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The interior of the 2011 Acura RL is whisper-quiet and well assembled, but it's not all that roomy in the back seat or in the trunk.
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more room in the rear seat and trunk would help Acura cajole fifty large out of more than 200 to 300 people per month
Car and Driver

Between luxury and sportiness, the RL sides firmly with luxury
Winding Road

the suspension is tuned more for comfort, allowing a lot of travel in the dampers

cabin is impressively insulated from wind, tire, and road noise
Automobile Magazine

The interior of the 2011 Acura RL, while one of the quietest and very comfortable for those in the front seat, is far from the roomiest and really only fit for four adults.

The RL's front seats are firm and supportive, with ventilated leather (and heating and cooling) striking a good comfort balance; all they're missing are extending thigh supports. In back, though, there's, surprisingly, just enough space for adults. With the front seats in their rearmost position, six-footers will find headroom and legroom in back very tight (it really doesn't feel any more ample than in a TL or Accord). The roofline has been awkwardly carved out to get that headroom, even.

The trunk also feels miniscule for a vehicle in this segment, too; the decklid and opening are quite small, and toward the frontal portion the space tapers inward and upward.

The Acura RL's real strong suit is quietness in the cabin, thanks to thicker glass and more insulation than rivals, while high-quality materials, including glossy, rich wood and solid, pleasant-feeling plastics, provide a relaxed, premium feeling. An active noise cancellation system and excellent sealing from wind noise means that even on the highway, at super-legal speeds, you'll be able to carry on a quiet, relaxed conversation. 


The interior of the 2011 Acura RL is whisper-quiet and well assembled, but it's not all that roomy in the back seat or in the trunk.

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