The 2019 Acura RLX Performance

The 2019 Acura RLX Performance

The 2019 Acura RLX is a premium luxury sedan that has style, sophistication, and an incredible performance on the road. In fact, the RLX is “Acura’s most powerful four-door ever and the second most powerful Acura behind the current NSX” supercar, according to Car and Driver. With a 3 motor and engine hybrid system, Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, and other performance-enhancing features, the RLX offers an inspiring experience behind the wheel.

  • Powerful and efficient performance with V6 engine and 3 motor system
  • Race-inspired transmission
  • Super Handling All-Wheel Drive combined with twin rear motors is better than ever

Engine/3 Motor Hybrid System

The RLX hybrid system combines gasoline engine power with a three electric motor system for a combined stellar performance and incredible efficiency. The gasoline engine is a 3.5L V6 that delivers power to the front wheels along with an electric motor located in the transmission housing. The rear wheels are powered by two additional electric motors that operate independently of each other for a higher-quality performance that adjusts to different driving situations. All three electric motors are powered by a lithium-ion battery and when the RLX decelerates, the motors charge the battery. Low speed cruising will use electric power alone for higher efficiency, while highway speed will operate on the engine for more power.

2019 Acura RLX Hybrid System


Paired with the hybrid engine and motor system is a Motor-integrated 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters. This transmission was originally designed for racing with quick shifts that is smoother and more efficient than conventional automatic transmissions. The transmission has one clutch for odd-numbered gears (1,3,5, and 7) and the second for even (2,4, and 6). Drivers can use the paddle shifter in the Sport mode to put the transmission fully into a manual mode, giving drivers more control over shifting and more engagement and thrills behind the wheel.

2019 Acura RLX Grill

Horsepower and Torque

The engine and each of the motors contribute their own horsepower and torque to a total system power output. During certain driving situations, such as starting from a stop or low-speed cruising, the RLX will operate on the motor power alone. Accelerating to a highway speed, the RLX will use the total system, and for highway cruising the engine will take over.

  • Engine only – 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque

  • Front Drive Motor– 47 horsepower and 109 lb-ft of torque

  • Rear Twin Motor – 36 horsepower each (72) and 54 lb-ft of torque each (108)

  • Combined Horsepower – 377 horsepower and 341 lb-ft of torque

  • 2019 Acura RLX Driving

    Fuel Efficiency

    One of the biggest benefits to driving a hybrid vehicle is to achieve incredible fuel economy. The RLX brings the best of two worlds together—a powerful and sport-tuned performance with the efficiency of a hybrid vehicle. Drivers who opt for a hybrid vehicle join the cutting edge of automobile innovation to have less of an impact on the environment and work towards a better future. The RLX allows drivers to drive for longer distances on the road with less frequent fill ups.

    • 28 city / 29 highway / 28 combined mpg


The Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system from Acura is an innovative design that redirects engine power from the front to the rear to side to side. Along with the twin rear motors, the RLX advances the design even further to produce a better and more refined performance on the road. The system adapts and shifts power during turns to help the RLX through the turn more cleanly to create a “yaw” effect. Even in inclement weather or on slippery roads, the system can shift more power to the wheels with more traction control and away from the wheels with less. The RLX makes these adjustments automatically, thanks to the versatility of the twin rear motor systems, whereas past SH-AWD systems required driver inputs.

Active Safety Features Enhance Performance

The RLX includes a list of active safety features which enhance its performance and avoids safety risks in dangerous driving situations or bad weather conditions. These features help the RLX maintain good tractive control with the road, prevent the wheels from locking up which can cause dangerous skidding, and come to a complete stop more quickly and safely in an emergency braking situation.

2019 Acura RLX Driving
  • Vehicles Stability Assist with Traction Control

  • Agile Handling Assist

  • Electronic Brake Distribution

  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System

  • Brake Assist

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Test Drive Today

Find out more information on the 2019 Acura RLX by contacting us or visiting your nearest Chicagoland Acura Dealer. Explore current offers and experience the power and efficiency of the RLX first-hand with a test drive today!

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