Acura Automobiles: 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD: Overview

Posted on 05. Dec, 2013 by in Acura Canada

In early 2013, Acura introduced a 310-horsepower RLX luxury-performance sedan with a new 3.5-liter all-aluminum, direct-injected VTEC V-6 engine, a array of signature Acura technologies and Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS™), formulating a new value tender with aloft cabin space and glorious pushing opening in Acura’s flagship sedan. Acura is again lifting a bar with a introduction of a RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD™, a many absolute and technologically modernized Acura sedan nonetheless and a initial to request Acura’s groundbreaking new three-motor Sport Hybrid complement with electric SH-AWD (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD).

With a direct-injected V-6 engine and an all-new 7-speed dual-clutch delivery (DCT) with built-in motor-generator powering a front wheels, and twin behind electric motors powering a behind wheels, a 377-horsepower RLX combines V8-like opening and 4-cylinder-like fuel potency along with refreshing “on a rails” doing performance, pleasantness of a electrically-powered torque-vectoring all-wheel expostulate system.

The Acura RLX Sport Hybrid serve elevates Acura’s joining to emanate “the synergy between male and machine” -vehicles that truly respond to a will of a motorist – and broach new levels of technology-enhanced performance, comfort and convenience. Like a RLX with P-AWS™, a RLX Sport Hybrid delivers class-leading interior space and comfort and a horde of signature Acura technologies, including Jewel Eye™ LED headlights, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, and a subsequent era AcuraLink® connected automobile system. In addition, a RLX Sport Hybrid relates new Acura technologies including:

  • Head-Up Display – this first-ever Acura head-up arrangement projects pivotal information during a peek on a revoke apportionment of a windshield directly in front of a driver. Display modes embody SH-AWD complement operation, tachometer, turn-by-turn navigation, compass, ACC/LKAS along with automobile speed.
  • Electronic Gear Selector – a RLX also is a initial Acura to underline Acura’s new entirely electronic push-button rigging selector, expelling a compulsory shift-lever and permitting a motorist to name expostulate mode (Drive, Neutral, Park) during a pull of a button. In addition, a complement will automatically rivet a Electronic Parking Brake when a motorist selects park and unbuckles his/her seatbelt.
  • Reactive Force Pedal – in place if a compulsory open resource providing force opposite a driver’s pull on a gas pedal, a RLX Sport Hybrid utilizes an electric resource that boldly varies pedal force to support a motorist in requesting a best volume of engine appetite in any pushing condition. For example, when climbing a snowy hill, a Reactive Force Pedal will boost pedal force to daunt a motorist from requesting too many engine torque that might lead to neglected tire slip.

Using intelligent packaging, modernized aerodynamic pattern and lightweight physique construction, along with fuel-saving hybrid powertrain technology, a RLX Sport Hybrid has a many atmospheric five-passenger seating in a category along with a top-class EPA fuel-economy rating of 28/32/30 mpg (city/highway/combined).

With a longer wheelbase and wider hothouse than competing mid-luxury sedans, a new RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD delivers full-size interior space in a nimbler, mid-size oppulance sedan package. The RLX boasts a longest rear-seat legroom (38.8 inches), and best front (59.6 inches) and behind (57.0 inches) shoulder room in a mid-luxury class. The RLX modernized physique pattern creates endless use of high-strength steel and aluminum, serve helping a glorious fuel efficiency, straight-line performance, and aloft doing agility.

The new RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD offers an implausible array of modernized safety, driver-assistive and information and media technologies, including a customary next-generation AcuraLink™ connected automobile complement and Multi-Angle Rearview Camera; along with permitted Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Blind Spot Information (BSI) system. Safety systems permitted on a RLX Sport Hybrid embody technologies such as Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS), Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

Utilizing Acura’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure, along with 7 airbags (including a driver’s knee airbag), a RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is expected to acquire top-level reserve ratings, including a 5-star NCAP Overall Vehicle Score and an IIHS “TOP SAFETY PICK+” rating, including a GOOD rating in a IIHS tiny overlie front pile-up test.

The RLX Sport Hybrid also offers discerning record that reduces highlight and simplifies a pushing and tenure knowledge – with facilities such as Electronic Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold, a capless refueling system, Smart Entry/Smart Start keyless entrance system, easy-to-use and customize twin hold screens, “tensionless” e-pretension front seatbelts, and permitted rain-sensing windshield wipers, among others.

As a substructure of Acura’s product direction, a Synergy Between Man and Machine is a intelligent pairing of useful technologies and oppulance facilities with a thought of formulating vehicles that truly respond to a will of a driver. The concentration is not on one specific technology, though on a pushing knowledge Acura vehicles yield to a customer. From a worldly extraneous and interior design, to a change of performance, low glimmer and a top-class fuel economy ratings, and modernized and discerning technology, a RLX Sport Hybrid is designed to surpass a expectations of Acura clients.

The Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD enters a mid-luxury shred competing opposite hybrid and/or all-wheel-drive versions of Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, Infiniti Q50, Lexus GS, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The RLX is versed to accommodate these determined competitors, interjection to improvements in probably any area of a design, performance, technology, oppulance and reserve features.

The RLX Sport Hybrid facilities countless styling enhancements, inside and out, that heed it from a two-wheel expostulate RLX with P-AWS™. Its confidant and glorious face is highlighted by a dim chrome-plated grille and redesigned revoke buffer fascia with integrated LED haze lights and spin vigilance indicators. In profile, a RLX Sport Hybrid facilities model-exclusive 19-inch, 10-spoke amalgamate wheels and “Hybrid” badging on a left front fender. SH-AWD badging replaces a P-AWS badge on a right behind apportionment of a case lid. Inside a cabin there is a new light-gray instrument row top (replacing black on a RLX with P-AWS) and disdainful unnatural timber accents on top apportionment of glove box and core console.

There are twin grades of RLX Sport Hybrid – a feature-packed RLX Sport Hybrid with Technology package, and a line-topping RLX Sport Hybrid with Advance package. Major RLX customary facilities by category are as follows:


RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD with Technology Package

  • Super Handling-All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™)
  • 3.5-liter Direct Injection SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 engine
  • Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) cylinder deactivation system
  • *Motor-Integtrated 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with built-in 35-kilowatt (47 hp) electric motor
  • Rear-mounted Twin Motor Unit with twin 27-kilowatt (36 hp) motors
  • Trunk-mounted Intelligent Power Unit with 72-cell, 1.3 kWh, 260-volt lithium-ion battery pack


  • Double-wishbone, revoke double-joint front cessation with a hydraulic correspondence bushing and high-strength stabilizer bar
  • Multi-link behind suspension
  • Amplitude reactive dampers (front and rear)
  • All-aluminum front subframe
  • Active Control engine Mount (ACM)
  • 19-inch, 10-spoke noise-reducing amalgamate wheels
  • Michelin 245/40 R19 M+S all-season tires
  • Electric parking brake

Body Exterior

  • Jewel Eye™ LED headlights
  • Model-exclusive LED haze lights
  • Model disdainful smoked chrome front grille, hybrid and SH-AWD badging
  • Next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure
  • Hybrid aluminum-and-steel doorway construction
  • Aluminum hood
  • Capless refueling system
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Acoustic windshield and side glass
  • Power retractable side mirrors
  • Smart Entry (all 4 doors and trunk) with Push Button start
  • 15.1-gallon fuel tank


  • Premium Milano leather seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated 12-way-adjustable front seats (8-way appetite and
    4-way appetite lumbar support)
  • Power lean and telescoping steering column
  • All-new Head-Up Display
  • 8-inch tone audio/information screen
  • 7-inch On-Demand Multi-Use Display™ with heard and pleasing feedback
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
  • XM Radio®
  • HD radio
  • USB port
  • AUX jack
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof
  • Tri-zone involuntary meridian control
  • HomeLink®
  • Auto on/off headlights
  • Leather-wrapped change knob
  • Power doorway lock/unlock
  • Power exhilarated side mirrors with retreat interlocking autotilt down
  • One-touch spin signals
  • Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™
  • Next-generation AcuraLink®
  • Acura/ELS Studio® Premium Audio System (14-speaker)
  • Acoustic potion (windshield, front and behind doorway windows)

Safety. Visibility
Driver Assistive

  • Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control
  • Expanded perspective driver’s counterpart
  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • Blind Zone Mirror (BZM)
  • Blind Spot Information complement (BSI)

A line of Acura Genuine Accessories was grown concurrently with a RLX to yield automobile personalization for a owner. Like all Acura Genuine Accessories, a RLX accessories are lonesome by a 4-year/50,000-mile singular guaranty if commissioned by a play during a time of strange automobile purchase. Accessories for a 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD include:


  • Engine-block heater + delivery actuator heater
  • Remote Engine Starter System II


  • Body-side molding
  • Door-edge film
  • Splashguards
  • Wheel locks
  • Deck-lid spoiler
  • Rear buffer appliqué
  • Car cover


  • Illuminated side sills
  • All-season building mats
  • Ashtray
  • Trunk tray
  • Trunk runner mat
  • Cargo net
  • First support kit
  • Sunshade

The 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is powered by an all-new three-motor hybrid powertrain that combines a appetite of a compulsory V-8 engine with 4-cylinder-like fuel efficiency, along with a performance-enhancing capabilities of torque-vectoring all-wheel drive. As a first-ever electronic Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) prolongation hybrid vehicle, a RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD takes SH-AWD doing opening to a new level.

The RLX Sport Hybrid shares it engine pattern with a two-wheel-drive RLX with P-AWS. The 3.5-liter, 310-horsepower, 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™) in a RLX Sport Hybrid adds an idle-stop underline to serve maximize fuel efficiency. The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® is a many absolute Acura prolongation indication ever built, with rise outlay of 377 horsepower. Peak torque to a front wheels is 273 lb-ft during 4,700 rpm (versus 272 lb-ft during 4,500 rpm in a RLX with P-AWS).

The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD uses a sum of 3 electric motors. In front, there is a singular 35-kilowatt (47 hp) engine integrated with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission that accomplishes 3 tasks: (1) supplements a V-6 engine in pushing a front wheels when additional appetite is required, such as in a flitting situation; (2) providing regenerative braking to a front wheels; (3) converting engine appetite to electricity to serve regenerative braking in recharging a lithium-ion batteries. In a rear, finished between a behind wheels where a compulsory AWD complement behind differential is located, there is a Twin Motor Unit (TMU) containing twin 27-kilowatt (36 hp) electric motors that boldly distributes electric-motor torque to a behind wheels, providing both certain and disastrous (regenerative braking) torque to support opening and handling. All 3 motors yield appetite support and assign a battery container with optimal timing in any pushing condition.

As a outcome of a RLX Sport Hybrid’s fit new 3-motor hybrid powertrain, idle-stop underline and 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission, EPA-rated fuel economy is unusually high for a sedan in this category during 28/32/30 mpg1 (city/highway/combined). Compared to a two-wheel expostulate RLX with P-AWS, EPA-rated city fuel economy is adult 40 percent and total fuel economy is adult 25 percent. Equipped with new-generation precious-metal catalytic converters, a RLX Sport Hybrid meets difficult LEV III SULEV30 emissions standards (versus a RLX with P-AWS, that meets LEV II ULEV standards).

Acura’s SH-AWD was a initial complement to discharge appetite side-to-side between a left and right behind wheels, regulating “torque vectoring” to emanate a bend impulse to assistance a automobile spin by promulgation some-more appetite to a outward behind circle during cornering, providing for crisper turn-in, some-more manageable steering and softened line traceability.

Unlike a automatic Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) that has graced countless Acura models, a RLX Sport Hybrid’s electric SH-AWD operates eccentric of a gasoline engine; as a twin rear-mounted electric motors pull appetite from a lithium-ion battery container and boldly dispense both certain and disastrous torque directly to a behind wheels. This complement provides for some-more energetic torque vectoring while expelling a weight and appetite waste compared with a compulsory driveshaft and differential mechanism. When cornering, a RLX Sport Hybrid delivers certain torque to a outward behind wheel, many like automatic SH-AWD, to emanate a bend moment.

Unlike compulsory SH-AWD, Sport Hybrid SH-AWD can also concurrently request stop torque to a inside behind circle during cornering to serve raise cornering control. In addition, given it doesn’t rest on engine torque, electric SH-AWD can emanate a incomparable torque disproportion between a left and right behind wheels, even during tiny stifle applications, during low engine speeds and even when decelerating. This almost magnifies a certain doing advantages of SH-AWD opposite a many wider operation of pushing conditions.

Drive Modes
The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD complement is optimized to yield both glorious opening and class-leading fuel efficiency. Depending on a pushing mode, a complement utilizes a V-6 engine, front electric engine and 7-speed DCT, and a twin rear-mounted electric motors and IPU battery container to yield refreshing and confidence-inspiring opening while maximizing efficiency. The categorical expostulate modes are minute below.

EV Launch – when rising underneath light to assuage loads and when there is sufficient battery power, a behind motors alone yield pushing power, relying particularly on battery power.
Engine Drive – underneath peaceful acceleration after launch, a front wheels collect adult a bucket regulating engine appetite only, while a front motor/generator provides appetite to a IPU battery pack.
EV Cruising – when cruising during low speeds, a behind motors expostulate a automobile regulating battery appetite only.
Power Acceleration – underneath tough acceleration, all 4 wheels are driven by a multiple of engine (front wheels) and a twin behind motors (rear wheels). The front engine also will also support underneath tough acceleration from a station start.
Engine Cruising – when cruising during aloft speeds, a front wheels alone expostulate a automobile regulating engine appetite usually while a front motor-generator charges a battery whenever probable regulating additional engine torque.
Deceleration – when braking or decelerating (throttle lift), a front and behind motors serve a hydraulic stop complement and constraint a apportionment of stop appetite to be stored in a IPU battery pack. In metamorphosis mode, a engine is away to discharge engine attrition and pumping waste to maximize regen efficiency.
AWD – underneath sleazy conditions, all 4 wheels are driven regulating both engine appetite (front wheels) and electric engine appetite (rear wheels), while a front motor/generator routinely provides appetite to a IPU battery pack.
Cornering underneath Deceleration – a complement concurrently delivers disastrous (regenerative braking) torque to a inside behind circle and certain (driving) torque to a outward behind wheel.
Cornering underneath Partial Throttle – optimization of front-to-rear and right-to-left torque placement for softened cornering performance.
Cornering underneath Acceleration – Negative (regenerative braking) torque on a inside behind circle transitions to certain (driving) torque for acceleration.

The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD employs an modernized physique pattern to support energetic performance, NVH, fuel potency and collision performance. The cabin is far-reaching though also intensely aerodynamic, permitting both a ample interior and a still float as atmosphere slips uniformly over a cabin’s flush-mounted acoustic potion windshield and other drag- and turbulence-reducing pattern details. Beneath a automobile is a worldly array of aerodynamic aids that serve well-spoken airflow.

The 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid with a wheelbase of 112.2 inches (the same as a RLX with P-AWS) is twin inches longer than a prior RL model, providing some-more behind newcomer room and improving a float quality. At 74.4 inches wide, a RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is also a estimable 1.7-inches wider than a RL. Among a rival set, a new RLX is longer and wider than a Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS series, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Static and energetic acerbity and behind parallel acerbity are significantly improved. To boost acerbity and acerbity in pivotal areas though augmenting weight, 55 percent of a RLX physique in white is done from high-strength steel. Hot-stamped high-strength steel is used in pivotal areas for extended reserve collision performance, with a combined advantage of expected high scores in slight offset, side impact, and roof strength tests.

Extensive use of aluminum physique components in pivotal areas saves 76.1 pounds compared to normal all-steel construction. The biggest weight assets for any singular member comes from a use of an all-aluminum hood, that saves 19.6 pounds compared to steel. The RLX doors are assembled regulating a law new hybrid construction utilizing aluminum outdoor panels for lighter weight and steel middle panels for acerbity and newcomer safety. Altogether, they yield a multiple of high acerbity and a weight rebate of 24.3 pounds compared to all-steel doors.

The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD physique construction employs several disdainful changes to specific areas of a physique to serve raise physique acerbity and to yield combined insurance for a trunk-mounted lithium-ion battery pack. These areas include:

  • Front bulkhead, revoke
  • Rear building row
  • Rear bulkhead
  • Front top member
  • Rear frame

Engineers paid sold courtesy to shortening interior sound levels, a difficult routine that extends to literally any aspect of a vehicle’s pattern and engineering. To grasp a reward spin of interior quietness, a RLX receives an rare volume of acoustic element in pivotal areas. Laminated sound-insulating acoustic potion for all 4 doors and windshield enlarge a RLX Sport Hybrid’s siege of road, breeze and engine noise. To lessen additional sound from a front and behind motors, a RLX Sport Hybrid facilities additional focus of sound deadening materials in a behind building insulator and case building insulator.

Due to a wrapping of a IPU, case space is reduced 3 cu.-ft. compared to a RLX with P-AWS, though during 12.0 cu.-ft. is still significantly incomparable than several competing hybrid models, including a BMW 5-Series (10.6 cu.-ft.), and Audi A6 (10.0 cu.-ft.). The case incorporates a 0.4 cu.-ft. underfloor storage area with hinged lid. The case also facilities a model-exclusive case net that provides for storage of smaller equipment in an area dangling above a case floor.

Although a RLX Sport Hybrid shares many of a framework pattern and components with a RLX with P-AWS, a core of sobriety is 8mm revoke and a front-rear weight placement is some-more behind inequitable as a outcome of a trunk-mounted lithium-ion battery container and rear-mounted Twin Motor Unit (57% front/43% behind contra 61% front/39% behind for a RLX with P-AWS).

In front, a RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD facilities a double-wishbone, revoke double-joint front cessation with a hydraulic correspondence bushing, high-strength stabilizer bar and Amplitude Reactive Dampers. In back, a RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD has a multi-link behind setup that is optimized for a prosaic float during cornering, assured branch capability, and a well-spoken float in a accumulation of urban, highway and open highway scenarios.

A high-output non-static rigging ratio belt-type Electric Power Steering (EPS) complement provides flexible opening in low-speed pushing maneuvers such as during intersections, softened altogether correctness and highway feel, and glorious high-speed stability. A high-rigidity steering mainstay with relating high-stiffness bony temperament contributes to revoke quivering and softened steering feel.

The RLX Sport Hybrid is shod with 19x8J noise-reducing amalgamate wheels with a model-exclusive 10-spoke design. The special noise-reducing pattern lowers tire sound by 7-decibels opposite a heard magnitude range.

Consistent with a stretched opening envelope, a RLX Sport Hybrid uses incomparable front stop discs and larger, two-pot (versus singular pot) front stop calipers. The RLX Sport Hybrid also employs an Electric Servo Brake complement that uses front engine stop torque to serve a vehicles compulsory hydraulically powered attrition brakes and to yield appetite to a vehicle’s hybrid battery container by regenerative braking. The complement is designed to work seamlessly with nothing of a severe rendezvous feel of competing systems, while providing an optimal change between hydraulic and regenerative braking to broach linear, manageable and healthy stop feel and glorious stop performance.

Another Acura initial record is a RLX Sport Hybrid is a new Reactive Force Pedal, that utilizes an electric resource in place if a compulsory open resource to boldly change pedal force to support a motorist in requesting a best volume of engine appetite in any pushing condition. For example, when climbing a snowy hill, a Reactive Force Pedal will boost pedal bid to daunt a motorist from requesting too many engine torque, heading to neglected tire slip.

The 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD interior combines welcoming five-passenger comfort with by distant a many oppulance and record ever charity in an Acura. In a front chair area, a pattern judgment called “dual personal structure” divides a space into areas centered on a motorist and front passenger, complimented by a far-reaching core smoke-stack and console that is simply permitted to any person. High-end reward elements like a delicately stitched leather instrument row cover, soft-touch materials, reward finishes and model-exclusive unnatural wood-grain accents mix with an discerning new control blueprint to emanate a particular sourroundings in balance with this oppulance opening sedan’s clearly tangible sporting character.

Open a doorway with a customary Smart Entry system, and you’ll find that newcomer space has increasing in pivotal measure compared to a 2012 RL, with some-more shoulder room front and rear. Rear chair legroom has been increasing a estimable 2.5-inches, relocating a RLX to a conduct of a rival set in tandem seating distance. Heated 12-way tractable (8-way appetite and 4-way appetite lumbar support) front seats are customary in a Technology grade, charity all-day comfort along with abounding parallel support for assertive driving.

Three interior colors are available: Graystone, Ebony, and Seacoast. Stain-resistant Milano leather seats are standard; ventilated front seats and exhilarated behind seats are permitted with a Advance package.

Standard tri-zone meridian control ensures newcomer comfort around a cabin. Both grades have a front-seat core console that offers 5.8 liters of inner storage space and facilities a padded armrest lid that slides front and abaft for larger comfort. The lid can open to a left or right, to make entrance elementary for possibly a motorist or front chair passenger. The glove box has a new electric recover that can be sealed around hold screen.

With a stretched operation of customary and permitted record facilities built into a RLX Sport Hybrid, estimable engineering bid was put into creation any underline discerning and easy-to-use. The focal indicate of a new instrument row is a large, 8-inch tone audio/information shade that provides a operation of useful information and entrance to an array of customizable facilities including navigation functions.

A 7-inch tone On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD) positioned within easy strech controls a audio complement and many other features. The touchscreen eliminates many earthy buttons, and is a pivotal writer to a clean, uncluttered demeanour of a new RLX interior. Dynamic menus clearly arrangement controls for any organic mode, revoke shade confusion and assistance make operation simple. Audio and hold (haptic) feedback improves usability and control, and helps keep a driver’s eyes on a road.

Acura is famous for a record leadership, and a 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid delivers on this concept. The RLX Sport Hybrid is versed with a next-generation AcuraLink® cloud-based connected automobile system, delivering a extensive array of media, convenience, and confidence services around embedded two-way communications and web-enabled devices. AcuraLink® leverages Pandora® interface for streaming audio and a Aha™ by Harman cloud-based interface to yield users with thousands of customizable cloud-based news, information and media feeds. Next-generation AcuraLink® also delivers an array of available, subscription-based, confidence and preference features, such as AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ featuring turnpike trade and, for a initial time, aspect travel trade information; airbag deployment notification; stolen automobile tracking; remote locking and unlocking; confidence alarm notification; and 24-hour personalized concierge services.

The new era complement is permitted with three-tiers of service: a Standard Package, that is nominal for 3 years, and a Connect and Premium Packages, that are subscriber-based services providing still aloft levels of connectivity for a oppulance customer.

Exceptional audio opening has prolonged been an Acura hallmark. The RLX Sport Hybrid has twin reward audio systems starting with an considerable Acura/ELS® 14-speaker sound complement in a Technology grade. Advanced category models underline a 14-speaker Krell complement — with speakers and amplifiers engineered over a final 4 years by one of a many reputable audio companies in universe — that sets a high customary in bureau automotive audio performance.

The 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid is versed with a prolonged list of customary and permitted reserve technologies. The RLX is expected to acquire a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a “TOP SAFETY PICK+” rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including a GOOD rating in a Institute’s new tiny overlie front pile-up test.

Active reserve technologies embody Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW). Passive reserve facilities embody a next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure, dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, front side airbags, side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors, driver’s knee airbag and front seatbelt e-pretensioners.

The RLX Sport Hybrid is also versed with Acura’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure, that uses companion front support members designed to catch and route pile-up appetite around a newcomer cabin in a frontal collision.

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