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  • (4.8) 32 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,399$10,807
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 22
  • Engine: 300-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2005 Acura RL

Our Take on the 2005 Acura RL

Real-time traffic information and all-wheel drive may be the most notable new features of the next generation of Acura's luxury performance sedan, which made its world debut at the 2004 New York International Auto Show. Exhibited there in "prototype" form, the RL is shorter and wider than th... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Some cryptic controls
  • Backseat space
  • Navigation-screen visibility
  • Ride on rough surfaces

Notable Features

  • 300-hp, 3.5-liter V-6
  • Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive
  • Real-time traffic information
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Paddle-style gear shifters

2005 Acura RL Reviews Expert Reviews

I'm not typically a fan of sitting in one place for too long, but in the 2005 Acura RL you can serve me breakfast, lunch and dinner, and I will still be asking for more. The seats are just THAT comfortable. The steering wheel adjusts beautifully, and for pregnant mommies out there, when I turn off the car, the steering wheel automatically lifts and retracts into its original "easy to exit ... Read full review for the 2005 Acura RL

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Most reliable car however i haven't driven in snow

by kanghagas from DC on October 28, 2008

Wish I had Acura instead of Mercedes 560 SEL sooner. This car does whatever and whenever I want. Rain, light or heavy, even when visibility are low inspires confidence. Moderate crosswinds at enter st... Read Full Review

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2005 Acura RL Safety Ratings

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There are currently 10 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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