2018 Acura RLX Review

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What Kind of Transmission Does the 2018 Acura RLX Come With?

The 2018 Acura RLX is paired with a new 10-Speed Automatic Transmission.

 How Many MPG Does the 2018 Acura RLX Get?

The 2018 Acura RLX is capable of achieving 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. **

Base Engine




MPG (City/Hwy)

 20/29 **

 What’s New for the 2018 Acura RLX?

Originally engineered with optimum performance and efficiency in mind, the 2018 Acura RLX’s Sport Hybrid powertrain has been significantly enhanced. This cutting-edge hybrid system delivers a peak output of 377 horsepower when the tachometer reaches at least 6,500 RPM. Three total motors work in sync to deliver a solid combination of output depending on real-time needs. Rated at slightly less than 50 hp, the front motor primarily drives low-energy operations. The dual rear motors provide most of the mechanical muscle to keep this luxurious vehicle going. A lithium-ion battery pack is paired with the three electric motors. Based on a dual-clutch mechanism, the DCT system offers up to seven fixed gear speeds. You can also opt for the all-new automatic transmission system that produces 10 gear sequences. This class-leading transmission system has been modified to respond quickly to slight variations in downshift and upshift points. An electronic gear selector improves function and style inside this high-end model. Additionally, the RLX’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) is tuned to maximize traction on asphalt, concrete, gravel, mud, dirt and other surfaces. The Agile Handling Assist is another performance-boosting technology that’s installed in this versatile Acura sedan.

When it comes to safety technology, the 2018 RLX boasts the AcuraWatch package that scans the surroundings for potential hazards. The all-new Traffic Jam Assist is programmed to mitigate the risk of accidents on busy urban and suburban roads. This cutting-edge technology continuously measures your distance to other cars that are behind and in front of you. Capable of automatically engaging the brakes, the Collision Mitigation Braking System will help you slow down when a crash is likely. Additional visual and audible feedback is provided by the Forward Collision Warning. High-speed accidents on the highway are also unlikely to happen if you utilize the Adaptive Cruise Control. Other accident-prevention features that make up the AcuraWatch suite include the Road Departure Mitigation and Lane Keeping Assist. Besides having class-leading safety features, the RLX sedan offers plenty of other high-tech amenities, such as the Krell audio system. Consisting of more than a dozen speakers, this premium sound system produces rich acoustics for music on Aha, HD Radio, Pandora and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. You may even use the Song by Voice and wireless connectivity to conveniently manage your track-listening experience on the road. The smartphone-friendly interface in the vehicle’s infotainment system reads SMS text messages and emails. Additionally, the signature AcuraLink navigation system has been updated to provide accurate directions and other helpful information for trips. The Next Generation application is another notable feature in the multimedia platform.

2018 Acura RLX Exterior
2018 Acura RLX Interior

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** Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.