The RLX is powered by a 3.5L direct-injected V6 that makes 310 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque, and is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters.
The RLX Sport Hybrid makes an extra 66 horsepower over the conventional RLX thanks to a combination of its 3-motor hybrid system and lithium-ion battery.
The RLX features unibody construction and rides on independent double wishbone suspension with lower control arms up front and an independent multi-link with coil springs and a stabilizer bar in the rear. Acura's Agile Handling Assist System provides active braking of individual wheels to assist in cornering, while the RLX's Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) makes this 2-ton SUV a capable handler. Four-wheel disc brakes provide stopping power, while 19-inch alloy wheels wear high-performance all-season tires. Up front, "Jewel Eye" LED headlights provide what Acura claims to be a whiter, brighter beam than either HID or halogen lamps.
Standard equipment in the RLX with Technology Package includes leather seating, front 8-way power seats, navigation, and a premium 14-speaker audio system and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity. AcuraWatch is also included, which features a multi-view rear camera, Forward Collision Warning system, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Blind Spot Monitoring and more.
The Advance Package adds 450-watt 14-speaker Krell sound system, surround-view camera, remote start, power sunshades, heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats and heated outboard rear seats.