2005 Acura RL Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,841 - $6,664
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
300
Seats
5
Color:  Carbon Gray Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,841 - $6,664
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
300
Seats
5

Acura RL Models & Trims

4dr Sdn AT $4,841 - $6,664
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17" 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

Owner Reviews

4.64

11 Reviews

5 star 73% 4 star 18% 3 star 9% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

This is the most comfortable and dependable car I've ever owned.

I love my RL. It is dependable. It accelerates like a dream. The heat comes up within minutes, even on the coldest winter day. It gives a very comfortable ride and seats 5 passengers easily.

- Vidra H

The backseat for passengers is super spacious and feels like a luxury car.

Love how the seats are nice and wide. I also like how smooth the ride is and how fast the engine picks up. I do not like that I can hear road noise when the radio is not on.

- Char A

This car comes equipped with Vtec engines and its powerful.

I love the color and body style. It's fully loaded with leather seats, wood grain dashboard sunroof, and other perks. Dynamic engine and handling suspension

- Thomas J

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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,841 - $6,664

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L SOHC PGM
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Not Available

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Not Available

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
Not Available

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Not Available

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.1 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
Not Available

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available

CD Player

CD Player
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard

AC

AC
Not Available

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Cell PhoneHookup
Not Available

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Not Available

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available

Cooled Rear Seats

Cooled Rear Seats
Not Available

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Not Available

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Not Available

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Not Available

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Not Available

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Not Available

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available

Running Boards

Running Boards
Not Available

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/50VR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.2 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.7 (ft.)

Length

Length
193.6 (in.)

Width

Width
72.7 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3984 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)

Torque

Torque
260 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
Not Available

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Trailer Hitch Receiver
Not Available

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
Not Available

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid
Not Available

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric Gas
Not Available

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel
Not Available

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Not Available

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.4 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
22 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
26 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Not Available

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Not Available

Stance Suspension

Stance Suspension
Not Available

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard

Overdrive

Overdrive
Not Available

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Not Available
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Not Available

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Not Available

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available

Night Vision

Night Vision
Not Available

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
Not Available

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Not Available

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Not Available

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
Not Available

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

Safety Recalls (8)

Steering > Hydraulic Power Assist > Hose, Piping, And Connections Nov 28, 2007
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 28, 2007
NHTSA Campaign:
07V551000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, PROLONGED HIGH UNDER-HOOD TEMPERATURES MAY CAUSE THE POWER STEERING HOSE TO DETERIORATE PREMATURELY CAUSING THE HOSE TO CRACK AND LEAK POWER STEERING FLUID.
Consequence:
POWER STEERING FLUID LEAKING ONTO A HOT CATALYTIC CONVERTER WILL GENERATE SMOKE AND POSSIBLY LEAD TO AN UNDER-HOOD FIRE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW HEAT RESISTANT POWER STEERING HOSE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT DECEMBER 17, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 800-382-2238.
Service Brakes, Hydraulic Oct 22, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 22, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V504000
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2007 ODYSSEY AND ACURA RL VEHICLES. BRAKE FLUID CONTAINING POLYMERS IS USED THAT ACTS AS A LUBRICANT FOR CERTAIN BRAKE SYSTEM COMPONENTS. IF REPLACEMENT BRAKE FLUID IS USED THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN SUCH POLYMERS, OR THAT CONTAINS ONLY SMALL AMOUNTS, A PART OF THE RUBBER SEAL LOCATED AT THE REAR OF THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER MAY BECOME DRY, AND THE SEAL MAY CURL DURING MOVEMENT OF THE PISTON. IF THIS OCCURS, A SMALL AMOUNT OF BRAKE FLUID COULD SLOWLY LEAK FROM THE SEAL INTO THE BRAKE BOOSTER.
Consequence:
A LEAK OF BRAKE FLUID COULD LEAD TO A CHANGE IN BRAKE PEDAL FEEL AND OVERTIME A DEGRADATION IN BRAKING PERFORMANCE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER SEAL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
Fuel System, Gasoline > Delivery > Fuel Pump Mar 13, 2007
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 13, 2007
NHTSA Campaign:
07V097000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, A COIL WIRE INSIDE THE FUEL PUMP RELAY MAY BREAK, CAUSING THE FUEL PUMP TO LOSE POWER. IF THE FUEL PUMP BECOMES INOPERATIVE, THE ENGINE MAY NOT START.
Consequence:
IF THE FUEL PUMP LOSES POWER WHILE DRIVING, THE ENGINE COULD STALL WITHOUT WARNING, AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP RELAY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT APRIL 2, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
Service Brakes, Hydraulic , Traction Control System Mar 14, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 14, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V092000
Summary:
Honda is recalling certain model year 2005 Pilot vehicles manufactured July 29, 2004, through August 29, 2005; model year 2005-2006 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured September 16, 2004, through September 22, 2005; and model year 2005 Acura RL vehicles manufactured March 1, 2004, through June 29, 2005. An electrical capacitor may have been damaged during the manufacturing of the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) control module causing intermittent, automatic, minor brake application. However, if the driver applies the brakes while the VSA is malfunctioning, the vehicle may come to an abrupt stop. Additionally, due to a loose ground connection, certain model year 2005 Pilots have a VSA system that may apply partial brake force, without the illumination of the brake lights, whether or not the driver is using the brakes.
Consequence:
Sudden inadvertent braking, especially without illumination of the brake lights, may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
Owners will be notified and instructed to take their vehicles to a dealer of their respective brand. The dealer will install a partial wiring harness containing a capacitor for the VSA modulator, free of charge. The affected model year 2005 Pilots will have their ground connection tightened. The recall began on April 22, 2013. Honda owners may contact Honda Automobile Customer Service at 1-800-999-1009, and select option 4 or go to www.recalls.honda.com; Acura owners may contact 1-800-382-2238, and select option 4, or go to www.recalls.acura.com.
Air Bags Jan 10, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 10, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V029000
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Acura MDX and Honda CR-V vehicles, 2005-2011 Honda Element vehicles, 2005-2012 Acura RL vehicles, 2006-2012 Honda Ridgeline vehicles, 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles and 2005-2008 Honda Pilot vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain 2005-2006 Acura MDX and Honda CR-V vehicles, 2005-2009 Acura RL and Honda Element vehicles, 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles, 2005-2008 Honda Pilot vehicles and 2006-2009 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Okla...
Consequence:
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KD9 and KE0.
Air Bags Feb 3, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 3, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V061000
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. Remedy parts are expected to be available in Summer 2016. Interim notices will be mailed to owners during March 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JY0, JY1, and JY2.
Air Bags Jun 20, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 20, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V353000
Summary:
American Honda Motor Company, Inc.â??s (Honda) is conducting a limited regional recall for certain model year 2003-2005 Accord, Civic, CR-V, Element, Pilot and Acura MDX, model year 2003-2004 Odyssey and model year 2005 Acura RL vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.
Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflators in all affected vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during July 2014. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.
Air Bags Nov 4, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 4, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V700000
Summary:
American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 Honda Civic, 2003-2004 Civic CNG and Element, 2002-2005 CR-V, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2005 Accord, Pilot, Civic Hybrid, and Acura MDX, 2005 Acura RL and 2006 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam, and American Samoa are addressed by this recall. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.
Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 24, 2014. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.

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