The all-new 2014 Acura RLX may be aimed more at the grandparent set, but it offers plenty of room for a small family and a great driving experience for parents. A look at its price tag cements the fact that this is for luxury shoppers only, and families looking for a large sedan should look elsewhere unless they’re ready to spend more money for all the tech features in the RLX.
There’s no denying the RLX is a nice car, and after you take it for a spin, you’ll find it’s great to drive. It’s only after looking at the sticker price that confusion starts to set in: My test car cost $61,345 but had plastic and faux-wood trim inside.
It seemed like a strong competitor against the redesigned Toyota Avalon and Hyundai Azera. However, the RLX has higher aspirations of competing against the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW’s 5 Series.