Honda manufactures the all-new 2017 Acura RLX through their Acura name-tag, similar to the other car-maker from far East, which has luxury division departments. The new RLX is a quality sedan that is expected to offer a very quality performance by means its fine-tuned powertrain. It may also have some aesthetic tweaks in its interior and exterior to appear more attractive than the earlier version. The Japanese automaker should add hybrid options to the engine lineup. It may also come equipped with three optional packages, like the Technology, Advance, and Navigation packages.
2017 Acura RLX Exterior
When comes to the external design of the 2017 RLX, it gets the same outside elements as those of its predecessor, except with some aesthetic facelift here and there. Although the new vehicle features a low sideline, it will have a ground clearance of 2.4 inches, which is higher than that of the earlier RLX. It comes with a more frivolous chassis than that of the earlier model, so it will be definitely lighter than the earlier model to offer better performance and fuel economy.
The new RLX comes with the attractively redesigned front and back bumpers, as well as a grille to offer it a more stylish outside look. The grille comes with a chrome finish, bearing the Acura emblem at its center. The mist lights and headlights will also be restyled with the LED technology and now it comes with the redesigned air vents, as well. Both 2017 Acura RLX front and back fascias, including the windows of the vehicle will come with a dosage of chrome detailing.
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The next gen RLX 2017 will be offered with a set of 18″ alloy wheels as standard and 20-inch alloy wheels as an option.
While the Advance Package offers the new vehicle with a back sunshade as standard, the Navigation package offers it with a suite of 19″ alloy wheels. Furthermore, there are mechanical fainting back views mirrors, and LED headlights as standard and mechanical wipers as an optional element.
The new model comes with four external colors, such as:
Graphite Luster Metallic.
Crystal Black Pearl.
Bellanova White Pearl.
Slate Silver Metallic.
The new 2017 Acura RLX will come with the external body length of 196.1 inches, width of 74.4 inches, and with a height of 67.4 inches. The wheelbase is 112.2 inches and its curb weight would be about 1800 kg (3955 pounds).
New Acura RLX 2017 Interior
As the new Acura RLX is going to get slight modifications in its interior design. The cabin will be prepared with more space and top features, similar to those of the premium sedans in the segment. The cabin of the vehicle will be designed to offer a comfortable sitting space for five people with enough legroom. To offer a luxurious look to the cabin and to offer a comfortable ride to the passengers, all seats inside the cabin will be upholstered in premium leather. The seats in the front will have the heated feature.
The 2017 Acura RLX interior will also be offered with three Technology, Advance, and Navigation packages with a plethora of standard interior features. Accordingly,
The Technology Package offers the vehicle with some electronics features as standard, such as:
HD and Satellite radios.
Pandora and Aha compatibility.
Back view camera.
ELS sound structure.
Secondary auditory jack.
Bluetooth Smartphone and acoustic connectivity.
This package also offers some discretionary features, such as adjustable cruise control, leather upholstery, and an ELS sound scheme with 14 speakers.
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The Advance package offers the new vehicle some interior features as standard. These features include:
Heated steering wheel.
Ventilated seats in the front.
Krell quality sound system.
Finally, the new 2017 Acura RLX Navigation Package offers some interior features as standard. These features consist of:
Four-way automated temperature control.
Heated seats in the front.
Keyless start and entrance.
Driver memory settings.
Power steering wheel with the tilt and telescopic feature.
Eight-way power adjustable seats in the front.
Necessary attention has also been paid to offer adequate safety for the vehicle and its inhabitants. These safety features comprise:
Side curtain airbag.
Track leaving alert.
Front accident alert.
Knee airbag for the driver.
The new RLX comes with the traveler breathing space of 117.0 cubic feet and a cargo capacity of 14.9 cubic feet.
Performance, Fuel consumption
The all-new Acura RLX 2017 should get its power and torque through the same powertrain as that of the 2015 RLX version. So, naturally, it will be outfitted with the power plant with the capacity of 3.5 liters with V6 configuration. Through this fine-tuned power unit, the new RLX would get the necessary power output of 310 horsepower and the essential twist of 272 pounds per foot. Through this powertrain reaches the 60 mph target speed from the start in 5.3 seconds, which is quicker than that of the earlier model. However, the top speed remains the same as 130 mph.
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The power unit will be paired with a six-rate perfunctory gearbox and the front-wheel drive structure as standard.
As far as the fuel economy is concerned, the 2017 new RLX offers the city mileage of 21 mpg, highway mileage of 32 mpg and the combined mileage of 24 mpg.
It seems that Honda will add a hybrid power system to the powertrain lineup of the 2017 model. If it takes place, a traditional petrol-operated power unit of capacity 3.5 liters would offer its performance in combination with three commanding electric motors. This combination would offer the new vehicle the maximum twist of 380 lbs per foot and a combined power output of 380 horsepower, which is 47 horsepower, as the electric motors are combined with a gasoline engine.
Release Date and Price
Buyers can expect a release date of the Acura RLX 2017 with their preferred engine during the first quarter of 2017. However, they have to pay a minimum cost of $ 50,950 for the non-hybrid variant and $ 59,950 if they would like to buy the hybrid variant.