The 2014 Acura RLX is the flagship sedan, the site of the former RL in the model range. Acura says the 2014 Acura RLX offers a full-size interior in combination with medium-sized dimensions and the new model is a traditional V-6 engine and front-wheel drive and a sports Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive available (SH-AWD) powertrain. Main competitors of the 2014 Acura RLX are the Audi A6, Chrysler 300, Lexus ES, Lincoln MKS and Cadillac XTS.
First of the 2014 Acura RLX is in a single plane of the specification, which can be upgraded with four steps option packages are offered. Highlights from the 2014 Acura RLX the standard equipment includes 18-inch aluminum wheels reduce noise, active sound control, active noise cancellation, automatic LED Jewel Eye headlights, a capless fuel filling system and a sunroof. A forward-collision warning system and a lane departure warning system are also standard.
2014 Acura RLX Interior
Inside, the 2014 Acura RLX with leather upholstery, stitched leather dashboard cover, the heated 12-way power-adjustable front seats, power tilt-telescopic steering wheel, LED lighting display, 10-speaker Acura / ELS premium audio system features, and triple-zone climate control system. Also contains the RLX Bluetooth connectivity, Aha Radio and the Pandora capability, a 7-inch multi-use touchscreen display, 8-inch color infotainment screen, multi-angle rearview camera display and a keyless smart entry – system with push-button start.
2014 Acura RLX Features
Select the navigation package and the 2014 Acura RLX a navigation system with voice recognition technology of the next generation Acura Link services, improved Bluetooth functionality, a GPS-linked air conditioning and a color multi-information display. The Technology package adds 19-inch aluminum wheels, noise abatement, premium leather seats, Ebony wood grain interior accents, and an updated Acura / ELS audio system with 14 speakers. Smart Entry system works for all four doors instead of just the two front doors, and the optional package includes a blind-spot monitoring system, acoustic windshield and side windows, rain-sensing wipers, and power retractable side mirrors.
The Krell Audio package adds more than just a Krell “ultra-premium” audio system. This package also includes a power rear window sunshade and manual rear side window sunshades. 2014 RLX also boasts of a pre-package with adaptive cruise control with low-speed impact, collision mitigation braking system, lane assist, front and rear park assist sensors, the ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, rear optioned flare seat footwell lighting and automatically dimming exterior mirrors.
2014 Acura RLX Engine
An “Earth Dreams” 3.5-liter V6 engine with cylinder deactivation (VCM) is standard on the 2014 Acura RLX. The VCM system allows the engine to fewer cylinders at low load driving conditions to use to save fuel. The V-6 produced 310 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 272 lb.ft. torque at 4,500 rpm, delivered to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential Sports manual control and steering wheel controls. Acura says that 90% of the maximum torque is from 2,000 revolutions per minute and 6600 revolutions per minute.
After initial debut of the 2014 Acura RLX, a new sport hybrid SH-AWD drive is available. The system will provide a V-6 engine with front and rear auxiliary electric motors on four-wheel drive and to couple a greater combined power and torque as the standard drive train.
All 2014 RLX models are equipped with precision-wheel steering (P-AWS). This system continuously evaluates the driving conditions and automatically calculates how much independent rear toe angle setting is necessary to improve the handling. Agile Handling Assistant actively brakes the 2014 Acura RLX down a curved line in corners and curves.
As rated by the EPA in 2014 Acura RLX is expected 20 mpg in the city to return 31 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg in combined driving with the standard V6 engine and front wheel drive. Reviews for Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is not available as this overview is written.
2014 Acura RLX Safety
Acura has its Advanced Compatibility Engineering II (ACE II) body structure design for the new 2014 RLX busy, and says that the car is expected to get top crash test ratings of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Since wrote this summary, neither the NHTSA nor the official IIHS crash tests conducted on the 2014 RLX.
Numerous security technologies for the 2014 Acura RLX offered, and the adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow-system was designed to operate in stop-and-go traffic situations. The 2014 Acura RLX is also equipped with automatic brake holding technology that keeps the car motionless up to 10 minutes, without the driver is required to hold in order to reduce the pressure on the brake pedal, and E-belt tensioner for the front seat belts, the voltage under normal driving conditions Add comfort, but to attract certain braking and yaw measurements based in anticipation of a possible collision.