Compare 2017 Acura RLX vs 2017 Lexus ES

2017 Acura RLX
2017 Lexus ES
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Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 29 30 $61,184 $65,950
RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 29 30 $55,625 $59,950
RLX Sedan w/Advance Pkg 20 30 $56,088 $60,450
RLX Sedan w/Technology Pkg 20 30 $50,529 $54,450
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ES 300h FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ES ES 300h FWD 40 39 $39,171 $41,820
ES ES 350 FWD 21 30 $36,438 $38,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$61,184
$39,171
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$65,950
$41,820
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1099 / month
$697 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
If the Acura RLX's weak sales figures are anything to go by, its subtlety is lost on most consumers. If it's cosseting luxury and a roomy interior you're after, the Lexus ES may be the car for you.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 40 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.1 100.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 40
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8 -
Length, Overall (in)
196.1 193.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 12.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4359 3682
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
377 @ 6500 200 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
341 @ 4700 156 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 40
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 40
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.66 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.54
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.03 -
Trans Type
7 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
SH-AWD Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RLX Lexus ES
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 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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