2017 Acura RLX

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2017 Acura RLX
2017 Acura RLX

Key specs

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The good:

  • Standard safety features
  • Distinctive headlights
  • Roomy interior
  • Interior quality
  • Available front and rear parking sensors

The bad:

  • Not as large as some flagship sedans
  • High floor in backseat
  • Backseat doesn't fold

2 trims

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Notable features

  • AcuraWatch active safety features now standard
  • Five-seat luxury sedan
  • Four-wheel steering standard
  • V-6 with front-wheel drive
  • All-wheel-drive hybrid version available

2017 Acura RLX review: Our expert's take

What it is: The RLX is Acura's flagship sedan, and it's offered as a gas-powered front-drive car as well as an all-wheel-drive hybrid. The RLX rides the line between mid-size and full-size sedans, with generous interior space in what's roughly a mid-size wrapper. As such, the RLX competes with cars such as the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS and Lincoln MKZ.

The AcuraWatch safety system is now standard. It includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, lane departure warning and prevention, blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert.

Significant Standard Features

  • 310-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • LED headlights
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Power moonroof
  • Four-wheel steering
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Pandora integration
  • Navigation system
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 3.5-liter V-6 and three-motor hybrid system make 377 hp total (Sport Hybrid)
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (Sport Hybrid)
  • All-wheel drive (Sport Hybrid)
  • Surround-view camera system
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Remote start
  • Krell premium stereo
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


Traded up from a 2016 TLX to a 2017 RLX

Not looking for an upgrade but WOW! Spacious interior coupled with power all wheel steering makes cornering a gripping experience. Loved the advance tech features and performance. Great car. An untitled car with 4000 miles. A great deal


Most car for the money

Well from first sight its such an aesthetically good looking vehicle and then it gets even better when you step inside and take a seat. it is extremely comfortable and spacious, with such a luxurious feel.


Justified purchase!!

Most impressed with the gas milage and the comfortable ride. This was not my first choice but I'm glad it cam out this way.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Acura Precision
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
72 months/70,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old and newer from their original in-service date, with 80,000 miles or fewer at time of vehicle delivery.
Basic warranty terms
2 years/100,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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