Acura’s flagship sedan, the MY2017 RLX goes on sale nationwide tomorrow, offering a wide range of active safety technologies to customers willing to pay from $55,370, a $3,480 increase over last year’s entry-level model.
This is because the new 2017 Acura RLX’s base version is now the RLX with Technology Package, with the company dropping last year’s entry model completely.
What this means is that the RLX now comes with more equipment as standard, including the Acura Watch suite of active safety systems, including adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking system, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist system and cross traffic monitor among others. Other standard features also include the rear-wheel steer system, 19-inch alloys, the AcuraLink connected infotainment system and LED headlights.
The 2017 Acura RLX continues to be powered by a 310hp direct-injection 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Sport Hybrid model is going on sale later this fall. Acura had updated the chassis last year, making the RLX more comfortable and refined by retuning the suspension.
Customers will be able to choose between two trim levels: the aforementioned RLX with Technology Package and the RLX with Advance Package, with the latter priced from $61,370.