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2019 Acura RLX

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2019 Acura RLX Overview

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Expert Rating

3.15 (Good)
MPG
24 City / 29 Highway

Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

If you forgot that Acura still makes a flagship four-door sedan, don't worry, you're certainly not alone. During the 2017 calendar year, Acura managed to move just 1,200 units off dealer lots, a number that's about on par with how MDXs the brand sells every week. For 2019, Acura seems to recognize the RLX's utter lack of traction in the market, and has quietly dropped the base non-hybrid variant. It doesn't much matter – even with the 377-horsepower gas-electric powertrain, this big Acura sedan is still about as noticeable as white noise during a rock and roll concert. While it's not a bad car, the 2019 Acura RLX is simply bereft of any marketable qualities in a hyper-competitive segment.

What's New for 2019

The base non-hybrid model has been dropped, paring down the lineup to just the 377-hp hybrid.

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Choosing Your Acura RLX

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Unlike the brand's MDX or RDX, the RLX doesn't offer much in the way of choice when it comes to packages, powertrains, and trim levels. In fact, there's now only a single engine and one trim: Sport Hybrid. It earns the Hybrid moniker by coupling a 3.5-liter V6 engine to two electric motors, for a total system output of 377 hp and 341 pound-feet of torque. A dual-clutch automatic transmission with seven ratios manages the engine power.

All models are also equipped with all-wheel drive, which in Acura parlance is known as Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD). This well-regarded system no doubt helps contribute to the RLX's ability to sprint to 60 mph in around five seconds. This advanced hybrid powertrain lets the RLX return EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28 miles per gallon city, 29 mpg highway, and 28 combined.

With the axing of the base model, all RLXs are now fully loaded. Features previously optional but now standard include heated outboard rear seats, a heated steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors, a power rear sunshade, heated and ventilated front seats, a head-up display, a 14-speaker Krell sound system, LED fog lights, 20-inch wheels, and a surround-view camera.

Other features found on the RLX include a power moonroof, 12-way power seats with contrasting stitching, leather upholstery, tri-zone climate control, navigation with real-time traffic information, keyless entry, speed-sensitive volume control, and remote start. On the safety front, the AcuraWatch suite of safety features is standard. It bundles adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, traffic jam assist, road departure mitigation, and automatic emergency braking. Blind-spot monitoring, automatic headlights with wiper operation, automatic braking hold and hill assist, and an electronic parking brake are also standard. Perhaps surprisingly, there's no rear cross-traffic alert, a feature which has recently proliferated to all classes and segments of the market. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also similarly mysterious omissions.

The powertrain benefits from a six-year, 70,000-mile warranty, providing peace of mind to anyone concerned about the longevity of these newfangled gas-electric contraptions. Body rust is warrantied for five years or 60,000 miles, and the rest of the car has a four-year, 50,000-mile factory guarantee.

The sole option from the factory is a set of 20-inch wheels for $2,700. Seven exterior colors are available, two of which cost $400 (Majestic Black Pearl and Brilliant Red Metallic). Otherwise, only the typical dealership accessories like door edge moldings and floor mats add any level of distinction to your car.

The RLX stickers for $62,895 after a $995 destination charge.

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The 2019 Acura RLX is a what-you-see-is-what-you-get type of car. There's almost nothing available for extra cost, so just head over to your local dealer, pick out the one in your favorite color, and drive home in one of the rarest mass-market cars on the road.

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