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Pros: Not only do you get Acura’s known driveability, you also get AWD and over 300 ponies.         

Cons: The price puts Acura in luxury car territory, and some may prefer to drop those dollars on European models instead. Plus, the design is a bit tame, unless that’s what you’re looking for. 

2015 Acura RLX Price and Fuel Economy: There are four versions of the RLX, one I won’t touch on here as it’s the Hybrid. However, the three that share the same engine and drivetrain are priced as follows: 

  • 2015 Acura RLX $49,990
  • 2015 Acura RLX Tech $55,990 
  • 2015 Acura RLX Elite $62,190 

Model differences include interior amenity upgrades, fancy safety features (like front collision mitigation), Krell Industries stereo system, Low-Speed Follow Lane-Keeping Assist, etc. 

Fuel economy numbers are alright at 11.9L/100km in the city, 7.7L/100km on the highway. 

Powertrain: The 2015 Acura RLX comes equipped with a 3.5L i-VTEC V6 engine that produces 310 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels, and controlled via a 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift and paddle shifters. Acura’s Drive-by-Wire Throttle System is also standard, as is Precision All-Wheel Steer. 

Changes and Improvements: There are no major changes for the 2015 Acura RLX. 

Cargo Capacity: The 2015 Acura RLX and RLX Tech offer up 423 litres of trunk space, while the RLX Elite’s trunk space drops a bit to 417 litres. There’s seating for up to five, and 2,891 litres of passenger volume.

Safety: The 2015 Acura RLX is equipped with a number of safety features designed to keep you out of harm’s way such as ABS, EBD, Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, as well as all standard airbags. 

Comparing the 2015 Acura RLX: Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Buick LaCrosse, Infiniti Q70, Lexus ES.