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2017 RLX Sport Hybrid

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2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

$40,359 - $66,900  MSRP Range
2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

Review Score

5.0 out of 5 stars

5.0

3 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.7 out of 5 stars Comfort
4 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.3 out of 5 stars Interior Design
5 out of 5 stars Reliability
5 out of 5 stars Performance
4.3 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Safest best performing car I have ever driven

by Steve RLX SH-AWD from The Villages, FL on Mon Feb 19 2018

The ride, the handling, the numerous safety systems, the audio, the internet linkage features , the interior space for read seat passengers, the look — combine to make this car the the safest best performing car I have ever owned— I have owned 20 cars.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

AWD plus a hybrid

by Ed from Westminster, CO on Tue May 22 2018

This care is a great example of Acura engineering. Safety is key with this car. It has all the extras as standard equipment. The 2018 body style unfortunately changed style.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
0 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Sleeper car, you'll be surprised with

by Megao from Chicago, IL on Fri Aug 25 2017

I like the performance, but waiting the the 2018 exterior superior styling. Continue waiting for interior and entertainment tech as it is way behind the market.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
0 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Our Take on the 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

The verdict:

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 system.

Versus the competition:

The RLX Sport Hybrid offers all-wheel drive, while its closest luxury hybrid competitor — the Lexus GS 450h — does not. This gives the Acura an edge when it comes to driving, making its transition from gas-only to gas-and-electric power smoother and more predictable. Acura includes "Sport" in the RLX Sport Hybrid's name because its gas mileage will never be its calling card.

Editor's note: This review was written in February 2016 about the 2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid, but little of substance has changed. To see what's new for 2017, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.

The RLX Sport Hybrid has returned for 2016 after taking the 2015 model year off. It's been sold as a non-hybrid model, and you can compare those vehicles here. We tested one equipped with Acura's Advance Package; it included heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, heated rear outboard seats and a Krell premium audio system. The Sport Hybrid comes standard with Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, which can... Read More