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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Features

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
4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 29 $44,361 $47,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $46,456 $49,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,324
$44,361
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,450
$47,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$808 / month
$795 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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 2014 Lexus GS has more distinction and better handling to match improved connectivity; even so, it's still playing catch-up.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57 55.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.1 99
Front Hip Room (in) 55.9 54.5
Second Leg Room (in) 38.8 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 38
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 3.8 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 196.1 190.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.2 62.6
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.4 72.4
Track Width, Front (in) 64.3 62
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 14.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 12.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 13.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.5 37.4
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3933 3795
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 80
Engine
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 272 @ 4500 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5 L/212 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 6500 306 @ 6400
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 1.46
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.38 4.60
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.25 2.94
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.86
Trans Type 6 8
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26 2.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 2.72
Trans Order Code NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.69
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 Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.7 (Est) 8.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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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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