Sporting 377 horsepower, the 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid will cost $60,870 including destination.
Being touted as the brand’s most powerful and technologically advanced sedan yet, the RLX Sport Hybrid features the groundbreaking, three-motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) found in the Acura NSX supercar. At the heart of the powertrain is a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 310 hp, which is further augmented by the instant torque of the three electric motors. As a result, the hybrid offers V8-like performance while sipping the gas of a four-cylinder, returning 29 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The powertrain is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Standard on the sedan are Acura’s distinctive Jewel Eye LED headlights, 19-inch bright-finished wheels, next-generation AcuraLink connected car system and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow.
The model is also available with the Advanced Package, costing $6,000 more than the standard RLX Sport Hybrid.
Acura anticipates the 2017 RLX Sport Hybrid will earn a five-star NCAP Overall Vehicle safety rating as well as a Top Safety Pick award from IIHS.