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2014 Acura RLX vs. 2014 BMW 535d Review

Comparison Review


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 BMW 535d. The BMW 535d will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura RLX.

Convenience
With the BMW 535d you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Acura RLX, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura RLX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the BMW 535d. 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 BMW 535d have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Acura RLX is a little wider than the BMW 535d, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Acura RLX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW 535d.

Drivetrain
The Acura RLX has much less torque than the BMW 535d, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Acura RLX has a larger turning radius than the BMW 535d, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura RLX is somewhat more powerful than the BMW 535d.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura RLX and the BMW 535d. The Acura RLX has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the BMW 535d.

Warranty
The Acura RLX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 535d.


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2014 Acura
RLX

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MSRP*: $48,450
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2014 BMW
535d

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MSRP*: $56,600 - $58,900
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 3.19%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.12%
City MPG: 20 26
Highway MPG: 31 37 - 38
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $44,324 $52,070 - $54,190

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