2014 Acura RLX
Acura’s reinvented 2014 RLX includes dynamic-looking new “Jewel Eye” all LED headlamps, which give it both a distinctive face and excellent nighttime drivability. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels are standard on both the base front-drive and late-introduction all-wheel-drive RLX.
Regardless of driven wheels, both RLX models start with a 310-horsepower 3.5-liter V6. The all-wheel-drive model adds a pair of electric motors at the rear of the car to power the rear wheels exclusively, which brings total output up to 370 horsepower while reducing fuel economy to 30 mpg in the city and on the highway.
Front-wheel-drive RLXs will feature the automaker’s new All Wheel Steer system, which independently adjusts the toe angle of the rear wheels by working with the car’s stability control and its variable gear ratio electric power steering. All Wheel Steer is designed to both make the RLX more nimble in urban situations and to make its handling faster, more stable and more direct at highway speeds. All RLXs send power to their wheels via a six-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddles.