The 2016 Acura RLX comes in three main trim levels, Navigation, Technology Pack, and Advanced Pack, but you must specifically order the Navigation trim through the dealer. The 2016 Sport Hybrid comes with Technology or Advanced packages only. The Acura RLX with navigation is well-equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, sunroof, keyless start and entry, three-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, leather upholstery, and eight-way electrically adjustable front seats, heated front seats, driver memory settings, electric tilt, and telescopic steering wheel.
The standard Aura RLX electronics include dual screens, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone, and audio connectivity, 10-speaker ELS audio system with CD player, HD, and satellite radio, USB/iPod interface, smartphone app integration, and an auxiliary device. audio jack. Choosing the technology option package combines automatic wipers, leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control, and a 14-speaker ELS sound system.
2016 Acura RLX : Interior
Inside the cabin the spacious feel of the interior The rear passengers will be most surprised by the accommodations, as the RLX offers around 3 inches more legroom than most other sedans in this class. While perhaps the most adult-friendly rear seat in the category, taller passengers may want a little more thumb and toe room under the front seats. And these front seats, while perfectly comfortable for most rides, left us wanting more support on longer trips.
The interior scores points for both its cutting-edge lineup and ease of use. The current navigation system is a good example of this intuitive operation, allowing you to enter destinations using the large control button, the 7-inch touchscreen below the 8-inch map display, or voice commands. But there are a few downsides here, including graphics that aren’t as crisp as on other luxury models, and a few key functions that aren’t as intuitive as we’d like. The RLX offers a trunk with 15.3 cubic feet of luggage space. The middle seat pass is the only way to transport taller items, as the rear seat backrest does not fold. Sport Hybrids have a noticeably smaller 11.6 cubic feet body.
2016 Acura RLX : Engine
The regular Acura RLX comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 310 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque. The Acura RLX Sport Hybrid combines the V6 with a three-motor hybrid system, a seven-speed automated manual transmission, and an all-wheel drive. In testing, the 2016 RLX with the Advance package accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds; that’s the average for a mid-size luxury sedan with a base engine. The EPA rates the RLX at 24 mpg combined (20 city/31 highway), which is average for a luxury six-cylinder sedan. The Sport Hybrid offers superior acceleration and fuel economy. In our test, it hit 60 mph in a fast 5.4 seconds. The EPA lists fuel economy at 30 mpg (28/32) combined. But on our road-based assessment route, observed 27.8 mpg to be lackluster.
2016 Acura RLX : Safety
The standard security frameworks for the RLX incorporate forward impact advance notice, path takeoff cautioning, a rearview camera, and strength and foothold control. Front side, side curtain, and driver’s knee airbags are also standard on all trim levels. Technology and Advanced Packages also include forward collision mitigation with automatic braking, lane departure response, road departure response, blind sports monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The Advanced Package also comes with an additional parking camera system that can simulate a top-down, 360-degree view of the vehicle to assist with tight maneuvers. In testing, the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid managed an average braking distance of 120 feet, 60-0 miles, if not a bit overwhelming for this class, and stopped at 124 feet.