Acura RLX Sport Hybrid 2014 Reviews
In early 2013, Acura launched the 310-hp RLX luxurious-performance sedan with a fresh 3.5liter allaluminum, directinjected VTEC V-6 engine, numerous signature Acura systems and Precision AllWheel Steer(TMark) (P-AWS(TMark)), developing a fresh value proposition with exceptional cottage space and excellent driving performance in Acura's flagship sedan. Acura is again raising the bar with the launch of the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SHAWD(TMark), the strongest and technologically innovative Acura sedan however and the first to utilize Acura's groundbreaking new threemotor Sport Hybrid system with electrical SHAWD (Sport Hybrid SHAWD).
Such as the RLX with P-AWS(TMark), the RLX Sport Hybrid delivers class-top interior room and relaxation and a slew of signature Acura systems, including Jewel Eye(TMark) LED headlights, Lane-keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise-control with LowSpeed Follow, and the following generation AcuraLink(registered company) joined auto system. Additionally, the RLX Sport Hybrid employs new Acura systems including:
HeadUp Display - this firstever Acura headup display jobs crucial info at a glance on the lower part of the windshield directly in-front of the motorist. Screen modes include SHAWD system functioning, tachometer, turn-by-turn navigation, compass, ACC/LKAS as well as vehicle speed.
For instance, when scaling a snowy hill, pedal force will be increased by the Reactive Force Pedal to warn the motorist from using an excessive amount of engine torque that might result in undesirable tire slip.
Using wise packaging, sophisticated aerodynamic design and light-weight body building, as well as fuelsaving hybrid powertrain technology, the RLX Sport Hybrid has got the most ample fivepassenger seats in its class plus a topclass EPA fueleconomy standing of 28/32/30 mpg (city/highway/joined).
With a longer wheelbase and wider greenhouse than competing midluxury sedans, the fresh 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 straightline efficiency, its excellent fuel-efficiency, and exceptional handling agility.
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The new RLX Sport Hybrid SHAWD provides an unbelievable collection of complex security, driverassistive and information and media systems, like the, normal nextgeneration AcuraLink(TMark) joined auto system and MultiAngle Rear-view Camera; along with accessible Lane-keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise-control with LowSpeed Follow and Blind-spot Information (BSI) program. Security systems on the RLX Sport Hybrid comprise technologies like Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS) and Lane-departure Warning (LDW).
The RLX Sport Hybrid additionally provides intuitive engineering that decreases anxiety and simplifies the driving and ownership experience - with attributes including Electronic Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Maintain, a capless refueling setup, Smart Entry/Smart Start keyless entry setup, simple-touse and customize double touch-screens, "tensionless" e-pretension front seat-belts, and accessible rainsensing windshield wipers, amongst others.
The 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid inside functions as a "beneficent host" for the driver and passengers, combining exceptionally broad fivepassenger comfort with a higher degree of luxurious convenience and technology within an Acura flagship sedan. Within the front seat area, a design concept called "double private structure" splits the area into areas centered around the driver and front passenger, complemented with a broad centre stack and console that's readily accessible to every individual. Highend premium elements, like a carefully stitched leather instrument panel cover, softtouch substances, premium finishes, and rich woodgrain accents, join with the intuitive new control layout to produce an exceptional atmosphere in tune with this luxurious performance sedan's athletic nature.
Open the door using the regular Smart-entry system and also you'll find more shoulder room, front and back. Back seat leg room was raised a significant 2.5inches, transferring the RLX for the top of its own category in tandem chairs space. Rich, lavish perforated and spot-immune Milano leather chairs is, in addition, conventional.
Passenger comfort is ensured by standard tri-zone climate control through the entire cottage. The glove-box has a new electrical release, and combined with the sound, telephone and navigation systems, can be readily locked through the touchscreen - for scenarios where added security is justified, like when RLX is provided to a valet for parking.
Using the variety of normal and accessible technology attributes, considerable engineering effort was put into creating each attribute intuitive and simple to work with. The focus of the brand-new instrument panel is a big 8-inch color sound/information display which supplies a variety of helpful info and access to numerous customizable features. When equipped with a navigation system, a highresolution display placed in this same place unites info, sound and navigation capabilities.
Dynamic menus definitely show controls for every mode, reduce display clutter, and make operation easy.
Befitting its flagship position within the Acura line, the RLX Sport Hybrid doesn't scrimp on sensible premium details. A power tilt / telescoping steering-wheel with a multiview rear-view camera plus increased fingertip controls are conventional. Also common are a 2-driver memory setup, autodimming rear-view mirror, HomeLink(registered company), Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane-departure Warning (LDW). The RLX utilizes an acoustic glass windshield, complete sound deadening components, and an Active Sound Control system which helps block out inside noise, to produce exceptional sound isolation.
The following generation of AcuraLink(registered company) produces a comprehensive spectrum of abilities utilizing both an embedded twoway mobile communication and cloudbased connectivity through the owner's appropriate smartphone and data strategy. AcuraLink functions Aha (TMark) by Harman cloudbased interface, Pandora (registered company) interface, and SMS text and email messaging performance with compatible mobile phones.
The Pandora(registered company) interface enables custom internet-radio stations to be performed via the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid's speakers using a connected compatible smartphone. Aha also uses a matched smart phone to supply hundreds of channels of invehicle content, including custom internet-radio, podcasts, audiobooks, FB and Twitter news-feeds. AcuraLink solutions are available in three tiers: Join, Normal and Premium
Two audio systems are available within the RLX Sport Hybrid beginning with a remarkable 14speaker Acura/ELS(registered company) Studio Premium Audio System within the RLX Sport Hybrid Technologies level. The RLX Sport Hybrid Advance mark includes a 14speaker Krell ultrapremium sound system -- with loudspeakers and amplifiers engineered during the past four years -- establishes a brand new standard in automotive sound functionality.
The RLX Sport Hybrid provides a broad spectrum of advice and sound attributes. All audio systems feature AM / FM, XM radio and HD radio (registered company). The conventional USB port enables the connection of the memory stick, iPhone or iPod. Suitable Bluetooth(registered company) devices too can connect with the RLX wirelessly. CDs could be chosen using Tune - byVoice and copied on the onboard hard disk, when equipped with a navigation system.
The device comprises Zagat(registered company) restaurant tips.
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The navigation system's voice-recognition feature enables you to execute the most often used functions of the sound, climate-control, and navigation systems without taking your hands-off the wheel. The sophisticated voice-recognition technologies reacts to over 1,500 orders, in addition to verbal street names.
A comprehensive spectrum of driverassistive systems can be offered to the RLX Sport Hybrid. Lane-departure Warning (LDW) and forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Blind-spot Info (BSI) program are conventional. The RLX Sport Hybrid with Advance bundle adds regular Adaptive Cruise-control (ACC) with Lane-keeping Assist System, LowSpeed Follow, and front and rear parking sensors.
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