The 2014 Acura RLX has a starting price of 48,450 USD (excluding the 895 USD destination fees). The model will start to sell on March 15 and is exclusively available with a V6 3.5-liter engine that delivers 310 hp (231 kW) and 272 lb-ft (368 Nm) of torque. Acura's flagship model features variable cylinder management and a 6-speed automatic gearbox and could return 20 mpg city / 31 mpg highway / 24 mpg combined.
Acura said that the new RLX has 38.8 inches of rear-set legroom, the longest in the segment. It also has the longest tandem seating distance at 36.4 inches. It features a 10-speaker sound system, an 8-inch navigation screen and a 7-inch multi-use touchscreen display, together with a 10-speaker audio system with USB and AUX support.
The RLX will be available later in 2013 with the company’s Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) which comprises a V6 3.5-liter engine, a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and three electric motors. This setup provides a combined output of 370 hp (276 kW) and enables the car to offer a fuel economy rating of 30 mpg city / highway / combined.