LAIAS 2012: 2014 Acura RLX

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    LAIAS 2012: 2014 Acura RLX


    Acura has finally pulled the wraps off of its flagship sedan in Los Angeles. The midsize sedan boasts large car room and is powered by a brand new 310 horsepower V6 engine with direct injection driving the front wheels with all wheel steering. Higher trim models will sport the new hybrid AWD system dubbed “Sport Hybrid SH-AWD” driven by a 370 horsepower hybrid power train that promises to deliver 30 mpg in the city, highway, and combined. Hit past the jump for full photos and a detailed press release.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Acura RLX

    Acura Finito.


    If it weren't for the confusing mess of dips and creases going on across the upper doors, this could be any number of other cars. Infiniti. Hyundai. Cars that are years old now. I don't see this changing Acuras fortunes, at least in this market segment. This car sets the seal, once and for all, on Acuras second tier status.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Acura RLX

    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    Acura Finito.


    If it weren't for the confusing mess of dips and creases going on across the upper doors, this could be any number of other cars. Infiniti. Hyundai. Cars that are years old now. I don't see this changing Acuras fortunes, at least in this market segment. This car sets the seal, once and for all, on Acuras second tier status.
    Sadly, yeah, the design is a bit boring. The headlamps are cool. The power plenum grill has evolved into a more coherent design. The rest of the car...is boring. And that makes me sad, because I think there's some neat ideas here as far as tech goes.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Acura RLX

    Umm, what? Why should we care? And how did they manage to have the Lexus ES suddenly get exciting?

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Acura RLX

    It does look a bit bland and boring to me also.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Acura RLX

    Asian-generic barge.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Acura RLX

    This car is meh exterior-wise.

    Interior looks gorgeous and the technology behind it as well. 30 MPG city and highway in the SH-AWD model is impressive.

    What's notable is that Acura is placing this up against the 5 Series and A6, despite being the flagship model. And the "estimated starting price of $40,000." The old RL started at $48k.

    Can't wait to see what Acura has in store for the TLX, especially if it comes down in price to reflect Acura's new place in the market and features this hybrid AWD power train (with better fuel economy, to boot).
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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Acura RLX

    I don't care for the character lines over the front wheel and on the doors one bit.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Acura RLX

    They call that a flag ship? Really? That center stack is so odd looking but on a good note the wood looks good. That is all that i can say that I like about it.
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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Acura RLX

    Is it me or does it seem that Acura has three midsize cars but at different price points, TSX/TL/RLX. These are all more or less midsize with the TSX being probably the smallest but not by much then the TL but this will get updated soon and who know if/how much it will grow and then the RLX with more rear legroom. They should have just called this the TL-L for more rear legroom.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Acura RLX

    The Honda Acura has somehow fail to meet and or exceed the nicely sculptured Accord. To many more nicier options in the marketplace to come in with something looking like this and expecting success.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Acura RLX

    Quote Originally Posted by majicbz07 View Post
    Is it me or does it seem that Acura has three midsize cars but at different price points, TSX/TL/RLX. These are all more or less midsize with the TSX being probably the smallest but not by much then the TL but this will get updated soon and who know if/how much it will grow and then the RLX with more rear legroom. They should have just called this the TL-L for more rear legroom.
    TSX and TL are supposed to merge together to form the TLX which is supposed to be sized somewhere between the TSX and the TL, so the TL is supposed to shrink.

    I also hope it's priced between the TSX and the TL and gets the new hybrid AWD system.
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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Acura RLX

    This is JUST horrible. This car confirms Honda/Acura has completely and utterly lost its way...wow!

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Acura RLX

    This car shares SO much of it's DNA with the Honda Accord it's sad. It's like they didn't even try to make the two cars look different.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Acura RLX

    A step down compared to the previous version and typical of the class. About the only thing that caught my attention was that the fake wood looks decent. The ridiculously named 8 letter thingy does sound interesting as far as MPG and power.

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