The 2016 Acura RLX is now available in the USA with enhancements and added features, but without any changes in the MSRP. The 2016 RLX is available in three trims – Navigation, Technology Package and Advance Package. Power comes from a 310 hp direct-injected i-VTEC V6 gasoline engine. EPA fuel economy ratings stand at 20 mpg City, 31 mpg Highway and 24 mpg Combined.
The Technology Package trim and the Advance Package trim add AcuraWatch, a package of safety and assistance features. It is also available optionally on Navigation trim. Depending on the trim, the AcuraWatch safety and assistance package includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Warning, Collision Mitigation System, Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Information, Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines and Cross Traffic Monitor. Road Departure Mitigation and Cross Trafic Monitor are new to the RLX range.
The Navigation trim now features larger 19-inch wheels standard on the other trims with a new bright finish. The Technology Package trim now features AcuraWatch as standard. The Advance Package trim’s AcuraWatch now features surround view camera and a bi-directional remote engine starter too. A Silver Metallic exterior color choice has also been added to the 2016 RLX.
The overall ride and handling quality of the 2016 RLX has also been improved by reducing noise, vibration and harshness. The chassis of the updated model has been given tuning refinements. The shock absorbers get an increase in piston rod diameter while the rear stabilizer bar’s stiffness has been decreased. Acura promises better shock absorption and road surface tracking now that the front and rear spring rates and shock absorber damping force have been decreased, and the upper spring/shock mounts and rear bump stops have been changed.
2016 Acura RLX price and fuel economy ratings:
|RLX with Navigation||$50,950||20/31/24|
|RLX with Technology Package||$54,450||20/31/24|
|RLX with Advance Package||$60,450||20/31/24|