2009 Acura RL  -  $47,490


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $47,490
Base Invoice: $42,745
Destination Charge: $810
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn (Natl)
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 22
Body Style: Automatic
Transmission: 5-speed sequential SportShift automatic transmission w/OD, grade logic control, paddle shifters
Engine: 3.7L SOHC PGM-FI 24-valve VTEC V6 engine

Pros

Excellent reliability; ample power from standard V6; all-wheel-drive stability; luxurious interior


Model News

Acura's flagship RL sedan is restyled and then some for 2009. Exterior changes include a new "power plenum" grille, following the other models in the Acura lineup, as well as a new aluminum hood and trunklid, front and rear bumpers, rocker panels, headlights and taillights.

The engine is new, too. A 300-hp 3.7L V6 replaces last year's 3.5 liter, and includes variable valve timing for both intake and exhaust valves. Steering wheel paddle shifters now accompany the standard 5-speed automatic transmission.

The suspension has been revised for sportier handling, and inside, the RL gets new gauges, a revised steering wheel and climate controls, more rear seat room, and a new Active Sound Control (ASC) system for improved noise reduction.


Value Writeup

The 2009 Acura RL comes loaded with features normally reserved for the options list on other cars. With its revised styling, new 300-hp powerplant, and its own healthy options list, the RL is a luxury sedan without a luxury price.


Model Highlights

Acura's RL is mostly new for 2009, which means the company's engineers have the car's already-excellent refinement to a whole new level.

For starters, the exterior has benefited from a complete restyle, which updates the RL's looks to those of the rest of the Acura lineup. Under the skin, a new 3.7L V6 drives all four wheels in the standard AWD setup. The 24-valve VTEC unit produces 300 hp and 271 ft-lb of torque on its way to a 6,800 redline. A 5-speed automatic with overdrive and manual shifting mode is standard. EPA fuel economy estimates are 16 mpg city and 22 mpg on the highway.*

The RL comes in two trim levels: Base and Tech Package. Acura's Collision Mitigation Braking System is optional with the Tech Package for an additional $3800.

The Base RL comes loaded with plenty of creature comforts, including a power sunroof, HID headlights, steering wheel stereo controls, fog lamps, a Bose 6-disc CD stereo with XM Satellite radio, heated power mirrors, keyless start and dual-zone climate control. Leather seating is also standard, with power controls to both driver and passenger seats.

To this luxurious mix, the Tech Package adds a rear parking camera, navigation with traffic rerouting information and Zagat restaurant reviews, 6-level heated and cooled front seats, wood interior trim, active headlights, and Bluetooth handsfree interface.

Opt for the ultra-smart Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), and you also get adaptive cruise control, Michelin PAX run-flat tires, and curly maple interior trim. CMBS is powered by a radar transmitter that constantly evaluates distance to objects in front of the RL. If the system detects a possible collision, a series of warning lights and beeps go off in the cabin to alert the driver. If the driver fails to take action by braking and/or turning the wheel, CMBS automatically tugs at the front seat belts and applies initial braking. If collision is unavoidable, the seat belts tighten fully and heavy braking is initiated. The CMBS system can be switched off by the driver at any time.

All 2009 RL sedans benefit from a host of standard safety systems. These include antilock brakes with electronic brake distribution and brake assist, stability control, a tire pressure monitor, dual-stage front airbags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, and active headrests.

* Based on 2008/2009 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008/2009 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008/2009. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.


Pros

Excellent reliability; ample power from standard V6; all-wheel-drive stability; luxurious interior


Model News

Acura's flagship RL sedan is restyled and then some for 2009. Exterior changes include a new "power plenum" grille, following the other models in the Acura lineup, as well as a new aluminum hood and trunklid, front and rear bumpers, rocker panels, headlights and taillights.

The engine is new, too. A 300-hp 3.7L V6 replaces last year's 3.5 liter, and includes variable valve timing for both intake and exhaust valves. Steering wheel paddle shifters now accompany the standard 5-speed automatic transmission.

The suspension has been revised for sportier handling, and inside, the RL gets new gauges, a revised steering wheel and climate controls, more rear seat room, and a new Active Sound Control (ASC) system for improved noise reduction.


Value Writeup

The 2009 Acura RL comes loaded with features normally reserved for the options list on other cars. With its revised styling, new 300-hp powerplant, and its own healthy options list, the RL is a luxury sedan without a luxury price.


Model Highlights

Acura's RL is mostly new for 2009, which means the company's engineers have the car's already-excellent refinement to a whole new level.

For starters, the exterior has benefited from a complete restyle, which updates the RL's looks to those of the rest of the Acura lineup. Under the skin, a new 3.7L V6 drives all four wheels in the standard AWD setup. The 24-valve VTEC unit produces 300 hp and 271 ft-lb of torque on its way to a 6,800 redline. A 5-speed automatic with overdrive and manual shifting mode is standard. EPA fuel economy estimates are 16 mpg city and 22 mpg on the highway.*

The RL comes in two trim levels: Base and Tech Package. Acura's Collision Mitigation Braking System is optional with the Tech Package for an additional $3800.

The Base RL comes loaded with plenty of creature comforts, including a power sunroof, HID headlights, steering wheel stereo controls, fog lamps, a Bose 6-disc CD stereo with XM Satellite radio, heated power mirrors, keyless start and dual-zone climate control. Leather seating is also standard, with power controls to both driver and passenger seats.

To this luxurious mix, the Tech Package adds a rear parking camera, navigation with traffic rerouting information and Zagat restaurant reviews, 6-level heated and cooled front seats, wood interior trim, active headlights, and Bluetooth handsfree interface.

Opt for the ultra-smart Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), and you also get adaptive cruise control, Michelin PAX run-flat tires, and curly maple interior trim. CMBS is powered by a radar transmitter that constantly evaluates distance to objects in front of the RL. If the system detects a possible collision, a series of warning lights and beeps go off in the cabin to alert the driver. If the driver fails to take action by braking and/or turning the wheel, CMBS automatically tugs at the front seat belts and applies initial braking. If collision is unavoidable, the seat belts tighten fully and heavy braking is initiated. The CMBS system can be switched off by the driver at any time.

All 2009 RL sedans benefit from a host of standard safety systems. These include antilock brakes with electronic brake distribution and brake assist, stability control, a tire pressure monitor, dual-stage front airbags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, and active headrests.

* Based on 2008/2009 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008/2009 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008/2009. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.


Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 MPG

Cruising Range - City
310.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
426.80 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.7L/224

Fuel System
PGM-FI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
271 @ 5000

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49

Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.1 qts

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
99.1 ft³

Front Head Room
38.5 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.5 in

Front Hip Room
55.1 in

Second Head Room
37.2 in

Second Leg Room
36.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.1 in

Second Hip Room
54.0 in

Wheelbase
110.2 in

Length, Overall
195.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.7 in

Height, Overall
57.2 in

Track Width, Front
62.0 in

Track Width, Rear
62.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.7 in

Trunk Volume
13.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4083 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.18 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.75 in

Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18

Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.4 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V029000

Mfg's Report Date
January 10, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
308,884

Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Acura MDX and Honda CR-V vehicles, 2005-2011 Honda Element vehicles, 2005-2012 Acura RL vehicles, 2006-2012 Honda Ridgeline vehicles, 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles and 2005-2008 Honda Pilot vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain 2005-2006 Acura MDX and Honda CR-V vehicles, 2005-2009 Acura RL and Honda Element vehicles, 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles, 2005-2008 Honda Pilot vehicles and 2006-2009 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Okla...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KD9 and KE0.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V061000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 03, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,232,187

Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. Remedy parts are expected to be available in Summer 2016. Interim notices will be mailed to owners during March 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JY0, JY1, and JY2.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.7L SOHC PGM-FI 24-valve VTEC V6 engine

Drive-by-wire throttle system

Direct ignition system

5-speed sequential SportShift automatic transmission w/OD, grade logic control, paddle shifters

Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD)

Independent double-wishbone front suspension

Independent multi-link rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes w/electronic brake distribution (EBD), brake assist

7-spoke 18" x 8" aluminum alloy wheels

P245/45VR18 all-season Michelin Pilot performance tires

Pwr moonroof w/tilt, auto-open/close, auto-reverse, key-off operation

Xenon high intensity discharge (HID) headlights w/auto-on/off feature

Front fog lights

Heated pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals, reverse gear tilt-down, driver memory

Acoustic glass front windshields

Heat-rejecting green-tinted safety glass

Speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers

Front illuminated door handle recesses

Bose AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/DVD-Audio/DTS changer -inc: MP3/WMA player, (10) speakers, surround sound system, Active sound control, USB port, aux input jack

XM satellite radio *Available in 48 contiguous United States, first 90 days are free*

HandsFreeLink Bluetooth wireless telephone interface

Steering wheel mounted controls -inc: cruise control, audio, telephone, voice recognition, multi-info display

10-way pwr front bucket seats -inc: 2-level heat, pwr lumbar, driver memory

Perforated leather-trimmed seating

Pwr actuated retractable rear headrests

Illuminated front center console storage

Folding rear center armrest w/locking trunk pass-through

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

Leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/driver memory

Theft deterrent system w/electronic immobilizer

Dual trip meter

Trip computer

LED backlit gauges w/progressive illumination

Maintenance minder system

Pwr windows w/auto up/down, auto-reverse, key-off feature

Pwr door locks

Smart keyless entry system -inc: driver recognition for seat, steering wheel, exterior mirrors, climate control, audio settings

HomeLink remote system

Remote trunk/fuel filler door releases

Security system

GPS-linked solar-sensing dual zone auto climate control system

Rear heater vents

Rear window defroster

Glove box w/dual compartment

Dual front & rear cup holders

12-volt pwr outlets

Front door storage pockets

Electrochromic rearview mirror

Pwr rear sunshade & manual side rear sunshades

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Front/rear overhead map lights

Leather wrapped gear shift knob

Driver & front passenger seatback pockets

Vehicle stability assist (VSA) w/traction control

Side-impact door beams

Impact absorbing front/rear crumple zones

Daytime running lights

Advance Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure

Driver & front passenger dual-stage dual-threshold airbag supplemental restraint system

Front side impact airbags w/passenger occupant position detection system

Front/rear side curtain airbags

3-point front/rear seat belts w/ALR/ELR front height adjustment, load limiters, pretensioners

Active front head restraints

LATCH child seat mounting system

Child-proof rear door locks

Emergency trunk opener

Tire pressure monitor w/location & pressure indicators

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
ALBERTA WHITE PEARL
$0

 
ALBERTA WHITE PEARL
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
OPULENT BLUE PEARL
$0

 
OPULENT BLUE PEARL
$0

 
REDONDO RED PEARL
$0

 
REDONDO RED PEARL
$0

 
GRIGIO METALLIC
$0

 
GRIGIO METALLIC
$0

 
GRIGIO METALLIC
$0

 
PLATINUM FROST METALLIC
$0

 
PLATINUM FROST METALLIC
$0

 
SILVER JADE METALLIC
$0

 
SILVER JADE METALLIC
$0

 
TUSCAN BEIGE METALLIC
$0

 
EBONY, PERFORATED LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PARCHMENT, PERFORATED LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TAUPE, PERFORATED LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

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