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Compare the Acura RLX to the Lexus GS

How did Acura design the RLX to compete against the Lexus GS? They started by giving the RLX a similar-sized 3.5 liter V-6 engine that delivers 310 horsepower compared to the Lexus’ 306 horsepower. The RLX also has a mileage ratings advantage, particularly on the highway where it is rated at 31 mpg2 to the GS’s 28 mpg. They then gave the RLX the state of the art Precision All-Wheel Steer™ system — a similar feature is only available on the Lexus GS with the Luxury Package. As a result, the RLX has an unprecedented level of handling precision and control.

What about comfort? Both luxury cars share a 112.2-inch wheelbase, but the Acura provides two inches more rear legroom, beating not only the GS, but even the larger Lexus LS. The RLX also provides an additional two inches of front shoulder room and an inch more of rear shoulder room. Front and rear hip room is also greater in the Acura.

Other Acura advantages include RLX-exclusive smartphone interactions such as vehicle alarm notifications and stolen vehicle tracking. Concierge service at the push of a button is also available. And the On Demand Multi-use Display provides quick access to audio, climate control and other functions.

When shopping for a mid-size luxury vehicle, the RLX has clear advantages over the Lexus GS.

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2014 Acura RLX vs. 2013 Lexus GS:Price, Performance and Features
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2014 Acura RLX
2014 Acura RLX
2014 RLX with Technology Package
2013 Lexus GSLexus GS
Starting Price1$48,450$47,250
Base Engine3.5L V-63.5L V-6
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower (SAE net)310 @ 6500 rpm306 @ 6400 rpm
EPA Fuel Mileage (City / Hwy / Comb.)220 / 31 / 2419 / 28 / 23
All-wheel steeringStandardLuxury Package
Front seats8-way power seats with 4-way lumbar support8-way powered
Heated front seatsStandardPremium Package
Rear seat climate ventsStandardStandard
LED HeadlightsStandardNot available
Lane Departure Warning56StandardOptional
Forward Collision Warning55StandardNot available
Power moonroofStandardStandard
Standard wheel size18-inch17-inch
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