Luxury sedans like 2017 Acura RLX are not expected to offer much on speed parameters. But this is where this sedan earns some points with its hybrid version. Acura cars have spelled class, luxury and the 2017 version of RLX is coming up with various safety features. The best part; most of them are standard irrespective of trims. The get up of RLX sedan has little to no change compared to its predecessors. Though luxurious, on can be skeptical about whether it can match the standards of Audi A6 or Hyundai Genesis.
Quick look at 2017 Acura RLX trim levels and safety package
At the risk of being redundant, it must be mentioned that it is safety features of Acura RLX that will walk away with accolades and adulation. Acura follows the custom of distinguishing various trim levels based on packages. So here it is, the 2017 Acura RLX has three packages.
- Navigation package.
- Technology package.
- Advance package.
As standard safety features there is:
- Seat belt and airbags.
- Child safety.
- Collision mitigation braking system.
- Tire pressure monitoring system.
- Suspension system.
- Precision All wheel steer.
Exterior safety and driver assist system has also been duly taken care of by including
- Multi view rear camera.
- Blind spot information system.
- Side mirrors.
Higher trim levels like Advance package surround view camera and head up display.
2017 Acura RLX: Simply Spacious Interiors
2017 Acura RLX will be an instant draw if cabin space is high on buyer’s list. There is as much as three inches of extra space for rear seat occupants if one draws comparison with other sedans in the same category. Despite so much room for sitting, it still manages to offer roughly 15 cubic feet of space in trunk.
Luxury is further enhanced with soft leather perforated seats coupled with dual heating which comes as standard. Both front seats have 12-way adjustment with lumbar support system.
Infotainment system too deserves credit for the ease of use and various refinements it comes with. The dashboard houses 7 inch touchscreen that is connected with navigation system and destination can be set by using voice commands. More to follow in infotainment are:
- GPS climate control.
- Voice recognition Keyless Access system.
- Lane keeping assist system.
- Road departure mitigation.
- Bluetooth and hands free link.
As standard audio system, 2017 Acura has ELS Premium Audio and interface for USB/ i-pod.
2017 Acura RLX: Powerful Drivetrain
The Acura RLX is powered with a 3.5 liter V6 engine with direct gas injection system, variable cylinder management. Acura’s i-VTEC system is also mated with this engine spec which is standard in all RLX models.
On front wheel drive this engine has the power of delivering the goods with 310 hp at 6500 rpm with 272 lb/ft of torque. EPA ratings for this engine spec is 20/31/24 mpg for city, highway and combined respectively.
The second engine also will have the capacity of 3.5 L + 3 hybrid motor that will generate a 377 hp combined.
2017 Acura RLX: Price
Comfort and luxury comes for a price and the price gets a little high when there is great safety package. Price for 2017 Acura RLX starts from $53,000 and goes up to $60,000 for advanced package.