Features

A range of superior performance and luxury features heighten the driving experience.

Shown: RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® with Advance Package in Brilliant Red Metallic

Powertrains
3.5L
i-VTEC® Engine
377
Horsepower66
Sport Hybrid
28
MPG RATING City
29
MPG Rating HWY
28
MPG Rating Combined27
Highlights
  • 3-Motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) System
  • 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission
  • Electronic Gear Selector
  • Idle Stop
3.5L
i-VTEC® Engine
310
Horsepower81
P-AWS®
20
MPG Rating City
29
MPG Rating HWY
23
MPG Rating Combined27
Highlights
  • FWD Precision All-Wheel Steer
    (P-AWS®)
  • 10-Speed Sequential SportShift with Paddle Shifters
  • Agile Handling Assist®
  • Variable Cylinder Management
Agile Handling

Control Through Precision

Control Through Precision

The Sport Hybrid Effect

Electric power accelerates the RLX – and your pulse – in an instant. The 3-motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® lets you experience unparalleled control and on-rails handling that gives you an unforgettable connection with the road.

Precision All-Wheel Steer

Handling reaches a turning point with Precision All-Wheel Steer™, which adjusts rear wheel toe angles to complement the front wheels. They work in-phase for highway-speed stability, counter-steer to decrease turning radius, and toe in while braking to decrease stopping distance.

Exterior Design
Sophistication with Attitude
The Precision Concept-inspired exterior design makes an undeniable performance statement.
Diamond Pentagon Grille

A centerpiece of the RLX is the signature Diamond Pentagon grille. The bold shape with intricate detail results in a clean appearance that signals an uptick in attitude.

Striking Rear Design

An all-new rear fascia includes a diffuser flanked by integrated Chrome exhaust outlets. Additional Chrome accents accompany taillights redesigned with LED “pipe” lighting for a distinctive signature when braking.

Pristine Premium Paint

The 2018 RLX provides two new vivid color options. The paint process behind Brilliant Red Pearl and Majestic Black Pearl involves the use of successively tinted clear coats that result in a noticeably rich luster. Premium Paint +$400

Sport Contrast Wheels

All RLX models sport 19-inch wheels. An exclusive design for P-AWS™ and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® models, each feature a combination black paint and machined finish for a high-contrast appearance.

New Chiseled Hood

Bold new front styling is carried along the hood toward the rear with dramatic sweeping creases from the upper grill corners to the windshield pillars. A structural backbone is implied by the strong centerline.

Interior Comfort
An Exquisite Ride
The ultimate in personal space and comfort for driver and passenger.
Impressively Spacious Cabin

An open, elegant space for the driver and front passenger is possible in part thanks to a minimally intrusive transverse engine layout. Combined with premium materials, the flat design of the Electronic Gear Selector rounds out cabin craftsmanship.

Exceptional Legroom

This midsize luxury sedan provides exceptional rear passenger legroom exceeding European and Asian competitors and even rivaling many full-size luxury sedans – all without sacrificing trunk space.

Performance Seat Details

The restyled 2018 RLX seats state performance. Now available in four premium colors, each offers contrast stitching and piping as well as soft perforated Milano Leather that extends to the upper bolsters.

Precision Crafted Refinement

Tactile elements heighten the RLX experience. Wood-grain and metallic finishes complement each interior color with supple leather sweeping the cabin. Contrast stitching and illuminated storage round out the refinement.

Smart Cabin Storage

A soft, double-hinged armrest enables easy storage access for both driver and front passenger. The illuminated center console also has a convenient sliding smartphone tray with easy access to USB and charging ports.

Audiophiles, Rejoice

Enjoy either the unparalleled Krell® Audio System or the exclusive ELS Studio® Premium Audio System, each with a 14-speaker layout. Designed for the true audiophile, creating a truly immersive sound experience.

Krell in Advance Package ELS in Technology Package
Cabin Intelligence
Ingeniously Appointed
A range of technology features designed to improve the experience of every drive.
Head-Up Display

View speedometer readings, power distribution, warnings and other key vehicle information – each as a transparent image projected onto the lower windshield. Standard with Sport Hybrid.

GPS-Linked Tri-Zone Climate Control

A GPS-linked solar sensing system measures the sun’s position and intensity to adjust cabin temperatures. Tri-zone automatic climate control lets the driver, front and rear passengers adjust settings for personalized comfort.

On Demand Multi-Use Display

On Demand Multi-Use Display™ is an intuitive touch screen that combines all the controls you need in one striking 7-inch color system. It puts audio, climate and programmed shortcuts at your fingertips, all with haptic feedback you can feel.

Electronic Gear Selector

All RLX models now come with a sleek, convenient Electronic Gear Selector. Intuitive transmission operation uses pushbuttons for Drive, Neutral and Park, and pull-levers for Reverse and the Parking Brake.

AcuraLink Satellite Communication

The RLX is well connected. Among the AcuraLink®70 suite of services, you can send a point of interest directly from your smartphone (or home computer) to the RLX navigation system10 as a ready-to-drive route.

Safety & Driver Awareness
Safety-Driven Innovation
Advanced safety and driver awareness features help to prepare you for the unexpected.

AcuraWatch Standard on Every RLX

The AcuraWatch™85 suite of class-leading safety and driver assistive technologies is applied to every 2018 RLX. Features include Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control53, Lane Keeping Assist59 and the all-new Traffic Jam Assist.

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Vehicle Stability Assist

In wet conditions, Vehicle Stability Assist™12 can reduce the dangers of over and under steering and loss of traction by applying brakes at each wheel as needed and when necessary, reducing engine power.

Blind Spot Information System

If the RLX detects a vehicle in the next lane’s alert zone while going over 20 MPH, an indicator appears on the side mirror. If you signal in the direction of that vehicle, the mirror indicator flashes and a warning beep sounds.20

Surround View Camera

Giving you the ability to see more, the Surround View Camera system delivers an unparalleled vantage point while parking. Six camera angles positioned around the vehicle assist in uncovering potential obstacles.

Agile Handling Assist

Agile Handling Assist® uses the components of the Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)12 system to help improve handling. Active braking, usually on an inside wheel, helps you trace the line through a curve with smaller steering inputs.

Flush Parking Sensors

Our innovative parking sensors, in the front grille and flush with the rear bumpers, detect when the RLX is getting close to an object with a series of beeps, which sound more rapid as you get closer.