2017 Acura RLX

The 2017 Acura RLX is going to be another full-size sedan made by Honda’s luxurious branch. Impressive interior, stylish appearance and exceptional design are again present at premium vehicle. Changes are not big, but enough to refresh the lineup and offer something new to buyers. One of the major lacks, and the most criticized part on outgoing sedan is its engine. New RLX is coming with hybrid variant, and it just shows that company cares about their users and feedbacks.

2017 Acura RLX front view

2017 Acura RLX redesign

Comparing to previous model, new 2017 Acura RLX is coming slightly refreshed. Exterior appearance is nearly the same as before, with few details changed. Ground clearance is now larger. What we can’t see are materials of chassis, which is now made of more aluminum and other lighter parts. So, curb weight is reduced, which leads to many other benefits, such as better fuel economy and handling. Front of the sedan is redesigned, and there are now new fog lights and larger air vents. Rear parts are getting chrome details. Full-size sedan is driven on 18-inch wheels, and higher trims are equipped with 20-inch wheels.

2017 Acura RLX rear view

2017 Acura RLX engine

As it was told, previous edition of RLX sedan was criticized because of its drivetrain. Engineers were trying to do their best so this situation does not happen again, and as most of the Acura lineup for 2017 year, decided to develop hybrid variant for full-size sedan. Base, petrol unit is 3.5-l V6. This engine is ready to deliver 310 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Hybrid mechanism is consisted of additional electric motor, which boosts output to 350 horses and 350 lb-ft of torque. Not only that, but combination is improving duel economy, which is now around 30 mpg combined, comparing to only 24 mpg for gasoline engine. Transmission was carried over, and it is 6-speed automatic gearbox that sends power to all wheels. Finally for better driving quality, Precision AWD was added as standard feature list on 2017 Acura RLX.

2017 Acura RLX interior

2017 Acura RLX interior

Premium sedan has luxurious and elegant interior, which is packed with all latest infotainment features. Even there are many accessories, there is enough room for passengers, but also for cargo. Finally premium upholstery makes seating more comfortable, and infotainment is boosted with navigation system, USB ports, and 10-speaker audio system.

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