2012 Acura RL Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,241 - $17,364
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
300
Seats
5
Select a color
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,241 - $17,364
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
300
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor's Overview

The 2012 RL is Acura's flagship sedan and features the best of the automaker's technology, not the least of which is a standard torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system that delivers superb grip. Though still a competent luxury cruiser, the RL is showing its age and is expected to be replaced with a next-gen model in 2013.

Acura RL Models & Trims

Base $14,241 - $17,364*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Tech Pkg $14,241 - $17,364*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Advance Pkg $14,241 - $17,364*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.13

8 Reviews

38% 38% 25% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The interesting detail is that it can be for driving UBER.!!

The problems are that the vehicle model is sort of old. It still performs well, but sometimes it can break down. It's pretty hot in the car and the features aren't every well. It's not that reliable but it does perform most of the time.

- Hannah J

Even though it might look small it still has modern features within it

I like it's small size. The big trunk space in such a small car is also helpful. I dislike the old look of it.

- Kaylo L

safe and easy to drive good design comfortable good navigation system

smooth riding easy upkeep good lineage comfortable drive

- Joseph h

Road Test Video Reviews

  • 2012 Acura RL Test Drive & Luxury Car Video Review
    30,891 views
  • 2011 Acura RL SH-AWD Walkaround, Start up, Tour and Overview
    14,435 views
  • Quick Clips: 2012 Acura RL Review
    10,068 views
  • 2011 Acura RL
    91,121 views
  • 2014 Acura RLX – Redline: Review
    197,278 views
  • 2010 Acura RL Start Up, Exterior/ Interior Review
    38,809 views

Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,241 - $17,364
$14,241 - $17,364

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 hp
300 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L SOHC PGM
3.7L SOHC PGM
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 in.
38.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.3 in.
36.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
37.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.8 cu. ft.
13.8 cu. ft.

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/45VR18
P245/45VR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.2 in.
110.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.7 ft.
38.7 ft.

Length

Length
195.8 in.
195.8 in.

Width

Width
72.7 in.
72.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4099 .lbs
4112 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 hp
300 hp

Torque

Torque
271 ft. lbs.
271 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.4 gal.
19.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 mpg
21 mpg

City

City
17 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 mpg
24 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings