The 2016 Acura RLX is a top of the line sedan that is replacing the, now, continued RL. Additionally, the RLX was conceived as a measure of providing the luxury division of Honda an increased amount of traction within the heart of the segment. The luxury sedan segment has long been dominated by a trio of German heavy weights that include the Mercedes-Benz E Class, the BMW 5 series and the Audi A6. All of the segment leaders feature either all-wheel or rear wheel drive, prestige, and strong performance records. With that being said, a great number of industry insiders are wondering precisely what the 2016 Acura RLX has to offer the automotive market within its segment. For starters, this Acura will offer new sheet metal, improved safety features, a robust array of electronics, a new interior, a better fuel economy, new chassis technology and a new engine. The electronics of the vehicle are said to be expressly devoted to its infotainment system. The sedan’s new safety features include the available option of driver assistance technologies.
2016 Acura RLX: Engine and Fuel Economy
The power behind the new 2016 Acura RLX will be provided by a 3.5 liter V6 engine that is able to deliver upwards of 310 brake horsepower. This engine will be intelligently paired with a six speed automatic transmission and a standard of front wheel drive. Also a standard for the large luxury sedan is the automaker’s Precision All-Wheel Steer system. This system allows for the rear wheels to independently operate in order to improve upon the maneuverability at low speeds as well as handling at high speeds. The fuel economy for the sedan is rated at an EPA estimated 20/31 miles per gallon city/highway.
2016 Acura RLX: Redesign and Features
2016 Acura RLX is able to comfortably seat five passengers and the interior has been fully equipped with a number of luxurious features and amenities. These features include the following: heated front seats, leatherette trim, a power moon roof, push button start, tri-zone automatic climate control, a USB port, navigation, an HD radio, satellite radio, 10 speaker audio system and Bluetooth connectivity. Safety features also include a rearview camera, forward collision warning system, blind spot monitoring and a lane departure warning. Additionally, the vehicle is equipped with a road departure mitigation system and rear cross traffic monitor. The mitigation system is able to detect the painted lines of a street and will apply steering as well as braking assistance as a measure of keeping the 2016 Acura RLX on the roadway and within its proper lane.
2016 Acura RLX: Release Date and Price
The base pricing for the luxurious 2016 Acura RLX is said to be within the neighborhood of $ 51 000. There is currently not an official release date for the vehicle, but many believe that dealerships will see its arrival no later than the close of the year. For consumers that have a pension for the luxurious, but not necessarily the budget that is required of the top three German brands, this Acura is an ideal option. Consumers can receive the comfort, style, prestige and performance that is desired without having to completely break their budget. This large sedan 2016 Acura RLX delivers a great amount of comfort and elegance that is virtually second to none.