The engine for all RLX models is a 3.5-liter, 310-horsepower V-6 engine that features Direct Fuel Injection, Variable Cylinder Management™ and Intelligent Variable Valve Timing with lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC®), which increases horsepower by advancing valve timing relative to engine rpm. High-rpm airflow is enhanced by opening intake valves longer and deeper at approximately 4500 rpm.
Variable Cylinder Management™ significantly improves highway fuel efficiency by automatically changing the V-6 engine to run on six or three cylinders, depending on driving conditions. The cylinder activation is seamless and not felt by driver or passengers.
Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS®) takes advantage of untapped steering potential from the rear wheels. The system intuitively supports the driver and responds to steering input with immediate adjustments. This world’s first, intelligent system adjusts the steering angle of each rear wheel independently, for increased agility and stability in corners, while changing lanes, and during braking.
The original Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system by Acura stunned the world with its ability to direct engine power from the front to rear and side to side. The industry even coined the term “torque vectoring” to describe its unique abilities. The rear electric motors of the hybrid system are a major advancement to this leading-edge handling system.
The Sport Hybrid shares supercar technology with the NSX for an immediate, powerful driving experience unmatched in the segment. 377-hp and 341 lb-ft torque comes courtesy of a 3-motor Sport Hybrid system, 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission, Electronic Torque Vectoring, and double wishbone front suspension. See how it works.
All four corners of the RLX are fitted with exclusive Amplitude Reactive Dampers, which feature two piston valves per damper (a.k.a. shock absorber) rather than one. The main valve helps absorb minor road vibration, while the second one is stiffer, reigning in a larger suspension motion for improved stability.
Jewel Eye® LED headlights provide intense light without blinding oncoming traffic and offer you excellent visibility—not just in overall distance, but in width and consistency. The light’s color mimics sunlight, for less eye fatigue while driving at night, and allows you to see colors more vividly.
A centerpiece of the RLX is the signature Diamond Pentagon grille. The bold shape with intricate details results in a clean appearance that signals an uptick in attitude.
The rear fascia includes a diffuser flanked by integrated Dual Chrome Exhaust Outlets. Additional chrome accents accompany LED taillights designed with stylish LED “pipe” lighting for a distinctive signature.
While side mirrors are often an overlooked component on many cars, on the RLX they’re surprisingly feature-rich. Both mirrors are automatically heated when the rear window defogger is activated. When reverse is engaged, the mirrors automatically tilt downward to reveal potential obstructions close to the car.
All RLX models sport 19-inch alloy wheels. An exclusive design for Sport Hybrid SH-AWD model, the wheels feature a combination black paint and machined finish for a high-contrast appearance.
Outfit your RLX with added sophistication while staying ready for the road ahead. Our wide variety of Acura Genuine Accessories like a decklid spoiler and body side moulding give a distinctive appearance, whether integrated independently or in any combination.
The 2019 RLX seats state performance. Available in four premium colors, each offers contrast stitching and piping as well as soft perforated Milano Premium Leather that extends to the upper side bolsters.
This midsize luxury sedan provides exceptional rear passenger legroom exceeding European and Asian competitors and even rivaling many full-size luxury sedans – all without sacrificing trunk space.
Krell® Audio invokes three-dimensional sound exclusively for RLX. Speakers made from Zylon – the world’s strongest super fiber – reveal the finest musical detail. An 8-inch carbon fiber subwoofer provides rock-solid bass.
On Demand Multi-Use Display™ is an intuitive touchscreen that combines all the controls you need in one striking 7-inch color system. It puts audio, climate and programmed shortcuts at your fingertips, all with haptic feedback you can feel.
View speedometer readings, power distribution, warnings and other key vehicle information – each as a translucent image projected onto the lower windshield. Standard with Sport Hybrid.
The RLX is well connected. Among the AcuraLink® suite of services, you can send a point of interest directly from your smartphone (or home computer) to the RLX navigation system as a ready-to-drive route.
If the RLX detects a vehicle in the next lane’s alert zone while going over 20 MPH, an indicator appears on the side mirror. If you signal in the direction of that vehicle, the mirror indicator flashes and a warning beep sounds.
At low speeds, Traffic Jam Assist is designed to help keep the RLX centered in a detected lane by applying progressive, precise steering inputs. Coupled with Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Jam Assist reduces driver workload and can activate from a complete stop.
Our innovative parking sensors, in the front grille and discreetly flush on the rear bumpers, detect when the RLX is approaching an object with a series of beeps, which sound more rapid as you get closer.
Giving you the ability to see more, the Surround-View Camera system delivers an unparalleled vantage point while parking. Six camera angles positioned around the vehicle assist in uncovering potential obstacles.
In wet conditions, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) can reduce the dangers of over and under steering and loss of traction by applying brakes at each wheel as needed and when necessary, reducing engine power.
In conjunction with VSA®, Agile Handling Assist® uses active braking, usually on an inside wheel to help the driver smoothly and easily trace the desired driving line through a curve with smaller steering inputs.