Seat Belts and Airbags
Standard Feature
Seat Belts and Airbags

All five seating positions in the RLX have 3-point belts and head restraints. The Advance Package includes front seat belts with E-Tensioners, which allow you to have the shoulder harness comfortably loose on the body, knowing that it will automatically pull you tightly into place in the event of an impact.

  • Tensioners react in the first milliseconds of a sufficient impact to automatically tighten the front belts and help hold the individual in position against the seatback.
  • To help prevent the tensioners from causing undue pressure on the chest, load limiters slightly relieve belt tension, as needed, to help soften the force.
  • In addition to two front airbags, two front-side airbags and side curtain airbags providing coverage for both rows, the RLX is also equipped with a driver’s knee airbag.
  • Sensors in the front passenger seat determine if it is empty or if the passenger is too small for the passenger’s front airbag to deploy safely and disengage the front passenger’s front airbag, if necessary.
Child Safety
Standard Feature
Child Safety

The RLX has several features addressing child safety, from sophisticated airbag sensors to anchors that secure child seats.

  • All windows and the moonroof have an auto-reverse feature that can reverse their closing if an obstacle is encountered.
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) anchors plus upper-tether anchors in the rear seat allow LATCH-compatible child seats to be installed in the outboard positions without the use of seat belts.
Body Structure Design
Standard Feature
Body Structure Design

The RLX was designed with Acura’s latest improvements on the next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure to enhance occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal crashes.

  • The ACE™™ design utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle.
  • This enhanced frontal crash energy management helps to reduce the forces transferred to the passenger compartment and can help to more evenly disperse the forces transferred to the other vehicle in a crash.
  • The latest generation of ACE includes new energy-channeling structures to protect body integrity when only a small portion of the front end receives the full brunt of a frontal impact.
  • This design should help the RLX achieve a “good” rating in the new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) small overlap frontal crash test.
Braking Systems
Standard Feature
Braking Systems

The RLX features a firm pedal feel with linear response that allows braking to be precisely modulated. The RLX disc brakes are backed up by several sophisticated electronic systems to provide you with enhanced abilities under most circumstances while also providing more comfort during urban driving.

  • Press a button on the center console to engage Brake Hold Control, and you will not have to sustain pressure on the brake pedal during long stops at traffic lights or heavy traffic congestion. When you brake to a stop, hold the brake for about a second longer and then release it. The brakes will then hold the car in place until you engage the accelerator pedal.
  • The anti-lock braking system (ABS) helps you retain steering control in emergency braking by preventing the wheels from locking up, while still letting them achieve their maximum level of stopping power.
  • The RLX conveniently includes an electronic parking brake that can be set by a simple tug on a switch in the center console.
  • The Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) system uses the ABS system to direct braking power among the four wheels—depending on the vehicle load—to help optimize braking effectiveness.
  • The Brake Assist system detects the driver’s emergency braking by monitoring the speed at which the brake pedal is depressed and stepping in to ensure the ABS system is activated—terminating immediately upon release of the brake pedal.
Vehicle Stability Assist
Standard Feature
Vehicle Stability Assist

The Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)12 system uses an array of sensors along with ABS to minimize the dangers of oversteer or understeer.

  • The system continually monitors vehicle speed, throttle position, individual wheel speeds, steering angle, lateral G-force, and yaw rate.
  • When the potential for oversteer or understeer is detected, VSA will reduce the engine’s torque and use the VSA modulator to apply brakes to each wheel as needed to help stabilize the vehicle.
  • The response is so quick that the instability may be corrected before the driver even knows it’s occurring.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Standard Feature
Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Since an under-inflated tire impedes handling and can be a safety hazard, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) uses pressure sensors mounted in each wheel that send readings to a central electronic control unit. The system then evaluates whether the pressure is up to an acceptable range.

  • If a reading is approximately 25% below the recommended level, the RLX will alert the driver through the Multi-Information Display (MID) located on the instrument panel.
  • The under-inflated tire will be indicated, along with the individual pressure, for all four tires.
  • The pressure display can be accessed anytime using the MID controls on the steering wheel.
  • As useful as TPMS is, it is still recommended that you manually check your tires on a regular basis.
Collision Mitigation Braking System
Advance Package
Mitigation Braking

To help reduce the likelihood or severity of a frontal impact, the Advance Package includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™).

  • Powered by a radar transmitter mounted in the RLX grille trim, the CMBS™ is designed to determine the distance and closing speed of detected objects that lie directly ahead.
  • If you do not take action to reduce speed, the CMBS will automatically tug at your seat belt and begin light braking.
  • When the system senses that a frontal collision is unavoidable, and even if no prior alerts have been given, the front seat belts tighten, and strong braking is automatically applied to help reduce the impact velocity and collision force.
  • The goal of the CMBS system is to alert the driver to apply the brakes. It is not alone expected to brake the vehicle sufficiently to avoid a collision.
Security
Standard Feature
Security

The RLX comes equipped with a security system that has enhanced capabilities due to the new AcuraLink®70 system.

  • In the event of a break-in, the ignition will be disabled, the horn will sound and the lights will flash.
  • When enabled, the AcuraLink®70 system will inform you via your smartphone when your RLX security alarm has been triggered.
  • If the vehicle is stolen, the AcuraLink®70 system can track the vehicle’s location through its embedded cellular device.