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2015 Acura RLX: Everything You MUST Know!

If you’re in the market for a luxury sedan, you may have just found your new car. The 2015 Acura RLX is Acura’s flagship sedan and is offered as a conventional gas fueled vehicle and as a hybrid. This sedan can very easily compete with most of the top luxury brands such as Audi, BMW and Lexus. There are some many options available for this vehicle; it will be impossible for you to not find a combination you absolutely love.

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First lets discuss the engine in this awesome vehicle; it is a V6 with a six speed transmission that is automatic, but shift-able. Let me explain, there is an option on the shifter to be the vehicle into the gear “M”, once you shift the vehicle into this option shifting will be completely up to you.

You will decide on which RPM you want to shift at. This vehicle comes equipped with Bluetooth feature, so you can take hands free calls and avoid any type of tickets. Also, this vehicle comes standard with heated seats.

If you live in an area that has cold mornings, this will ensure you have a comfortable and cozy commute. This vehicle has enough seating for 5 people (with room to spare, this vehicle is very roomy). The RLX comes standard in two different styles. The first one is the more basic of the two and has 310 horsepower, this basic styles starts at $54,450. The second RLX is the sport edition and is also available with a hybrid motor. This style starts at $59,950 and is considered the luxury Sedan of the Acura family.

If your anything like me, when deciding on a vehicle to purchase, safety is always one of my top concerns. In regard to the RLX, this vehicle received an incredible safety rating. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is the organization that awarded the RLX their perfect 5 out of 5 safety score. It’s not very often a vehicle receives a perfect safety rating, it juts goes to show you how much Acura really cares about there customers safety while driving there vehicles.

What are Consumers Saying?

Experts and consumer both agree that this vehicle is at the top of its class and for sure a luxury vehicle. Lets begin with the expert opinions regarding this vehicle. Some pros that the experts discuss are the abundant standard features (Bluetooth, heated seats, etc.). Another pro the experts discuss is the abundant space in the cabin. Usually this wouldn’t be such a revolutionary pro for a vehicle, but because this is a sedan, this is a very good pro. Generally sedans are not known for being roomy.

The experts also mention a few cons: the disconnected steering feel, the so-so display graphics and the harsh ride when you have the 19-inch wheels and tires instead of the upgraded tire and rim options are among the few “cons” mentioned by the experts. But what do the experts know? They have not owned the vehicle, they don’t drive the vehicle everyday and they surely don’t know what its like to pay to fill the gas tank with fuel.

So what could they possibly know? Lets take a look at the opinions of the consumers, the people who have actually purchased the vehicle and have to live with their purchase everyday. To gauge the consumers, we have administered a survey to five people that own this vehicle and asked them judge the sedan on the following parameters: comfort, interior, value for the money, performance, safety, reliability and technology.

  • Comfort received an almost perfect score of 4.75 out of 5.
  • Interior received a rating of 4 out of 5 by the consumers.
  • Value for the money received an overall rating of 3 out of 5. The reason why this received a low rating (from reading the reviews) is because of the initial purchase price. You have to remember that this is a LUXURY sedan; you’re going to have to expect paying a little more for this vehicle.
  • Performance received an overall rating of 4 out of 5; this vehicle has incredible power and has a lot of horsepower.
  • Safety received a perfect overall rating of 5 out of 5; this comes as no surprise considering the NHTSA awarded this vehicle a perfect 5 star rating.
  • Reliability received an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5.
  • And finally, technology received an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5.

These results were demined from taking the overall ratings from each individual owner and averaging them together in order to obtain the final results. Clearly, the top-performing sector was safety. If you’re looking for a vehicle that will keep your family safe, or keep you safe if (God forbid) a collision would occur, the 2015 Acura RLX is the perfect vehicle for you and your family, or significant other.

How has the Vehicle Evolved?

This vehicle has drastically changed from the 2014 RLX to the 2015 model. For example, some new features that come standard on every model is the capability to configure a Bluetooth on the vehicle so you can make hands free calls, and avoid any unwanted attention from law enforcement. Another feature that comes standard is the heated seats; so if you live in an area with inclement weather during the winter months you no longer have to put up with those cold early morning commutes.

The Acura RLX is a fairly new model and style of vehicle. The idea of a sedan that is spacious can seem foreign to most, that’s why Acura conceptualized this vehicle. They realized there was a demand for this type of vehicle and made the decision to bring this sedan to market.

Final Verdict:

Clearly from this review, I absolutely love this vehicle, but that has not prevented me from listing cons as well as pros. When deciding on a vehicle you need to look at the big picture and weigh both the pros and cons. With that being said, lets take a look at the pros; this vehicle gets very good gas mileage, this vehicle is the most spacious sedan on the market and for a luxury model vehicle, the initial purchase price is fairly low. The only con that has any merit was from the “experts” (who have never purchased this vehicle) is that the interior fabrics and design could have been planned and implemented better. This vehicle is perfect for you! If at anytime you don’t think so, leave us a comment regarding your concern and I will clear it right up for you!