I wish they made thousands more of these because this is what the RLX (Legend) should always have been. The performance and handling is frankly startling, especially for a car this big that averages 3...
I wish they made thousands more of these because this is what the RLX (Legend) should always have been. The performance and handling is frankly startling, especially for a car this big that averages 31 MPG.
Unlike other hybrids, the brake pedal is firm and constant. The automated manual (7 speed DCT) is quiet and seamless in regular mode, but provides double downshifts and stays on the torque band in Sport Mode.
For regular driving, you start off on the two rear electric motors, but the gasoline engine cuts on with hardly a sound and when called for the combination of three electric motors plus the gasoline motor provide more power than you'll need in everyday driving. The torque vectoring of the rear electrics gets you around corners very well and very quickly.
It's quieter than a regular RLX, really quite quiet and I think this is the quietest Acura I've ever been in. Lots of room, high quality leather, a Krell Audio system that's the best I've ever heard in an automobile. Radar controlled cruise control, an active lane keeping assist that really steers the car instead of using the brakes to drag you in line.
I've put 1200 miles on it now and I can't think of a single bad thing to say about it.