Compare 2018 Acura RLX vs 2018 Lexus GS

2018 Acura RLX
2018 Lexus GS
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Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 28 29 $57,432 $61,900
RLX Sedan w/Technology Pkg 20 29 $50,946 $54,900
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GS 300 F Sport RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GS GS 300 F Sport RWD 21 30 $47,447 $51,100
GS GS 300 RWD 22 32 $43,254 $46,510
GS GS 350 AWD 19 26 $47,025 $50,565
GS GS 350 F Sport AWD 19 27 $50,161 $54,005
GS GS 350 F Sport RWD 19 27 $48,561 $52,260
GS GS 350 RWD 20 28 $47,333 $50,895
GS GS 450h F Sport RWD 29 34 $63,824 $68,680
GS GS 450h RWD 29 34 $59,181 $63,635
GS F RWD 16 24 $78,447 $84,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$57,432
$47,447
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$61,900
$51,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1032 / month
$852 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Acura RLX brandishes some exotic hardware, and wraps it in anonymity. The 2018 Lexus GS is a worthy rival to its German foes in terms of luxury and handling, but its engine lineup is falling behind the competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.1 99
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 62
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
198.1 192.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 112.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 18.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 14
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 12.2
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 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P235/40VR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P265/35VR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4380 3805
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 80
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
341 @ 4700 258 @ 1650
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
377 @ 6500 241 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 4.60
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.03 1.86
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.82
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.66 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 2.72
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RLX Lexus GS
Body Style
SH-AWD Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.4
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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