The RL boasts a new 300 hp 3.7-liter V6 engine, paired to a revised five-speed automatic transmission with SportShift manual mode and paddle shifters. Acura's exclusive Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system enhances grip, stability and all-weather control, while a new electric power assist steering system provides direct feedback. Every RL is outfitted with 18-inch alloy wheels, Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights and a power moonroof; interior comforts include heated front seats, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, satellite radio and HandsFreeLink (Bluetooth) wireless connectivity. Standard safety features include four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control, front side-impact airbags, overhead curtain airbags and new active front head restraints. The available Technology package includes heated/ventilated front seats, an Active Front Lighting System (AFS) and a voice-activated navigation system with integrated rearview camera parking assist and real-time traffic and weather information. Additional available high-tech equipment includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and a Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS). The Acura RL is completely redesigned for 2009. New standard equipment includes larger wheels and tires, 10-way power adjustable front seats and a USB connectivity port; enhancements to the Technology package include ventilated front seats and upgraded wood interior trim elements.