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2018 Acura RLX is no longer being sold as new.

2018 Acura RLX


City 20 MPG Hwy 29 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

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Consumer Reviews Write a Review

Overall Rating:
4 (out of 5)
Value 3.8
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.3
Comfort 5
Performance 4.3
Reliability 4.5
Too few features for a high price.

by imolderthandirt from Warner Robins, GA | March 22, 2020

Features were lacking. No way to increase the volume of the warning notifications. I traded for a 2020 model (another brand) and got all the missing features with almost $20,000.00 lower price.

Smooth and comfortable ride for a great price.

by Trab from Chicago, IL | July 20, 2019

Have it for a few weeks and loving it after moving from German cars. Great looks on the outside, and very roomy inside (I'm rather tall.) I understand why they didn't sell well, no one wanted to spend $60k on an Acura.Bought it at 5,000 miles. For the price I couldn't find another similar sized sedan with less than 30k miles and warranty expiring next year. Still have 95,000 left on the drive train warranty. Responsive when needed and enough power for me. Infotainment system could get an update but already getting used to it. Loaded with more features than I need and with everything said, can't deny the reliability.

Comfy Cushy But Jerky Ride

by Eh from Rhode Island | July 12, 2019

I’ve driven all kinds and types of cars, but this one has an amazing and comfy/cushy ride. It’s like how the Cadillacs and Lincolns used to be. Love the front end style. The back end is pretty “eh” because it looks boring. The back lights look really nice at night which kind of makes up for the daytime view. When I test drove my car before buying, I noticed a “jerking” or hesitation. Not horrible or overly noticeable, but still there. I thought maybe it was from old gas being in the tank or from sitting a bit in the lot. That jerking has never gone away. It is most noticeable between 30-33mph and 40-43mph. It seems like the car is teetering between gears. Am I not expected to be able to drive at those speeds? It is when trying to maintain speed (no acceleration or deceleration). One dealt service dept acknowledged a known problem but said that’s just how it is with the transmission. Other Svc depts have said they’ve never heard of issues. I recently saw that there’s a TSB for the hybrid models. I have the Tech pkg RLX. The nav and technology is lacking, but think the ride is worth the trade off. I can mostly overlook the jerking of the transmission, but could not recommend it to a friend because I would feel terrible if theirs did the sane thing. I had an RLX hybrid as a loaner car and it seemed to have the same issue hence the TSB. The car could use some cup holders in the bottom of the doors and an update to the Nav. I also had to have a PAWS actuator replaced at about 16k miles. That took a little running around and being pushy with the service depot to fix it. All the driver assist and PAWS warning lights came on and the car was only allowed to go 50mph. Pretty annoying and scary for the highway. It was finally fixed after the third visit to dealer. I was worried that I’d be stuck with a car that would limit itself to 50 mph whenever it wanted and I could get stuck out of town. I was not impressed with that reliability issue. I had videos of the problem occurring AND took it to the dealership with all the lights on. At this point I’m not sure I want another Acura. Speaking of which, I’ve owned and leased a bunch of different brands and luxury brands. This was my first Acura/Honda. I expected better treatment from this luxury brand, especially with having their flagship model.

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2018 Acura RLX Overview

The 2018 Acura RLX is the flagship luxury sedan in the lineup. Inside, it comes with numerous standard features including heated leather seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a Krell premium audio system.

Under the hood, the RLX is powered by a standard 310-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a ten-speed automatic transmission.