Compare 2016 Acura RLX vs 2016 Lexus ES

2016 Acura RLX
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
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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
$38,422
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,450
$41,020
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1008 / month
$684 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
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 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 40 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 40
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.1 100.1
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 57.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 62
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)
196.1 193.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 12.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 11
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4003 3660
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6500 200 @ 5700
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I-4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 40
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 40
Transmission
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
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RLX Lexus ES 300h
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 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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