Compare 2016 Acura RLX vs 2015 Hyundai Azera vs 2016 Lexus ES

2016 Acura RLX
X
2015 Hyundai Azera
X
2016 Lexus ES
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4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RLX 4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 20 31 $55,587 $60,450
RLX 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Advance Pkg 28 32 $60,637 $65,950
RLX 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Tech Pkg 28 32 $55,128 $59,950
RLX 4-Door Sedan Navigation 20 31 $46,864 $50,950
RLX 4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 20 31 $50,077 $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 $38,422 $41,020
ES 350 4-Door Sedan 21 31 $35,688 $38,100

Pricing

Invoice Price

$55,587
$31,707
$38,422

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$60,450
$34,000
$41,020

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1008 / month
$567 / month
$684 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.4
8.2
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2016 Acura RLX offers some minor updates to an already competent—if subtle—luxury package. It's an interesting alternative to the other cars in its class. The 2015 Azera is the big, stylish, luxurious Hyundai for folks who don't want the Genesis's bulk or price tag. The 2016 Lexus ES is is more comfortable, roomy, and practical than the sport sedans it is priced against, especially the 300h Hybrid, which delivers excellent fuel economy for far less than its "green luxury" rivals.

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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 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

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

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

Second Leg Room (in)

38.8 36.8 40

Front Head Room (in)

37.6 40.3 37.5

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

64.3 63.2 62.6

Min Ground Clearance (in)

3.8 5.4 -

Length, Overall (in)

196.1 193.7 193.3

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

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.9 16.3 12.1

Brakes

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

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.5 18.5 17.2

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.5 36.5 37.4

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P245/40WR19 P245/45VR18 P215/55VR17

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/40WR19 P245/45VR18 P215/55VR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4003 3684 3660

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 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)

19 X 8 18 X 7.5 17 X 7

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 150 -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- 660 -

Engine

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

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

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

24 23 40

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

31 29 39

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 20 40

Transmission

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

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.76 1.00 -

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

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 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura RLX Hyundai Azera Lexus ES 300h

Body Style

Sedan Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Double Wishbone Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link Strut

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Strut Strut

Emissions

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

7.7 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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