2019 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Review: The True Definition of Sleeper Car? (Updated)

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 5/10/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


 


A new year brings a new Acura RLX Sport Hybrid, with the same superior performance you’ve come to expect with this generation of RLX.

What’s new?

Here’s what has changed since the 2016 model first came out:

  • The base trim was dropped and RLX now comes standard with the technology package.

  • AcuraWatch suite of safety features comes standard.

  • New 10-speed automatic transmission.

  • Refreshed exterior with new grille.


Let’s take a look back at our first impressions of the 2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid.

Road-trippin’ down memory lane

Yesterday, we spent our entire afternoon cruising around town with the RLX Sport Hybrid.


It all happened after the Acura dealer we have been meeting handed us the keys to the car and we put up a fake smile to hide our disinterest in the vehicle.


At the end of the day, our fake smiles turned real.


The Acura RLX Sport Hybrid might not look attractive, is severely lacking in the luxurious interior department and is not cheap to own. However, the $60,000 vehicle is able to offer a performance that we never expected at all.


We engaged in Sports mode on an abandoned road and were amazed by the power of the RLX Sport Hybrid. The car can sprint from 0-60mph in 5 seconds flat, which is about 0.5 seconds short of what the Audi S6 has to offer.


The RLX runs on a 3.5L V6 engine with three electric motors that can generate 377hp and return up to 32 mpg in fuel economy.


The best part about the car is that it handles extremely well, thanks to the SH-AWD system.


It makes the 2016 RLX Sport Hybrid fun to drive.


The RLX Sport Hybrid might not look good, but that’s what makes it a sleeper car like no other.


Its attractiveness lies with its performance and handling.


Ready to give the 2019 Acura RLX model for yourself? Come and see us at Serra Acura today.


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