Acura released pricing details for the new 2014 RLX Sedan, just to reveal this is – as near as makes no difference – a 50 grand car. That sounds like a rather ambitious price for the RLX. Last time we checked 50 grand in America could buy a classy European sedan.
The base price for the Acura RLX is $48,450, to which you have to add an $895 destination and handling charge. For that you get a large, fairly unattractive sedan, powered by a 3.5 liter VTEC V6 with 310 horsepower and EPA fuel-economy rating of 20/31/24 mpg city/highway/combined.
There is also a hybrid version of the same engine, with Acura’s Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. This one will manage 30/30/30 mpg.
The RLX is a fully-loaded car though, offering features like next-generation AcuraLink cloud-based connected car system with AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning, a driver’s knee airbag, and the next-generation of Acura’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE II) body structure; along with available Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS).
Here’s the pricelist for the 2014 Acura RLX:
|RLX with Navigation||$50,950|
|RLX with Technology Package||$54,450|
|RLX with Krell Audio Package||$56,950|
|RLX with Advance Package||$60,450|