Can the 2015 Lexus GS Features Compare to an Acura?

August 4th, 2015 by

2016 RLX
The 2015 Lexus GS features make it one of the leading luxury sedans in the Lexus lineup, but can it compare to luxury sedans outside the Lexus brand? Let’s see how the Lexus GS 350 features compare to the 2016 Acura RLX and figure out which of these luxury sedans has more to offer our Chicagoland drivers.

Acura Includes Superior Features

There are certain amenities drivers have come to expect in luxury sedans – leather upholstery, power seating, power accessories – but it’s surprising how many luxury cars barely check off the essentials while Acura goes above and beyond them.

While the RLX and GS 350 each feature leather upholstery, power seating, and power accessories, there’s a long list of amenities that come standard on the 2016 Acura RLX that are either unavailable or require an upgrade on the Lexus GS 350, including:

  • Rear heating and air conditioning controls
  • Heated front seating
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Navigation with voice controls and real-time traffic
  • Built-in hard disk drive
  • Jewel Eye LED headlights

While the Lexus does have some of these features available, others are exclusive to Acura (like the Jewel Eye headlights), meaning that Chicagoland drivers will have to settle for less if they choose the Lexus.

To top it all off, one of the best features of the RLX is something you won’t notice in the cabin: the fuel economy. The 2016 Acura RLX has a 310-hp 3.5L V6 engine and earns an EPA-estimated 31 highway mpg,* while the Lexus GS 350’s 3.5L V6 is only good for 306 hp and 29 highway mpg.

Whether you want technology, comfort, or fuel economy, the Acura comes out ahead.

Test Drive an RLX Today

There’s more to the 2016 Acura RLX than its amenities, but we think that it’s clear it tops the 2015 Lexus GS features. And that should be reason enough for you to visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you to take the RLX for a test drive. We can go over the available upgrade options if you want to give it even more advantages over the Lexus GS 350, but we think you’ll be impressed enough by the standard RLX.

*Based on 2015 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 only), and other factors.
Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes Joe Rizza Acura, Acura of Libertyville, Muller’s Woodfield Acura, McGrath Acura of Westmont, Continental Acura of Naperville, Arlington Acura in Palatine, Ed Napleton Acura, McGrath Acura of Morton Grove, Pauly Acura, McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago, and Muller Acura of Merrillville.
Posted in 2016 Vehicles, RLX