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2014 Acura RLX Base

4dr Sedan

2012 Acura RL 3.7L

4dr Sedan

2014 Acura RLX
(2014 Acura RLX 4dr Sedan shown)
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2012 Acura RL
(2012 Acura RL 4dr Sedan shown)
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MSRP $48,450 $48,200
Destination Charge $920 $895
Invoice Price $44,324 $44,098
Total List Price $49,370 $49,095
Available Engines 310-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium) 300-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 (premium)
Available Transmissions 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 20 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 31 mpg 24 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data    
Front, Passenger's -
Other, Overall Rollover Rating -
IIHS Crash Test Data    
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Acceptable Good
Front, Head/Neck Good -
Side, Driver Torso Good Good
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good
Front, Retraints and dummy kinematics Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good
Front, Chest Good -
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good
Front, Lower leg/foot Good -
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good
Front, Structure and safety cage Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Good Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Good Marginal
Front, Overall evaluation Good -
Front, Hip/thigh Good -
Side, Overall Side Good Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good
Overview 2014 Acura RLX Base 2012 Acura RL 3.7L
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive all wheel drive
Audio Overview AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 10 brand, amplifier, theft deterrent, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 10 brand, amplifier, theft deterrent, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Interior 2014 Acura RLX Base 2012 Acura RL 3.7L
Air conditioning, rear with separate controls N/A
Gear shift knob trim leather leather/simulated wood
Overhead console mini with storage mini
Steering wheel material leather/metal-look leather/simulated wood
Tire mobility kit Standard N/A
Seats 2014 Acura RLX Base 2012 Acura RL 3.7L
Front armrests center sliding center
Heated front seats driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, driver heated-seatback
Memory N/A driver
Seat trim leatherette leather
Entertainment 2014 Acura RLX Base 2012 Acura RL 3.7L
Radio AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted 6-disc
DVD-Audio N/A Standard
Voice recognition Available Standard
1st row LCD screen 2 N/A
Safety and Security 2014 Acura RLX Base 2012 Acura RL 3.7L
Airbags, knee protection driver N/A
Headlights LED low/high beam high intensity low beam
Lane departure Standard N/A
Exterior 2014 Acura RLX Base 2012 Acura RL 3.7L
Bodyside moldings N/A body-colored
Bodyside insert N/A chrome
Fog/driving lights N/A front
Spare tire and wheel N/A compact aluminum
Mechanical 2014 Acura RLX Base 2012 Acura RL 3.7L
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.7L V-6
Drive type front-wheel all wheel
Four-wheel steering Standard N/A
Ride control Standard N/A
Rear suspension type independent multi-link multi-link
Axle ratio 4.25 3.72
Locking/limited slip differential N/A Standard
Specifications 2014 Acura RLX Base 2012 Acura RL 3.7L
Exterior length 196.1 " 195.7 "
Exterior body width 74.4 " 72.7 "
Exterior height 57.7 " 57.2 "
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.7L V-6
Horsepower 310 @ 6,500 rpm 300 @ 6,300 rpm
Torque 272 @ 4,500 rpm 271 @ 5,000 rpm
Fuel economy - city 20 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 31 mpg 24 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.50 / 3.70 " 3.54 / 3.78 "
Curb weight 3,933 lbs. 4,099 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 4,993 lbs. 5,050 lbs.
Front gross axle weight rating (GAWR) 2,778 lbs. N/A
Rear gross axle weight rating (GAWR) 2,271 lbs. N/A
Maximum Trailer Weight N/A 1,000 lbs.
Wheelbase 112.2 " 110.2 "
Front track 64.3 " 62.0 "
Rear track 64.2 " 62.4 "
Turning radius 20.2 ' 19.4 '
Ground clearance 4.5 " 5.7 "
Drag coefficient N/A .30
Rear legroom 38.8 " 36.3 "
Front headroom 37.6 " 38.4 "
Rear headroom 36.9 " 37.2 "
Front hiproom 55.9 " 55.1 "
Rear hiproom 54.5 " 54.0 "
Front shoulder room 59.6 " 58.5 "
Rear shoulder room 57.0 " 56.1 "
Luggage volume 14.9 cu.ft. 13.1 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 14.9 cu.ft. 13.1 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 102 cu.ft. 99 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 18.5 gal. 19.4 gal.