Compare 2014 Acura RLX vs 2013 Lexus GS 350

2014 Acura RLX
2013 Lexus GS 350
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 20 31 $44,324 $48,450
4-Door Sedan Navigation 20 31 $46,586 $50,950
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 20 31 $49,753 $54,450
4-Door Sedan Krell Audio Pkg 20 31 $52,016 $56,950
4-Door Sedan Hybrid Tech Pkg 28 32 $54,730 $59,950
4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 20 31 $55,183 $60,450
4-Door Sedan Hybrid Advance Pkg 28 32 $60,160 $65,950
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $43,945 $47,250
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $46,314 $49,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,324
$43,945
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,450
$47,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$808 / month
$788 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Acura RLX leaves the bold ambition to other brands; it's a studied update that delivers smoother looks, quicker performance, and better fuel economy, but no more excitement. The 2013 Lexus GS 350 gains a little confidence and connectivity, while its competition gains some weight and complexity.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 57.300
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.800
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.700
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.1 109.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 54.500
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 36.300
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.000
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.100
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8 5.700
Length, Overall (in)
196.1 190.700
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.300
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 62.600
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 112.200
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 72.400
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 62.000
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 14.300
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 12.200 x 0.700
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 13.100 x 1.200
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.400
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 34.800
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.800
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 13.200
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/50WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3933 3795
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 x 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
272 @ 4500 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6500 306 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 3.224
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.043
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.586
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.520
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.615
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.401
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.717
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RLX Lexus GS 350
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 (Est) 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5 (2012)
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-- -

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