Improved handling reaches a turning point with Precision All-Wheel Steer™, which adjusts rear wheel toe angles to complement the front wheels. The result is more stability at high speeds, more precise steering when turning, and an improved braking distance.
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 the Acura i-VTEC® system.
The RLX P-AWS® model carries a 10-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters, the first of its kind for front-wheel drive vehicles. Engineered for high efficiency with low internal inertia and an exceptionally wide ratio range, the 10-speed automatic significantly improves RLX acceleration response.
Electric power accelerates the RLX in an instant. The 3-Motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® lets you experience unparalleled control and on-rails handling that gives you an unforgettable connection with the road.
Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is a groundbreaking, electric-torque-vectoring, all-wheel drive system and arguably the world’s most advanced. The RLX is tuned to supply torque instinctively based on driving conditions and the driver’s input, resulting in dynamic acceleration, direct response, and precise handling in all conditions.
An integral part of the Sport Hybrid drivetrain is the motor-integrated 7-Speed DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission) with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters. Originally developed for racing, the dual clutch design shifts faster, more smoothly, and with greater efficiency than conventional automatic transmissions.
Every aspect of the RLX has been masterfully orchestrated to ensure a smooth, quiet ride. Without increasing weight or thickness, the acoustic windshield and door glass reduce wind noise to reduce outside ambient noise.
Make a sporty statement. While all RLX models feature 19-inch alloy wheels, the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® model boasts an exclusive, two-tone Shark Gray and machined-finished design.
The 2020 RLX has two vivid color options. Brilliant Red Metallic and Majestic Black Pearl. The precise paint process involves the use of successively tinted clear coats that result in a noticeably rich luster.
RLX was the first luxury sedan to be equipped with standard Jewel Eye® LED headlights, which provide a whiter, brighter beam than High Intensity Discharge (HID) or halogen headlights while using less energy and lasting significantly longer.
Lead with a strong first impression. The Acura signature Diamond Pentagon Grille showcases intricate detailing encased in a bold, clean shape. A centerpiece of the RLX, it signifies the strength and nimble performance of this luxury sedan.
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.
The convenient GPS-Linked Tri-Zone Climate Control helps everyone stay cool or cozy, as needed. A GPS-linked solar sensing system measures the sun’s position and intensity to adjust cabin temperatures. Tri-zone automatic climate control lets the driver, front, and rear passengers adjust settings for personalized comfort.
The Head-Up Display projects a transparent, easy-to-see image onto the lower portion of the windshield, allowing you to view key vehicle information while keeping your eyes on the road. You can access a variety of available displays, including a digital speedometer, power distribution monitor, tachometer band graphic, compass, turn-by-turn directions from the navigation system, and the status of Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS).
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.
Using the same packaging techniques it employs on its smaller vehicles, Acura gave the RLX rear legroom that’s equivalent to most competing brands’ full-size luxury sedans. Rear occupants have their own climate control zone, which they can set with controls behind the front center console.
Tactile elements heighten the RLX experience. Elegant wood-grain and metallic finishes complement each interior color, with supple leather sweeping throughout the cabin. Contrast stitching and illuminated storage compartments provide the finishing touches.
A soft, double-hinged armrest enables easy storage access for both driver and front passenger. The illuminated center console also has a convenient sliding smartphone tray with direct access to USB charging ports.
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.
Agile Handling Assist® uses the components of the VSA® system to help improve handling. Active braking, usually on an inside wheel, helps you confidently handle curves with more precision.
Our suite of AcuraWatch™ driver assistance technologies, standard on every 2020 RLX, includes the helpful Traffic Jam Assist. Working from a complete stop and low speeds, it helps keep you in your lane.
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.
Our innovative parking sensors, located in the front grille and discreetly flush on the rear bumpers, can detect when the RLX is approaching an object with a series of beeps, which sound more rapidly 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.