2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Release Date and Specs

Drivers in the market for a vehicle that is sure to help them save on fuel costs may be interested in learning more about the 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid. This model released today to dealership lots across the country, and it’s sure to impress. This model is “the most powerful and technologically advanced Acura sedan in history”, and our team here at Certified Autoplex is going to explore the reasons why.

To start, the 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid is equipped with a three-motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system, which is also available on the new Acura NSX supercar. The 2017 RLX Sport Hybrid is set with a 3.5-liter direct-injection V-6 engine and paired with a seven-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. It has a combined system horsepower of 377 and a system combined torque of 341 lb.-ft.

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Hybrid models are especially well-known for their impressive city fuel economies, and the 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid is no exception. It gets an average 29 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway compared to the gas model that gets 20 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway.

Safety Features on the 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

As we mentioned above, the 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid is full to the brim with top-of-the-line safety and technology features. Drivers who choose this model will have all the latest features right at their fingertips. To start, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow allows for drivers to easily flow through traffic. A multi-view rear camera is standard with dynamic guidelines, and there is an available surround-view camera system as well.  

2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid rearview camera

The AcuraWatch suite of safety and driver assistive technology features is included as standard equipment on the 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid. Aside from the Adaptive Cruise Control, the following features make up this safety suite:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Blind Spot Information
  • Cross Traffic Monitor

The 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid is expected to earn a five-star rating from the New Car Assessment Programme Overall Vehicle safety rating as well as a TOP SAFETY PICK from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Other noteworthy features include a capless refueling system, Smart Entry, dual touch screens and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

2017_Acura_RLX_Sport_Hybrid front seats

More information regarding the 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid is available by contacting our team here at Certified Autoplex. Although we don’t carry new models on our lot, we do have a wide selection of pre-owned Acura vehicles for drivers to choose from.

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