What to Expect from the Redesigned 2018 Acura RLX

December 8th, 2017 by

2018 Acura RLX white exterior

As the new RLX sedan makes its way to dealerships in the Wisconsin area, many drivers will no doubt be wondering what this updated model has to offer! As discussed in one recent article from Kelley Blue Book, the list of cosmetic changes to the 2018 Acura RLX includes the addition of a diamond pentagon grille, redesigned wheels, LED taillights, dual exhaust finishers, six new exterior colors, Milano leather seating, an Espresso interior design option, and much more. In addition to the above, the redesigned RLX will now be available with a Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive System, and what’s more, the expanded AcuraWatch safety suite is included standard on all models!

Highlighted Features in the 2018 RLX

The interior and exterior features mentioned above give the new RLX a bold and energetic look—and point toward the exciting aesthetic future of Acura’s lineup! Wisconsin’s drivers can get a better idea of what to expect from this Acura’s redesigned flagship sedan by reading about its most exciting new features and systems below.

  • AcuraWatch: With AcuraWatch safety technologies standard on every trim, you’ll enjoy superior protection wherever you go, even from threats you might miss with your naked eye. This suite of features includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, a Collision Mitigation Braking System, a Forward Collision Warning, a Lane Keeping Assist System, and a Road Departure Mitigation system. Additionally, the all-new Traffic Jam Assist feature is included here for the first time.
  • Comfort and Convenience: The new RLX will include LED fog lights, a unique head-up display, heated and ventilated front seats, a surround-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, a heated steering wheel, and much more. With these luxurious features at your command, you’re sure to feel right at home when you’re behind the wheel.
  • Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive: Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is now available on the RLX for a price tag significantly lower than last year’s! Sport Hybrid technology uses a three-motor system to boost fuel economy. Of course, the addition of two electric motors also improves the RLX’s power, precision, and handling! When working in concert with the RLX’s 3.5L direct injection V6, the SH-AWD technology produces 377 total system hp and 341 lb-ft of total system torque.
2018 Acura RLX Rear View Up Close
2018 Acura RLX white exterior side view

Take the RLX for a Test Drive!

The newly redesigned 2018 Acura RLX is arriving soon at a Wisconsin Acura Dealers location near you, and you can be among the first to take it for a test drive when you reach out to one of our experts! Be sure to explore our current offers and financing options before you pay us a visit.

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