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The upcoming RLX will be Acura’s newest car in 2014 and it can be seen at Tucson Acura. The RLX rides the line between midsize and full-size sedans, with generous interior volume in a midsize body, and its most original features are its active steering and optional hybrid-based all-wheel drive.

The interior of the RLX has standard leather upholstery with a stitched instrument panel, center console and steering wheel. Metal trim is also included along with imitation wood. The dashboard features two large displays: an 8-inch navigation screen up high and a 7-inch touch-screen below it. The top display is mainly navigation and is controlled primarily by a multifunction knob below the smaller screen. The touch-screen incorporates audio, ventilation and other features. Other standard features include a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a moon roof, three-zone automatic climate control, push-button start and Bluetooth hands-free phone capability. The standard stereo includes satellite radio, a Pandora internet radio interface, and USB and auxiliary jacks.

Go to any Arizona Acura dealer to see what’s under the Hood. The front-wheel-drive RLX has a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that makes 310 horsepower with a six-speed automatic transmission. Equipped with cylinder deactivation, the V-6 engine has a preliminary mileage estimation of 20/31 mpg city/highway*. Acura’s Precision All-Wheel Steer comes standard.  Each rear wheel can steer independently, essentially turning both rear wheels a few degrees in the opposite direction from the front wheels at low speeds for tight cornering, and the same direction as the front wheels at high speeds for stable lane changes. The rear wheels also toe inward under aggressive braking, again for stability.

Standard safety features include frontal, front-seat side-impact and side curtain airbags that protect the front and rear seats. Antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are also included, as required by law. Active safety features include forward collision warning with Collision Mitigation Brake system, which applies the brakes automatically if a collision is imminent. There’s also lane departure warning, lane keep assist and blind spot monitoring. Acura offers a multi-view backup camera and standard front and rear parking sensors. The standard cloud-based AcuraLink connectivity system provides many convenience features.

Check out the Acura RLX in Tucson today!

*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, lithium-ion battery age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.