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Which Cars Have the Best Stop-Start Systems?

By Brian Normile on May 11, 2016


CARS.COM — Gas prices may be low now, but fuel economy remains an important factor when buying a vehicle. One strategy automakers use to improve mileage is an automatic engine stop-start system that switches the engine off when the car… Read More

Which Cars Have the Best Stop-Start Systems?

By Brian Normile on May 11, 2016

CARS.COM — Gas prices may be low now, but fuel economy remains an important factor when buying a vehicle. One strategy automakers use to improve mileage is an automatic engine stop-start system that switches the engine off when the car… Read More

Cars.com Editors Sound Off on Electronic Gear Selectors

By Matt Schmitz on February 25, 2016

CARS.COM — Acura's tagline for the 2016 RLX is: "Intuition unleashed by the will of the driver." But when it comes to the luxury sedan's electronic gear selector, unleashing the will of the driver is anything but intuitive. Related: Our… Read More

2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Review

By Bill Jackson on February 24, 2016

The handsome 2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid lives and dies on its blend of performance and technology. It's superb when the technology is well-executed, as it is in the drivetrain, but is let down by a lagging, poorly executed multimedia… Read More

2014-15 Acura RLX Damper Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on February 15, 2016

CARS.COM — Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2014 Acura RLX 2015 Acura RLX Excludes RLX Sport Hybrid. The problem: A clunk or rattle may be heard from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps or on rough roads.… Read More

2014-16 Acura RLX Steering Wheel Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on December 1, 2015

Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2014 Acura RLX 2015 Acura RLX 2016 Acura RLX (VINs JHK4C1 … GC000001 – JHK4C1 … GC000408) The problem: A moaning or rubbing noise can be heard from the car's rear when driving straight and… Read More

Recall Alert: 2014-2015 Acura MDX, RLX

By Jennifer Geiger on May 14, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 19,500 model-year 2014-15 Acura MDX crossovers and RLX sedans equipped with the brand's collision mitigation braking system The Problem: According to the automaker, if a vehicle detected ahead is traveling near a metallic structure, the system could… Read More

Recall Alert: 2014 Acura RLX, 2014-2015 MDX

By Matt Schmitz on October 13, 2014

Vehicles Affected: About 43,000 Acura luxury vehicles, including 7,000 model-year 2014 Acura RLX sedans and 36,000 model-year 2014-15 MDX SUVs The Problem: In temperatures below zero degrees, the seat belts may not release, according to The Detroit News. Acura, which… Read More

Recall Alert: 2014 Acura RLX

By Matt Schmitz on January 20, 2014

Vehicles affected: About 7,387 model-year 2014 Acura RLX sedans manufactured between Aug. 7, 2012, and Nov. 5, 2013. The problem: The bolts that attach the rear lower control arms to the subframe of the vehicle may have loosened during transport… Read More

2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show

By Matt Schmitz on November 18, 2013

Competes with: Infiniti M35h, Lexus ES 300h, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Looks like: The non-hybrid 2014 RLX luxury sedan Drivetrain: 310-hp V-6 with two 27-kilowatt rear electric motors, a 35-kilowatt front electric motor and a 260-volt lithium-ion battery pack (for a… Read More

Backseat Pass-Throughs: Do You Use Them?

By Kristin Varela on September 18, 2013

I've driven thousands of cars during the past decade, and many had a pass-through from the trunk to the backseat through a compartment disguised behind the pull-down armrest. How many times did I actually make use of this secret passageway?… Read More