The 2008 Acura RL is a technology flagship that offers many cutting-edge features as standard and optional equipment.
Aside from the usual power features, climate control, and cruise control, standard items on the Acura RL include a keyless access/starting system and a Bose audio system with DVD-Audio. Edmunds reports that the Acura RL's "10-speaker surround-sound stereo with six-CD/DVD audio changer, satellite radio and optional iPod integration is one of the best in the business." In addition to this joy for audiophiles, Cars.com tells us that the 2008 Acura RL's "wealth of standard features includes leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control and heated, power-adjustable front seats."
Options include a cutting-edge Technology Package, which features Acura's Collision Mitigation Braking System. Active Front Lighting, Adaptive Cruise Control, and a navigation system are bundled with the Technology Package. The RL's satellite navigation system includes a real-time traffic-monitoring function for major U.S. cities that can warn the driver of road delays ahead and suggest alternate routes. Cars.com says the system uses XM NavTraffic data to provide updates: “an 8-inch screen displays current traffic details, including flow, accidents and freeway construction so drivers can then select the least-congested route."
ForbesAutos reports the "Active Front Lighting system, which turns the headlights with the steering wheel," is now an option, instead of a standard feature.