2020 Acura RLX Advance vs Technology Package

Two Acura RLX packages deliver top-tier features and sophisticated performance, with options including:

  • Technology Package: Priced at $54,900 MSRP*
  • Advance Package: Priced at $61,900 MSRP*

Drivers looking for a luxury sedan often end up comparing Acura RLX Advance Package vs Technology Package, so we’ve put together everything you need to know. Read on to match up packages on:

  • Performance
  • Exterior Features
  • Interior Features
  • Technology
  • Safety


Dubbed “a sporty green alternative to conventional German luxury options” by The Car Connection, the Acura RLX delivers exceptional performance as standard. The Technology Package boasts:

  • 310 hp, 272 lb-ft of torque Aluminum-Alloy Direct Injection 3.5L V6.
  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway**.

The Acura RLX Advance Package complements the 3.5L V6 with a 3-Motor Hybrid System and Motor-integrated 7-Speed DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission) for:

  • Up to 377 hp and 341 lb-ft of torque combined.
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway**.

Exterior Features

The Acura RLX combines a modern take on the classic luxury sedan silhouette with head-turning colors, and you’ll find a strong selection of exterior features across all trims.

The Acura RLX Technology Package includes:

  • Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
  • Auto-On/Off Headlight Operation with Wiper Integration
  • LED-Illuminated Taillights
  • LED-illuminated Door Handles
  • Acoustic Glass Windshield
  • Acoustic Front and Rear Side Glass

Upgrades for the RLX Advance Package include a Remote Engine Starter with Vehicle Feedback that lets you start the vehicle remotely to get the cabin heated or cooled before you arrive and the engine ready to go.

Further features include:

  • LED Fog Lights
  • Auto-Dimming Side Mirrors

Interior Features

The Acura RLX provides a perforated Milano premium leather-trimmed interior as standard, so you’ll sink into deeply supportive seats accented by contrast stitching and piping for a first-class sense of style. Further comfort features fitted with the RLX Technology Package include:

  • Front 12-Way Power Seats with 4-Way Power Lumbar Support
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Humidity Control and Air Filtration
  • GPS-Linked Climate Control
  • Heated Front Seats

Upgrades for the Advance Package include:

  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Heated Rear Seats (Outboard Positions)
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Rear Footwell Lighting

However, the Technology Package offers a little more cargo space since there’s no hybrid power unit – you’ll enjoy up to 14.9 cubic feet vs. 12 cubic feet with the Advance Package.


An On Demand Multi-Use Display grants effortless access to Acura RLX technology, with standard features including:

  • Acura/ELS Studio® 3D Premium Audio System with 14 Speakers
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
  • Pandora® Compatibility
  • Song By Voice®
  • HD Radio®
  • Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC)

The Technology Package also features an Acura Navigation System with 3D View AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with Street and Freeway Conditions, and Traffic Rerouting™.

Upgrades for the Acura RLX Advance Package include:

  • Krell® Premium Audio System with 14 Speakers
  • Head-Up Display (HUD)


Top-tier safety features come as standard across all Acura RLX trim levels, with the entry-level Technology Package boasting Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, a Blind Spot Information (BSI) System with Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, and the following AcuraWatch driver assistance features:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) System
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System
  • Traffic Jam Assist

Safety upgrades fitted as standard with the Acura RLX Advance Package include:

  • Surround-View Camera System
  • Head-Up Warning (HUW)
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors

Compare Acura Models and Packages at Your Local Chicago Showroom

If you’re still unsure which Acura RLX package will best suit your needs, why not visit your nearest Chicagoland Acura dealer to talk it through with a professional? We’re always available to discuss anything from current offers to the current Acura AWD lineup, and we’ll be happy to arrange a test drive in either RLX configuration. To find out more, simply contact us today.

*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.

**Based on 2019 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.

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