2018 Acura RLX

2018 Acura RLX

Rounding out our review of Acura’s sedan lineup, we come to the 2018 Acura RLX. This is the full-size luxury sedan perched above the midsize Acura TLX and compact Acura ILX. The 2018 RLX has a starting price of $54,900.

Pros: Speedy & Efficient Available Hybrid/AWD Combo, Less Common Than Competitors, Solid Construction, Good Interior Materials

Cons: Interior/Exterior Design Philosophy Leaves Something To Be Desired, Huge Price Jump From TLX

What You Should Know: Unless AWD is absolutely essential, check out the Infiniti Q70 Hybrid.

Looks Best In: Majestic Black Pearl exterior/Seacoast interior

2018 Acura RLX exterior2018 Acura RLX interior

Coolest Feature: 377-hp Hybrid Powertrain

Competition: Infiniti Q70, BMW 5 Series, Genesis G80

Summary: It’s easy understand why the RLX is overlooked. It lacks the flashiness of a BMW and the bespoke elegance of a Volvo. It will probably prove to have more long-term reliability than those brand’s models though. The Infiniti Q70 Hybrid is probably the closest competitor and it looks more opulent inside and out and is slightly more efficient and less expensive, however AWD is unavailable.

Did You Know? The RLX traces its lineage back to the, ahem, legendary Acura Legend, which was released in 1986 and well-loved by fans of the brand for its design and performance.

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