The Triple Threat Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

January 3rd, 2017 by

2017 Acura RLX

The new 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid specs tell the story of this triple threat: 377 hp of raw power, excellent efficiency, and cutting-edge safety technology. In fact, with the launch of the spacious new RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® Technology Package, Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price beginning at $59,950*, Acura is blazing a new hybrid trail with the most advanced, luxurious, sport sedan it has ever produced.

State-of-the-Art Powertrain

The heart of the RLX Sport Hybrid’s powertrain is a 3.5L, 310-horsepower direct-injected V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™. The engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and the motor-generator that powers the front wheels and two electric motors for the rear wheels provide immediate torque and responsiveness. The result is a combined rating of 377 hp, serious power for any car, especially a hybrid, and Acura calls its performance “V8-like.” The RLX Sport Hybrid also boasts superior handling, with a precise feel that grips the road.

The vehicle’s three-motor system—the Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD)—is exclusive to Acura, and it’s found in the new Acura NSX performance supercar. This is basically a torque-vectoring All-Wheel Drive system powered by the electric motors.

Impressive Efficiency

The RLX Sport Hybrid achieves an exceptional level of efficiency, thanks to the hybrid motor system and its automatic idle-stop system, which saves fuel during idling times. Its EPA-estimated fuel economy rating is at the top of its class, garnering 29 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 29 mpg combined**.

Superior Standard Safety Features

A wealth of sophisticated safety features are standard in the RLX Sport Hybrid. It includes the highly advanced AcuraLink® connectivity system and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow. All trims come with AcuraWatch™ driver and safety assistance technologies:

  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Blind Spot Information

Scratching the Surface

Innovation, efficiency, and power, it’s all here in the RLX Sport Hybrid. The strength of the powertrain, competitive efficiency, and powerful safety technologies only scratch the surface of everything contained in the astounding 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid’s specs. Not only are unique Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and 19-inch brilliantly finished wheels included, drivers will also enjoy keyless entry, two customizable touch screens, and more.

At Jeffrey Acura, we can help you dig into all of its capabilities, including new advances designed to make owning a hybrid stress-free. Visit our dealership, or contact us online to find out more about the groundbreaking RLX Sport Hybrid.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices and do not include taxes, license, or a $940 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and instillation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

Posted in 2017 Models, RLX