The 2018 Acura RLX puts value into the luxury sedan category by offering a combination of power, safety, and comfort. Buyers should expect the future RLX to come well equipped, with only minor modifications on its exterior and interior profile since the 2017 model underwent a more extensive redesign. So what’s new for the 2018 Acura RLX?
Buyers should expect super comfy front seats, excellent car handling, sporty performance, roomy cabin; cutting-edge infotainment system and audio options.
2018 Acura RLX Redesign
There were not many criticisms concerning previous version of this sedan. So we do not expect major design changes from the cabin of the 2018 Acura RLX. One of the radical changes is folding backseat. Expect more headroom and legroom. Overall, the interior of the 2018 Acura RLX looks very stylish with features that are well laid out.
2018 Acura RLX Exterior
The exterior styling of the car will be rich with details. Its bodywork features lightweight but top-grade materials which have significantly reduced its overall weight. The car has a higher ground clearance than previous versions.
Technology is still unknown for this future model. However, we are pretty sure that latest features are going to take place inside the cabin, and in all other parts. That means the car could get navigation tract, infomercial tract, infotainment system, Bluetooth and satellite radio. We believe there will be some other additions to the interior like smartphone connectivity, rear view camera, and various driving aids.
2018 Acura RLX Engine
Luxury sedans requires big engine, and this time it is perfect occasion for a 3.5-liter V6 powertrain. The engine will be capable of generating 310 horsepower alongside 377 lb-ft of torque. The engine is going to be accompanied by dual clutch transmission and electrical motor to provide this car with 4WD. For a more powerful output, there is a hybrid version. It is 3.5-liter, V-6 powertrain with an electric motor, which generates 380 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque.
How about the fuel consumption of 2018 Acura RLX?
The standard model has an estimated fuel economy of 22 miles per gallon in city and 25 miles per gallon on highway drives. The hybrid unit on the other hand, returns 30 miles per gallon on city and 32 miles per gallon on highway drives.
2018 Acura RLX Release Date
There is no any official information from Acura about the 2018 Acura RLX release date. Even so, rumors have it that the premium sedan will be launched at the end of 2017 or at the beginning of 2018. We hope they won’t keep us waiting for long.
2018 Acura RLX Price
Acura is yet to release official prices of the 2018 Acura RLX. However, we should expect it to be slightly more or less than the current model’s price range. This means the base model will have a starting price of around $50,000 while the hybrid model will start at around $60,000.
Having all these features, the 2018 Acura RLX is predicted to be a tough competitor for Cadillac CTS, Infiniti Q7 and Audi A7.