• 2016 Acura RLX

    Acura Technology Elevates Luxury Sedans and Crossovers

We know that there’s no one reason why a driver will choose one luxury vehicle over another—it’s usually a combination of quite a few factors—but our Chicago drivers have told us time and again that Acura technology features have won them over from other luxury brands like Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The best way to see the advanced tech amenities is to get behind the wheel and have an Acura-trained team member go over them with you, but we have an overview of some of the safety technologies and connectivity features you’ll find on new Acura vehicles.

Safety Technology from Acura

Acura prides itself on outfitting their vehicles with some of the most advanced technologies, and that includes state-of-the-art safety with the AcuraWatch Plus package. These driver assistance and accident prevention features take safety to a new level.


Multi Rear View Camera

Multi-angle Rearview Camera: Each new vehicle in our lineup includes a multi-angle rearview camera as standard among the Acura technology features. Back up with the confidence of a top-down, wide-angle, and standard look at what’s behind your car or crossover. The rearview camera is one of the many features we profile in our 2016 Acura RLX technology review.

Forward Collision Warning

Forward Collision Warning: Above speeds of 10 mph, this system is engaged and uses radar to monitor how close the front end is to another vehicle. If it senses you are too close, it can issue a warning or even apply the brakes via the collision mitigation braking system.

Collision Mitigation Braking System

Collision Mitigation Braking: If the vehicle detects a chance of an accident and notices you aren’t slowing down, it can apply brakes automatically. It’s able to detect both vehicles and pedestrians and can slow down or even stop the car entirely.

Lane Departure

Lane Departure Warning:A camera monitors the markings on the pavement and is able to detect if you are drifting from your lane. If it senses an unintended departure, it can issue audio and visual warnings.

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist: In response to detecting you drifting from the lane, the vehicle can actually gently correct your trajectory and keep your Acura on a straight path with just a gentle nudge of the wheel in the right direction.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control: This safety feature monitors the speed of surrounding vehicles and adjusts your cruise to keep pace without driving too fast or too slow. Adaptive cruise control is one of the many standard 2016 Acura RLX technology features, but many of its competitors, including the 2016 Audi A6, make drivers upgrade for it.

Convenience and Connectivity Technologies

Vehicles like the RLX already come standard with a Technology Package that sets it above many competitors (see our side-by-side comparison to the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 features to get an idea of how comprehensive the RLX features are). Many of the amenities on Acura’s flagship sedan can be found on the other vehicles in the lineup as well, and this is just a glimpse at some of the tech features that help keep you connected and entertained on the road.

Acura Bluetooth

Bluetooth Connectivity: Each new Acura vehicle includes Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio. Pair your smartphone wirelessly and it will sync with your vehicle automatically to bring hands-free phone calls and streaming audio without the clutter of cords.

Acura On Demand

On Demand Multi-Use Display: This available touchscreen interface is streamlined for efficiency, adjusting its display for the features you need when you need them. Adjust climate control settings, music, vehicle settings, and more in one place.

Acura Navigation

Navigation: The available satellite-linked navigation system takes you from point A to point B just as expected, but it does far more than that. Acura’s navigation tracks traffic delays to adjust your directions for the fastest route to where you are headed.

Acura ELS Stereo

ELS Stereo: This premium stereo system was developed by Grammy Award–winning sound engineer Elliot Scheiner, bringing studio-quality audio right to your road trip or commute. Combine with active noise cancellation for the ideal driving soundtrack.

Acura Voice Recognition

Voice Recognition: Keep your hands on the wheel and focus on the road while still controlling your smartphone and vehicle settings. Acura vehicles can adjust audio settings, input navigation destinations, and more with over 600 different commands.


AcuraLink Telematics: The next generation of Acura’s telematics system is here, turning your smartphone into a secondary vehicle remote. AcuraLink Next Generation connects the smartphone to navigation for easy mapping, remotely locks or unlocks the vehicle, and can even alert the authorities to the location of the vehicle if it’s stolen.

Keyless System

Keyless Access: Advanced Acura technology in your key fob can let the vehicle know you are near so that it will automatically unlock the doors when you touch the handle. Keep the keys in your purse or pocket and just press the start button to head on your way.

Test Drive an Acura

We know that having a long list of features on a new luxury sedan or crossover can be daunting, but when you take a test drive, we will go over all of the Acura technology features with you so that it’s easy to understand what they do and how to use them. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you to get behind the wheel of a new sedan like the ILX, TLX, or RLX or one of our crossovers to see some of these features in action.

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Chicago, IL, United States
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