Acura has finally announced the latest pricing of the 2014 Acura RLX at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
Based on Acura’s announcement, the base version of the 2014 Acura RLX will be sold at a starting price of $49,345 including the destination charge of $895. The price of the base version of the RLX is $250 higher than the price of the 2012 Acura RL. The RLX was built as the replacement of the outgoing RL and will assume the position of the latter as Acura’s flagship sedan.
Acura has also revealed that the RLX will be sold in five trim levels. The price of midrange version of the RLX which is equipped with the Navigation System will start at $51,845 while the RLX that goes with the Technology package will be sold at a starting price of $55,345 including the shipping charge of $895. The RLX model which is equipped with the Krell Audio package on the other hand will be sold at $57,845.
The brand has also informed the buying public range-topping model of the 2014 Acura RLX which features the Advance package will be sold at a starting price of $61,345. Acura has also hinted that a 370-horsepower model of the RLX that will feature the brand’s newest Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive technology will also be introduced into the market in the later parts of 2013.
The base version of the 2014 Acura RLX will be introduced into the market with the standard front-wheel drive system. This is powered by direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 engine which is capable of producing up to 310 horsepower and is expected to return 20 miles per gallon in the city, 31 miles per gallon in the highway, 24 miles per gallon combined.
Aside from that, the base model is also equipped with the so-called “four-wheel steering system” which is capable of adjusting to the angle of the vehicle’s wheels on the rear. The Sport Hybrid model of the RLX which is expected to hit the market in the later parts of 2013 will be propelled by a 3.6-liter V6 paired with dual electric motors that are readily integrated on the vehicle’s all-wheel drive system. The Sport Hybrid’s powertrain is believed to be capable of producing up to 370 horsepower and provide the estimated fuel economy ratings of 30 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway.