2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Reviews
The 377-hp 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SHAWD, which starts in the spring of 2014, will be the primary automobile to deploy Acura's new threemotor hybrid power-train technologies. The device combines an extremely efficient, directinjected V-6 engine with the allnew, Acura-designed, 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with integral electrical motor and an electrically-powered form of Acura's respected torquevectoring Super Handling AllWheel Drive (SH AWD).
This sophisticated new hybrid powertrain produces exhilarating driving performance with amazingly receptive power delivery and accurate, surefooted handling performance unlike any other car in its category. This functionality, nevertheless, is coupled with a 28/32/30mpg (city/highway/joined) EPA fuel-economy rating, that will be really in the range of 4-cylinderpowered luxury sedans.
Powertrain and Drivetrain
The Acura RLX Sport Hybrid's 3.5liter, 310-hp, i-VTEC(registered company) V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management(TMark) (VCM(TMark)) comprises an idlestop function to help increase fuel economy. The engine is mated to an allnew, 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with integral electrical motor.
The electrical SHAWD system to the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid removes the normal drive-shaft and rear differential, replacing them with two highoutput 27kilowatt electric motors.
Body and Chassis
With a longer wheelbase and wider greenhouse than competing midluxury sedans, the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SHAWD delivers fullsize inside space in a nimbler, midsize luxury sedan package. The RLX boasts the longest rearseat leg-room (38.8 inches), and greatest front (59.6 inches) and rear (57.0 inches) shoulder room within the midluxury class. The RLX sophisticated body design makes considerable use of aluminium and highstrength steel, further assisting its excellent fuel-efficiency, straightline efficiency and exceptional handling agility.
In front, the RLX's doublewishbone, lower doublejoint front suspension with Amplitude Reactive Dampers significantly enhances handling agility, driver confidence and protection, and ride sophistication. In back, the RLX's multilink rear suspension is optimized for a flat ride during cornering, assured turning ability, and also a smooth ride in a range of city, freeway and open-road situations.
Acura engineering firsts to the 2014 Activity Hybrid additionally comprise Acura HeadUp Display System and the Acura electronic gear selector. The Acura electronic gear selector replaces the classic, center consolemounted shift lever having an efficiently packed pushbutton array that enables the driver to readily choose the required drive mode - - Drive, Park and Reverse, together with Ordinary driving modes and Athletics. The Acura HeadUp Display System supplies the driver with at-a-glance access to vital driving advice projected on the windshield.
The Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SHAWD attributes Acura's touch Jewel Eye(TMark) LED headlights, which provide exceptional light distribution and exceptional down-the-road illumination operation and light qualities. The RLX tail-lights use periphery LED illumination which is both powerful and extremely distinctive.
With the variety of normal and accessible technology features built in the RLX, considerable engineering effort was put in to creating each attribute simple and intuitive - touse. The focus of the brand new instrument panel is a big, 8 - inch color display that offers access to numerous customizable features and combines navigation capabilities and audio / info. Another 7 - inch colour On Demand Multi - Use Screen (TMark) (ODMD) touch screen is placed within easy reach and controls the system and several other attributes.
Sound and Connectivity
Outstanding audio performance is definitely an Acura hallmark, as well as in the RLX Sport Hybrid SHAWD, two audio systems are provided. The Technology package comprises the Acura/ELS Studio(registered company) Premium Sound System with an innovative 14-loudspeaker array. Within the Advance bundle, the 14speaker Krell program -- with loudspeakers and amplifiers designed by Krell, among the most respected audio companies in globe -- establishes a brand new standard in automotive audio functionality.
The RLX is designed with the nextgeneration AcuraLink(registered company) cloudbased linked auto setup, providing a complete collection of media, comfort, and protection providers via embedded twoway communications and net-enabled products. The nextgeneration AcuraLink (registered company) also provides numerous safety, available, subscriptionbased and convenience characteristics, including AcuraLink Real - Time Traffic (TMark) featuring expressway traffic and, for the very first time, surface road traffic tips.
Security and Motorist-Assistive Technologies
The brand new Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SHAWD
provides a comprehensive collection of complex driverassistive, visibility and security systems that place the RLX on the leading-edge of crash avoidance and assisted driving ability.
Acura RLX Sport Hybrid review
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