Though Acura's RLX flagship sedan isn't as well known as the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 or Lexus GS, it hides quite a few tricks up its sleeve. Those open to driving a vehicle that flies below the radar will find a comfortable, powerful and competent luxury sedan that is flush with safety and driver-assist technologies.
You'll Like The 2017 Acura RLX If...
If you want a substantial luxury sedan that oozes calm sophistication and includes a wealth of safety and driver-assist technology, all while flying under the radar, put the 2017 Acura RLX on your consideration list.
You May Not Like The 2017 Acura RLX If...
Acura doesn't have the brand cachet of its European rivals, and the RLX doesn't offer high-powered variants a la the BMW M5, Audi S6 or Mercedes' AMG models. While Acura has a strong reliability record, the RLX has shown poor resale value.
I do not have anything bad to say about Acura at all. I started buying Acura in 1996 when they introduced the rl which was their flagship car. I bought it without a test drive because I already knew this was a fine automobile. I have since then owned three 3. 5 rl series. Were I truthfully to complain it would serve no real purpose because all luxury vehicles have high maintenance costs. I did however switch from going to the dealer for repairs to an old wise Italian auto expert who did a fantastic job for about half the dealer cost. I never had a complaint. If you are fortunate enough to find an honest and professional non dealer mechanic, I suggest you try them out. The dealers also sell you up on things that frankly are not necessary but that is their job.
I love the quality of Honda produced automobiles. I buy certified used Acura's with low miles in order to afford them. That said, my most recent is not exactly what I would have bought could I have chosen each component as a special order. Most specifically, I would not have chosen black interior.
It is a dream to drive, comfortable on trips, needs only routine maintenance which my local dealer provides with great customer service, AND there are not hundreds of cars just time it in the parking lot.
It gets me from a to z for reasonable price.
I would've wanted more features. Maybe even a newer version. The car over all is wonderful. I just like to stay up with the latest tech.
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