2018 Acura RLX Washington D.C. 

2018 Acura RLX Washington D.C.

One of the reasons that so many motorists become loyal to a brand is because of specific design cues and signature DNA that speaks to them. Acura has long been a name known for its reliability and luxury, but the automaker also places particular attention to Precision Crafter Performance. With a redesign for the 2018 Acura RLX coming soon, Washington D.C. drivers can expect not only a look that falls in line with the chiseled appearance of other Acura models, but also meticulously optimized performance.

A redesign is always a big announcement because it’s the best time for enthusiasts to discover what the priorities are for a brand. You can see in the 2018 Acura RLX that this Japanese automaker is putting the focus on appearances that stand out from the crowd, while also being distinctly recognized for the Acura badging. A sculpted hood, updated wheel designs, bold LED headlights, gloss black rear diffuser and dual-exhaust finishers all help the RLX achieve this goal.

2018 Acura RLX performance

Nothing quite grabs our attention like a bold appearance, but it’s the driving style that holds enthusiasm. The Acura RLX has two powertrain options, the V6 Precision All-Wheel Steer and the Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive. Both offer appealing power output figures, as the V6 P-AWS system offers up to 310 horsepower and has an updated 10-speed automatic transmission, but we think the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD will inspire you.

First, the system is shared by the NSX supercar, so it should come as no surprise that handling and that feeling of grip, even around sharp corners, is impressive. Then you have the three-motor system that pairs with the V6 for 377 total net horsepower. Naturally, you’ll be rethinking what it means to drive a hybrid. Sure, it is also more efficient, but shoppers choose this configuration just as much for performance as they do for practical reasons.

Speaking of practical, AcuraWatch features are also standard for the 2018 Acura RLX. This means advanced driver assistance systems like Adaptive Cruise Control, the new Traffic Jam Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and more are all found on the standard model.

Interested in the 2018 Acura RLX? Stop by as it will be available at Karen Radley Acura soon. We happily serve customers from Tysons Corner, Vienna, Lorton, Springfield, Manassas, Woodbridge, Fairfax, Gainesville and Washington D.C.