2019 Acura RLX


After some significant mechanical and functional changes in 2018, the Japanese automaker Acura now has its 2019 RLX prototype with a new and refreshed look featuring a shiny new face, smart interior upgrades and a handful of upscale technology integrations. And for this year, Acura has made its RLX flagship sedan more than just a luxury hauler. It’s more intuitive with modern safety technology, boasts quality range-topping features and is more outgoing than before. Let’s see what the 2019 model has to offer.

2019 Exclusives Acura RLX:

Exterior Highlights:

Wheelbase 112.2 inches
Power Moonroof Only in Sports Hybrids
LED Headlamp Jewel Eye LED Headlights
Hybrid Badging Available
Auto Dimming Mirrors Sports Package
LED Fog Lights Available
LED-Illuminated Taillights Available




RLX, in its basic and sports hybrid trim, looks strikingly chic. The new luxury Acura auto-lineups have dropped the old silver triangular inserts and boast a more sophisticated and personified fascia design with a new jet-black pseudo-pentagonal grille.



Acura reshaped the RLX’s hood and added prominent ridges around all outer edges. The stylish headlamps, featuring Jewel Eye LED design, accentuate the redesigned bodywork and fascia really well. This year, there are many premium color choices including: Majestic Black Pearl and Brilliant Red Metallic. The refined rear end, with black lower diffuser and larger exhaust outlets flanked by elegant LED taillights, offers the new sedan a visually striking appeal.

Interior Highlights:

Heated, Ventilated Seats Standard
Front 12-Way Power Seat Standard
Milano Leather Sports Hybrid/Advance Package
Multi-information Display Standard
Voice Recognition/Siri Sports Hybrid/Advance Package
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Available
GPS-Linked Climate Control Sports Hybrid/Advance Package

The 2019 Acura RLX sedan features a fully appointed cabin with subtle styling, upgraded seating and premium materials. With an Advance Package, the RLX looks more sophisticated with perforated Milano leather, advanced climate control system, air-quality sensor and filtration, keyless access system and leather-accented cockpit.

Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel:

In this new model year, RLX is delicately revised with more light and neutral hue for a brighter and sophisticated feel. The new cabin now features a leather-wrapped steering wheel, which feels smooth to touch and has an auto-heating option. A Sports-Hybrid package offers more aggressive styling options and adds more functional features to the RLX sedan.


Engine and Powertrain:

Mileage Per Gallon 28/29/28 city/Hwy/combined* (Sports Hybrid Model)
Engine Type 3.5L Aluminum-Alloy Direct Injection V-6
Horsepower @ rpm 272 to [email protected] 6500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 280 @ 1600-4500
Transmission 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission
LED Fog Lights Available e
Drivetrain All-Wheel-Drive with Sport Hybrid


V-6 Power:

RLX is now engineered to thrill in multiple ways, including power-packed performance on the road and a smoother drivability than before. The all-new precision AWD in sports hybrid model, when coupled with the 7 to 10-speed automatic dual clutch transmission, boosts the new RLX’s performance in x specific ways than before. The standard 272-hp V-6 engine is powerful and features NSX-style driving technology to aid smoother handling.

Fuel Economy:

The hybrid also rates fuel mileage at 28/29/28 mpg, which is quite impressive for this sports luxury automotive segment. And as for the hybrid powertrain’s ability, it is capable of good maneuvering, maintaining momentum and perform seamlessly under all weather conditions. Once you’re behind the wheels, the new RLX settles into a smooth and enjoyable cruise, soaks up sharp turns on the rough roads really well without imposing much fuss on the drivers or passengers.

Heads-up Display Available
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Standard
AcuraLink Next-Gen Available
Traffic Rerouting Standard
SMS, MMS, Email Capability Standard in All Trims
Acura Navigation System Available
Pandora Compatibility Standard


Inside, the Acura RLX looks smart with a dual touch-screen display system featuring a navigation system, AcuraLink Next-gen system for satellite communication, and voice recognition features. Infotainment-wise, RLX fulfills the needs with advanced smartphone integration options, but it doesn’t offer either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.


Other technology advancements in the RLX cabin include a GPS-linked Tri-zone climate control, on-demand Multi-Use display, and an ingeniously appointed center console with a convenient sliding tray for wireless smartphone charging.

Safety Tech:

Collision-Mitigation-Braking Standard in Sports Hybrid
Blind Spot Information (BSI) Standard in Sports Hybrid
Multi-view Rear Camera Standard in Sports Hybrid
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Standard in Sports Hybrid
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) Standard in Sports Hybrid
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Standard in Sports Hybrid
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) Standard in Sports Hybrid

Essentially, this Acura luxury sedan combines revolutionary driving dynamics with high-end safety technology to assist the driver in a better way on the road. Whether you’re making reverse parking in congested areas or travel long-distance every day, RLX safety system will help you in driving assist, real-time traffic monitoring, and navigation. And with a five-star safety rating in every test by the NHTSA, RLX becomes a top pick among drivers.

Watch the Acura RLX safety feature video here:


The 2019 Acura RLX comes in Sports Hybrid and with an Advance Package. While many features are standard in both trims, the Advance Package offers many premium upgrades ranging from premium leather to high-end safety equipment.

For more information on RLX pricing and specs details, visit here: https://www.acura.com/rlx/pricing-and-specs

Bottom Line: Is Acura RLX a Good Sedan?

With multiple safety and tech upgrades, and premium interior and functional changes, the RLX now provides all the comfort, luxury and confidence drivers expect from an Acura sedan.

MPG Disclaimer:
Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.
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