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2005 Acura RL

2005 Acura RL

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Acura's flagship sedan was completely redesigned last year as a larger and more luxurious all-wheel-drive model. While a V-8 is still not part of the picture, its 3.5-liter VTEC V-6 engine delivers a respectable 290 horsepower. It comes mated to a five-speed Sequential SportShift automatic that can be taken through the gears manually, via either a console shifter or steering-wheel-mounted race car-like paddle controls. A four-wheel independent suspension helps the car hold the corners, and traction on both wet and dry pavement benefits from the RL's Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive System that distributes the optimum amount of torque between both the front/rear and left/right rear wheels. The car's satellite navigation system includes a real-time traffic monitoring function for majorU.S.cities that can warn the driver of road delays ahead and suggest alternate routes. Standard features include adaptive headlamps and a keyless access/starting system. A newly offered Technology Package includes a Collision Mitigation Braking System that monitors potential frontal collisions and automatically alerts the driver, tensions the seatbelts, and applies the brakes if it detects a crash is imminent and unavoidable; it also comes with adaptive cruise control and run-flat tires. A dealer-installed A-SPEC performance package becomes newly available for 2006, and includes a track-tuned suspension package that lowers the car by nearly three-quarters of an inch, 18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport tires, an underbody kit, and a rear spoiler.

 

2005 Acura RL by Marc K. Stengel (10/11/2004)
Acura's newest RL flagship redefines performance and sophistication.

 

 

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Friday, September 30, 2016
For 2005 Acura RL

Unusual car. You don't see many of them.

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All wheel drive with snow tires you can go pretty much anywhere ice no problem. 300 horsepower but shortage of torque. If you get it on the cam it moves. Low 20's mpg on premium. Reliability has not been as... + More »
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Sunday, February 7, 2016
2005 Acura RL 4-Door Sedan AT (Natl)

Bullet proof GT that still looks great after 10 years

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100K and running like new. Decent power, averages about 18 MPG city, 25 Highway. Very pleased with the RL and how it has aged.
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Monday, April 13, 2015
For 2002 Acura RL

Most reliable car Honda makes!

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Long live the Legend! No really the 3.5RL has been a dream. Quiet and refined for the 2002 year. Powerful when needed. Ride is smooth and handling is great for this sedans size. Only thing not good is Acura... + More »
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