The highlight of any Acura vehicle is its high-performance engineering, and the 2017 Acura RLX does not disappoint. Under the hood of this vehicle, drivers will find a direct injection 3.5L V6 engine that generates 310 hp and 272 hp all by itself.
Originally designed for Acura’s NSX supercar, the 2017 RLX Sport Hybrid system utilizes three electric motors to enhance every aspect of your vehicle’s performance, from power to fuel economy to handling. Equipped with this technology, your RLX Sport Hybrid will get an EPA-estimated 29 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway,** all while enjoying a full 377 hp! What’s more, Sport Hybrid drivers can use their front-mounted electric motors to activate Super Handing All-Wheel Drive.
Although standard models of the 2017 RLX come equipped with an automatic transmission, you’ll still be able to take full control of this vehicle’s functioning thanks to its SportShift paddles. These steering wheel–mounted controls help to cultivate the active engagement that is the foundation of luxury driving.
Agile Handling Assist works alongside your Sport Hybrid and P-AWS technology to further enhance the RLX’s high-performance driving capability. This technology can send signals to manage each of the RLX’s four brakes independently, giving you unparalleled control.
The 2017 RLX is capable of cutting through the air like no midsize sedan before it. By designing the RLX’s multi-material body in accordance with computer models and high-stress tests, the engineers at Acura have created a vehicle that achieves great speed and mileage no matter what wind resistance you’re facing.
Traditional all-wheel drive setups provide vehicles with extra power, but the engineers at Acura have done something even more useful in the RLX. All RLX models that have been equipped with four-wheel drive can access Precision All-Wheel Steering (P-AWS), which greatly enhances maneuverability by directing your rear wheels where you need them to go.
Drivers always appreciate the ability to go hands-free, and the RLX’s keyless access feature allows them to do just that! Your Acura’s onboard computer recognizes when you and your key fob are close to the vehicle, and knowing this, it can prepare itself for your approach with Smart Entry technology. Once inside, drivers can activate push-button start and reset their personalized feature settings, all without a key!
Every 2017 Acura RLX is equipped with a multi-angle rearview camera, but with the Advance Package, you’ll further enhance your visibility with a luxurious surround view camera system. This feature makes use of four exterior cameras to send a 360-degree view of your vehicle’s surroundings straight to your display screen. This feature automatically switches to rear-camera mode when you activate it while in reverse.
Refueling your luxury sedan shouldn’t feel like a chore. Keep your hands clean with the 2017 RLX’s capless fuel door. Gone are the days of forgetting your gas cap after fueling and better yet, the problems that arise from a loose or faulty gas cap. Acura engineers left no stone unturned while designing the all-new RLX, and the capless fuel door is just another example.
The RLX has been outfitted with all of the luxury design features that Acura drivers demand. Its ergonomic seats are coated with perforated Milano leather and topped with precise contrast stitching. RLX drivers will also enjoy a leather-trimmed dashboard, illuminated storage space, and brushed aluminum speakers.
The 2017 RLX is a midsize sedan, but drivers everywhere are remarking on its luxurious interior dimensions and features. Rear-seated passengers in particular will find a lot to love in the 2017 RLX! The second row of seating in the RLX upsets the standards of its segment with independent center console controls, its own climate zone, and 38.8 inches of legroom. With the RLX’s Advance Package, second-row passengers will also get dual-level heated seats.
The Acura RLX comes standard with the surround-sound-ready Krell Audio System. Drivers who don’t want to compromise their music can also choose to upgrade with the powerful ELS Studio Premium Audio System, which offers even greater sound quality with a 14-speaker layout.
Smart design makes all the difference between clutter and capability. The 2017 Acura RLX employs an On Demand Multi-Use Display (ODMD) in order to centralize your vehicle’s many features and functions. With the 7-inch, full-color ODMD, you’ll be able to control dozens of technologies with just nine touchscreen buttons.
Acura’s designers know that, for many of their drivers, silence is a highly valued luxury. Drivers can have all the peace and quiet they desire in the RLX, which offers a variety of sound management technologies as standard features. Noise-reducing acoustic glass and newly redesigned alloy wheels affect a significant reduction in noise pollution, while Active Sound Control makes engine rumble nearly inaudible by sending out contrasting frequencies.
This year, the engineers at Acura have included a high-tech Head-Up Display on the RLX Sport Hybrid. Thanks to this feature, all of the information you need is projected straight to your vehicle’s windshield, so you’ll never need to take your eyes off the road. Everything from turn-by-turn navigation to real-time power distribution can be managed using the RLX’s Head-Up Display.
In the event of a possible collision, a few seconds of braking can make the difference between life and death. When your system’s front-facing camera detects obstacles in your path, the RLX’s Collision Mitigation Braking System tightens your seat belts and begins to apply your brakes immediately.
Cruise control is a powerful convenience feature, and with AcuraWatch, the 2017 RLX extends that convenience even further. When you employ Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow, your RLX won’t require your intervention in order to adjust to the ebb and flow of traffic. This feature even accepts user inputs, so you can set your speed and following distance to your liking.
Drifting into oncoming traffic is a great fear of many drivers, but you’ll never have to worry about such a scenario in the 2017 RLX. This system can correct your path when it detects that you’re drifting over the center line, and works constantly to keep you safe while your turn signal is inactive.
Thanks to automatic Road Departure Mitigation, your RLX will be capable of correcting its own course when it senses that you’re at risk of drifting onto the road shoulder. When it believes you’re at risk, your RLX’s Road Departure Mitigation also tightens your seat belts and sends out visual warnings.
Traction and control are the most reliable guarantors of driving safety. Vehicle Stability Assist ensures that your RLX always maintains its characteristic high-performance handling, even when you’re driving in extreme conditions.
The designers and engineers at Acura trust in the abilities of their drivers, but no one can pin down every approaching vehicle. In the 2017 Acura RLX, you won’t have to! This car’s Blind Spot Information System lights up whenever it detects a nearby vehicle outside your field of vision.