Compare 2015 Acura RLX vs 2015 Lexus ES

2015 Acura RLX
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
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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
$38,013
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,450
$40,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$808 / month
$676 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
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 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 40 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 54.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 40
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 57.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.1 100.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 111
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8 -
Length, Overall (in)
196.1 192.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 62
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 12.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 11
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P215/55VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3933 3660
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
272 @ 4500 156 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6500 200 @ 5700
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 40
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 39
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.54
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 -
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RLX Lexus ES 300h
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 4.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.0 9.0
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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