2008 Acura RL Comfort & Quality

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Comfort & Quality

The 2008 Acura RL sports a refined, high-quality interior, but reviewers are divided on the cabin's roominess.

Cars.com reports this year's Acura RL has a "five-occupant" cabin, although J.D. Power disagrees: "you'll be rightly dismayed by the tight leg space, hip room, and shoulder room...this is a comfortable car for four adults, certainly." ForbesAutos says this Acura RL 2008 "interior feels cramped," but Kelley Blue Book notes a "surprisingly roomy back seat." Nonetheless, ConsumerGuide proclaims that Acura RL 2008 "seats are all-day comfortable and very supportive in spirited cornering," adding that while "shorter drivers may feel a bit 'buried'...ample seat adjustments and a standard tilt and telescopic steering wheel help compensate."

The 2008 Acura RL has high levels of fit and finish, if not copious interior room.

ForbesAutos’ complaints about space are not limited to the cabin; they say "trunk space in particular seem[s] too confining for a flagship luxury car." ConsumerGuide provides the unfortunate details: Acura RL's "wide trunk extends well forward but lacks height for really big cargo, [and] sickle-shape trunklid hinges are covered but eat up space."

ConsumerGuide reports the 2008 Acura RL has a "top-notch cabin decor and assembly quality," while Edmunds positively gushes over the "high-quality materials." This source does notes the "dash is awash in buttons, which may confuse some."

Despite other criticisms, J.D. Powers admits that "the Acura RL is a comfortable car...it is a quiet car." ConsumerGuide says "all noise sources are well controlled in the RL...its stiff body structure provided squeak- and rattle-free driving."

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