2020 Acura RLX Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2019 Acura RLX Model Overview – Joe Rizza Acura

About the Acura RLX

Staying true to the dynamic, forward-thinking nature of all Acura models, the 2020 Acura RLX has been completely reimagined and designed with precision engineering. Cutting-edge innovations are integrated into all aspects of the advanced RLX, giving you a driving experience that’s equally as inspiring as it is luxurious. You’ll enjoy unrivaled performance from a sophisticated 3-Motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) System featuring a potent 3.5-Liter i-VTEC® engine and 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission.

Up front, the RLX captures the attention of onlookers with its signature Diamond Pentagon grille. For the perfect combination of support and comfort, you can relax in standard Sport Seats finished in perforated Milano premium leather. Listed to your favorite songs the way the artists intended them to be heard with a standard Acura/ELS Studio® Premium Audio System featuring 14 speakers. Acting as an extra set of eyes on the road, the RLX also comes standard with the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assist technologies — designed to increase awareness, assist with avoidance, and to help lessen the severity of a potential impact.

What the Critics Say

Hybrids aren’t usually associated with power and performance, but the RLX Sport Hybrid bucks that notion. Melding a V6 engine with three electric motors — including two in back that independently power each rear wheel — this top-line RLX is an engineering marvel with skillful road manners and an innovative AWD system.” — Kelley Blue Book

Where the RLX Sport Hybrid really shines, though, is on the highway and in slow-moving traffic. Acura didn’t change much in the cabin, but it didn’t need to. The RLX is a quiet, comfortable car that’s perfectly suited for both road trips and daily commutes. Plus, considering how much space there is in the back seat, you could bring three friends along with no complaints.” — Motor Trend

2020 Acura RLX Features

Acura RLX Performance

Dynamic Performance

Helping you feel the exhilaration across every mile, the RLX is available with a 3-Motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system with 377 horsepower. This sophisticated powertrain is able to direct power from the front to rear and side to side for greater response and agility through the corners. Standard Precision All-Wheel Steer™ adjusts rear wheel toe angles to complement the front wheels for high-speed stability, counter-steer to lower the turning radius, and toe-in while braking to reduces stopping distance. Along with superior performance in dry road conditions, this advanced system enhances both traction and stability when the roads are slippery.

Acura RLX Safety

Groundbreaking Safety

Included as standard on all RLX models, the AcuraWatch™ suite of technologies which includes Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Departure Mitigation, Collision Mitigation Braking, and the all-new Traffic Jam Assist. Advanced parking sensors in the front grille and rear bumper are flush mounted for elegant style and provide an audible series of beeps as you begin to approach an obstacle. Giving you a clear view of what’s behind you, the Surround View Camera incorporates six camera angles positioned around the vehicle to assist when parking. Collectively, AcuraWatch™ safety technologies help reinforce the Acura goal of creating a zero-collision society.

Acura RLX Interior

Luxurious Cabin

Once you take a seat behind the wheel of the Acura RLX, you’ll immediately gain a sense of appreciation for the spacious dimensions and upscale materials which surround you. Thanks to a total of 38.8 inches of legroom, you’ll have more space than the Audi A8 and virtually the same as the Jaguar XJ. Rear passengers will have the ability to personalize their climate preferences thanks to rear-seat climate zone controls. Available in four premium colors, the supple perforated Milano leather upholstery of the RLX feature optional temperature settings with three levels of both heating and cooling.

Connectivity is another core strength of the RLX thanks to next-generation AcuraLink® services. AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ can now display traffic levels on crowded side streets along with highways. In the event of airbag deployment, the vehicle will instantaneously send out an emergency notification (cellular connection and subscription required). The standard tri-zone automatic climate control system uses a GPS-linked solar system to adjust cabin temperatures.

Acura RLX Standard Equipment

Acura RLX Standard Features


  • Jewel Eye® LED headlights
  • Power moonroof
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Acoustic glass windshield and side glass
  • Remote-Operated Windows and Moonroof-Open Function
  • 19-inch aluminum-alloy, bright finish, noise-reducing wheels


  • Sport seats with perforated Milano premium leather-trimmed interior
  • GPS-Linked Automatic Tri-Zone Climate Control
  • Keyless Access System with Smart Entry
  • Ambient cabin lighting
  • Automatic dimming rearview mirror

Media & Connectivity

  • Acura/ELS® Audio System with 14 speakers
  • Aha™, Pandora®, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, HD Radio®, and Bluetooth® streaming audio
  • USB Audio Interface with iPod® Integration with Song By Voice®
  • Acura Navigation System with AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™, 3D view, and Traffic Rerouting™
  • AcuraLink® The Next Generation
  • On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™) with HomeLink®

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Traffic Jam Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with head-up warning
  • Multi-view rear camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Blind spot information (BSI) system
  • Auto-on/off headlight operation with wiper integration
  • Next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control and motion adaptive steering

Acura RLX Packages

Advance Package

Advance Package

Premier upgrades in luxury, technology and convenience with Sport Hybrid SH-AWD®. Starting at $61,900*


  • LED Foglights
  • Auto-Dimming, Power Folding Side Mirrors
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Exclusive 19-inch wheels


  • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
  • Heated Outboard Rear Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Krell® Audio System
  • Power Rear Sunshade and Manual Rear Door Sunshades
  • Rear Footwell Lighting
  • Head-Up Display
  • Electric Air Conditioning with Air Quality Sensor

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • Front & Rear Flush Parking Sensors
  • Surround View Camera System
  • Front Windshield De-Icer

Acura RLX Exterior Colors

Platinum White Pearl

Platinum White Pearl

Fathom Blue Pearl

Fathom Blue Pearl

Gilded Pewter Metallic

Gilded Pewter Metallic

Modern Steel Metallic

Modern Steel Metallic

Lunar Silver Metallic

Lunar Silver Metallic

Majestic Black Pearl

Majestic Black Pearl (+$400 MSRP*)

Brilliant Red Metallic

Brilliant Red Metallic (+$400 MSRP*)

Pricing & Performance



2020 RLX


2020 RLX with Advance Package


2020 Acura RLX Performance & Specifications

Engine Type

3.5-Liter Aluminum Alloy Direct Injection V6 (Standard)

3.5-Liter Aluminum Alloy Direct Injection V6 with 3-Motor Sport Hybrid System (Available)

Transmission Type

10-Speed Automatic Transmission (Standard)

Motor Integrated 7-Speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) (Sport Hybrid)

Drive Type

FWD (Standard)

Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™) (Available)

Front / Rear Brake Size

13-inch ventilated / 12.2-inch solid

Horsepower / Torque

310 Horsepower / 272 LB-FT (Standard)

377 Horsepower / 341 LB-FT (Sport Hybrid)

EPA Fuel Economy Ratings** (city/highway/combined)

20 / 29 / 23

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.