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2017 Acura RLX vs. 2018 Audi S4 Review

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Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RLX than the Audi S4. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Acura RLX and the Audi S4 in the front seats.

Convenience
The Acura RLX will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Audi S4, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura RLX is somewhat more expensive than the Audi S4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura RLX and the Audi S4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RLX is much wider than the Audi S4, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Acura RLX, which is slightly longer than the Audi S4.

Drivetrain
The Acura RLX has much less torque than the Audi S4, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Acura RLX has a larger turning radius than the Audi S4, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Acura RLX has less horsepower than the Audi S4, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura RLX and the Audi S4. The Acura RLX has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Audi S4.

Warranty
The Acura RLX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi S4.

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2017 Acura
RLX

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MSRP*: $54,450

2018 Audi
S4

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MSRP*: $51,400
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City MPG: 20 21
Highway MPG: 30 N/A
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $50,530 $47,802

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.