Compare 2015 Acura RLX vs 2015 Hyundai Azera vs 2015 Lexus ES

2015 Acura RLX
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2015 Hyundai Azera
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2015 Lexus ES
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RLX 4-Door Sedan 20 31 $44,324 $48,450
RLX 4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 20 31 $55,183 $60,450
RLX 4-Door Sedan Krell Audio Pkg 20 31 $52,016 $56,950
RLX 4-Door Sedan Navigation 20 31 $46,586 $50,950
RLX 4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 20 31 $49,753 $54,450
4-Door Sedan
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ES 300h 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 40 39 $38,013 $40,580
ES 350 4-Door Sedan 21 31 $35,314 $37,700
ES 350 4-Door Sedan Crafted Line 21 31 $37,950 $40,440

Pricing

Invoice Price

$44,324
$31,707
$38,013

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$48,450
$34,000
$40,580

Monthly Payment Estimate

$808 / month
$567 / month
$676 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.4
8.2
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2015 Acura RLX is an understated luxury full-sizer that puts emphasis on unique technical solutions instead of all-out style and flair. The 2015 Azera is the big, stylish, luxurious Hyundai for folks who don't want the Genesis's bulk or price tag. The 2015 Lexus ES is the one of the best luxury cars for those who still have practical considerations like back-seat space and ride comfort; and the 300h Hybrid model is quite the counterpoint to much more expensive 'green luxury' models.

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Fuel Economy

City

20 mpg 20 mpg 40 mpg

Highway

31 mpg 29 mpg 39 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Large Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

102.1 107 100.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57 56.4 55

Front Leg Room (in)

42.3 45.5 41.9

Front Hip Room (in)

55.9 54.6 54.8

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Second Leg Room (in)

38.8 36.8 40

Front Head Room (in)

37.6 40.3 37.5

Second Hip Room (in)

54.5 54.2 53.8

Front Shoulder Room (in)

59.6 58.3 57.6

Second Head Room (in)

36.9 37.6 37.5

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

57.7 57.9 57.1

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.2 63.3 62

Wheelbase (in)

112.2 112 111

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.4 73.2 71.7

Track Width, Front (in)

64.3 63.2 62.6

Min Ground Clearance (in)

3.8 5.4 -

Length, Overall (in)

196.1 193.7 192.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.9 16.3 12.1

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.2 11.2 11

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.3 12.6 11.6

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.5 18.5 17.2

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.5 36.5 37.4

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/45VR18 P245/45VR18 P215/55VR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/45VR18 P245/45VR18 P215/55VR17

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3933 3684 3660

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 18 X 7.5 17 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 18 X 7.5 17 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 150 -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- 660 -

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

310 @ 6500 293 @ 6400 200 @ 5700

Engine Type

Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

272 @ 4500 255 @ 5200 156 @ 4500

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

3.5 L/212 3.3 L/204 2.5 L/152

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

31 29 39

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 20 40

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

24 23 40

Transmission

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.26 3.39 -

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.11 2.83 -

Trans Order Code

NA NA NA

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.06 1.39 -

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.56 0.77 -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.38 4.65 -

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.25 2.88 3.54

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.49 1.84 -

Trans Type

6 6 1

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.76 1.00 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura RLX Hyundai Azera Lexus ES 300h

Body Style

Sedan Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link Strut

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Double Wishbone Strut Strut

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

6.0 - 9.0

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.4 7.6 4.4

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

-

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

-

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

-

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

-

Overall Side Crash Rating

-

Side Barrier Rating

-

Side Barrier Rating Driver

-

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

-

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

-

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

-

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

-

Rollover Rating

-

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