2020 Acura RLX vs. Its Competition

2020 Acura RLX
Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

The Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class are the core of the mid-size luxury sedan segment along with the BMW 5-Series, and offer German quality and panache with tech superiority.

The Infiniti Q70 and Lexus GS are the RLX’s Japanese counterparts, but both are just about as dated as the Acura.

Volvo’s sleek and stylish S90 offers impressive comfort and a plug-in hybrid powertrain that’s pricey but potent.

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Quick Specs
6.3
The 2020 Acura RLX’s familiar shape hides a forward-thinking powertrain.
7.2
The 2020 Audi A6 is as good as mid-size luxury sedans get—for those still shopping sedans.
5.6
The 2020 Lexus GS is a stylish, sporty sedan for nonconformists.
7.7
It's good to be the king: There's a reason the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class family of cars still rules the mid-size luxury roost.
7.2
The 2020 Volvo S90 is a mid-size luxury sedan that's an antidote for buyers wary of the German same-ness.
MSRP From    
$54,900$54,900$51,065$54,050$50,550
Gas Mileage    
20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbo/Supercharger Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name    
Sedan w/Technology PkgPremium 45 TFSI quattroGS 350 AWDE 350 RWD SedanT6 AWD Momentum
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sedanquattro SedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 Acura RLX vs. 2020 Audi A62020 Acura RLX vs. 2020 Lexus GS2020 Acura RLX vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz E Class2020 Acura RLX vs. 2020 Volvo S90