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  • 2021 Honda Legend (Japanese spec)

    The Acura RLX lives on in Japan where it's just received some self-driving tech.

  • 2021 Honda Legend facelift spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Honda Legend spy shots: New Legend due next spring but not in US

    Honda will soon unveil a Legend sedan boasting a Level 3 self-driving system.

  • 2020 Acura RLX
    Acura RLX to bow out after 2020

    Sales of the RLX were just 1,000 units in 2019, versus about 52,000 for the MDX.

  • 2018 Acura RLX
    2018 Acura RLX gets new look, but will it be enough to compete?

    The Acura RLX hasn't exactly been a sales blockbuster. Last year, Acura sold a grand total of 1,478 of them while BMW parted with 32,408 5-Series and Mercedes sold 46,740 E-Classes. Now, Acura is hoping a new look will boost sales. Ahead of its public debut during Monterey Car Week August 15-19...

  • 2017 Acura RLX
    2017 Acura RLX preview

    Acura’s RLX flagship sedan doesn’t get much attention in luxury circles but it has a lot to offer, especially for technology buffs. The RLX was introduced for the 2014 model year as the replacement for the RL, and though it isn’t on the same level of some of its German rivals when...

  • Acura RLX autonomous vehicle prototype
    Acura unveils its second autonomous car prototype

    Acura has taken the wraps off of an RLX prototype that looks almost like what you can buy from one of its dealers—except that this one doesn't require a driver. This latest RLX prototype is Acura's second foray into the world of autonomous vehicle development. The sedan makes use of updated...

  • 2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

    Acura’s RLX flagship sedan doesn’t get that much attention in luxury circles but, in Sport Hybrid trim, actually features one of the most sophisticated drivetrains offered in a production car. That drivetrain is called the Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive system, and it combines a regular 3.5-liter V-6 with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and a trio of electric motors in similar fashion to the setup found in the new NSX supercar. The RLX Sport Hybrid was introduced for the 2014 model year along with the regular RLX, and for 2016 the luxury sedan has received some...

  • 2016 Acura RLX
    2016 Acura RLX Gets AcuraWatch Driver Aids, Chassis Tuning

    Acura’s RLX flagship sedan has been around since the 2014 model year. Launched as the replacement for the RL, the car offers a decent hit of luxury and in Sport Hybrid trim you also snag V-8-like performance combined with the thirst of a four-cylinder. For the 2016 model year, Acura has...

  • 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid  -  First Drive, December 2014
    2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid first drive review

    The 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid offers all-weather traction and V-8-like performance, with the fuel-efficiency of a four-cylinder. That's one way to sum up this tech-loaded luxury flagship, which will begin reaching Acura dealerships next spring. But after spending a few hours driving it, we can...

  • 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD Preview And Live Photos: 377 HP With Four-Cylinder Economy

    A year ago, when Acura first announced that its RL flagship sedan was to be replaced by a new model called the RLX, the Japanese automaker rolled out a thinly-veiled concept version of the new RLX that was powered by an advanced hybrid system similar to the drivetrain destined for the new NSX...

  • 2014 Acura ILX Street Performance concept, 2013 SEMA
    Acura Rolls Out Custom ILX And RLX At SEMA

    SEMA isn’t an event you’d normally associate with a rather tame luxury brand like Acura but the automaker did have a handful of concepts on show this week at the event. They were aimed at demonstrating the tuning potential of the cars they were based on, with two of the concepts based...

  • Acura’s new aluminum to steel welding technology
    New Welding Technique Helps Acura Integrate More Aluminum In Its Cars

    Acura engineers have come up with a new welding technique that allows them to join ordinary steel components with lightweight aluminum pieces in a much simpler process than traditional methods. The key is a new “3D Lock Seam” structure, where the steel and aluminum pieces are layered...

  • 2014 Acura RLX

    Revealed in production trim at last year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, Acura’s flagship RLX sedan will begin arriving at dealers on March 15. To promote the car ahead of its launch, Acura dealers will kick off a test-drive oriented “Destination RLX” campaign in February. Five trim levels will be offered initially, each powered by a 3.5-liter, direct-injected V-6 engine rated at 310 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque. The sole transmission choice is a six-speed Sequential SportShift automatic, which sends power to the front wheels only. A hybrid version, which uses an...

  • 2014 Acura RLX, 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2014 Acura RLX Live Photos: 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Acura’s aging RL is finally set to be renewed, and in its place will be the new 2014 Acura RLX, which goes on sale next spring. The car made its official world debut this week at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, and like a true flagship sedan it’s the most powerful, spacious, and...

  • Next-generation AcuraLink connectivity system in the 2014 Acura RLX
    Acura Launches Next-Generation AcuraLink Connectivity System

    When the 2014 Acura RLX hits showrooms next spring, it will come with the next generation of Acura’s connectivity system, AcuraLink. Thanks to new embedded technology and the ability to link to web-enabled devices such as a smartphone, AcuraLink will be able to bring a much broader range of...

  • 2014 Acura RLX
    2014 Acura RLX Preview: 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Acura’s new flagship sedan, the 2014 RLX, has been shown for the first time in production trim at this week’s 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The car goes on sale early next year, where it will replace the aging RL (Honda Legend in other markets). We first got a preview of the new RLX with...

  • 2014 Acura RLX Concept, 2012 New York Auto Show
    Acura Announces The Debut Of Its New Flagship, The 2014 RLX

    On Wednesday, November 28, Acura will reveal the all-new 2014 RLX sedan to a crowd of assembled journalists at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Since the reveal happens during the show’s press days, the general public will have to rely on media coverage to see the new RLX before the show opens its...

  • 2014 Honda RDX engineering mule with Precision All Wheel Steer  -  at Honda R&D Japan, 11/2012
    2014 Acura RLX Technology Preview Drive

    Acura may not quite have the prestige or the cachet of longtime luxury marques like Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, or even Lexus, but it does have top-drawer access to the most innovative powertrain and chassis engineering developments from Honda. And with Acura’s upcoming flagship sedan, the 2014...

  • 2014 Acura RLX Concept, 2012 New York Auto Show

    A “perfect storm” of market conditions may prompt Honda to move assembly of its upcoming flagship, the 2014 Acura RLX, from Japan to the United States. First, the stigma that U.S.-built luxury cars can’t rival the build quality of Japanese or German models is no longer valid. BMW builds X3 and X6 models in Spartanburg, South Carolina for worldwide distribution, and Mercedes-Benz builds M Class, R Class and GL Class models in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Even Acura’s flagship sports coupe, the upcoming NSX hybrid, will be designed and built on these shores. It makes sense...

  • 2014 Acura RLX Concept, 2012 New York Auto Show
    2014 Acura RLX Concept Live Photos: 2012 New York Auto Show

    Though it's called a concept, all that's likely to change on the 2014 Acura RLX are the wheels. The new flagship will arrive in showrooms early in 2013 as a 2014 model, but this first look at the car in person at the 2012 New York Auto Show gives us a very good idea what to expect. Powered in Sport...

  • 2014 Acura RLX Concept, 2012 New York Auto Show
    2014 Acura RLX Previewed By Hybrid Concept In New York

    At this week’s 2012 New York Auto Show Acura is treating us with a thinly-veiled concept version of its replacement for the aging RL. The new concept also signifies a name change for the Acura flagship sedan, which will go by the name RLX when it arrives in showrooms early next year as a 2014...

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