2020 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

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2020 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid
2020 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

Key specs

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The good:

  • Roomy interior
  • Quality cabin materials
  • Hybrid efficiency

The bad:

  • Rear seat doesn’t fold
  • Fussy multimedia system
  • No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto connectivity

1 trim

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Our 2020 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Five-seat luxury sedan
  • 310-hp V-6, 10-speed automatic standard
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Sport Hybrid version available
  • Many standard active safety featuresA

2020 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Acura RLX?

The RLX is a mid-size five-seat luxury sedan from Honda’s upmarket Acura luxury brand. The regular RLX is powered by a 310-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that works with a 10-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels. The all-wheel-drive RLX Sport Hybrid, meanwhile, has a three-motor hybrid system that includes a 3.5-liter V-6 and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The Sport Hybrid’s total system output is 377 hp. Competitors include the Cadillac CT6 and Volvo S90.

What’s New on the 2020 Acura RLX?

There are no significant changes this year.

What Features in the 2020 Acura RLX Are Most Important?

The RLX is a spacious sedan that provides a relaxing ride. Unlike many of its competitors, the RLX comes only in two trims, and each has a long list of features. The RLX Sport Hybrid delivers 28 mpg in combined driving, a significant 5 mpg improvement over the regular RLX. Significant standard active safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control.

Should I Buy the 2020 Acura RLX?

With a starting price of $62,895, including the destination charge, the RLX Sport Hybrid is $7,000 more than the regular RLX. Of the two, the Sport Hybrid stands out more for its blend of performance and fuel efficiency. Unfortunately, the car’s multimedia system isn’t the easiest to use, and the system lacks Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.

Consumer reviews

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

Most recent consumer reviews


Very reliable, understated car, great ride.

I really like this car, my favorite thus far. You do not see many on the road and I get a lot of compliments. Plenty of power when you need it.


Very reliable and fun to drive

This is my 4th RL / RLX, these sedans are fun to drive and very comfortable. Performance is outstanding, they make you feel like you are driving a sports car.


For in and out of town trips,it rides like a dream

Alot of room, alot of adjustment, lane control and adaptive cruise control takes stress out of trips. Seats heat and cool and are comfortable. 5ft wife or 6ft me fit like a glove. 30+ mpg often. Nav is great, the best. Maybe my sons tesla is better nav. But I'll keep this car until self driving Honda products available. Ride and comfort for my old bones.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Acura
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
72 months/70,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Six model years and less than 80,000 odometer miles
Basic warranty terms
Precision Certified: 24 months or up to 100,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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