2016 Acura RLX For Sale

Overview of 2016 Acura RLX

Mostly unchanged for the 2016 model year, the Acura RLX will likely continue to drive below the radar of the majority of the midsize luxury sedan buyers. In all honesty, its styling is very conservative and, after its debut just a couple years ago replacing the RL and becoming the carmaker’s flagship, it still doesn't have much name recognition behind it. However, that does not mean that the 2016 RLX is without merits. The big advantage here is that for the money, the RLX provides an impressive array of standard features. The base trim level (now the RLX with Navigation) comes with features that are regularly optional for sedans in this class, such as keyless ignition and entry, a navigation system, and LED headlights. For this year, the RLX's suite of driver's aids and collision avoidance becomes standard with the Technology and Advance Package trim levels. That these features are included as standard equipment is notable because the MSRP for the 2016 RLX, across all trim levels, has not been increased from the prior year. Rolling over from the 2015 model is the same, 3.5-liter, FWD V6 engine connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. However, in an effort to improve ride quality, handling and reduced road noise and vibration levels, Acura has seen fit to modify the chassis and suspension tuning. The RLX also gets a few new safety features this year, including a 360-degree and top-down parking camera system and a road departure intervention system. Coming back for 2016 is the RLX Sport Hybrid, which Acura first introduced in 2014 but then skipped for 2015. The hybrid variant and the RLX's feature content is great, but otherwise there's not a whole lot else about the car that impresses us. Competitors such as the Lexus GS 350 and Audi A6 are more luxurious on the inside, while the Hyundai Genesis can undercut the RLX on price. If you are to select the Advance package and/or Sport Hybrid, with its pricing, the RLX finds itself in even deeper waters, as the two flagships of the midsize luxury sedan class, the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class are within reach at that pricing level. They both offer a more sophisticated ride and handling as well as a wide scope of gasoline, diesel and AWD variations. In general, we think the RLX is worth considering if value is a priority, but otherwise, it's likely you'll be happier with one of the above mentioned rivals.

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