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The End of the Acura RL and the Start of the Acura RLX

The 2013 Acura RLX was a notion in the designers’ office, because this is actually the last year for the Acura RL. A midsize luxury sedan, the 2012 model simply delivers.

If you are a fan of the Honda brand, you will enjoy driving the Acura RL. It is full of luxurious features that make it a strong competitor in the mid-size luxury market. The price however, is more affordable than what you would expect from a luxury European model. This makes Acura an excellent option for those looking to move up in comfort, convenience and performance. A status symbol in its own right, Acura is less pretentious than other luxury brands while still delivering the performance you need to get their quickly.

Features of the 2012 Acura RL

  • 300 horsepower
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Bose stereo
  • AWD
  • Radio with satellite, AM/FM options
  • 6-disc CD player
  • MP3 decoder
  • Steering wheel controls for the radio
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Soft leather
  • Wood accents
  • 8-way adjustable power seats
  • Heated seats
  • Bluetooth
  • Sunroof

2012 Acura RLThe 2012 Acura RL comes with an Excellent Warranty

Acura has a fabulous warranty program that should provide you with peace of mind when walking out with a new vehicle. An Acura RL comes with a 48 month/50,000 mile warranty.  Additionally, the powertrain warranty is for 72 months or 70,000 miles.

These warranties are better than what you will find with many other brands, but that’s not all. You also benefit from a corrosion warranty for 60 months and Acura roadside assistance for 48 months or 50,000 miles. This provides you with far more support, free of charge. Given the reputation that Honda has for making dependable cars, you probably won’t even need it; however if something does happen, you can have it repaired for free as long as you are within your warranty period.

Gas Mileage

The estimated mpg for the 2012 model is 17 in the city and 24 highway. This is fairly standard for a mid-size sedan. However, if you are looking to get more miles out of each tank, you should look into the 2014 RLX because it gets 20/31mpg – a significant improvement for anyone commuting on the highway. One thing to note is that this model does require you to put in premium gas, as is standard with most luxury cars.

Style and Optional Features

The sleek design of the RL makes it an attractive option for any buyer. Fresh with xenon headlights, stylish 18” wheels, and dual tailpipes; the exterior exudes understated luxury. Inside, you are greeted by high-end leather and wood trim, giving it the appearance of a sophisticated luxury brand. In addition to the many standard features of the RL, you can add a navigation system and real-time weather and traffic conditions. If safety is your top concern, you can also add a collision mitigation system that will help you avoid getting into an accident. Acura continues to deliver quality, comfort and performance at a clear value when compared with the competition. Acura RL Interior

2012 Acura RL Final Verdict

This years’ model rated well for its comprehensive safety features, long list of technology features, and the high-end materials that were used to make up the interior. The 2012 Acura RL feels like a high-end luxury car, even though the price point is much closer to that of a well-appointed mid-size sedan. When you read owner-reviews, you can see just how beloved Honda’s really are. First time buyers and repeat Honda owners rave about how luxurious the Acura is without being ostentatious like its European rivals. With Acura, you can depend on quality, performance and long-term reliability without having to pay a lot for long-term maintenance.