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2018 RLX

No matter what you prioritize in a luxury sedan, the 2018 Acura RLX should easily tick every box on your wishlist. Reimagined from the inside out, Acura’s flagship sedan is brimming with high-end materials, unmatched comfort, and standard technology ranging from fun to functional. The new exterior treatment is sophistication personified, while intangibles such as a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA will appeal to every Chicagoland driver.



Power Is Never a Concern

Drive like you mean it behind the wheel of the 2018 RLX. Whether you opt for the 310-hp, 3.5-liter V6 with Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) or the 377-hp, Sport Hybrid system with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), power is never a concern. During those unpredictable Illinois winters, rest assured that standard-equipped Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Agile Handling Assist will work together to reduce the probability of over/under steering on slick surfaces. A double-wishbone front and multilink rear suspension would be just as happy carving up turns on the Chicagoland Speedway as it would Interstate 88.

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  • 2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid System

    Sport Hybrid System

    The 377 horsepower Sport Hybrid shares supercar technology with the NSX for an immediate, powerful driving experience unmatched in the segment. Its Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system consists of a powerful V6 engine and three electric motors: a high-output electric front motor paired with a rapid-shifting 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission, and an electric rear Twin Motor Unit for individual, instant torque vectoring.

  • 2018 Acura RLX Precision All-Wheel Steer

    Precision All-Wheel Steer

    Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) takes advantage of untapped steering potential from the rear wheels. The system intuitively supports the driver and responds to steering input with immediate adjustments. This world’s-first, intelligent system adjusts the steering angle of each rear wheel independently, for increased agility and stability in corners during lane changes and braking.

  • 2018 Acura RLX Vehicle Stability Assist

    Vehicle Stability Assist

    Through the use of an array of sensors and ABS, Vehicle Stability Assist can reduce the dangers of over/under steering and loss of traction by applying brakes at each wheel as needed and when necessary, reducing engine power. The response is so quick that the instability may be corrected before the driver even knows it’s occurring.

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    Agile Handling Assist

    Agile Handling Assist uses the components of the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system to help improve handling. While VSA steps in to brake individual wheels to avoid oversteer or understeer, the Agile Handling Assist uses active braking, usually on an inside wheel to help the driver smoothly and easily trace the desired line through a curve with smaller steering inputs.

  • 2018 Acura RLX Electronic Gear Selector

    Electronic Gear Selector

    All RLX models now come with a sleek, convenient Electronic Gear Selector in the center console. The “by wire” transmission uses pushbuttons for Drive, Neutral, and Park, and pull-levers for Reverse and the Parking Brake.

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    Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

    Standard with both the 10-speed and 7-speed transmissions, Sequential SportShift paddle shifters give you the best of two worlds – providing the convenience of precise and intuitive automatic shifting as well as shift-for-yourself control.


A Whole New Look

The Acura RLX is sporting a whole new look for the 2018 model year. So what’s new? Joining its MDX and TLX siblings, the 2018 RLX welcomes the signature Diamond Pentagon Grille to its front fascia, accompanying a newly chiseled hood and the always elegant Jewel Eye LED headlights. A wide stance and 19-inch contrast wheels add a touch of athleticism, while LED tail lamps, a black rear diffuser, chrome exhaust, and LED “pipe” brake lighting round out the refreshed back side. Other design elements like a power moonroof, integrated LED side mirror turn signals, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and an acoustic glass windshield and side glass contribute to both form and function.

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    Jewel Eye LED Headlights

    The Jewel Eye LED headlights carve out their own space in the RLX profile. Brighter, whiter, and longer-lasting than traditional headlights, they cast a precisely focused beam far into the future.

  • 2018 Acura RLX Diamond Pentagon Grille

    Diamond Pentagon Grille

    A centerpiece of the RLX is the signature Diamond Pentagon grille. The bold shape with intricate details results in a clean appearance that signals an uptick in attitude.

  • 2018 Acura RLX Contrast Wheels

    Contrast Wheels

    All RLX models sport 19-inch wheels. An exclusive design for P-AWS and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD models, each feature a combination black paints and machined finish for a high-contrast appearance.


Safely Connected While on the Go

Comfort is the name of the game inside the 2018 RLX. Drivers will appreciate a leather-wrapped steering wheel, push button start, and heated front seats. Passengers will enjoy an overabundance of rear legroom, ambient cabin lighting, and perforated Milano leather seating. Everyone will love GPS-linked climate control, the crystal clear ELS Studio Premium Audio System, and an endless supply of entertainment options that include Bluetooth streaming, Pandora compatibility, SiriusXM satellite radio, a USB audio interface, and an MP3 auxiliary jack. Always mindful of the dangers brought on by distracted driving, Acura has outfitted the RLX with Siri voice recognition, SMS text message and email reading functionality, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, and steering wheel-mounted controls to keep you safely connected while on the go.

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    Quality Cabin

    Standard on all models are seating surfaces and interior trim with remarkably soft, perforated Milano Leather. Both front seats have 12-way adjustment, which includes a lumbar support that adjusts up and down, as well as in and out. Four distinct levels of softness and firmness are designed into the seats to provide an ideal combination of comfort and support.

  • 2018 Acura RLX Smart Cabin Storage

    Smart Cabin Storage

    A soft, double-hinged armrest enables easy storage access for both driver and front passenger. The illuminated center console also has a convenient sliding smartphone tray with easy access to USB and charging ports.

  • 2018 Acura RLX Rear Legroom

    Complete Comfort

    Using the same packaging techniques it employs on its smaller vehicles, at 38.8 inches, Acura gave the RLX rear legroom that’s equivalent to most competing brands’ full-size luxury sedans. Rear occupants will also enjoy their own climate control zone, which they can set with controls behind the front center console.

  • 2018 Acura RLX Head-Up Display

    Head-Up Display

    The Head-Up Display projects a transparent, easy-to-see image onto the lower portion of the windshield allowing you to view key vehicle information while keeping your eyes on the road. The primary display information is a digital speedometer reading which can be accompanied by a display for anything from navigation directions to Adaptive Cruise Control.

  • 2018 Acura RLX On Demand Multi-Use Display

    On Demand Multi-Use Display

    Acura has long been at the forefront of audio and information technology. But as the number of features have grown, so have the number of buttons on the center panel. The RLX designers, however, devised an intuitively easy way to use a touch screen with all the controls you need at any given time. What could have resulted in over 30 buttons is now a mere nine.

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    Smartphone Connectivity

    With a compatible phone, a simple one-time pairing process using the navigation screen is all it takes to connect your phone to the car. Apple and Android smartphones can even download the AcuraLink app to make pairing, among other functions, even easier. As long as your phone’s Bluetooth is enabled, the car will automatically reconnect your phone without it ever leaving your pocket or purse.


Enhanced Occupant Protection

Acura’s commitment to safety has never been stronger and you need not look any further than the 2018 RLX for proof. Its strong foundation comes courtesy of an Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, a network of structural elements that manage frontal collision energy and distribute the impact more evenly throughout the vehicle for enhanced occupant protection. Additionally, other standard safety equipment such as a rearview camera, LED daytime running lights, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) keep accident prevention at the forefront of every drive. For good measure, the 2018 RLX also comes standard equipped with AcuraWatch, which includes intuitive technologies like a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, and the all-new Traffic Jam Assist.

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  • 2018 Acura RLX Blind Spot Information System

    Blind Spot Information System

    The RLX is equipped with the Acura Blind spot information (BSI) System that can assist you when making lane changes. If the BSI detects a vehicle in the next lane’s alert zone while going over 20 MPH, an indicator appears on the side mirror. If you signal in the direction of that vehicle, the mirror indicator flashes and a warning beep sounds.

  • 2018 Acura RLX Collision Mitigation Braking System

    Collision Mitigation Braking System

    Powered by a radar transmitter mounted in the grille trim, the Collision Mitigation Braking System determines the distance and closing speed of detected objects that lie directly ahead. If you do not take action to reduce speed, models with the Advance Package automatically tug at your seat belt as a warning. All models will begin light braking.

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    Lane Keeping Assist System

    Lane Keeping Assist System works proactively to keep the vehicle not only inside the lane, but in the center of the lane. If you guide the car out of a detected lane without signaling your intention to exit it, the system will slightly tug the wheel and guide the car to the center of the lane. Though the steering creates a slight tug, you can easily hold your course if you desire, as the system will not take control from you.

  • 2018 Acura RLX Road Departure Mitigation

    Road Departure Mitigation

    To help make sure that you only take the RLX off the pavement when you want to, all RLX models are equipped with Road Departure Mitigation, which can identify objects such as trees or parked cars beyond the side of the road and help you avoid them. When the system detects the RLX is about to leave the road, it warns the driver with an MID warning message, an amber head-up warning and a tightening of the seat belt.

  • 2018 Acura RLX Adaptive Cruise Control

    Adaptive Cruise Control

    As with a conventional system, the available Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow system allows you to set a desired speed, but it will also keep a set interval behind a car detected ahead of you so you can enjoy cruise control even in light traffic conditions. While cruising, engage the ACC, and the system will prompt you to select a short, medium or long interval from a vehicle detected ahead.

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    Traffic Jam Assist

    At low speeds, the all-new Traffic Jam Assist is designed to help keep the RLX centered in a detected lane by applying progressive, precise steering inputs. Coupled with Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Jam Assist reduces driver workload and can activate from a complete stop.

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1620 South Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048, United States

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1275 East Dundee Road, Palatine, IL 60074, United States

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8150 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL 60462, United States

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1301 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642, United States

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9105 Waukegan Road, Morton Grove, IL 60053, United States

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400 East Ogden Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559, United States

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3301 Lincoln Highway, Merrillville, IN 46410, United States

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1099 West Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169, United States

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2699 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park, IL 60035, United States


* Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer. Vehicle shown may differ from actual vehicle to be sold. Model shown: 2018 Acura RLX Technology Package.
** Based on 2018 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.
† Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
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