2014 Acura RLX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,507 - $22,980
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
310-377
Seats
5
Color:  Pomegranate Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,507 - $22,980
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
310-377
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.9 Overall Score
Performance 4.0 Comfort 4.6 Styling 3.3 Value 4.2

Editor's Overview

The Acura RLX fills the flagship slot previously held by the brand’s mid-size RL sedan, bringing with it new technology, a roomier back seat and a new all-wheel-drive hybrid model. The improvements may not be enough to dethrone traditional mid-size luxury leaders like the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but Acura faithful will find plenty to appreciate.

Acura RLX Models & Trims

Base $19,507 - $22,080
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (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
Navigation $19,507 - $22,080
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (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 $19,507 - $22,080
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8 (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
Krell Audio Pkg $19,507 - $22,080
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8 (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 $19,507 - $22,080
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8 (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
Hybrid Tech Pkg $20,255 - $22,980
Horsepower: 377 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8 (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
Hybrid Advance Pkg $20,255 - $22,980
Horsepower: 377 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric V-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8 (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

4.39

18 Reviews

5 star 56% 4 star 28% 3 star 17% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

Sleek, comfortable luxury.

The Acura rlx is a true luxury car. It has a beautiful body style. The seats are made to conform to your body and are very comfortable. The features that are provided make the driving experience a pleasant rather the trip is short or long. The brake hold feature prevents leg fatigue when stopping is frequent.

- Jennifer J

Good gas mileage, dependable.

Great gas mileage, comfortable interior, nice looking exterior, I haven't had any problems so far. Also I love that it is very dependable and I have had it for a few years now and I have never had any problems. This is my favorite vehicle I have ever had in my whole life.

- Cheyenne K

Smooth, stylish, good gas mileage, comfortable and roomie, great extra.

My Acura is in good shape. I keep it serviced. I keep it wash an waxed inside & out. that's my pride and joy. I have not had a min worth of trouble with it. My father always said if you take care of your car it will take you and bring you. That is so true.

- Mary F

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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
$19,507 - $22,080
$19,507 - $22,080

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 (hp)
310 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L 24
3.5L 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
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
42.3 (in.)
42.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.6 (in.)
37.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.8 (in.)
38.8 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 (in.)
36.9 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.9 (cu. ft.)
14.9 (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

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

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
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

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
112.2 (in.)
112.2 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.5 (ft.)
40.5 (ft.)

Length

Length
196.1 (in.)
196.1 (in.)

Width

Width
74.4 (in.)
74.4 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3933 (.lbs)
3933 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 (hp)
310 (hp)

Torque

Torque
272 (ft. lbs.)
272 (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
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 (gal.)
18.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
26 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

City

City
20 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
31 (mpg)
31 (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

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

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard

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

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

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
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (4)

Suspension > Rear Dec 15, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 15, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V622000
Summary:
American Honda Motor Company (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured August 7, 2012, through November 5, 2013. The bolts that attach the rear lower control arms to the sub-frame of the vehicle may have loosened during transport to dealerships.
Consequence:
Loose rear lower control arm bolts may reduce steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear suspension lower control arm bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early January 2014. Customers may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JD0.
Exterior Lighting > Headlights Dec 15, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 15, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V792000
Summary:
American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured November 22, 2012, to January 30, 2014, 2015 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured June 4, 2014, to November 18, 2014, and 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid vehicles manufactured November 5, 2013, to July 25, 2014. An aluminum film applied to the inner reflector of the headlight may experience adhesion issues causing the film to delaminate. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
Consequence:
Delamination of the aluminum film may diminish output of the headlight, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace both of the headlights, free of charge. The recall began February 2, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-310-783-2000. Honda's number for this recall is JN2.
Seat Belts Oct 9, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 9, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V639000
Summary:
American Honda Motor Company (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured April 23, 2013, to August 25, 2014, and 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured November 5, 2012, to November 25, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the driver and front passenger seat belt may not extend or retract in low temperatures.
Consequence:
A seatbelt that does not function increases the risk of injury in a crash.
Remedy:
Honda has notified owners, and dealers will replace the driver and front passenger seat belts, free of charge. The recall began in November 2014. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's number for this recall is JK7 for the MKX, and JK8 for the RLX.
Forward Collision Avoidance > Crash Imminent Braking May 19, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
May 19, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V301000
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX 2WD and AWD, RLX and 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid vehicles. In certain driving conditions, the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) may incorrectly interpret certain roadside objects such as metal fences or metal guardrails as obstacles and unexpectedly apply the brakes.
Consequence:
If the CMBS unexpectedly applies emergency braking force while driving, there is an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the CMBS software, free of charge. The recall began on July 6, 2015. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's numbers for this recall is JQ4, JQ5 and JQ6.

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