Technology and Performance at Every Level
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Technology PackageCutting-edge features deliver a connected experience. Standard on every RLX.
Advance PackageUltimate upgrades in luxury, technology and convenience with Sport Hybrid SH-AWD®.
The redesign of the 2018 Acura RLX is transformational, creating road presence and styling that better reflect underlying performance capabilities of the vehicle.
Sport Hybrid TechnologyThe 2018 RLX is the most sophisticated and best performing Acura sedan ever. The 377 horsepower Sport Hybrid shares supercar technology with the NSX for a powerful, precise driving experience unmatched in the segment.
Performance-Inspired DesignAll-new LED Taillights, exposed dual exhaust and a gloss black rear diffuser make a sport statement. It’s the second Acura sedan to adopt our signature Diamond Pentagon Grille, and the first Acura sedan to offer premium paint in Brilliant Red Metallic and Majestic Black Pearl.
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RLX Sport Hybrid delivers NSX supercar technology in our most elite sedan design. The three electric motor system creates revolutionary hybrid power for true man machine synergy – the epitome of Precision Crafted Performance.
Sport Hybrid 3-Motor SystemThe RLX Sport Hybrid uses a modified version of the 3.5-liter, V-6 engine found in the front-drive RLX. Joining the engine in powering the front wheels is a 47-horsepower electric motor located in the transmission housing. Two additional 36-horsepower motors are mounted side by side between the rear wheels. Each rear motor powers a single rear wheel and operate independently of each other.
7-Speed Dual-Clutch TransmissionAn integral part of the Sport Hybrid drivetrain is the 7-Speed DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission) with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters transmission. Originally developed for racing, the dual clutch design shifts faster, more smoothly and with greater efficiency than conventional automatic transmissions.
Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel DriveThe original Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system by Acura stunned the world with its ability to direct engine power from the front to rear and side to side. The industry even coined the term “torque vectoring” to describe its unique abilities. The rear electric motors of the hybrid system are a major advancement to this leading edge handling system.
Safety Built In
Acura's philosophy is simple – safety performance for everyone. That's why there's a generous list of driver assistance systems that come standard in every 2018 Acura RLX. Drive with confidence from AcuraWatch™ technology including Collision Mitigation Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist.