Occupying something of a middle ground between high-feature compact luxury sedans and the "default" European choices like the BMW 5-Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Acura RLX finds itself with a wide range of rivals.
The Volvo S90 is certainly the segment's style choice, both inside and out.
Close behind is the more polarizing Cadillac CTS, which delivers more performance at the upper range.
Then there are the mid-size luxury heavyweights: The Lexus GS, the Mercedes E, and the BMW 5.
You can't go wrong with any of those three, as each offers a wide range of options, engines, and features.
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|2017 Acura RLXBrowse Used Listings||2017 BMW 5-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2017 Cadillac CTSBrowse Used Listings||2017 Lexus GSBrowse Used Listings||2017 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings||2017 Volvo S90Browse Used Listings|
|20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars|
|Sedan w/Technology Pkg||530i Sedan||4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD||GS Turbo RWD||E 300 Luxury RWD Sedan||T5 FWD Momentum|
|Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sedan||Sedan||4 Door Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2017 Acura RLX vs. 2017 BMW 5-Series||2017 Acura RLX vs. 2017 Cadillac CTS||2017 Acura RLX vs. 2017 Lexus GS||2017 Acura RLX vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class||2017 Acura RLX vs. 2017 Volvo S90|