2011 Acura RL  -  $52,235


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $52,235
Base Invoice: $47,407
Destination Charge: $885
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Tech Pkg (Natl)
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 20 | City: 17 | Hwy: 24
Body Style: Automatic with Technology Package
Transmission: 6-speed sequential SportShift automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 3.7L SOHC PGM-FI 24-valve VTEC V6 engine

Pros

All-wheel drive standard; quick, controlled handling; luxurious interior; high-tech options available


Model Highlights

The Acura RL comes in one trim level with packages and options available for customization. The fuel-injected 3.7-liter V-TEC V6 can make 300 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque, with a drive-by-wire throttle. It's mated to a 6-speed Sequential Sportshift automatic transmission, with paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive system, as Acura calls it, improves handling on dry roads and traction on wet surfaces.

In order to achieve such stellar crash test results, the RL features a wealth of safety features on board. Anti-lock brakes, stability assist, six air bags and tire pressure monitoring all come with the car. An active front lighting system that projects the beams around curves is optional. So is the Collision Mitigation Braking System, which uses a radar signal mounted behind the front grille to lessen the impact of a collision by preemptively slowing the vehicle. The CMBS/ACC Package comes with adaptive cruise control, which allows you to select a long, medium or short distance from the car in front, which the RL will hold with the throttle and brakes, unaided by the driver.

The interior is pretty swanky, and includes standard heated leather seats. The driver can adjust his seat 10 ways, while the passenger has eight positions. Dual-zone climate controls can be operated by voice commands, but the optional GPS-linked temperature control (part of the Technology Package) monitors the sun's position and intensity relative to the car and automatically adjusts the interior temperature.

The 10-speaker Bose sound system has USB and iPod integration, plus active sound control. The optional navigation system has an 8-inch screen, and can be used with either the interface dial or voice recognition. It includes real-time traffic, weather, Zagat restaurant reviews and AcuraLink for the latest information about your RL, such as dealer appointment reminders. A rear-view camera is also available.


Model News

After a major refresh in 2009, there's not much new in the RL for 2011. The most notable change is the addition of a new 6-speed transmission, as well as a revised front grille. In addition, Acura has also fitted the 2011 RL with Hemholz resonators in the wheels, which in turn help reduce vibration and interior noise. The RL achieved 5-star ratings in all NHTSA crash tests, including the rollover test. Acura claims it's the only luxury automaker to do so.


Value Writeup

Standard all-wheel drive stabilizes the car around corners, which is a nice thing to know with the 3.7L V6 under the hood. This is the kind of Acura technology that has earned the RL reviews for being quiet and surefooted, as well as quick and refined. The luxurious interior is very well insulated, and the Bose sound system adapts its volume to the speed of the vehicle.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG

Cruising Range - City
329.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
465.60 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
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.1 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
99.1 ft³

Front Head Room
38.4 in

Front Leg Room
42.3 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
195.7 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
4085 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

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.1 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
13.2 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.

Overall Rating
Not Rated

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Not Rated

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Overall Side Crash Rating
Not Rated

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
9.7%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

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

Drive-by-Wire throttle system

Direct ignition system w/knock control

6-speed sequential SportShift automatic transmission w/OD -inc: grade logic control, paddle shifters

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

12V maintenance-free battery

130-amp alternator

Independent double-wishbone front suspension w/coil springs

Independent multi-link rear suspension w/coil springs

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

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

Integrated dual-outlet exhaust

18" x 8" alloy wheels

P245/45VR18 all-season performance tires

Temporary spare tire

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

Body-color moldings

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

Active front lighting

Front fog lights

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

Acoustic glass front windshield

Heat-rejecting green-tinted safety glass

Speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

Front illuminated door handle recesses

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

XM satellite radio -inc: note function music-reminder *Available in 48 contiguous United States, first 90 days are free*

Integrated in-glass antenna

HandsFreeLink Bluetooth wireless telephone interface -inc: phone book exchange

Leather 10-way pwr front bucket seats -inc: 6-level heated/cooled ventilation, pwr lumbar, driver memory

Pwr actuated retractable rear headrests

Front center armrest w/dual-level illuminated storage

Folding rear center armrest w/locking trunk pass-through

Front/rear carpeted floor mats (2010)

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

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

Theft deterrent system w/electronic immobilizer

Dual trip meters

Trip computer

Maintenance Minder system

LED backlit gauges w/progressive illumination

Exterior temp display w/compass

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

Pwr door locks

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

Satellite-linked navigation system w/voice recognition, rearview camera, Zagat Survey rating

AcuraLink Real-Time Weather & Traffic w/Traffic Rerouting -inc: automated appointments

HomeLink remote system

Cruise control

Remote trunk/fuel filler door releases

Security alarm system

GPS-linked solar-sensing dual zone auto climate control system w/air filtration

Rear heater vents

Rear window defroster w/timer

Dual front & rear cup holders

(2) 12-volt pwr outlets

Wood interior trim

Front door storage pockets

Electrochromic rearview mirror

Pwr rear sunshade & manual side rear sunshades

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Front/rear overhead map lights

Ambient cabin lighting

Leather gear shift knob w/wood trim

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 seat belts w/height adjustment, load limiters, pretensioner system

3-point rear seat belts

Rear parking sensors

Active front head restraints

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Child-proof rear door locks

Emergency trunk opener

Tire pressure monitor w/location & pressure indicators

 
ALBERTA WHITE PEARL
$0

 
ALBERTA WHITE PEARL
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
FORGED SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
FORGED SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
GRAPHITE LUSTER METALLIC
$0

 
GRAPHITE LUSTER METALLIC
$0

 
POMEGRANATE PEARL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EBONY, PERFORATED LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SEACOAST, PERFORATED LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TAUPE, PERFORATED LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0


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