2014 Acura RLX  -  $49,370

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $49,370
Base Invoice: $45,244
Destination Charge: $920
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 24 | City: 20 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: Automatic
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Engine: Engine: 3.5L 24-Valve SOHC VTEC V6


Luxurious interior; loaded with technology; powerful V6; dynamic handling with all-wheel steering; proven Acura reliability

Model Highlights

The 2014 Acura RLX fills a void left by the departure of the RL luxury sedan in 2012. The RLX is powered by a 3.5L direct-injection aluminum V6 making 310 horsepower and 272 ft-lb of torque, which is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters and Grade Logic Control. With a curb weight of 4,000 pounds, the RLX isn't light, but the powertrain works well to propel the car to 60 mph in under seven seconds.

The RLX features unit body construction and rides on independent double wishbone suspension with lower control arms up front and an independent multi-link with coil springs and a stabilizer bar in the rear. Acura's Agile Handling Assist System provides active braking of individual wheels to assist in cornering, while the crown jewel of the RLX's dynamic handling is Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS). The system enables the rear wheels to adjust toe angles independently of each other, while working in conjunction with Agile Handling Assist and Vehicle Stability Assist. Four-wheel 12-inch disc brakes provide stopping power, while 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels hold road-hugging high-performance all-season tires. Up front, "Jewel Eye" LED headlights provide what Acura claims to be a whiter, brighter beam than either HID or halogen lamps.

Standard equipment in the RLX includes leather seating, front 12-way power seats, a premium 404-watt 10-speaker audio system, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, a multi-view rear camera, Forward Collision Warning system and a Lane Departure Warning. The RLX with Navigation adds navigation with voice recognition, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and a color multi-information display. A Krell Audio Package adds a 450-watt 14-speaker Krell sound system, power rear sunshade, and rear door sunshades. Finally, the top-of-the-line RLX with Advance Package includes 6-way heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear seats, as well as a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist System and Adaptive Cruise Control, all of which work to keep the car out of harm's way through a series of alarms, controlled braking and measured following distance.

Model News

The Acura RLX is brand new for 2014. As Acura's flagship model, the V6-powered, front-wheel-drive luxury sedan replaces the RL, which went away in 2012. Styling is angular up front in keeping with the Acura lineup, while the rest of the car flows. A new direct-injection 3.5L V6 making 310 horsepower and 272 ft-lb of torque is underhood that is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Acura has outfitted the new car with Acura Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS), which provides the rear wheels with up to two degrees of toe angle adjustment.

Value Writeup

The Acura RLX is a refined, capable luxury sedan in a crowded segment, but it more than holds its own. A powerful V6 and smooth-shifting transmission provide spirited performance, while Acura's Precision All-Wheel Steer system gives the RLX a sure-footedness not found in other front-wheel-drive cars. With loads of impressive amenities and safety features, the all-new RLX gives buyers a new contender to consider against competitors like the BMW 5-Series, Audi A6, Cadillac CTS and Mercedes-Benz E350.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 (Est)

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG

Cruising Range - City
370.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
573.50 mi

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6

3.5 L/212

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
272 @ 4500

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
102.1 ft³

Front Head Room
37.6 in

Front Leg Room
42.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.6 in

Front Hip Room
55.9 in

Second Head Room
36.9 in

Second Leg Room
38.8 in

Second Shoulder Room
57 in

Second Hip Room
54.5 in

112.2 in

Length, Overall
196.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.4 in

Height, Overall
57.7 in

Track Width, Front
64.3 in

Track Width, Rear
64.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
3.8 in

Trunk Volume
14.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3933 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Steering Type

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.5 ft

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km


Mfg's Report Date
DEC 15, 2013


Potential Number of Units Affected

American Honda Motor Company (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured August 7, 2012, through November 5, 2013. The bolts that attach the rear lower control arms to the sub-frame of the vehicle may have loosened during transport to dealerships.

Loose rear lower control arm bolts may reduce steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear suspension lower control arm bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early January 2014. Customers may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JD0.

Dates of Manufacture
AUG 06, 2012 to NOV 04, 2013

Manufacturer Recall No.


Mfg's Report Date
MAY 19, 2015


Potential Number of Units Affected

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX 2WD and AWD, RLX and 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid vehicles. In certain driving conditions, the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) may incorrectly interpret certain roadside objects such as metal fences or metal guardrails as obstacles and unexpectedly apply the brakes.

If the CMBS unexpectedly applies emergency braking force while driving, there is an increased risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the CMBS software, free of charge. The recall began on July 6, 2015. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's numbers for this recall is JQ4, JQ5 and JQ6.

Dates of Manufacture
AUG 01, 2012 to OCT 21, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
JQ4, JQ5, JQ6


Mfg's Report Date
DEC 15, 2014


Potential Number of Units Affected

American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured November 22, 2012, to January 30, 2014, 2015 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured June 4, 2014, to November 18, 2014, and 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid vehicles manufactured November 5, 2013, to July 25, 2014. An aluminum film applied to the inner reflector of the headlight may experience adhesion issues causing the film to delaminate. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

Delamination of the aluminum film may diminish output of the headlight, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace both of the headlights, free of charge. The recall began February 2, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-310-783-2000. Honda's number for this recall is JN2.

Dates of Manufacture
NOV 21, 2012 to JAN 29, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.


Mfg's Report Date
OCT 09, 2014


Potential Number of Units Affected

American Honda Motor Company (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured April 23, 2013, to August 25, 2014, and 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured November 5, 2012, to November 25, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the driver and front passenger seat belt may not extend or retract in low temperatures.

A seatbelt that does not function increases the risk of injury in a crash.

Honda has notified owners, and dealers will replace the driver and front passenger seat belts, free of charge. The recall began in November 2014. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's number for this recall is JK7 for the MKX, and JK8 for the RLX.

Dates of Manufacture
NOV 04, 2012 to NOV 24, 2013

Manufacturer Recall No.

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 Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Engine: 3.5L 24-Valve SOHC VTEC V6

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic -inc: Sequential SportShift paddle shifters and Grade Logic Control

Front-Wheel Drive

4.25 Axle Ratio

72-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

150 Amp Alternator

4993# Gvwr 850# Maximum Payload

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Automatic Ride Control Suspension

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank

Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust

Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Wheels: 18" x 8" Aluminum-Alloy -inc: noise reducing design

Tires: P245/45R18 96V High-Performance All-Season

Wheels w/Silver Accents

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Clearcoat Paint

Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade

Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter, Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers

Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip

Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels

Metal-Look Grille

Trunk Rear Cargo Access

Programmable Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Perimeter/Approach Lights

LED Brakelights

Radio: Acura/ELS AM/FM/CD Stereo -inc: hard disk drive (HDD) media storage, premium 10 speakers, Song By Voice, Aha compatibility, HD Radio, Pandora compatibility, USB audio interface w/iPod integration, Bluetooth streaming audio, MP3/auxiliary input jack and Speed-sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC)

Radio w/Clock and Steering Wheel Controls

404w Regular Amplifier

Audio Theft Deterrent

Digital Signal Processor

Window Grid Antenna

XM Radio -inc: Note Function music-reminder, XM services require a subscription after 90-day trial period, Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement; see www.siriusxm.com, If you decide to continue your XM service at the end of your complimentary trial, the plan you choose will automatically be renewed and you will billed at then-current rates unless you call XM at 1-800-967-2346 to cancel, Fees and programming subject to change, Available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C

Bluetooth Handsfreelink Wireless Phone Connectivity

2 LCD Monitors In The Front

Heated Front Sport Bucket Seats -inc: driver's and front passenger's 12-way power seat including 4-way lumbar

Bench Front Facing Rear Seat

Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

5 Person Seating Capacity

Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder


Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Valet Function

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Power Fuel

HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Leatherette Door Trim Insert

Leather Gear Shift Knob

Leatherette Seat Trim

Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets

Front And Rear Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim

Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof

Driver And Passenger Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Sliding Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

2 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Vehicle Stability Assist Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Forward Collision

Lane Departure Warning

Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Driver Knee Airbag

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

Back-Up Camera







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