2017 Acura RLX Release Date and Info

The fresh 2017 Acura RLX is a luxury sedan that offers plenty of upscale tidbits while still ensuring a smooth and serene ride. It features a spacious cabin, plenty of safety features, abundant standard features, and excellent crash test-scores. Its release date should be expected early next year.

2017 Acura RLX exterior, black color

For 2017, buyers should expect new 19” wheels, suspension and chassis upgrades, expanded package collection, new safety features: collision mitigation, road departure mitigation, an all-surround camera, and rear-cross traffic alert. Lastly, the new Sport Hybrid trim is set to arrive later in the year while the previous base trim will no longer be available as it has been discontinued.

Although mostly unchanged for 2017, the new 2017 Acura RLX will most probably drive below the radar in its class. Just to be honest, the exterior and interior styling is conservative and a mild change might have worked for it. But that shouldn’t mean that the RLX misses the point, its exterior and interior styling is still something worth taking a selfie with.

2017 Acura RLX exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Depending on your priorities, the new RLX offers plenty of features at a lower price tag if you were to compare it with its traditional and mostly higher priced German rivals.

To start off with, the base RLX features a standard navigation system, which is normally optional for most sedans. Other otherwise optional features include LED headlights, a suite of safety features, and keyless entry and ignition.

2017 Acura RLX silver color, headlights

Notably, the price across the entire trim level hasn’t increased from the previous year. Things remain unchanged under the hood of the 2017 RLX, it still comes with a 3.5L V6 engine that drives the fore wheels via a six-speed auto transmission system. For 2017 however, Acura has seen it fit to fine tune its suspension tuning and chassis in an effort to help it reduce road noise, improve ride handling and quality.

Despite the effort, the RLX still comes with some notable cons. They include: uncomfortable seats on longer trips; disconnected steering feel; and distracting digital screen interface.

2017 Acura RLX rear angle, taillights

Some of its rivals include 2017 Hyundai Genesis, 2017 Lexus GS 350, 2017 Audi A6, 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and 2017 BMW 5 Series.

Available Trims – Acura RLX

The 2017 RLX is available in three trims: Navigation, Technology Package, and the Advance Package.

2017 Acura RLX front angle, grille and headlights

As already mentioned, the 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid is expected later on.

Exterior Review & Interior Colors – 2017 Acura RLX

2017 Acura RLX leather seats, gear shift knob and steering wheel

The 2017 Acura RLX w/Navigation comes bundled with keyless ignition and entry, LED headlights, heated front seats, driver memory settings, leatherette upholstery, eight-way power adjustable front seats, automatic climate control (four-way), auto-dimming rearview mirrors, 19” alloy wheels, power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.

2017 Acura RLX interior,dashboard and gear shift knob

Standard electronics include a rearview camera, Pandora and Aha compatibility, ELS sound system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, dual displays, satellite and HD radios, and an auxiliary audio jack.

2017 Acura RLX exterior, grille

Opting for the Technology option package gets you a 14-speaker ELS sound system, automatic wipers, adaptive cruise control, and leather upholstery. The Advance package adds ventilated front seats, a power rear sunshade, an all-surround camera, Krell premium sound system, a heated steering wheel, and remote start.

2017 Acura RLX interior,leather seats and dashboard

2017 Acura RLX Engine Specs

For 2017, the RLX receives a carryover engine from the 2015 model. Under the hood is a 3.5L V6 engine rated at 310 hp and 272 lbs. of torque. Both the six-speed automatic transmission system and the FWD are the default systems.

Although slated to arrive later after the sedan’s debut, the 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid will combined the 3.5L engine with a three motor hybrid system, complete with electronically powered Acura’s Super Handling SH-AWD and torque vectoring. You can get the full information once it debuts.

2017 Acura RLX engine

During our 2017 Acura RLX test drive, the RLX with the Advance package sprints to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. The EPA fuel economy ratings available stand at 20/31/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Safety features include stability control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, traction control, driver knee airbag, side curtain airbag, and a rearview camera.

Release Date & 2017 Acura RLX Price

Once available, the new 2017 Acura RLX Hybrid will cost you an MSRP starting at $59,950, and $50,950 for the RLX sedan. The sedan should be available in dealerships early next year.

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2017 Acura RLX steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

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2017 Acura NSX Release Date, Specs and Review

The fresh 2017 Acura NSX is expected to make a triumphant comeback after a brief hiatus from the finest exotics club. Some of the highlights for 2017 include a comfortable and serene cabin, a new hybrid powertrain and an all-new AWD system that promises top-notch performance, and an outlandish style.

2017 Acura NSX
2017 Acura NSX

New add-ons to expect include a dramatic styling, an iconic nameplate, an aluminum body construction, an all-new, two-seat, mid-engine hybrid sports cars, and a V6 hybrid powerplant that offers in excess of 500 hp.

It has been almost four years now since the 2017 Acura NSX began its comeback to the collective automotive consciousness during the Detroit motor show, when the brand unmasked what the next-gen supercar will look like. Later, a commercial starring Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld signaled Acura’s promise of bracing its production version and a halo supercar that ultimately debuted earlier this year.

2017 Acura NSX front
2017 Acura NSX front

For 2017, the vehicle comes built on the steel and aluminum frame with a carbon-fiber floor insert. The body panels are made of a fiberglass-like composite and aluminum composite. This light-body shell, according to Acura, should help leverage the mass of the electric and hybrid components though the curb weight hasn’t been made public by Acura. The engineers say that the vehicle comes with a lowered center of gravity that should bode well for handling, however, we are yet to confirm the proclamations.

2017 Acura NSX back
2017 Acura NSX back

According to very credible sources, we expect the 2017 Acura NSX to weigh around 700 lbs. more than the existing model which translates to about 3,700 lbs. in total.

Price & 2017 Acura NSX Release Date

Acura hasn’t announced a revised on-sale date, after a development delay, but industry pundits claim its release date shouldn’t come before the Spring of 2016.

As for the sticker price, expect the vehicle to come featuring an MSRP starting from $150,000, which is about what other vehicles in the same segment go for. Some of its rivals include 2016 Porsche 911 and 2016 Audi R8 V10.

Engine Specs – 2017 Acura NSX

Just like the prior model, the new 2017 Acura NSX comes with a lowered center of gravity available as a two-seater. However, the new 2017 model will use a twin turbocharged direct injected V6 that powers the aft wheels via the dual-clutch nine-speed transmission system. A lithium-ion battery and three electric motors augment the V6.

Seating between the transmission and the engine is one of the motors, and provides an initial torque surge and regenerative braking before the turbos get up to full throttle. Also, it aides to quicken the gearchanges by slowing or spiking the engine via the shifts. The rest of the engines drive the front wheels and are mounted up front.

However, there is no connection between the front wheels and the V6, which naturally should enable the fore wheels a laudable degree of liberation from each other and even the rear. As the setup stands, it promises precise response and handling, but will have to be aided by the mini supercomputers that need to work in synergy to get it right.

No announcements have been made by Acura about the new engine’s specs yet. However, the V6 promises to deliver about 500 horsepower, while the addition of the electric power from the 2WD should add it up to about 550 horsepower, an output that stands well above what today’s elite sports cars generate.

Though we haven’t confirmed, the new 2017 Acura NSX will have a top speed of 190 mph and will hustle from 0-60 mph in just 2.7 seconds. We will schedule our test drive as soon as we get the invitation to do so, so keep checking for future updates.

Unfortunately, the EPA fuel economy mpg ratings aren’t available yet, but we expect the details to start trickling down soon.

Exterior Wallpaper & Interior Colors – 2017 Acura NSX

Interior wise, the new 2017 Acura NSX comes with a vast canvas of aluminum and leather befitting a racy car. Also, the cabin comes with flat bottom steering wheel, black and blue theme, high-door sills, tall center console, and a floating center stack.

2017 Acura NSX interior
2017 Acura NSX interior

Additionally, there are various drive modes including an electric-only operation, a track setting, and a low-speed mode will be available.

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2017 Acura TLX Release Date and Info

The new and updated Acura TLX for 2017 offers a spacious cabin and an appealing luxury at a lower price than most of its competitors. Its middling performance might hinder it from being the class leader, though. Some of its strengths include a generous rear legroom, an equipment galore, and a serene interior. Its release date should be expected in February next year.

2017 Acura TLX exterior front

The new 2017 TLX is largely unchanged but there lots of updates on its cabin and exterior fronts. For starters, the TLX debuted last year and continues to ride on the Honda Accord platform. This therefore means that it comes with a 109.3” wheelbase but wider and slightly shorter in order to give a more athletic demeanor.

Interior wise, the styling doesn’t disappoint. Of course you saw this coming, it offers a number of updates in order to earn it a place among the rest of the luxury-badged bigwigs. Under the hood, you can expect to find a 2.4L inlone-4 as well as a 290 hp generating 3.5L V6 engine. The engines despite offering a stunning performance lag behind in terms of real-world fuel economy ratings although, according to Acura, the numbers seem pretty impressive.

2017 Acura TLX tailpipe and taillights

For most buyers, the Acura strikes them as a nicely furnished, well-rounded, and luxury sedan and not because it’s neither the fastest nor the most fuel-efficient. If you come to look at it, the Acura offers more features at a more affordable price than most of its European rivals, which despite carrying a significant price tag, tend to depreciate more quickly.

In other words, the new 2017 Acura TLX should be your best bet for your money, but it all depends on your priorities. However, if you are not short on the budget, other alternatives should be worth checking out. They include BMW 3 Series 2017, 2017 Audi A4, 2017 Volvo S60, and 2017 Lexus IS.

Acura TLX – Available Trims

The new 2017 TLX is offered in three trims: base, Technology, and the plush Advance. Although available as optional packages, they are provided in both 2WD- and 4WD versions. The Type S is reviewed separately.

Exterior Changes & Interior Review – 2017 Acura TLX

2017 Acura TLX , leather seats,dashboard and gear shift knob

The base 2017 Acura TLX coupe is available with a sunroof, heated side mirrors, ambient interior lighting, leatherette upholstery, LED headlights, all-wheel steering, keyless entry and ignition, heated front wheels, a four-way power passenger seat, climate control (four-way), a 60/40-split-folding rear seatbacks, LED taillights, driver memory settings, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

2017 Acura TLX red color, alloy wheels

Technological features include a rearview mirror, smartphone app integration, Aha and Pandora integration, USB audio interface, Siri Eyes Free integration, a 7-speaker sound system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, an 8” touchscreen interface, and an auxiliary audio jack.

Opting for the Technology package gets you a rear cross traffic alert, 10-speaker sound system, lane-departure warning system, a color-trip computer, HD radio, automatic wipers, lane-departure intervention, and voice controls.

2017 Acura TLX Interior, lcd screen, steering wheel and gearstick

Upgrading to the SH-AWD Advance automobile package gets you LED foglights, automatic braking, forward collision mitigation system, auto-dimming side mirrors, rear parking sensors, and 18” wheels.

2017 Acura TLX Engine Specs

A choice of two engines is what lies under the hood of the new 2017 Acura TLX. Springing for the 2.4L four-cylinder engine gets you 206 horsepower and 182 lbs. of torque.

It comes mated to a specialized eight-speed automated manual transmission system and a front-wheel drive system.

You might wonder whether the engine is the same as the VW’s DSG or Porsche’s PDK, however, the TLX’s automated dual-clutch manual comes with a fitted conventional automatic’s torque converter. This allows it achieve a smoother operation especially at very low speeds.

2017 Acura TLX engine

During our test drive, the base 2.4L engine dashed from 0-60 mph in 7.4 seconds, which is a lackluster performance in its class. It returns fuel economy ratings of 24/35/28 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Next up is the 3.5L V6 engine good for 290 horsepower and 267 pounds of torque. The default transmission system is a conventional nine-speed automatic transmission system. Additionally, you can choose either the 2WD or the 4WD with the V6 engine.

Fuel economy ratings stand at 21/34/25 mpg with the front-wheel-drive system.

Price & 2017 Acura TLX Release Date

The new 2017 Acura TLX sedan will go for sale for an MSRP starting from $31,695. We should expect it in local dealerships on February next year.

2017 Acura TLX silver color, front

You can also get the 2017 Acura TLX Commercial song: Wild Horses by Bishop, online.

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2017 Acura TLX blue color

2017 Acura TLX rear and taillights

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2017 Acura TLX rear taillights and badges

2017 Acura TLX grille and headlights

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