While Acura, Honda’s luxury car division, is well known for its sporty cars, it is still pretty normal to see a bigger sedan from the Japanese manufacturer. Acura’s earlier version of this car, the RL, became a sort of test bench model for some very advanced technology.

The newer RLX is no exception. It not only has a redesigned body but it also embodies a lot of new Honda technologies. But what RLX buyers will really appreciate is the extra rear room that was missing in the previous RL. Under the hood lies a very advanced 3.5-liter V-6 that brings in a lot of power and a lot of fuel economy. And although it is a full-sized sedan with ample seating for five, it retains Acura’s reputation for sportiness and high performance. The rear axle, which actually steers, makes for some surprisingly good road-handling as well.

The RLX is available in a base model, as the more advanced Tech version, or as the top-of-the-line (for the moment) Elite. We say “for the moment” because in the near future we could be seeing a more powerful V-6 with all-wheel drive and more. This Acura is a must for drivers who want luxury, room, performance, and great driving all in the same package.

BRAND: Acura
Full-sized luxury sedan
WEIGHT: 3,941lbs.
LENGTH: 182”
3.5 L; V-6; 310 hp
6-speed automatic; allwheel drive

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