The company’s flagship sedan 2021 Acura RLX will get major upgrades this year, according to this famous manufacturer. As you may know, this model is built on the platform that competes with newer cars such as the Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Genesis G80. However, all these models provide more luxury, comfort, and punch in the pocket than the latest RLX model.
Moreover, the RLX sedan contains almost every feature as standard at a price that undercuts the competition by thousands. As for resale values, the latest 2021 Acura RLX beats Swedish Volvo S90 and is below the Lexus GS, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Genesis G80.
2021 Acura RLX Outside Design
Acura manufacturer did a great job in terms of design. The new 2021 Acura RLX is the midsize sedan that embraced a new design language, also seen on the crossovers like RDX and MDX. Subjectively speaking, all models will share many cues, but RLX will get more improvements.
Dimensionally, the RLX model is 198 inches long. Moreover, compared with rivals such as the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, RLX is much longer than both. We like its destructive look that can be modified thanks to many optional packages. For example, one can get some extras like a trunk lid spoiler, different design of 19-inch alloy wheels, and RLX-logo-projecting.
Cabin Provides Excellent Comfort
The highlight of the new 2021 Acura RLX model is definitively its interior. This model provides excellent comfort and spaciousness. The front seats are not only comfortable and supportive, but they are also impressively more extensive than before. On the rear, there are generous 38.8 inches of legroom and 36.9 inches of headroom.
The interior’s overall design is one of the best in sedans class. Generally, the cabin is pleasant and techy. The standard equipment includes leather upholstery, heated 12-way power-adjustable front seats, 14-speaker audio system, tri-zone climate control, moonroof, navigation with real-time traffic updates, Bluetooth, USB port, and HD radio.
RLX Sport Hybrid is the best choice and this model offers a Krell audio system, heated rear outboard seats ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, a head-up display, and much more.
The AcuraWatch array of driver aids will include a longer list of features. This packages includes forward-collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, Traffic Jam Assist, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assistance, and a multi-view camera system.
2021 Acura RLX Under the Hood
The best part of 2021 Acura RLX is that it will deploy two engine variants and one of them will use a hybrid system.
Firstly, the base model will be equipped with a refined 3.5-liter V6 that makes 310 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque. Also, it uses front wheels as standard through a 10-speed automatic transmission using steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles.
RLX Sport Hybrid
The next engine is far more remarkable. As we mentioned, this powertrain will consist of a hybrid system. Upfront is a 3.5-liter V6 and electric motor. Moreover, each rear wheel will also use electric motors. Thanks to that, this whole system develops 377 horsepower.
Transmission that this model use is a 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual with shift paddles. According to the latest rating, the hybrid model will provide EPA city/highway fuel economy of 28/29 mpg.
2021 Acura RLX Release Date and Price
The popular sedan 2021 Acura RLX will look more aggressive than before. Besides, this model will come with many advantages if we compare it with the rest rivals in the same segment. The highlight of this model is a definitively hybrid drivetrain. Acura RLX sedan will cost $54,900, excluding the $1,025 destination fee.
However, going for the Sport Hybrid model, buyers must pay a little less than $62,000. In the same segment are models Genesis G80 that starts at $42,500, the Audi A6 at $54,900, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class that cost $54,000. As you can see, the RLX is one of the expensive models that will arrive later this year.
Pros and Cons
There are too many pros regarding the new 2021 Acura RLX. This sedan offers excellent comfort, many standard driver assists, and best of all, hybrid powertrain. The cons this time include missing Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and a much higher price than some competitors.