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Acura Automobiles: 2018 Acura RLX: Interior

The RLX’s interior is designed and engineered to yield a high grade of luxury, excellence and technological sophistication, while ancillary an enchanting pushing experience. With easy seating for five, highlighted by an scarcely ample back seating area, a RLX combines ample flexibility with welcoming newcomer comfort. High-end reward elements embody a soft-touch interior features, new amalgamate and woodgrain finishes and new customary upgraded Milano leather seating.

Key Interior Features

  • Upgraded Milano leather chair design
  • Milano leather wrapped steering circle with Euro-style stitching
  • Sophisticated interior styling with high-quality fit-and-finish 
  • Driver-oriented control layout
  • Advanced and perceptive orchestration and controls
  • Shift-by-wire rigging selector (now on both RLX models)
  • Large trunk: 14.9 cu-ft. in RLX P-AWS; 12.0 cu-ft. in RLX Sport Hybrid 
  • Roomy 5-person interior with 102.1 cu-ft. of newcomer volume 
  • Driver’s and Front Passenger’s 12-Way Power Seats with 4-way Power Lumbar Support
  • Ventilated front seats (RLX Sport Hybrid) 
  • Head-Up Instrument Display (RLX Sport Hybrid) 

Key Comfort and Convenience Features

  • Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop
  • Remote engine start (RLX Sport Hybrid)
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Auto-dimming rearview counterpart
  • Electric Parking Brake with Brake Hold

Key Audio and Connectivity Features

  • Acura/ELS® Studio Premium 14-speaker audio component (RLX P-AWS)
  • Krell® ultra-premium 14-speaker audio component (RLX Sport Hybrid)
  • Pandora® and Aha™ formation
  • SMS calm messaging duty with concordant dungeon phones and e-mail duty with concordant dungeon phones
  • USB pier connectivity (for iPod®, iPhone®, or “memory stick” storage devices)
  • Auxiliary jack interface (for outmost MP3 strain players)
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless write interface with auto-pairing
  • Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ and 8-inch screen
  • Surface travel and highway trade
  • Traffic rerouting
  • GPS-linked meridian control
  • Next-generation AcuraLink™ with Standard, Connect or Premium Package 

Design and Materials
The RLX interior is a particular take on reward luxury, with purify and superb lines, high-end detailing and perceptive functionality. Luxurious Milano leather seating surfaces worsen a reward experience, and updated interior accents give a RLX a contemporary flair. The peculiarity of interior materials, fit and finish simulate a perceptive inlet of a RLX owner, with stitched leather instrument row detailing and soft-touch materials throughout.

In a RLX, a pattern judgment called “dual personal structure” guided pattern development, and divides a space into areas centered on a motorist and front passenger, complemented by a far-reaching core smoke-stack and console that is simply permitted to any person. An 8-inch tinge audio/information shade is placed high in a instrument panel, where it’s tighten to a driver’s steer line. A lower, 7-inch hold shade eliminates a need for dozens of tough keys, and has contextual menus that make operation simple.

Interior Colors
The 2018 RLX offers a worldly and concurrent interior palette in 4 colors: Ebony, Graystone, Seacoast and new for 2018 – Espresso. Ebony and Espresso interiors underline a black headliner. Graystone has a gray headliner, and Seacoast interiors have an ivory headliner, with both colors including a color-matched leather steering wheel. Perforated reward Milano leather seating is customary in both RLX models.

Versatile, Spacious Cabin
The 2018 RLX facilities a ample and versatile cabin with a user-friendly pattern that can accommodate adult to 5 passengers, with a rear-seat core armrest, and locking box pass-through (RLX P-AWS only) to accommodate prolonged cargo. The entirely finished box can accommodate 14.9 cubic feet of load in a RLX P-AWS, and 12.0 cubic feet in a RLX Sport Hybrid.

Driver-Oriented Cockpit
Intuitive functionality has always been a priority in Acura pattern and is a core component of Acura’s concentration on formulating a synergy between male and appurtenance – enabling a motorist to concentration on doing a automobile rather than a several controls. All vicious systems and controls are within easy strech of a driver. Controls for a systems used many frequently—audio, journey control, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, satellite-linked Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ and Multi-Information Display—are conveniently positioned on a steering wheel. The categorical orchestration is an easy-to-read analog design, supplemented with digital and striking displays. Even yet a RLX gives a motorist entrance to many electronic features, a interface is elementary and welcoming. Sight lines are transparent with vicious apparatus placed within easy view.

Typical of Acura interior design, a soft-touch switchgear of a RLX is engineered to broach a peculiarity feel and certain action. Helpful features, such as appetite side mirrors that can be set to automatically tilt-down when Reverse rigging is engaged, make parking easier. A customary multi-view rearview camera provides a choice of 3 opposite views, displayed on a bright, colorful 8-inch audio/information screen. The RLX Sport Hybrid has a customary Surround View Camera system.

The RLX has worldly analog orchestration with immeasurable tachometer and speedometer on possibly side of a Multi-Information Display (MID) that provides a operation of information and outing mechanism functions. The tachometer and speedometer are flanked by an analog coolant heat and fuel spin gauge.

Head-Up Display
The RLX Sport Hybrid facilities a Head-Up Display HUD), that utilizes a concave counterpart located behind a instrument row to devise a extended operation of information on a revoke apportionment of a windshield directly in front of a driver. The motorist can adjust a plcae of a projection (up and down) or spin off a component around switches on a instrument panel. Display modes can be comparison by a steering wheel-mounted ride dial, and include:

  • Sport Hybrid SH-AWD component operation – displays real-time torque vectoring
  • Tachometer – displays engine rpm, rigging position and automobile speed
  • Navigation – turn-by-turn pushing instructions are displayed in a birds-eye format, accompanied by voice commands, along with automobile speed
  • Compass
  • ACC Recognition of a automobile brazen
  • LKAS Recognition of line markings
  • Speed usually – displays automobile speed
  • ACC/LKAS warnings – in a eventuality of an unintended line depart (Lane Keeping Assist) or imminent collision (Collision Mitigation Braking System) a arrangement will miscarry a comparison mode to arrangement a suitable visible and listened warnings
  • Additional involuntary arrangement calm includes audio, speed-dial information and Voice Recognition

Multi-Information Display (MID)
A rarely organic instrument row gives a RLX motorist present entrance to vicious information. It also provides vicious automobile information around a Multi-Information Display (MID) positioned between a tachometer and speedometer. Controls positioned on a right side of a steering circle concede a motorist to cycle a MID arrangement by mixed screens of information from sources including LKAS and ACC and more. The Maintenance Minder™ component alerts a RLX motorist of arriving upkeep needs around a MID and should a error start with a vehicle, specific warning information will appear.

MID information categories include:

  • Digital odometer and twin digital outing meters
  • Average fuel economy
  • Estimated remaining fuel range
  • Elapsed time
  • Average speed
  • Maintenance Minder™
  • Tire vigour monitoring component (TPMS)
  • Vehicle Settings customization
  • Engine oil life
  • Outside temperature
  • Instant fuel economy
  • Gear position
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow (LSF)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Turn-by-turn navigation

Upper Screen
Both RLX models underline a bright, full-color 8-inch audio/information shade positioned high in a core smoke-stack of a instrument panel. Its high chain puts it tighten to a driver’s line of steer where it’s easy to see. Besides audio component information, a shade also offers backup or surround-view camera (RLX Sport Hybrid) views and entrance to a operation of customizable features.

On-Demand Multi-Use Display™
A 7-inch On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD) hold shade positioned within easy strech of a motorist and front newcomer provides control over many functions in a RLX. To make it easy to use, a shade offers listened and vibratory hold feedback—both can be practiced or close off formed on a owner’s preference. Customizable shortcuts concede a RLX motorist to set easy-to-access presets for Places, Phone, Climate, Audio and Valet organic categories.

The touchscreen arrangement also provides entrance to a RLX’s Valet Mode. Using a hold screen, a owners can allot a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that thatch out a use of a box recover and glove box, navigation system, audio component and phone.

One-Touch Turn Signals
The RLX’s one-touch spin signals yield increasing preference for a motorist when creation slight line changes. In further to normal operation, a discerning transformation of a spin vigilance pull (between 0.4 sec. and 1.0 sec.) will means a spin signals to peep 3 times.

Power Windows, Locks and Mirrors
Power windows are customary apparatus on both RLX models and embody auto-up and -down operation on a driver’s and front passenger’s windows. Power doorway locks, Smart Entry and exhilarated appetite extraneous mirrors are also customary equipment. Power folding extraneous mirrors are customary in a RLX Sport Hybrid.

Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors
Both RLX models underline an electro chromatic interior rearview counterpart that automatically dims during night pushing to revoke glisten from a headlights of following vehicles. The RLX Sport Hybrid also includes auto-dimming extraneous mirrors.

Electric Trunk Lid Release
There are 4 ways to open a RLX trunk: 1) by dire a box opener switch located on a motorist side instrument panel; 2) with a pivotal fob; 3) with a box opener switch located in a core of a trunk, underneath a box lid overhang; and 4) in box a electric box recover is inoperative, a box might be unbarred and non-stop by regulating a pivotal stored in a pivotal fob.

Interior Lighting
The RLX thesis of fit motorist control and easy-to-read components carries on after dark. The analog instruments are backlit with LED lighting and underline high-contrast markings. The sign package gradually illuminates to give a motorist a welcoming feel on entry. When a doorway is initial opened, a instrument lighting comes to life and afterwards brightens gradually to 100-percent enlightenment when a ignition is switched on. The bright instrument panels afterwards come alive, indicating that a automobile is prepared to go. At a finish of a drive, a instrument lighting dims progressively.

All a interior switches and opening controls are bright to make them easy to locate during night, including a switches on all 4 doors and a steering wheel. In further to front and back beyond interior lights and map lights, a RLX also has a component of low-level interior cabin lighting. Ambient lighting in a roof illuminates a front core console and a back flip-down armrest. The front feet wells also have ambient lighting that brightens almost when a doors are opened.

Front and back interior doorway hoop areas are bright to make them easy to find during night, and a front doorway storage compartments, glove compartment, and core armrest dungeon are all internally illuminated. All 4 doors have pleasantness lights that irradiate when a doors are open. The RLX interior lights underline “theater dimming,” that can be set by a motorist to one of several dimming rates around a Multi-Information Display. The box has interior lighting, and a box lid has lighting that illuminates a fender and sill area when a lid is opened.

Interior Convenience
The RLX interior offers a operation of storage and preference facilities for a motorist and passengers. The dual-hinged front core armrest incorporates a singular lid pattern that can flip open to a right or left, for a preference of a motorist or passenger. The padded armrest also slides front and aft. Inside a ample storage compartment, there’s space for an iPad or a tiny laptop computer.

A USB pier inside a console allows for easy connectivity of apparatus such as an iPod®, iPhone® or a removable peep expostulate storage device. The USB pier is located alongside a normal AUX jack that allows connectivity of an MP3 strain player. Just brazen of a console, a span of bright cupholders are conveniently positioned.

Inside a glove dungeon is a apart ask box to accommodate a Owner’s Manual as good as vicious registration and word papers. The apart ask box arrangement not usually keeps paperwork orderly contained, though it also frees adult storage space in a categorical glove box compartment. In a back seating area, a far-reaching fold-down core armrest has a padded top. A pullout twin libation hilt is built into a back armrest.

Cargo Carrying Versatility
The RLX has a easily sized, 14.9 cubic-foot box (12.0 cu.-ft. in Sport Hybrid) that is entirely finished, with all wiring secluded along with a back parcel shelf speakers being entirely protected. Underfloor storage provides total space for tiny items. The acoustic properties of a box and a back rug speakers were privately engineered to emanate a best probable sound opening from a twin permitted audio systems. To concede room for longer apparatus in a RLX P-AWS, a locking box pass-through is provided. A load net with a network of anchor points assistance keeps box load firmly in position.

For a cleaner coming and to equivocate repairs to luggage, a box lid is upheld by entirely secluded hinge mechanisms. The box can be non-stop around a remote recover mounted on a driver’s doorway panel, by pulling a extraneous recover pull on a box lid

(when carrying a Smart Entry keyless entrance fob). There is also an interior puncture box opener, located nearby a box latch, that can be found in sum dark interjection to a glow-in-the-dark yellow tinge treatment.

Comfort and Convenience
The RLX is full with a far-reaching operation of customary and permitted comfort and preference features. A Multi-Angle Rearview Camera is standard, and an permitted Surround-View Camera System comes customary in a RLX Sport Hybrid.

The Smart Entry Keyless Access System with front doorway and box entrance is customary on both RLX models. The 2018 RLX Sport Hybrid also adds remote engine start that can be activated with a operation of during slightest 300 feet from a vehicle, permitting a automobile to be pre-heated or pre-cooled and defrosted/defogged formed on a customer’s preselected settings.

Key Comfort and Convenience Features

  • Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop
  • Remote engine start
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Auto-dimming rearview counterpart
  • Electric Parking Brake with Brake Hold
  • Leather-wrapped steering circle (heated in RLX Sport Hybrid)
  • Power front bucket seats
  • GPS-Linked, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop
Both 2018 RLX models offer a upscale preference of Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop.

Smart Entry
The Smart Entry component simplifies approaching, entering and doing a RLX — generally when a motorist has his or her hands full. To advantage entrance to vehicle, a motorist simply pulls one of a doorway handles while a remote is in his or her possession.

Push Button Start/Stop
Once a motorist has non-stop a doorway and is seated, a motorist simply pushes a START/STOP symbol positioned on a instrument row while dire a stop pedal to start a vehicle. For appendage mode, a motorist simply presses a START/STOP symbol though dire a stop pedal.


Remote Engine Start
The RLX Sport Hybrid provides a ability to start a vehicle’s engine remotely, thereby activating a meridian control component before a motorist gets to a vehicle. The remote is designed to have a operation of operation of during slightest 300 feet.

To start a engine remotely, a owners presses a LOCK symbol and afterwards binds a ENGINE symbol for a few seconds. When a engine is started remotely, a wipers, lighting and audio systems sojourn off, and a confidence component stays set. The engine will run for adult to 10 mins after remote starting, and afterwards close off automatically if a owners doesn’t strech a automobile within that time. This component also provides feedback to a owners to endorse possibly a engine is regulating or a automobile is sealed around a remote’s 3 LED indicators.

Walk Away Auto Lock® 
The new Walk Away Auto Lock feature automatically thatch a RLX when a motorist leaves a vehicle. This hands-free locking capability adds bland preference that’s generally useful when a motorist has his or her hands full or is distracted. In customary use, when all doors are sealed and a motorist walks away, a RLX will automatically close when a pivotal holder’s stretch from a automobile exceeds 6.5 feet for twin seconds or some-more and when no other pivotal is rescued inside a vehicle. An listened buzzer sounds and a jeopardy lights peep to endorse that a automobile has locked. The Walk Away Auto Lock feature is programmable, and might be incited on or off as a motorist prefers.

Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
The RLX’s steering circle is now wrapped with upgraded leather with euro-style stitching for a some-more reward feel. The steering circle incorporates a many ordinarily used controls, permitting a motorist to keep their hands on a wheel. Phone and audio controls are on a left side; journey control and multi-info arrangement controls are on a right side, along with a switches for Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Jam Assist.

Tucked out of perspective though within fingertip strech are a span of paddle shifters that concede for primer control of a transmission.

Heated Steering Wheel
The RLX Sport Hybrid offers a comfort of a exhilarated steering wheel. A switch on a revoke left side of a steering circle can be activated when a ignition is switched on, and is also integrated with a Remote Engine Start System for automatic heating when appropriate.

Given a oppulance goal and opening capabilities of a RLX, a seating compulsory endless engineering development. Detailed research of seats from rival creates helped set engineering targets that offset organisation support, a feeling of secure fortitude when maneuvering, and a movable comfort compulsory for all-day driving.

A organisation inner structure lays a substructure for comfort. Specially compounded stuffing in 4 opposite densities is used strategically to mix support and comfort, with special organisation inset pads positioned internally in a side bolsters for quick parallel support. Special courtesy was given to a figure of a seats for 2018, to assistance keep passengers firmly in position while cornering.

The RLX motorist and newcomer front seats underline 12-ways of appetite adjustability (8-way appetite chair and 4-way appetite lumbar support). The pneumatic lumbar support can be practiced plumb and for some-more or reduction lumbar support. All driver’s chair appetite adjustments are enclosed in a Smart Entry component that (among many other features). The component stores a span of user profiles per chair settings—one for any of a twin pivotal fobs that come customary with a RLX.

Heated front seats are customary in a RLX P-AWS. Electronic control allows for 3 heat settings, along with faster warm-up and smoother, some-more accurate heat control. Ventilated and exhilarated front seats and exhilarated outboard back seats are customary in a RLX Sport Hybrid.

The RLX offers back chair occupants well-developed comfort and room. Specially sculpted front chair seatbacks beget additional leg room for back chair passengers. In a back chair area, a outdoor seating positions are delicately engineered (complete with side bolsters) to concurrently mix plain parallel support with lush comfort on prolonged trips.

HomeLink® Remote System
Both RLX models underline a HomeLink® concept remote system, located in a beyond control panel, that works with scarcely all garage doorway openers and embankment systems, and an ever-growing list of other radio magnitude (RF)-controlled devices.

Driver Preferences
Both RLX models come with twin keyless remotes with singular identifiers. Each remote can be set with singular profiles to accommodate a particular preferences of twin opposite drivers. The permitted preferences embody motorist seat, steering circle and counterpart positions, along with name HVAC functions. Other preferences embody branch entrance lights on or off, audio component pre-sets, atmosphere conditioning preferences, and navigation component settings.

Hill Start Assist
The Hill Start Assist duty helps to forestall a automobile from rolling retrograde when a motorist switches from a stop pedal to a accelerator pedal while a automobile is stopped on a hill. Hill Start Assist automatically activates when a automobile senses a certain slip and is entirely stopped in any brazen rigging when confronting adult mountain or retreat rigging when confronting downhill. Hill Start Assist, when activated, will recover a brakes when a motorist depresses a stifle or if a motorist doesn’t press a accelerator after a few seconds. See Chassis territory for some-more information.

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
A multi-view rearview camera is customary on a RLX P-AWS. It offers 3 observation angles (wide view, normal perspective and tip view). Drivers might name a elite perspective according to pushing conditions. The rearview design is displayed on a navigation component display. On-screen discipline assistance a motorist softened decider distances, and predictive discipline assistance make maneuvering in retreat easier. (See a Body and Exterior Section for some-more information.)

Surround-View Camera System
In a RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, 4 extraneous cameras yield a 360 perspective of a space immediately around a automobile by a navigation display. A camera symbol among a navigation arrangement controls or an even some-more conveniently located symbol on a finish of a spin vigilance pull changes camera views. See Exterior territory for some-more information.

When Reverse is selected, a back camera perspective appears on shade along with an beyond 360 view. Guidelines seem in any view, that conform with a angle of a front wheels to uncover a vehicle’s likely rearward path. A press of possibly camera symbol switches to uncover a back perspective alone, and another press shows a wide-angle back view.

Pressing possibly “Camera” symbol (when not in reverse) shows a 360-degree perspective total with a front perspective that is ideal for putting a automobile in a ideal position in a garage. Another symbol press provides a front wide-angle perspective that is useful for assisting symbol an coming automobile or chairman when nosing out a parsimonious symbol with a blocked side view. Additional views embody looking brazen from both sides and only a newcomer side perspective alone. (See a Body and Exterior Section for some-more information.)

GPS-Linked, Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control
The RLX has singular GPS-linked heat control, tri-zone involuntary meridian control component that lets a driver, front newcomer and back passengers set temperatures to their particular liking. Designed for unusually still operation a component also includes a selectable involuntary recirculation mode that is tranquil by an electronic control territory (ECU) and an atmosphere peculiarity sensor.

To work a HVAC system, easy-to-read buttons and controls are positioned within easy reach. The HVAC component can also be tranquil by voice command, and additional tradition settings can be accessed by a 7-inch On-Demand Multi-Use Display™ interface. The meridian control system’s control proof is designed to yield well-spoken operation with pointed changes in airflow.

With a position-sensing ability, a GPS navigation component contributes to altogether newcomer comfort with a 3D solar intuiting feature. Based on invariably updated automobile position information, a navigation component determines a position of a object relations to a motorist and passenger. Combining this information with submit from a solar sensor located on tip of a instrument panel, a meridian control component automatically adjusts a heat and airflow from side to side as indispensable to recompense for asymmetrical solar heating.

In a RLX Sport Hybrid, a atmosphere conditioning compressor is electrically powered to yield uniform meridian control opening even when a RLX’s gasoline engine is close down.

Rear Sunshades
For increasing back chair privacy, reduced solar loading and larger newcomer comfort on balmy days, a RLX Sport Hybrid has a appetite operated rear-window sunshade along with manually operated sunshades for any back doorway window.

Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Control (ASC)
Key contributors to a RLX’s quiet, polished interior are Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Control (ASC). The twin systems are comprised of twin beyond microphones, an ANC/ASC electronic processor, and a audio system’s speakers. ASC/ANC operates whenever a RLX engine is regulating or a automobile is in motion, even if a audio component is incited off.

ANC is designed to revoke low magnitude sound in a cabin caused especially by a rudeness of a highway surface. The beyond microphones collect adult sound waves and send them to a ANC/ASC processor, that creates and sends a precisely timed “reverse phase” audio vigilance to a special amplifier. In turn, a amplifier drives a doorway speakers to cancel a strange sound signal.

ASC is a associated record designed to urge a engine sound peculiarity by creation a sound vigour spin some-more linear as a engine revs increase. Typically, engine sound doesn’t boost in a linear approach with rising revs; instead there can be many resonances that emanate peaks and valleys in a sound vigour spin and an disproportionate sound. ASC helps well-spoken out a engine sound by formulating a same-phase or reverse-phase sound vigilance as indispensable and promulgation it to a speakers. Though a component offers advantages from idle to redline, it creates a largest disproportion in a operation between 1000 and 2000 rpm, where it lowers a sound vigour spin with a reverse-phase audio signal.

Comfort and Convenience Features

Audio and Connectivity
Two audio systems are offering in a RLX, starting with an considerable 14-speaker Acura/ELS® Studio Premium Audio System in a RLX P-AWS. The RLX Sport Hybrid facilities an acclaimed 14-speaker Krell® ultra-premium audio component that sets a benchmark in automotive audio performance. Both audio systems underline AM/FM, HD radio and SiriusXM ®. The customary USB pier allows a tie of a peep drive, iPhone or iPod. Compatible Bluetooth® inclination can also bond to a RLX wirelessly. CDs can be copied onto a on-board tough expostulate and comparison regulating Song-by-Voice. 

The customary Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ is a hard-drive formed system. It facilities invariably updated trade maps, including highways and aspect travel trade information within a United States and Canada, and also offers trade rerouting to assistance navigate around slow-downs. The component includes Zagat® grill information.

With a RLX’s far-reaching operation of record features, estimable engineering bid was put into creation any underline perceptive and easy to use. The focal indicate of a instrument row is a immeasurable 8-inch tinge high-resolution shade that combines audio, information and navigation functions. A 7-inch On-Demand Multi-Use Display™ positioned only below, within easy strech of a motorist and front passenger, controls a audio component and many other features.

The subsequent era of AcuraLink® delivers a extended spectrum of capabilities regulating both an embedded two-way mobile communication and cloud-based connectivity around a owner’s concordant intelligent phone and information plan. AcuraLink facilities Pandora® interface, Aha™ by Harman cloud-based interface, and SMS calm and e-mail messaging functionality with concordant dungeon phones.

Key Audio and Connectivity Features

  • Acura/ELS® Studio Premium 14-speaker audio component (RLX P-AWS))
  • Krell ultra-premium 14-speaker audio component (RLX Sport Hybrid)
  • Pandora® and Aha™ formation
  • SMS calm messaging duty with concordant dungeon phones and e-mail duty with concordant dungeon phones
  • USB pier connectivity (for iPod®, iPhone®, or “memory stick” storage devices)
  • Auxiliary jack interface (for outmost MP3 strain players)
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless write interface
  • Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ and 8-inch screen
  • Surface travel and highway trade
  • Traffic rerouting
  • GPS-linked meridian control
  • Next-generation AcuraLink™ with Standard, Connect or Premium Package 


Acura/ELS Studio® 14-Speaker Premium Audio

RLX P-AWS facilities a Acura/ELS Studio® Premium Audio System. Engineered privately for a RLX by mythological recording operative Elliot Scheiner, a component has a single-disc CD player, AM/FM/HD/SiriusXM/HDD and delivers detailed, well-balanced sound to all seating positions. The component gets a name from multi-Grammy® Award winning producer/engineer Elliot Scheiner’s recording industry-recognized moniker “ELS®.” With 14 speakers, this component is designed to reconstruct a romantic knowledge we feel when we suffer a live performance. The system’s hardware matches a peculiarity of recording studio equipment, and facilities high appetite loudness and modernized orator technology.

The system’s 14 speakers are precisely located around a RLX cabin. Six titanium-domed tweeters are decorated in a interiors; twin nearby a A-pillars, twin in a back doors, and twin some-more on a back deck. A 3.1-inch super energetic operation orator is centered in a tip of a instrument panel, and 6 immeasurable 6.7-inch super-dynamic operation speakers are placed in a doorway and on a back deck. Finally, an 8-inch SLDD (Super Low Distortion Driver) subwoofer is position in a core of a back deck.

In further to normal source inputs, a RLX is propitious with a USB pier that allows for easy connectivity to apparatus such as a inscription or smartphone along with a removable peep expostulate storage device containing WMA, MP3 or AAC format music. The USB pier is located alongside a normal AUX jack (that allows connectivity of an outmost MP3 strain player) located in a core console’s storage compartment.


SiriusXM® Radio 
SiriusXM Radio is a customary underline in both 2018 RLX models, and it provides some-more than 165 channels of digital programming with nearby CD-quality sound. It includes pause, quick brazen and rewind features, and an present replay capability and a ability to hear all songs from a commencement on preset channels.

The Sports Flash underline lets we listen to your favorite (non-sports) programming, and if your favorite group creates a immeasurable play in a live diversion that is being promote on SiriusXM, we will accept an on-screen alert. With a hold of a soothing key, we can hear adult to 30 seconds of audio before and including a immeasurable play.

HD Radio
Both RLX models underline customary HD Radio. HD Radio record translates a normal analog radio promote to digital and provides modernized audio and information facilities that raise a listening experience. Sound peculiarity is radically improved, and distinct satellite radio, HD Radio is free.

Instead of promulgation out one analog signal, HD stations send out a bundled vigilance – both analog and digital. Because it is digital, textual information such as traffic, batch info and strain titles can be sent out, as well. Unlike compulsory radio, HD Radio stations promote additional channels, that are called HD2/HD3. These total channels offer RLX owners a star of additional choices.

Song By Voice®
Both RLX models underline Song by Voice®. The motorist can simply press a TALK symbol on a steering circle and regulating voice commands, can hunt all permitted calm on a HDD and connected iPod and concordant smartphone, and automatically start playback. Song by Voice® also lets a motorist name strain by artist, album, line name, genre, playlist and even composer.

Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Audio
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) audio component featuring a 15GB HDD-based memory are automatic from a bureau to duplicate strain marks from pre-recorded CDs, enabling business to store many CDs value of strain on-board for easy access. The component will not duplicate strain from burnt CDs or from USB peep drives. Based on strain files measuring an normal distance of 4.2MB per strain during a 128kbps bit rate, approximately 3,500 songs can be installed into a 15GB component (approximately 175 CDs).

The HDD-based component annals strain during 6-times that of a strange strain line time. Two recording peculiarity settings (192 kbps or 128 kbps) are available. The automatic-recording default sourroundings can be altered to primer if desired.

The audio component can arrangement information about a strain tracks, such as artist names and strain titles regulating a Gracenote® database in a component software. This database can be intermittently updated to simulate newly expelled music. Gracenote updates can be downloaded by RLX owners during in a Ownerlink territory (up to 4 updates per year maximum). The updates can afterwards be installed onto a CD-R or onto a USB ride drive, that in spin can be used to refurbish a RLX audio system. Even though a Gracenote update, newly expelled audio marks will play on a sound system, though concomitant calm information on genre, artist, manuscript name and line name.

Song By Voice®
Both RLX models underline a Song by Voice® feature. From many navigation screens, a motorist can simply press a TALK symbol on a steering wheel. With so many audio calm potentially permitted on a HDD or from an iPod, RLX engineers set out to make it easy to find calm so drivers can simply give a voice command, such as “Play strain ‘Danny Boy,'” and a component will automatically start playback. Song by Voice also lets a motorist name strain by artist, album, line name, genre, playlist and even composer.

Krell® 14-Speaker Ultra-Premium Audio System
The RLX Sport Hybrid facilities a Krell audio component that is designed to set a customary in automotive audio performance. Krell is one of a many rarely reputable names in high-end audio, with a some-more than three-decade story of building ultra-premium home audio systems. Krell’s home components embody $5,000 pre-amplifiers, $12,500 amplifiers and $65,000 orator systems that are engineered to unmatched standards. The RLX component shares a opening goals of all Krell systems: Musical detail, three-dimensional sound presentation, and impassioned volume capability. Four years of growth went into a RLX 14-speaker system.


The 14 Krell speakers are positioned in a RLX cabin in a same locations as those in a ELS audio system. Six magnesium-domed tweeters are decorated in a interior; twin nearby a A-pillars, twin some-more in a back doors, and another span on a back deck. A 3.1-inch orator is centered in a tip of a instrument panel, and 6 immeasurable 6.7-inch Zylon speakers are placed in a doors and on a back deck. Finally, an 8-inch subwoofer is positioned in a core of a back deck.


Krell uses rarely modernized orator record to grasp a new spin of audio performance. The tweeters, for example, use magnesium diaphragms. Reproducing high frequencies requires that a tweeter diaphragm be means to pierce intensely fast, so ideally a diaphragm should be assembled of materials with really low mass. Aluminum is lightweight, sincerely rigid, and inexpensive, though an aluminum diaphragm structure has a clever fundamental inflection of around 20 kHz. This inflection is mostly viewed as a oppressive or dirty sound. Magnesium is some-more costly than aluminum, though it has a advantage of reduced mass. Adding a constructional shallow to a diaphragm severely increases acerbity with minimal additional mass. This pushes a diaphragm’s low-pitched magnitude adult into a stammering 40 kHz range. The outcome is unusual fact and extended high frequencies though any snippet of harshness.

Special record is also practical to a Krell system’s 6 6.7-inch speakers. The speakers use diaphragms assembled of a component called Zylon, a world’s strongest super-fiber. This really organisation component is ideal for orator manufacturing. Zylon responds really fast to low-pitched submit and, some-more importantly, stops relocating only as fast when a low-pitched vigilance stops. Compared to a polypropylene diaphragm component that is used in a immeasurable infancy of automobile audio speakers, Zylon has distant reduction neglected vibration, ensuing in a many cleaner and some-more minute sound.

Because of a ability of a magnesium tweeters and Zylon speakers to exhibit excellent sum in a music, a top peculiarity crossover components were required. Heavy gauge, pristine copper inductors and top-of-the-line polypropylene capacitors from Bennic say ideal vigilance integrity.

The dissimilar amplifier channels are designed accurately like a channels in a high-end Krell home amplifier. The categorical channels underline a same robust, high peculiarity bipolar appetite transistors used in flagship Krell home amplifiers. The outcome is an amplifier that has one-third reduction exaggeration than amplifiers found in competing flagship oppulance sedans. Using a category D channel for a subwoofer increases that amplifier’s potency and reduces a size. The DirectFET category D amp is designed for low EMI (electro-magnetic interference) to keep a categorical outlay channels as noise-free as possible.

For a best audio performance, a Krell component uses steel orator grilles. Because steel is inherently stronger than a cosmetic used for many grilles, a grilles can have a some-more open area though compromising strength. Metal grilles also quiver reduction than customary cosmetic grilles.


Special caring went into ascent a speakers with ascent plates that are thick and heavily reinforced. In multiple with a privately engineered doorway panels, a ascent plates yield an unusually rigid, quick ascent aspect for any orator element. Sound appetite that would differently be squandered in a drive-unit or doorway quivering is accurately transmitted to a listener, ensuing in tighter drum response and softened low-pitched detail.

AcuraLink® Connectivity System
The RLX facilities a subsequent era of AcuraLink®, Acura’s cloud-based connected automobile component that initial launched in 2005. This era uses embedded mobile record built into a RLX, along with a owner’s concordant smartphone and information package, to move a extended operation of convenience, party and permitted confidence facilities to a RLX.

AcuraLink is a core indicate for owners for hands-free entrance to cloud-based services, audio and information, and is designed to keep RLX drivers sensitive and connected while on a go. AcuraLink is permitted on both RLX models.

The connectivity compulsory for AcuraLink’s several facilities is distributed between a RLX’s embedded component (for some of a fee-based features) and a owner’s concordant smartphone and information package (for giveaway features).

AcuraLink works with a owner’s concordant smartphone and information package to bond a RLX with strain and information resources, internet apps, and more. Aha™ by Harman is a pivotal AcuraLink resource. Aha organizes a RLX owner’s favorite calm from a web into personalized on-demand radio stations in a vehicle. Aha is a comprehensive, cloud-based height optimized for a automotive sourroundings that provides a elementary formation indicate for AcuraLink versed vehicles to move in a far-reaching operation of stream and destiny applications into a audio component conduct unit. This capability allows users to entrance their favorite podcasts, internet and human radio, on-demand music, grill recommendations around Yelp, and even audio updates from Facebook and Twitter.


Owners can use a AcuraLink website to entrance information or change preferences. AcuraLink allows for Twitter and Facebook access.


AcuraLink Service Levels
AcuraLink has 3 permitted levels of services for both RLX models. The Standard Package includes services such as surface-street and turnpike trade (free for a initial 3 years of ownership). The subscription formed Connect Package adds a far-reaching operation of capabilities, including automatic pile-up presentation and an in-vehicle Assist System that connects we with a live Operator with a pull of an beyond button. The Premium Package, that also requires a subscription, adds Live Concierge user assistance around a RLX’s embedded dungeon phone. The Concierge use can send end information directly to a RLX navigation system, make reservations on their behalf, refurbish a user on weather, bonds and many more.

Standard (free service)

  • AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with HD digital turnpike trade and aspect travel trade (complimentary)
  • Acura automobile underline guide
  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink mobile phone connectivity
  • SMS calm summary function
  • Email function
  • Pandora® interface
  • SiriusXM® Radio (subscription required)
  • Automated use appointments

Connect Package (subscription fee)
Includes Standard services and adds:

  • Automated pile-up presentation and location
  • Assist Call
  • Enhanced roadside assistance
  • Alarm notification
  • Car finder
  • Remote doorway lock/unlock
  • Stolen automobile tracking
  • Link call information
  • Local search
  • Destination hunt regulating Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
  • Send to car
  • Virtual dashboard
  • Remote diagnostics

Premium Package (subscription fee)
Includes Connect Package services and adds:

  • Live Concierge user assistance (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)


AcuraLink Smartphone App/Website
With an active Connect or Premium Package, a AcuraLink component gives a owners a operation of facilities they can control or guard remotely, around a AcuraLink Connect smartphone app or AcuraLink website.

AcuraLink remote features:

  • Door lock/unlock
  • Stolen automobile tracking
  • Vehicle finder (sounds horn and flashes lights)
  • Security alarm notification
  • Send end to RLX
  • Virtual dashboard
    • Odometer
    • Fuel level
    • Fuel range
    • Door close status
    • Hood status
    • Tire pressure

Aha™ by Harman
A voice-based underline called Aha™ is accessed around AcuraLink regulating a concordant smartphone. Aha organizes a RLX owner’s favorite calm from a web into personalized on-demand radio stations in a vehicle. Aha is a comprehensive, cloud-based height optimized for a automotive sourroundings that provides a elementary formation indicate for AcuraLink versed vehicles to move in a far-reaching operation of stream and destiny applications into a audio component conduct unit. This capability allows users to entrance their favorite podcasts, internet radio, on-demand music, grill recommendations, and even audio updates from Facebook and Twitter.

Aha™ pivotal features:

  • Audio-based
  • Free use with far-reaching calm choice
  • Enables stretchable personalization and hire management
  • Content updated automatically around automobile life

Aha™ calm categories:

  • On-demand news and continue
  • Personalized strain including Slacker
  • Internet Radio
  • On-demand podcasts
  • Audio Books
  • Local Search: Restaurants, fuel, ATM, parking, etc.
  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, etc. around audio
  • Custom Interactive OEM Channels: Direct communication to and from automobile owners

Pandora® Interface
The RLX incorporates a far-reaching operation of media facilities to accommodate a ever-changing preferences of customers. Both RLX models are designed to yield a permitted interface for Pandora®. Pandora® is a giveaway strain use that allows users to open an comment online and emanate adult to 100 personalized Internet “radio stations” that are formed on favorite songs or artists. Users can name among their stations and listen around computer, and can also download a giveaway smartphone Pandora® app, that allows users listen to a same list of personalized stations around their concordant phone. Although Pandora® is free, phone information charges apply.

An iPhone or concordant Android phones can be connected wirelessly, regulating Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® (iPhone is also upheld around a Pandora® Audio USB interface). To use Pandora®, a Pandora app is launched on a concordant connected smartphone and a vehicle’s audio source is set to Pandora®. The audio/information shade (or navigation arrangement in vehicles with navigation) and On-Demand Multi-Use Display™ shows Pandora® information and manuscript art, and a audio controls concede listeners to name from among existent stations, pause, resume, skip forward, and symbol a line with “Like” or “Dislike” ratings. Some functionality of a Pandora® app is sealed out when regulating a RLX’s Pandora® interface.

SMS Text Message Function
Both RLX models have a customary SMS Text Message duty that can review incoming texts aloud over a audio system, and concede a motorist to respond with any of 6 bureau preset messages (see below). The component works with SMS-capable dungeon phones that have an active information devise and a Message Access Profile (MAP), such as a Blackberry, Droid X and others. When regulating iOS6, an iPhone can accept calm messages, though can't send replies regulating a RLX interface.

Once a concordant phone is interconnected with a RLX’s Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® system, a calm messaging duty is enabled. When a phone receives a calm message, an warning appears on a audio/information shade (or navigation shade in vehicles versed with navigation). Using a audio component controls, a motorist can name to have a summary review aloud, can name among a preset respond choices, or can call a sender – all though doing their phone. To assistance minimize motorist distraction, a calm of a incoming summary is not displayed on-screen while a automobile is moving.

Available bureau preset calm replies:

  • Talk to we later, I’m driving
  • I’m on my way
  • I’m regulating late
  • OK
  • Yes
  • No

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® Wireless Telephone Interface
Like all Acura vehicles, a RLX has a customary Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® hands giveaway write interface that is designed to work with many Bluetooth®-enabled mobile phones. Bluetooth® is a radio frequency-based record that allows unstable inclination (such as mobile mobile telephones, PDAs, and laptop computers) to promulgate wirelessly. The RLX’s HandsFreeLink® component is concordant with Bluetooth®-enabled mobile phones that have a Hands-Free Profile (HFP). After a motorist completes a one-time pairing process, a RLX can promulgate wirelessly and firmly with a driver’s dungeon phone when it is within approximately 10 feet of a car. The phone needs to be on, though can be stored in a pocket, briefcase, purse, or anywhere inside a RLX cabin— so there is no need to worry about where to place a mobile telephone.

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® allows a motorist to send or answer write calls though stealing their hands from a steering wheel. When a call comes in, a series of a incoming tourist is displayed on a Multi-Information Display (MID) located in a instrument cluster. In addition, a phone ring tinge is played over a audio system. If a motorist chooses to answer a phone call, a press of a steering wheel-mounted “Pick up” symbol mutes a audio component and a incoming tourist is listened over a RLX’s audio component speakers. Working with an beyond array microphone, a HandsFreeLink® component helps cancel “echo effect” and reduces credentials sound to urge a delivery peculiarity of a driver’s speech.

To make a call hands-free, a RLX motorist can dial a series by voice, again regulating fingertip controls mounted on a steering circle to activate a system. The motorist also can store frequently called numbers in a system’s memory regulating singular voice tags. Up to 6 opposite concordant mobile phones can be purebred with a RLX’s Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® system.


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Audio/Connectivity Feature Summary

Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition
Both RLX models underline a Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ (available in a 48 constant United States and Hawaii).

Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition facilities summary:

  • WVGA 8-inch tinge shade for permitted viewing
  • 60 gigabyte tough hoop expostulate (HDD)
  • Navigation coverage includes a United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico
  • Fast lane calculation time
  • Fast Point Of Interest (POI) hunt time
  • Surface travel and highway trade (free for a initial 3 years)
  • Voice approval duty with over 1,500 navigation commands minimizes a need for primer impression entry
  • Voice approval component recognizes city and travel names as oral words
  • Voice approval operates common audio and meridian control functions
  • Highly directional array microphone for accurate command
  • Simple component operation with transparent visible prompts to beam voice navigation
  • Interface Dial simplifies control of a component and is permitted to motorist and front chair passenger
  • Audio component automatically fades down for turn-by-turn voice superintendence (voice superintendence can be incited off during any time)
  • On-screen design of highway interchanges indicates that lane(s) to use to stay on route
  • Three languages for North American markets (English, French and Spanish)
  • Destination memory recalls stream outing addresses, prior destinations and user residence books
  • Split-screen mode facilities coexisting “map view” and resourceful lane visualization
  • Trip routing can equivocate user-selected areas
  • Telephone calls to on-screen points of seductiveness with Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
  • Destinations can be sent directly to a automobile by a AcuraLink Concierge user (fee applies) or around a AcuraLink App or website (no fee)
  • Ambient light intuiting automatically adjusts shade liughtness for a conditions
  • Navigation component can be updated with permitted DVD-ROM


  • Point of seductiveness (POI) database includes over 10 million locations
  • Fuzzy proof POI and residence acid simplifies and speeds searches
  • Smart proof for grill POI simplifies searching
  • Business and distraction office of probably all of a continental United States finish with write numbers
  • ZIP formula entrance speeds residence input
  • Directory categories embody restaurants (searchable by form of cuisine), lodging, shopping, airports, hospitals, distraction areas and many more
  • Zagat Survey™ grill beam provides information and reviews on restaurants in database, that can be review on-screen or listened over a audio system
  • Scenic Route expostulate lane listings categorized by particular state
  • Exact addressing locates approximately 80-percent of addresses during their tangible GPS coordinates (instead of estimating plcae formed on linear travel number)

System Operation

The RLX’s Acura Satellite-Linked Navigation System uses GPS record and a 60 GB tough hoop expostulate formed (HDD) component to yield drivers with turn-by-turn superintendence to their comparison destination. The component adds aspect travel trade information for a RLX and provides coverage in many areas within a U.S., permitting a motorist to name faster, reduction undiluted routes. The component offers a high spin of convenience, with AcuraLink. Owners can send a end to a automobile in allege of outing regulating AcuraLink (with a discretionary Connect Package), or while on a highway around a AcuraLink Concierge user (with a discretionary Premium Package) or a interactive voice response component (with a Connect Package).

The RLX navigation component facilities an 8-inch high-resolution WVGA (800×480 pixel) backlit tinge display. The component can be tranquil by voice, or with a permitted interface dial. The voice-activation component can respond to infrequent authority phrases that need reduction user familiarization, in further to a prior capability of being means to know oral city and travel names. For example, a voice ask for “Radio 98.3 FM” can be oral in approximately a dozen opposite ways trimming from “change a radio hire to 98.3” to only observant “98.3 FM.” This proof relates to audio functionality of a audio/information screen. The navigation component can also be tranquil by voice with compulsory navigation commands like, “Find nearest Chinese restaurant” or “Find nearest ATM.”

The audio component is automatically pale when a “Talk” symbol is pressed. The voice-recognition record allows a motorist to simply pronounce city and travel names aloud, and a component responds by displaying a matches permitted in a database. Points of seductiveness on a map (such as restaurants or grocery stores) can be displayed with code trademark icons, or a component can yield turn-by-turn navigation – all by voice command. The large point-of-interest (POI) database includes write numbers that can be dialed by regulating a Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® component when a driver’s mobile write is connected to a system.

The Acura Navigation System uses Global Positioning Satellites (GPS) in multiple with minute information from a vehicle’s mapping component to pinpoint a vehicle’s plcae and to yield a horde of useful mapping and lane superintendence features. The receiver can implement adult to 12 satellites from a network of 24 tellurian positioning satellites. If a receiver is blocked by a tunnel, a parking garage or a high building, an inner gyroscopic component and a speed sensor line a plcae of a automobile so that a map information stays stream and reliable. The automobile time is exclusively tranquil by GPS data, so when time zones are crossed while driving, a time will automatically set itself to a stream time.

The RLX’s navigation shade can arrangement frequently updated trade information including trade flow, incidents and construction on freeways, and on aspect streets. The information is from Probe Traffic, a component that marks a movements of participating Acura (and other) vehicles to beget present upsurge information. Participants opt into a Probe Traffic component to accept upsurge information, that is unknown and scrubbed of any personal information. The upsurge information is transmitted around a RLX’s embedded mobile information couple and is graphically displayed on a navigation system.

The component can automatically recalculate a “detour” lane and arrangement a pop-up box signifying a lane change, when trade overload or highway incidents are rescued along a comparison expostulate route. Alternately, a motorist can recalculate a lane in primer mode simply by selecting “TRAFFIC INCIDENTS” from a Map Info menu followed by selecting a “AVOID” authority applicable to an incident.

A digital chronicle of a Zagat Survey® grill beam provides minute information and reviews on name restaurants in a database. The reviews can be review on-screen or oral over a audio component by a synthesized voice.

The navigation component can also advise scenic routes formed on a National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads guide. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation recognizes certain roads as All-American Roads or National Scenic Byways formed on one or some-more archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities. Scenic-route information for 126 routes can be accessed from inside a “Information” menu and is displayed on a map as a green-and-red segmented line.