The 2017 acura rlx comes powered by a 3.5-liter v6 engine ( 310 horsepower , 272 pound-feet of torque ) that drives the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission .Two trim levels are available: the technology package and the advance package .The 2017 sport hybrid , which has a combined output of 377 hp and 341 lb-ft from its 3.5-liter v6 and three electric motors , is also available in both thanks / role above .The sport hybrid features a seven-speed , dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive with torque-vectoring technology .
Rlx with the technology ( trim the lowest level of well-equipped ) comes with 19-inch alloy wheels , leds headlights , automatic wipers , a sunroof , keyless ignition and entry , tri-zone automatic climate control , an auto-dimming rearview mirror , leather upholstery , eight-way power-adjustable ( front seats with four-way power adjustment ) lumbar , heated front seats with memory driver-seat settings and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel .The list of standard features dual includes displays , a rearview camera , phone bluetooth connectivity and audio , 14-speaker and a sound system with a cd player , hd and satellite radio , a usb-ipod interface , app smartphone integration ( with pandora and aha internet radio integration ) and an auxiliary audio jack .
The rlx comes standard with a full suite of driver assistance aids known as acurawatch us .Acurawatch bundles forward collision mitigation with automatic braking , lane departure intervention , road departure intervention ( similar to lane departure intervention , but it can help prevent the car from leaving a paved surface ) , blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert .The advance package adds a power rear sunshade , passenger manual rear window shades , remote start , auto-dimming outside mirrors , ventilated front seats , heated rear seats , a heated the steering wheel , a 360-degree parking camera system and a premium sound system , also with 14 speakers .
The sport hybrid equipment mirrors that of the non-hybrid rlx , with the exception of a head-up display that comes standard with all thanks .The display projects information such as us turn-by-turn navigation directions , power distribution , and potential collision warnings within the driver s the line of sight .
The rlx interior is best described as functionally pleasant; there isn’ t much of a wow factor.The top infotainment display has a resolution lower than the bottom touchscreen, and the controls look dated and lack s intuitive flow.You’ ll find better interiors at this price. The dual-screen setups takes practice: one is a touchscreen; the other uses a push-knob rotary selector s .The menus aren’ t overly intuitive , and the lack of a switch fan hard for speed is a poor choice .More thought is to go into organization . All doors open wide with big entryways , especially the rear .The easy-entry electric steering wheel aids driver entry ( a common features in this class ) , but the dash extends low at the knee area , limiting space .On the other hand , it’ s cushioned in case of contact .
A tilt-and-telescoping the steering wheel , highly adjustable seats and at least side bolstering nearly an earlier ensure that all body types will fit . Leather stitching surface is tight and the clean , all materials and feel of good quality with soft-touch surfaces in all the right places .Some minor inconsistencies , such as the interior door gaps , only become apparent when you look for them .The design may be a little dated , but it doesn’ t feel cheap .