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The HMI (human-machine interface) factors definitely need a re-think
all your electronics and cords are kept out of sight
Even on the base RL, you can opt for the Technology package
As alluded to earlier, the 2010 Acura RL is a technological bonanza, offering a plethora of features, including a standard navigation system, 10-speaker Bose stereo system with six-disc DVD-Audio changer, AM/FM/XM tuner, MP3 input, USB input, Bluetooth, and keyless entry.
Kelley Blue Book takes note of the 2010 RL's "USB port located in the center console that offers quick and seamless access to tunes on your iPod, and an Active Sound Control system that does a commendable job of muting engine noise." MotherProof finds the Acura RL opts for a broad palette of technology over space: "A two-level center console houses the AUX and USB inputs as well as a charging point, so all your electronics and cords are kept out of sight. Of course, that means you won't have room for a purse or much else but a pack of wipes up front."
Acura's Human-Machine Interface (HMI) system is full-featured, but some reviewers find it difficult to use. "The HMI (human-machine interface) factors definitely need a re-think," says Automobile Magazine, which also notes, "despite the plethora of buttons and dials on the dash, you have to use voice commands to activate Bluetooth. And unlike Chrysler's MyGig, which gives you an audible list of options, I'm quite sure that you have to leaf through the owners' manual to find the proper Acura-ese terms to make it work."
A sunroof is also standard equipment, as are xenon headlights. The navigation system features real-time traffic data from XM, but getting the most out of the full-features system is tough due to the knob-based control system. Leather upholstery, power sunshades, and dual-zone climate control further swaddle occupants in luxury. Edmunds reports, "Even on the base RL, you can opt for the Technology package, which adds features like adaptive xenon headlights and Acura Link, a bundle of navigation-related features that includes real-time traffic and weather conditions displayed right on the main screen."
Another plus for the 2010 Acura RL is that it comes with a four-year, 50,000-mile service package that pays for oil changes and major repairs in that term.
Unlike the 2010 Acura RL's performance, its technology admits no compromises.