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Compare the Acura RLX to the Audi A6

How did Acura design the RLX to compete against the Audi A6? They started by giving the Acura 2014 RLX a similar-sized standard 3.5-liter V-6 engine, that has a mileage ratings advantage, particularly on the highway where it is rated at 31 mpg2 to the A6’s 27 mpg. They then gave the RLX both front-wheel drive and the state of the art Precision All-Wheel Steer™ system — a feature unavailable on the Audi. As a result, the RLX has an unprecedented level of handling precision and control.

Technology abounds inside the RLX. While the RLX and the Audi A6 both offer navigation systems10, the RLX is uniquely able to send destinations to the system from a computer or smartphone. Other RLX-exclusive smartphone interactions include 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.

LED headlights, which are also used as Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), are standard on all RLX models. But LED DRLs are only available on the Audi A6 Premium Plus model that costs almost $6000 more than the base RLX. And LED headlights are available only as an option on the top A6 model with a minimum MSRP of about $59,000.

When shopping for a mid-size luxury vehicle, the RLX has clear advantages over the Audi A6.

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2014 Acura RLX vs. 2013 Audi A6:Price, Performance and Features
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2014 Acura RLX
2014 Acura RLX
2014 RLX with Technology Package
2013 Audi A6Audi A6
Starting Price1$48,450$42,200
Base Engine3.5L V-62.0L 4-cyl.
Horsepower (SAE net)310 @ 6500 rpm211 hp @ 4300 rpm
DrivetrainFront-wheel driveAll-wheel drive
EPA Mileage Rating (City / Hwy / Comb.)220 / 31 / 2420 / 30 / 24
All-wheel steeringStandardNot available
LED HeadlightsStandardAvailable on higher model
Power tilt and telescopic power steering column with memoryStandardAvailable on higher model
Rearview cameraStandardAvailable on higher model
Lane Departure Warning56StandardDriver Assistant Plus Package
Forward Collision Warning55StandardNot available
Power moonroofStandardStandard
Standard wheel size18-inch17-inch
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