The RLX flies under the radar contrasted and flashy opponents and goes not far off with its supercar-inferred cross breed powertrain. Acura’s low-volume extravagance car has the essential inhabitants of its species—upscale highlights and extensive housing—yet does not have the wow factor that we anticipate. Its out of date infotainment framework and nonexclusive lodge configuration are not entirely obvious, however its strong form quality and remarkable efficiency will fulfill purchasers. Alongside a standard V-6 motor, there’s an extraordinary crossover model that works easily and quickens quickly. All things considered, the 2020 RLX is too unassuming to even think about challenging its snazziest colleagues.
What’s New for 2020?
For 2020, Acura decided not to roll out any significant improvements to the RLX lineup. The last significant update return in 2018, when the organization kindly overhauled its beaklike grille and included progressively alluring highlights.
Pricing and Which One to Purchase
- RLX: $55,895
- RLX Game Half breed: $62,895
There aren’t many motivations to pick the RLX over similarly luxury alternatives choices, however its ground-breaking half breed framework is surely one. In spite of the fact that the Game Half breed model costs an extra $7000, it makes the Acura one of the speediest and most eco-friendly vehicles in the fragment. The redesign additionally brings all the best substance, for example, a 360-degree camera framework, front and back stopping sensors, head-up show, warmed and ventilated front seats, remote beginning, and the sky is the limit from there. Other than a bunch of frill, that balances the accessible choices on the 2020 RLX Game Mixture.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
A 310-hp V-6 is standard and comes connected to a 10-speed programmed transmission and front-wheel drive. The normal RLX additionally has back wheel directing that improves cornering. The Game Cross breed model matches a 3.5-liter V-6 with three electric engines that create a consolidated 377 strength. Truth be told, the half and half powertrain is gotten from the one utilized in the Acura NSX supercar. The Sport Hybrid’s blistering acceleration and consistent activity made it charming to explore through city boulevards or impact down parkway straights. Lamentably, the RLX felt less athletic in turns in light of the fact that a large portion of its mass sits in advance. In spite of the fact that Acura’s everything wheel-drive framework (called SH-AWD) is intended to help taking care of, it isn’t as satisfying on twisty streets as choices, for example, the Genesis G80 and the Jaguar XF.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The 2020 RLX flaunts two distinctive powertrains with two unique arrangements of EPA efficiency evaluations. The standard V-6 arrangement is relied upon to win 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the parkway. While the last number doesn’t change on the crossover RLX, its city rating fundamentally increments. The Game Mixture model is EPA-evaluated at 28 mpg city, which is 4 mpg more than extravagance choices, for example, the Mercedes-Benz E-class and the Audi A6. In any case, we haven’t got an opportunity to test the Acura on our 200-mile genuine efficiency test course.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Inside the RLX’s pleasantly cut lodge, inhabitants will discover a lot of room in both the front and the back. Open to seating and a not insignificant rundown of standard luxuries make certain to please. Cowhide upholstery, power-flexible seats with heat, three-zone programmed atmosphere control, a force customizable guiding wheel, surrounding inside lighting, and a force sunroof please all models. While the normal RLX presents to 15 cubic feet of payload space in its trunk, the Sport Hybrid model’s battery pack shrinks it down to 12 cubes.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Every 2020 RLX is outfitted with an outdated infotainment system that is displayed through dual screens. Regardless of a helpful rotational controller and physical catches, the experience is hampered by conventional illustrations and an absence of contemporary highlights. A 14-speaker ELS Studio sound framework and implicit route are standard, yet Apple CarPlay and Android Auto combination is absent.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The 2019 RLX earned a five-star crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), however the 2020 RLX wasn’t named a Top Security Pick by the Protection Establishment for Expressway Safety (IIHS). Still, both models have a comprehensive suite of standard driver-assistance technology. Key safety features include:
- Standard forward-impact notice and robotized crisis braking
- Standard path takeoff cautioning and path keeping help
- Standard versatile journey control
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
While the 2020 RLX has a serious constrained and powertrain guarantee, Acura doesn’t offer any complimentary booked upkeep. In the mean time, opponents, for example, rivals such as BMW and Jaguar offer impressive complimentary periods.
- Constrained guarantee covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
- Powertrain guarantee covers 6 years or 70,000 miles
- No complimentary booked support