Ratings & Reviews

Awards model RLX

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The RLX is getting rave reviews for its luxurious and spacious interior, advanced technology and overall thoughtful approach to automotive luxury. Here’s a sample of some of the accolades the RLX is receiving.

RATINGS

IIHS 2014

Insurance Institute For Highway Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recognized the 2014 RLX with a Top Safety Pick+ award, when equipped with optional front crash prevention. The RLX received the top rating (“Good”) in five tests: small- and moderate-overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint. Additionally, the RLX received an “Advanced” rating for front crash prevention when equipped with the optional Collision Mitigation Brake System; models with the standard Forward Collision Warning system received a “Basic” rating.

Source: IIHS.org

REVIEWS

The Truth About Cars

“While German interiors continue to be somewhat Spartan and cold, the RLX feels open and inviting. Stitched dash and door panels elevate the cabin well above what you will find in a Lexus ES Hybrid or Lincoln MKS. The same is true for the rear of the cabin. Constructed out of the same high quality materials as the front, this is a definite departure from the hard plastics found in the ES and MKS.”

“Front seat comfort is among the best in the luxury set, beating the Mercedes E350, Lexus GS 450h and Infiniti M35h that I drove that day…”

“Because the RLX rides on a transverse engine platform, there is an inherent space efficiency and the direct beneficiary is the rear cabin where you’ll find 2-3 inches more rear leg room than any of the other hybrids.”

“Once the road starts to bend, the hybrid system starts to shine. By not only accelerating the outside rear wheel in a corner but essentially braking the inside one (and using the energy to power the outside wheel), the RLX cuts a near perfect line in the corners. Point the RLX somewhere, and the car responds crisply and instantly.”

“It is also important to note that the RLX is the only AWD hybrid in this class since the Infiniti Q50 hybrid is Acura TL sized and the Lexus LS 600hL is considerably larger and more expensive. That feature alone makes the RLX attractive to anyone living in areas where winter traction is a consideration.”

“The Sport Hybrid has what it takes to compete with the Lexus and Infiniti hybrids head on and the value proposition to tempt potential BMW shoppers…”