2014 ACURA RLX W/TECH

Used Sedan - 2014 Acura RLX w/Tech in Burlington, Vt

Price
$25,991
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    About This 2014 Acura RLX w/Tech
    Seller:
    Vehicle Location:
    Burlington, Vt
    Year:
    2014
    Make:
    Acura
    Model:
    RLX
    Trim:
    w/Tech
    Price:
    $25,991 
    Condition:
    Used
    Mileage:
    48,978
    Body Style:
    Sedan
    Exterior Color:
     Gray
    Doors:
    Four Door
    Stock Number:
    C1705A
    VIN:

    Fuel Economy Estimates
    City MPG
    20
    Fuel Efficient Vehicle 30+ MPG
    Highway MPG
    31
    Combined MPG: 26 - Efficient 30+ MPG
    Estimated Monthly Fuel Cost: $90.87*
    *Based on $1.89 per gallon and 15k miles per year.
    Actual costs may vary.
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    Seller's Description and Comments:

    Introducing the 2014 Acura RLX! The optimal mix of performance and efficiency! This 4 door, 5 passenger sedan has not yet reached the 50,000 mile mark! Acura infused the interior with top shelf amenities, such as: leather upholstery, power front seats, and a blind spot monitoring system. Smooth gearshifts are achieved thanks to the 3.5 liter 6 cylinder engine, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. We pride ourselves in the quality that we offer on all of our vehicles. Please don't hesitate to give us a call.

    Located at Shearer Acura in Burlington, Vt.  Call Shearer Acura today at 888-979-3521 Ext: 49935 for more information about this vehicle.

    Vehicle Options:

    • Tachometer
    • Passenger Airbag
    • Audio System Premium Brand: Acura/els Surround
    • Audio System Security
    • Power Remote Trunk Release
    • Center Console: Full With Covered Storage
    • Cupholders: Front And Rear
    • Tires: Width: 245 Mm
    • Rear Heat Ducts With Separate Controls
    • Leather Shift Knob Trim
    • Simulated Wood/metal-look Door Trim
    • Front Shoulder Room: 59.6
    • Power Windows
    • Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel
    • Manual Child Safety Locks
    • Wheel Width: 8
    • Cargo Area Light
    • Headlights Off Auto Delay
    • Front Sport Seat
    • Double Wishbone Front Suspension
    • Anti-theft Alarm System
    • Regular Front Stabilizer Bar
    • 4-wheel Steering
    • Transmission Gear Shifting Controls On Steering Wheel
    • Coil Front Spring
    • Overhead Console: Mini With Storage
    • Speed Sensitive Audio Volume Control
    • Rain Sensing Front Wipers
    • Rear Shoulder Room: 57.0
    • Abs And Driveline Traction Control
    • Universal Remote Transmitter
    • Rear Air Conditioning With Separate Controls
    • Navigation System With Voice Activation
    • Clock: In-dash
    • Driver And Passenger Heated-cushion
    • Driver And Passenger Heated-seatback
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Automatic Front Air Conditioning
    • Gross Vehicle Weight: 4
    • 993 Lbs.
    • Interior Air Filtration
    • Selective Service Internet Access
    • Front And Rear Reading Lights
    • Speed-proportional Electric Power Steering
    • Left Rear Passenger Door Type: Conventional
    • Privacy Glass: Light
    • Digital Audio Input
    • Leather/metal-look Steering Wheel Trim
    • Seatback Storage: 2
    • Rear Stabilizer Bar: Regular
    • Surround Audio
    • Front Hip Room: 55.9
    • 1st And 2nd Row Curtain Head Airbags
    • Power Retractable Mirrors
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Tire Specific
    • Remote Window Operation
    • Manufacturer's 0-60mph Acceleration Time (seconds): 5.8 S
    • Rear Door Type: Trunk
    • Diameter Of Tires: 19.0
    • Front Head Room: 37.6
    • Driver Seat Head Restraint Whiplash Protection
    • External Temperature Display
    • Rear Hip Room: 54.5
    • 4 Door
    • Overall Length: 196.1
    • Dual Reverse Tilt Mirrors
    • Two 12v Dc Power Outlets
    • Four-wheel Independent Suspension
    • Independent Front Suspension Classification
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • In-dash Single Cd Player
    • Side Airbag
    • Compass
    • Braking Assist
    • Video Monitor Location: Front
    • Variable Intermittent Front Wipers
    • Audio System Premium Brand Speakers: Acura/els Surround
    • Right Rear Passenger Door Type: Conventional
    • Wheelbase: 112.2
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Heated Driver Mirror
    • Silver Aluminum Rims
    • Body-colored Bumpers
    • Tires: Speed Rating: W
    • Rear Bench
    • Front And Rear Suspension Stabilizer Bars
    • Suspension Class: Regular
    • Fuel Consumption: City: 20 Mpg
    • Leather Seat Upholstery
    • Wheel Diameter: 19
    • Express Open/close Glass Sunroof
    • Rear Head Room: 36.9
    • Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
    • Audio System Memory Card Slot
    • Door Reinforcement: Side-impact Door Beam
    • Seatbelt Pretensioners: Front
    • Head Restraint Whiplash Protection With Passenger Seat
    • Overall Width: 74.4
    • Bluetooth Handsfreelink Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • Mp3 Player
    • Coil Rear Spring
    • Trip Computer
    • Turn Signal In Mirrors
    • Instrumentation: Low Fuel Level
    • Door Pockets: Driver And Passenger
    • Vehicle Emissions: Ulev Ii
    • Remote Activated Exterior Entry Lights
    • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    • Power Remote W/tilt Down Driver Mirror Adjustment
    • Independent Rear Suspension
    • Tires: Prefix: P
    • Rear Seats Center Armrest With Pass-thru
    • Rear Center Seatbelt: 3-point Belt
    • Driver Adjustable Suspension Ride Control
    • Floor Mats: Carpet Front And Rear
    • Metal-look Grille
    • Simulated Wood/metal-look Center Console Trim
    • Overall Height: 57.7
    • Stability Control
    • Front Leg Room: 42.3
    • Fuel Capacity: 18.5 Gal.
    • Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
    • Driver Knee Airbags
    • Dual Front Air Conditioning Zones
    • Multi-link Rear Suspension
    • Rear Leg Room: 38.8
    • Xm Am/fm/hd/satellite Radio
    • Heated Passenger Mirror
    • Type Of Tires: Performance As
    • Curb Weight: 3
    • 955 Lbs.
    • Cruise Control
    • Cargo Tie Downs
    • Fuel Consumption: Highway: 31 Mpg
    • Driver Airbag
    • Total Number Of Speakers: 14
    • Simulated Wood/metal-look Dash Trim
    • Max Cargo Capacity: 15 Cu.ft.
    • Fuel Type: Premium Unleaded
    • Remote Power Door Locks
    • Siriusxm Satellite Radio
    • Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger Mirror Adjustment
    • Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
    • Transmission Hill Holder
    • Tires: Profile: 40
    • Radio Data System
    • Electrochromatic Rearview Mirror
    • 4-wheel Abs Brakes

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    2014 Acura RLX Review

    This car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale.
    2014 Acura RLX
    All-new flagship sedan emphasizes quiet and smooth.

     

    Introduction
    The Acura RLX is the brand's new top-of-the-line sedan, replacing the discontinued RL and conceived to give Honda's luxury division increased traction in the heart of the luxury segment. It's a segment that continues to be dominated by a Germanic trio, Audi A6, BMW 5 series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, all of them either rear- or all-wheel drive, all strong performers, all heavily endowed with panache and prestige.

     

    So what does the RLX bring to the table to enhance Acura's credibility in this high stakes game? The new car is certainly not without virtues. New sheetmetal, new engine, new (to this model) chassis technology, improved fuel economy, new interior, and a wealth of electronics some devoted to infotainment, others to safety features.

     

    Basics: at 196.1 inches of overall length, the Acura RLX is just 0.3 inch longer than the RL, but its 112.2-inch wheelbase represents a stretch of 2.0 inches. That, plus a 2.0-inch expansion in width, gave the design team plenty of raw material for improving interior volume, particularly in the rear seat area, a weak point with the RL.

     

    The engine is also new, an aluminum 3.5-liter SOHC V6 with four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing, and direct fuel injection. Its output, 310 horsepower, 272 pound-feet of torque, is all but identical to the 3.7-liter V6 that propelled the RL (300 horsepower, 271 pound-feet), but the key development objective for the 3.5 was fuel economy, and in this the new engine represents a big improvement: 20/31 mpg City/Highway, according to the EPA, versus 16/22 for the RL. Some of this gain is attributable to the adoption of direct fuel injection, more of it to cylinder deactivation, which shuts down half the engine in steady highway cruising.

     

    The new V6 is allied with a 6-speed automatic transmission, sending power to the front wheels. While the car's overall gearing is oriented toward optimizing fuel economy, the RLX will get out of the starting blocks and across an intersection with reasonable haste. Beyond that, forward progress becomes a little more deliberate, respectable, but not extraordinary.

     

    While the RLX propulsion inventory is thus far routine, the RL-X does bring one mechanical distinction to the table, one that gave the Acura product people an opportunity to exercise their penchant for peculiar acronyms. They call it PAW-S, for Precision All-Wheel Steering. Basically, the rear wheels contribute to steering, counter-steering at low speed to enhance maneuverability, turning with the fronts at high speeds for increased stability. Honda has tried this before, with disappointing sales results. This time around the take rate will be better, since the feature is standard equipment, rather than an option.

     

    Styling has rarely been a strong suit at either Honda or Acura, and the RLX is consistent with corporate design caution. Aside from a phalanx of LED headlights, lending a bit of sci-fi mystique to the front end, the new sedan is unlikely to attract more than a casual glance as it glides along in traffic. The grille, with its slightly beaky center element, is recognizable as Acura emblematic, but beyond that and the LEDs the design is bland and breaks no new ground. The same could perhaps be said of the German troika that dominates the class, but if the Teutons are familiar from one generation to the next, that familiarity includes a big helping of prestige.

     

    Lineup
    Acura RLX ($48,450) is offered in one model augmented by four option packages. RLX comes standard with leather trim and automatic climate control.

     

    Walkaround
    Acura RLX is bigger than the old RL. It's longer than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series and Audi A6, and it's wider than all but the E-Class. The Acura rides on a slightly shorter wheelbase, however.

     

    The Acura engineering team cites gains in body shell rigidity, thanks to extensive use of hot stamped high strength steel in selected areas, and in the finished product conveys a sense of praiseworthy solidity.

     

    An aluminum hood, doors and decklid save about 76 pounds in the body-in-white. However, with curb weights that range from 3933 to almost 4000 pounds, the RLX is generally heavier than the three German sedans.

     

    The 2014 RLX sports a new double wishbone suspension system up front, and a new multilink arrangement at the rear designed, of course, to accommodate P-AWS.

     

    There's also a new capless fueling system, a la the technique pioneered by Ford. When it functions properly (i.e., no leakage), as was the case on our test car, this feature eliminates the ugly sight of a forgotten fuel cap flapping in the breeze, eventually to detach itself entirely. It's easy to use: Open fuel door, insert fuel filler, close fuel door. If you forget the latter step, the system won't mind and won't dribble.

     

    With its longer wheelbase and fractional reduction in overall length, the proportions of the RLX have an athletic look, and the jewel-eye LEDs lend a bit of distinction to the front end as well as a lot of lumens to navigating dark country byways. But in the main, the RLX follows the Honda/Acura design philosophy of timeless styling, a conservative look, low on flash, but long on staying power.

     

    Interior
    As you'd expect of a car in this price category, the Acura RLX is handsomely appointed within, with soft touch surfaces everywhere, first rate materials, and lots of space. In fact, Acura claims best-in-class rear-seat legroom, and it would take someone of NBA stature to scrape his head against the roof.

     

    As you'd also expect, there's gizmology and connectivity galore, with an available eight-inch navigation screen stacked atop a seven-inch touch-screen controlling all sorts of infotainment choices. Although the nav system won't allow any manual adjustments or selections when the car is moving, not uncommon in the golden age of product liability, and the voice command element requires what amounts to an irritating and lengthy discussion to achieve results, Honda/Acura navigation technology is still near the top of the charts in terms of accuracy. Also, its real-time traffic info includes conditions on surface streets, which can be very helpful when the driver is pressed for time.

     

    The expanded gizmology inventory extends to safety features, and here too Acura follows the industry trend toward more and more nannyesque driver aids. For example, the optional Lane Keeping Assist helps inattentive drivers stay between the lines. The optional adaptive cruise control system now includes a low-speed follow feature, which commuters may find helpful. Similarly, the Forward Collision Warning system may help inattentive drivers avoid whacking the car just ahead, although its panicky alerts and flashing lights are irritating to those trying to dissect traffic on their morning commute.

     

    Many of the RLX's electronic safety aids are optional, but with or without them the car's excellent structure are expected to continue the Honda/Acura tradition of top ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the influential Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

     

    Driving Impression
    As a driving experience, the Acura RLX skews heavily toward comfort and unobtrusive motoring. The cabin is extraordinarily quiet (think 2 a.m. in St. Paul's Cathedral), something that's been a strong suit for Acura's premier sedan ever since the original Acura Legend. Ride quality is creamy; it takes some very gnarly pavement to even remotely disturb occupants, and in general the going is about as serene as it gets in this market segment.

     

    Power is respectable, although the 6-speed automatic seems a little dated in a class where 7- and 8-speed transmissions are becoming increasingly common. The new aluminum 3.5-liter SOHC V6 with four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing, and direct fuel injection is rated at 310 horsepower, 272 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 20/31 mpg City/Highway.

     

    Like almost all new cars today, the RLX is equipped with an electric power steering system, one of many measures the industry has adopted in the quest for improved fuel economy. At just 2.6 turns lock-to-lock, it's quick, but it's also vague, a trait common to many systems of this type; the driver doesn't have an accurate sense of where the front wheels are pointed. Like all idiosyncrasies of a particular car, this is something an owner gets used to in short order, but it's not a trait shared by the Germanic pacesetters in this class.

     

    Acura touts the new PAW-S system (Precision All-Wheel Steering) as cutting-edge technology, and the implication is that having the rear wheels participate in the steering puts the front-wheel-drive RLX on a more or less equal footing with the rear-wheel-drive German competition. Our impressions fall short of parity with rear- and all-wheel drive cars. The system undoubtedly makes the RLX a little handier around town and does lend a bit of confidence at higher speeds on back roads, but the speeds have to be distinctly higher for this to be tangible and it's unlikely owners will be exercising their cars in this manner. The RLX is exceptionally comfortable, but it's not the kind of car that invites back road barnstorming.


     

    Summary
    The all-new 2014 Acura RLX is unquestionably luxurious, with an exceptionally high index of quality and quiet, competent comfort. Its value proposition is a little hard to endorse: a front-wheel-drive sedan such as the new Kia Cadenza delivers similar cosseting and better dynamics for considerably less money, and a V8-propelled rear-drive Genesis sedan undercuts even a base RLX. If relaxed dynamics, posh interior appointments, serene motoring, and good fuel economy expectations are the priority, the RLX merits a place in the luxury sedan sunshine.

     

    Tony Swan filed this NewCarTestDrive.com report from Detroit after his test drive of the Acura RLX.

     

    Model Lineup
    Acura RLX ($48,450); RLX with navigation ($50,950); RLX with Technology Package, $54,450; RLX with Krell Audio Package ($56,950); RLX with Advance Package ($60,450).

     

    Assembled In
    Sayama, Saitama, Japan.

     

    Options As Tested
    none.

     

    Model Tested
    Acura RLX Advance Package ($60,450).As the dynamic new flagship for the Acura Division, the Acura RLX replaces the RL as one of the most sophisticated touring sedans on the road, blending smooth power and responsive handling with cutting-edge technologies and luxurious appointments. The front-wheel drive RLX is powered by a 310-hp 3.5-liter direct fuel injected V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM); VCM helps improve fuel efficiency by operating on one bank of three cylinders when less engine power is required. It is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission with manual mode and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Agile Handling Assist and Amplitude-Reactive Dampers enhance handling characteristics, while a Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) system features the world's first independent left/right rear-wheel steering-angle control system, for excellent handling and stability at varying speeds. Every RLX is outfitted with 18-inch noise-reducing aluminum wheels, "Jewel Eye" LED headlights and a power moonroof; interior comforts include heated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, HD/satellite radio, hard-drive internal media storage, a USB port, HandsFreeLink (Bluetooth) wireless connectivity/audio streaming and "Aha" compatibility for smartphones. For 2014, four packages are available: Navigation, Technology, Krell Audio and Advance. The Technology Package includes the voice-activated navigation system, and adds features such as 19-inch aluminum wheels, front sport seats, leather upholstery and power-folding side mirrors. To the Technology Package, the Krell Audio Package adds a custom-tailored high-end sound system, along with a power rear sunshade and manual rear side sunshades. The Advance Package builds on the previous ones even further, boasting heated/ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and auto-dimming side mirrors. Standard safety features include four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with integrated traction control, front side-impact airbags, overhead curtain airbags and a new driver's knee airbag; also new for 2014, a Multi-View Rear Camera, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning join standard equipment. Additional safety-related technologies can be found in optional package content, including front and rear parking sensors, a Blind Spot Information (BSI) system, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and a Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with heads-up warning. The Acura RLX is all-new for 2014.


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    Burlington, Vt. 05403

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