides both haptic and audible feedback which will help in reducing the amount the driver will spend looking away from the road.
Also fitted with the London congestion charge contact for congestion charges, general and fleet registration enquiries.
Another impressive internal feature of Acura RLX is its fit and finish and the quality of the materials used. Generally the interior measurements specifications are: 37.6 inches front head room, a 42.3in front leg room, a 54.5in rear hip room, a 38.8in rear leg room, a 57.0in rear shoulder room, a 36.8in rear head room and a 59.6in front shoulder room.
The new RLX has the gas-compatible 3.5L engine which uses the premium unleaded fuel.
The fuel tank capacity is 18.5gal. It has 370.0/573.5mi range in miles (CTY/HWY) and a 20/31mpg EPA MILEAGE EST (CTY/HWY).
Acura RLX comes with it remote power door locks, reverse tilt dual power mirrors which provide a curb view when the car is reversing.
Boasts of four one-touch power windows.
The car has:
an interior air filtration,
front and rear floor mats,
leather steering wheels,
leather trim on shift doors,
dual illuminating vanity mirrors,
three-zone climate control and
an electro chromatic inside rear-view mirror all meant to offer comfort to the driver and the passengers.