The RLX is a full-scale luxury car constructed by the Japanese auto manufacturer, Honda, and marketed under their luxury automobile division, Acura. The model was first launched in 2013 after it was revealed at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show and released for sale in 2013. As the current RLX is due for a refresh, Honda decided to release its updated version for the model year 2017. Like its predecessor, the 2017 Acura RLX comes in the sedan style and it gives potential buyers tons of expensive features, at the same time, it will guarantee a soft and calm travel. Sedan have a roomy cabin, an abundance of safety and standard features, and outstanding collapse assessment scores.
2017 Acura RLX Changes
The all-new Acura RLX 2017 will have a three different packages. That include the Navigation Package, the Advance Package, and the Technology Package, such that each offers the vehicle-individual external features.
The Navigation Package provides the car with standard external features. Such as LED headlamps, automatic dimming back views mirrors, a set of 19-inch alloy wheels, and automatic wipers as an option.
The new RLX will also be offered with the Advance Package that comes with the back sunshade as standard.
The sedan gets four gorgeous body colors that include:
Crystal Black Pearl.
Bellanova White Pearl.
Slate Silver Metallic.
Graphite Luster Metallic.
The 2017 RLX external dimensions are 196.1″ (L) x 74.4″ (W) x 67.4″ (H), with the length of the wheelbase as 112.2 inches and a curb weight of 3955 pounds (approx 1798 kg).
New Acura RLX 2017 Interior
Similar to the exterior, the interior of the new Acura RLX 2017 comes with three dissimilar packages. They include the Navigation Package, the Advance Package, and the Technology Package, such that each offers the vehicle-individual internal features.
The Navigation Package offers some standard internal features, like:
Heated seats in the front.
Keyless entry and start.
Driver memory settings.
Tilt and telescopic power steering wheel.
Eight-way power adaptable front seats.
Four-way automatic climate control.
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The all-new 2017 Acura RLX Technology Package offers the new RLX standard electronics features that include:
Pandora and Aha compatibility.
ELS sound system.
Auxiliary acoustic jack.
Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.
HD and Satellite radios.
Some of the optional add-ons come with the package include ELS sound system with 14 speakers, leather upholstery, and adaptive cruise control.
The Advance package comes with standard interior features, like:
Aerated front seats.
Krell premium sound system.
Heated steering wheel.
The new 2017 RLX comes equipped with adequate safety features that include:
Lane departure alert.
Forward collision alert.
Driver knee airbag.
Side curtain airbag.
The 2017 model RLX comes with the passenger volume of 117.0 cubic feet and a cargo volume of 14.9 cubic feet.
The 2017 Acura RLX is equipped with the same powertrain, which was used to power older model. It comes with a V6 power unit with the displacement of 3.5 liters. This is finely tuned to offer the new vehicle the required power and twist of 310 ponies and 272 lbs per foot respectively. The powertrain will be mated to a six-velocity mechanical gearbox as standard, and the new sedan will be offered with the front-wheel drive system as standard.
This power unit accelerates the new RLX from 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds, offering it the maximum speed of 130 mph.
The new RLX is expected to offer city, highway and combined mileage of 21 mpg, 32 mpg, and 24 mpg respectively.
The automaker has plans to include a 2017 Acura RLX hybrid variant in the engine lineup of the new RLX. If it happens, the new vehicle would get a 3.5-liter traditional powertrain, which would offer its performance in cooperation with three powerful electric motors. However, it is expected that the hybrid system will be added after the release of the new RLX.
Date of release and base cost
The release date of 2017 Acura RLX will be during early 2017 with the starting price of $ 50,950. If the hybrid variant is released, buyers can get the model at a starting price of $ 59,950.