2015 Acura RLX

September 17th, 2015 | Comments Closed | Acura

The 2015 Acura RLX is a midsize luxury available in two models: base and Sport Hybrid. There are also a number of packages, which technically refers to Acura and equipment levels. No options separately. The base starts with 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, the sunroof, key-less ignition and entry, the power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, heated 8-way power front seats (with power lumbar four position), driver RLX memory configuration, leatherette (high quality vinyl) upholstery and three-zone automatic climate control. Also standard are rear camera, Bluetooth, SMS capacity of converting text into speech for MAP-enabled phones and 10 speaker system ELS sound with CD player, digital music storage, USB / iPod interface, HD Radio and the satellite radio.

The 2015 Acura RLX  Navigation Package adds navigation capability of 8-inch screen that is already on the top of the board, plus access to AcuraLink suite of applications for smartphones. Moreover, the climate control system uses the GPS navigation system to adjust the cabin temperature, where the angle of the sun. 2015 Acura RLX  Sport Hybrid includes all the above equipment, but also adds its unique propulsion system gas-electric, 19-inch wheels special noise reduction a head-up display, electronic gear selector and special accelerator pedal encourages economical driving.

The 2015 Acura RLX  Technology package equips one with another model rain sensing wipers, electric retractable mirrors, a system of blind spot monitoring, acoustic noise reduction glass, leather, wood interior accents and 14 speaker system or ELS sound. Also, the keyless system now works on all four doors, instead of only the front doors and trunk. The RLX base version also gets 19-inch wheels.

The Advance package adds the adaptive cruise control, a system of automatic collision mitigation braking system keeping assist lane sensors front and rear parking, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats. The Krell Audio package is exclusive Acura RLX base and adds a 14-speaker premium sound system and Krell full coverage sunshade for the rear seat.

2015 Acura RLX Interior

Its will immediately be impressed by the huge amount of space inside the Acura RLX. It feels considerably more spacious than the previous RL or TL. Legroom is abundant in both the front and rear, but six-footers will find the room for tight head in the back seat and clearance under the front seats is low, so forget about sliding your feet below them. The front seats are wide and comfortable, but have found no support in the longest drives. Versatility of the trunk is limited due to the rear seats do not fold (there is a ski pass-through), but its 15.3 cubic feet of room (15.1 Audio Krell) is without doubt average for the segment. It does go down to 12 cubic feet with Sport Hybrid, but it is actually quite good for a hybrid sedan.

Using the navigation system is simple and intuitive, as Acura lets you look up destinations on the dial central control, a new touchscreen interface 7 inch (mounted below the navigation screen 8-inch) or a system of improved voice recognition. Unfortunately, neither the screen has the super-crisp graphics we’ve come to expect from this class, and some of the most basic functions (such as turning on the seat heaters) require multiple presses of virtual touch buttons, which can be a distraction. The relative lack of radio presets is another disappointment.

The cabin of the Sport Hybrid differs slightly. A standard head-up display (one first Acura) shows the energy distribution of the hybrid system along with the usual reading speed while traditional change lever has been replaced by an odd address selector. It has buttons for park, neutral and drive, but reverse is engaged with a switch to pull up. It is awkward and ergonomically different for the sake of being different.

2015 Acura RLX  Engine

The 2015 Acura RLX base comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine of 310 HP. The front-wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmission with a Sport and both shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel are standard mode. In tests, the RLX 2015 Progress with the package went from zero to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds, which is normal for a luxury sedan of medium size. The EPA classifies RLX 24 mpg combined (20 city / 31 hwy), which are above average numbers for a luxury sedan six cylinders.

The 2015 Acura RLX  Hybrid Sport comes with the same V6, but things are different there with the addition of three electric motors. One is integrated into the seven-speed automated manual transmission Sport Hybrid to help the V6 gasoline in powering the front wheels, while the power of each other rear wheel. The result is a unique system in all wheel drive and a total power of 377 hp. Fuel economy is EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined excellent (28-32).

2015 Acura RLX Safety

The RLX 2015 comes with antilock disc brakes, side airbags in the front seats, full-length side curtain airbags and a knee airbag for the driver. A rearview camera is standard, but you have to move all the way up the package in advance to get sensors front and rear parking. This package is also your ticket to collision mitigation and maintenance of rail. A monitoring system includes blind spot starting level trim package technology. In tests, the 2015 Acura RLX achieved a 60-0 mph stopping distance of 120 feet, an average number for this class.

2015 Acura RLX Sport SH-AWD

2015 Acura RLX Sport SH-AWD

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has conducted its test battery in the 2015 Acura RLX , resulting in a higher score of “good” in all tests of moderate overlap and small overlap frontal-offset impact safety, security side impact, roof strength, and design of retaining the seat belt and the head of reducing whiplash.