Model Information Exceptional Models from Several Years Past.

The 2012 RL carries over unchanged from the 2011 model.

EPA Fuel Economy Ratings38(city / hwy / combined)
RL17 / 24 / 20
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    AVAILABLE RL MODELS Compare Model Features

    • RL
    • RL with Technology Package
    • RL with Advance Package



    • Acura Navigation System9 with Voice Recognition, rearview camera and Zagat Survey® ratings and reviews
    • AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with Traffic Rerouting™ 13
    • AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™13
    • AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System with Automated Appointments™
    • GPS-linked, solar-sensing temperature control9
    • 6-level heated and ventilated front seats
    • XM® Radio4 with Note function music reminder
    • Wood-grain trim on steering wheel and gearshift knob
    • Active Front Lighting System (AFS)
    • Bluetooth® 11 HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface with phonebook exchange
    • Rear parking sensors


    • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
    • Adaptive Cruise Control
    • Power folding side mirrors



    • SH-AWD

      Acura developed its revolutionary Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system not only for better traction utilization on wet and slippery surfaces, but also to enhance high-performance dry-road handling. Unlike many all-wheel drive systems that merely react to wheel slippage, SH-AWD continuously determines the optimal level of power distribution between the front and rear axles and between the rear wheels, based on a reading of a wide variety of vehicle conditions. The system also helps enhance steering by sending available rear power to the outside wheel and rotating it slightly faster than the front wheels, propelling it through the turn. The result is enhanced high-performance cornering that neither front, rear, or conventional all-wheel drive systems can equal.

    • Navigation w/ Voice Recognition

      The Acura Navigation System9 features an eight-inch screen mounted high in the center control panel for easy visibility, which also serves as the monitor for the rearview camera. Using the interface dial or the Voice Recognition system, you can enter an address or have the system find a location from its vast DVD destination database. The screen will plot your path on the map and show special displays to guide you through freeway ramps, interchanges and forks in the road. The system can show you nearby gas stations, ATMs and other points of interest and even display Zagat Survey® restaurant reviews.

    • AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and Weather

      To help you plan your journeys, this easy-to-use proprietary data network uses the XM® Radio4 communications interface to provide on-screen traffic and weather information13 that‘s easy to read and access. If a route is set, the system can automatically alert you of possible weather delays and can even reroute you to avoid traffic congestion. Traffic and weather data services are offered separately on a subscription basis for a nominal fee following the 90-day free trial period. The AcuraLink® system features a preprogrammed RL feature guide, dealer appointment reminders, and direct communication with your dealer.

    • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink

      The Bluetooth®11 HandsFreeLink® system works with many Bluetooth®-enabled cell phones to let you receive and initiate phone calls through the RL audio system without ever taking your hands off the wheel. The Multi-Information Display below the speedometer can show the caller’s name or number, while the center panel display can show reception and battery strength, depending on the phone. A one-time pairing process enables the RL to communicate wirelessly with the phone, and up to six different phones can be paired with it at a time. After the initial pairing, a phone can be operated through the vehicle audio system without ever leaving your pocket or purse.


    • Acura/Bose® 10-speaker Surround Sound System with 6-disc CD, DVD-Audio, MP3, WMA6 and DTS® changer and AM/FM tuner
    • XM® Radio 4
    • USB7 audio interface with iPod® 8 integration
    • MP3/auxiliary input jack
    • Bluetooth® 11 Audio
    • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface
    • Voice Recognition system for audio and climate control with steering wheel-mounted controls
    • Active Sound Control
    • Integrated glass antenna
    • Dual-zone, dual-mode automatic climate control system with air filtration
    • Rear-passenger ventilation controls
    • Cruise control
    • Maintenance Minder™ system
    • Multi-Information Display (MID)
    • Keyless Access System with driver recognition for driver’s seat, steering wheel, side mirrors, climate control and select audio and other settings
    • Smart entry keyless entry and start system
    • Steering wheel-mounted controls for cruise control, audio, phone, Voice Recognition and MID
    • LED backlit gauges with progressive illumination
    • Electronic tilt and telescoping steering column with driver recognition
    • Automatic day/night rearview mirror
    • Power door locks
    • Front and rear power windows with auto-down/up, auto-reverse and key-off operation
    • Remote- and driver’s door lock-operated windows-open function
    • HomeLink® remote system
    • Trip computer
    • Exterior temperature indicator
    • Front and rear overhead map lights
    • Driver's and front passenger's illuminated vanity mirrors
    • Illuminated ignition, power window and door lock switches, steering wheel controls
    • Remote trunk and fuel-filler door release
    • Front-door storage compartments
    • Driver and passenger seatback pockets
    • Front and rear beverage holders
    • Illuminated center console storage
    • Power rear sunshade
    • Rear side sunshades (manual)
    • Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
    • 12-volt power outlets for front and center console
    • Dual trip meters
    • Programmable feature customization
    • Locking trunk pass-through


    • Power moonroof with tilt feature, auto-open/close, auto-reverse and key-off operation
    • Auto-on/off xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
    • Fog lights
    • Heated side mirrors with driver recognition, reverse gear tilt-down and integrated directional signals
    • Body-colored handles
    • Driver’s and passengers illuminated door handle recesses
    • Rear window defroster with timer
    • Protective body-colored side molding
    • Heat-rejecting green tinted glass
    • Integrated glass antenna
    • 18-inch "Resonator" aluminum-alloy wheels
    • Speed-sensing, variable intermittent windshield wipers
    • Integrated dual-exhaust outlet
    • Acoustic glass front windshield
    • Front and rear 5-mph bumpers


    • Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS)
    • Front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
    • Side curtain airbags with front- and outboard rear-occupant coverage
    • Active head restraint system for front seats
    • 3-point height-adjustable front seat belts with load limiters and automatic tensioning system
    • 3-point rear seat belts
    • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
    • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
    • Brake Assist
    • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)12 with traction control
    • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
    • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child-seat mounting system
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Childproof rear door locks
    • Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
    • Impact-absorbing front and rear crumple zones
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location and pressure indicators
    • Emergency trunk opener