2019 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid For Sale In Glendale
The 2019 Acura RLX is a midsize luxury sedan that comes with all the sophistication you’d expect to find in an Acura, plus a wide array of tech features and excellent safety scores. Customers at the Glendale Acura dealer also like the RLX’s spacious, comfortable cabin and the reliability Acura vehicles are known for. The Acura RLX comes in two variants, a conventional gasoline-powered model simply called RLX and as a fuel-efficient hybrid called the Sport Hybrid. We’ll take a look at the 2019 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid in this review.
The Sport Hybrid comes with Acura’s super handling all-wheel-drive (SH-AWD) system. Powering the RLX Sport Hybrid is a V6 engine that works in tandem with three electric motors. One motor is located in the front and is incorporated into the transmission. The other two are housed in the rear; each powers a separate wheel. What’s more, according to Acura Glendale, the Sport Hybrid’s all-wheel-drive system uses rear torque supplied by the motors to create rear-end torque vectoring. When the vehicle is cornering, the system supplies positive torque to the outside wheel and negative torque to the inside wheel.
This hybrid powerplant develops a total of 377 hp and 341 lb.-ft. of torque, teamed to a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. In Motor Trend testing the Acura Sport Hybrid was able to reach 60 mph from off the line in just 4.9 seconds. The Sport Hybrid returns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.*
Wheels.ca wrote: “On one hand, it is the brand’s flagship sedan. And after the NSX supercar, the RLX is the most powerful Acura you can buy. Not only does it have premium luxury appointments, but it’s a hybrid that adds fuel efficiency to the performance ... the only problem with the 2018 Acura RLX SH-AWD Hybrid is the brand hasn’t been hooting its horn about how much this luxury sedan has to offer.”
The 2019 Acura RLX Spot Hybrid has plenty of curb appeal. The unique diamond-shaped grille has a badge in the middle that’s hard to miss. Other exterior design features include exposed dual exhaust finishers and a gloss black rear diffuser.
Inside, the driver and passengers will appreciate the quiet cabin that isolates noise from the wind and the road, even at highway speeds. The interior features plush materials, and everyone will enjoy riding on the leather-upholstered seats. Other standard features for the 2019 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid include heated and ventilated 12-way power front seats, heated rear seats, a tri-zone automatic climate control system, a heated steering wheel, a surround-view camera, a navigation system, front and rear parking sensors, and a head-up display. Audiophiles will love the standard 14-speaker premium Krell audio system.
Safety features that come standard include collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, and lane keeping assist. Also standard is a traffic jam assist system that can keep the RLX Sport Hybrid at a set distance from the vehicle in front and in its proper lane.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.