...In performance testing, the RL went from zero to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined. Safety: Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes with brake assist, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and a stability control system. The optional CMBS can help prevent or minimize a frontal accident by providing warnings to the driver or actually applying emergency braking if a collision seems unavoidable. All RLs get a top five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic...
...XM satellite radio, iPod integration, a USB audio interface, and an MP3 input jack. Voice recognition for the audio and climate control systems also comes standard.The Technology Package kicks up the high-tech factor, thanks to such features as a navigation system with voice recognition. The navigation system also provides real-time traffic and weather updates, as well as Zagat Survey restaurant ratings. In addition, the Technology Package adds a GPS-linked, solar-sensing temperature control system, which warms and cools the interior of the car according to the position of the sun, and an...
...heated and ventilated seats optional Optional wood dashboard trim Optional real-time weather and traffic conditions Optional navigation system Under the Hood Acura's standard Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive can transfer power not just between the front and rear axle, as many conventional AWD systems do, but between the left and right wheels as well. It does so during low-traction and high-performance situations — channeling, for example, slightly more power to the outside wheel during spirited cornering. A 3.7-liter V-6 delivers 300 horsepower Standard five-speed automatic transmission Gas...
Luxury brand Acura is recalling certain models built between 2004 and 2008 for two separate recall campaigns. The recall for the 2005-06 Acura MDX and the 2005 Acura RL... read more March 22, 2013 by Kurt Ernst
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