2014 Acura RLX Overview

Bob Long
Automotive Editor - June 6, 2014

The RLX is Acura’s new flagship sedan, replacing the outgoing RL. Like the RL, the RLX features understated styling, a refined ride and handling, and high-end interior amenities.

What's New for 2014

The RLX is all-new this year.

2014 Acura RLX Glam

Choosing Your Acura RLX

2014 Acura RLX Exterior

Until the anticipated arrival of a hybrid model, the sole engine is a 3.5-liter V6 driving the front wheels. This is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters for manual control.

With 310 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque on tap, fuel economy is rated at 20 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. To help maximizing engine efficiency, the V6 features direct injection along with the ability to run in fuel-saving 3-cylinder mode at low engine loads, supported by an active engine mount that reduces vibration when it does.

Pushing the RLX's "sport mode" button inspires the sedan to sportier shift behavior, throttle sensitivity, steering response, and operation of the P-AWS system for an enhanced sense of driver control.

2014 Acura RLX Interior

In Acura tradition, RLX is loaded with standard features including a moonroof, tri-zone climate control, a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, heated front seats, and a 10-speaker audio system.

Tech features include a 7-inch touchscreen, an 8-inch information screen, Bluetooth connectivity and keyless entry with push-button start. Adding to the safety of the RLX are seven airbags, supplemented by advanced driver aids like forward collision warning and lane departure warning.

Options for the RLX are divided into packages; each includes the features of the package beneath it.

  • Navigation includes GPS guidance.
  • Technology adds leather seats, power-retractable side mirrors, acoustic glass and 19-inch noise-reducing wheels.
  • Krell includes a Krell ultra-premium 14-speaker audio system and rear sunshades.
  • Advance overflows with adaptive cruise control, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, lane-keeping assist, parking sensors, and other extras.

2014 Acura RLX Glam2

Choose your Acura RLX >>

CarsDirect Tip

The price of a fully loaded RLX pushes it into direct competition with more accomplished cars. We would chose an RLX with the Navigation or Technology packages.

Best Acura Deals & Must-Know Advice In February

Acura 0% APR deals continue to be a rare offering for the luxury brand. Currently, the 2020 MDX is the closest shoppers can get to interest-free financing as the SUV features... View All Acura Lease Deals

Find more information on Acura vehicles

Acura RLX By Year