Get Ready to Be Impressed by the Incredible 2017 Acura RLX Performance Delivery

  • Acura RLX

    If you’re looking for luxury and a top driving experience in one exceptional car, prepare to be impressed by the 2017 Acura RLX performance delivery.

    The high-end, high-performing RLX brings fire under the hood and power on the ground, providing motorists with the outstanding drive quality they crave. Keep reading to learn more!

Engine Muscle

The Acura RLX serves up impressive power via its standard 3.5L V6 engine, which produces 310 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque.

This engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that features Sequential SportShift paddle shifters and Grade Logic Control, allowing drivers to enjoy both the intuitive precision of automatic transmission and the control of manual transmission.

Fuel economy delivery when equipped with this engine is an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.*

This powerhouse engine features the Acura i-VTEC system, direct gas injection, variable cylinder management, and a drive-by-wire throttle system.

The i-VTEC system (intelligent variable timing and lift control) boosts horsepower by increasing valve timing in relation to engine rpm. The engine’s high-rpm airflow is increased through opening the intake valves longer and more deeply at around 4,500 rpm.

Variable cylinder management substantially bolsters the RLX’s highway fuel economy by automatically adjusting the car’s V6 engine to operate on either three cylinders or six cylinders, in accordance with the driving conditions of the moment. This cylinder activation/deactivation is instantaneous and seamless to the point that vehicle occupants don’t even know it has happened.

Direct gas injection works by directly injecting fuel into each engine cylinder via a multi-hole injector to create a more exact and effective air/fuel mixture. Fuel usage is also significantly reduced during engine startup, and there is additionally a cooling effect when fuel is directly injected into the cylinder, enabling the increased power results of a higher compression ratio without the side effect of engine knocking.

The RLX also features a drive-by-wire throttle system, which adapts to changing driving conditions by varying throttle sensitivity to deliver needed throttle response as conditions alter.

Acura RLX
Acura RLX

Sport Hybrid Performance

The 2017 RLX lineup also includes a Sport Hybrid model, which employs a Super Handling All-Wheel Drive powertrain and a three-motor hybrid system to deliver exceptional control, superb handling, and incredible connection to the road.

The RLX engine and three motors combine to serve up a total system output of 377 hp and 341 lb-ft of torque during full-out acceleration. The RLX Sport Hybrid model additionally features a motor-integrated 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Efficiency in the Sport Hybrid model is bolstered by features like variable cylinder management and a start-stop system, helping the car to an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 29 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.*

Handling Prowess

Drivers will enjoy an incredible ride quality like never before at the helm of the RLX. A lineup of features boosts the handling and performance delivery of this incredible car, making the experience an unforgettable one.

Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control and motion adaptive steering comes standard, employing a variety of sensors as well as the car’s ABS to combat understeer and oversteer. Constantly monitoring factors like car speed, throttle position, steering angle, and individual wheel speeds, this system reduces engine torque and applies braking power as needed to help stabilize the car whenever understeer or oversteer are detected.

Agile Handling Assist also comes standard onboard the RLX, utilizing the features of the Vehicle Stability Assist system to improve the car’s handling. This feature uses active braking, generally on an inside wheel, to assist drivers while taking curves for added confidence and less need for steering input.

The non-hybrid RLX models feature standard Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS), which is the very first system in the automotive industry to let a vehicle’s rear wheels adjust their toe angles independently, facilitating greater handling precision, maneuverability, braking power, and stability.

A double-wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear suspension also come standard onboard the RLX, greatly improving the car’s handling. The assorted components of this suspension system enable improved braking stability, better shock absorption, enhanced cornering, and more.

Acura RLX

See for Yourself!

Drivers can test out the 2017 Acura RLX’s performance abilities for themselves at any Chicagoland Acura Dealers location. Stop in and see us or contact us today to learn more about the exceptional offerings of the RLX and to take this superb car out on the open road for a test drive!

*Based on 2017 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.
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Chicagoland Acura Dealers
Chicagoland Acura Dealers
Chicago, IL, United States
Chicagoland Acura Dealers 41.8819, 87.6278.