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2016 Acura RLXCurious about the new 2016 Acura RLX? You will find that this model offers a number of important features. Consumers can choose from three main trim levels or packages: Navigation, Technology Package, and the Advance Package. Later in the year, Acura will also be delivering the 2016 Sport Hybrid.

Many of the features in the 2016 Acura RLX remain the same as the 2015 model; however, consumers will note the addition to many impressive features, including the addition of 19-inch wheels that now come as standard equipment. The new 2016 Acura RLX also includes a slate of impressive new safety features, such as rear cross-traffic alert, road departure mitigation, and a 360-degree camera system.

At the lowest trim level, the RLX with Navigation is well-equipped with LED headlights, 19-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition and entry, a sunroof, leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, eight-way power adjustable front seats, and even driver memory settings to ensure you never have to worry about readjusting to your favorite settings. The RLX with Navigation also boasts a long list of electronic features that come standard, including a rearview camera, dual displays, a 10-speaker ELS sound system with a CD player, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a USB/iPod interface, HD and satellite radios, and smartphone app integration. When testing out the electronics and other on-board goodies by going to Chapman Acura, you can truly see how great the vehicle is.

Consumers who opt for the 2016 Acura RLX with Technology option package will be able to include a bundle of features, such as automatic wipers, adaptive cruise control, leather upholstery, and a 14-speaker ELS sound system.

By taking advantage of the Advance package, consumers can enjoy such features as a power rear sunshade, remote start, manual rear passenger window shades, auto-dimming outside mirrors, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, a 36-degree parking camera system, heated steering wheel, and Krell Premium sound system with no less than 14 speakers.

With both the Advance and the Technology Packages, the Acura RLX includes the driver assistance suite AcuraWatch as a standard feature.

One of the first features that consumers are likely to notice in the interior of the 2016 Acura RLX is the spacious feel. Rear passengers are treated to comfy accommodations, including almost three inches of additional legroom than is provided in most other sedans within this vehicle class.

The interior of the 2016 Acura RLX provides even more benefits with a wide array of cutting-edge technology. Drivers can opt to enter destinations via the intuitive navigation system, which features a 7-inch touchscreen located below an 8-inch map display or by using voice commands.

In terms of driving, the Acura RLX’s engine is smooth and quiet while providing sufficient power that will suit the needs of drivers with ease. Thanks to a round of suspension and chassis modification in the 2016 Acura RLX, this model is designed to give drivers communicative control.

The Acura RLX earned a five-star rating for total frontal impact safety in government crash test.

RLX Sport HybridIf you want an electric car with lots of power and luxury, you have found it in the 2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid. With all-wheel-drive, a hybrid engine and plenty of add-ons, there is a lot to love. If you are in the market for a car and want it all, check out the 2015 RLX Sport Hybrid. Here are a few things that make it a great choice.

First and foremost, if you are looking to get a top-of-the-line hybrid with all the technology, you are going to love the RLX. With the direct-injection V6 engine, which is rated at 310 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque, you can have a lot of fun in this Acura. Combined with the front-mounted electric motor of 47 horsepower and 109 lb-ft of torque, you get a combined 377 horses and 341 lb-ft of torque. With a car this size, you still get 28 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway, which is great for a high-powered sport hybrid that should get you to 0-60 mph in around five seconds. Once available, you can see the power for yourself by test driving one at Chapman Acura. If you do, you are sure to love everything about the car.

There are plenty of small cars and hybrid vehicles that offer you great mpg, but they don’t always offer you a smooth and luxurious ride. This is where Acura comes up big with its 2016 Acura RLX. With Milano leather upholstery and high quality touch surfaces, you are reminded that you are in a luxury car. Coupled with plenty of room in both the front and rear seats, you and your passengers are going to have a great time. With climate control being truly customized, you are never going to suffer any discomfort in the car, and you will have more seat customization options than you will ever need as Acura thinks of everything. All in all, whether you are going on a long road trip or a drive around town, you and your passengers will be comfortable and secure.

If you want a powerful and luxurious car, you should check out the 2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid as it gives you sports car-like power and handling, while giving you excellent gas mileage and plenty of comfort.

Acura SedansAcura is a great company, and it makes solid SUVs, reliable sedans and fun sports cars. On top of that, the company is always working on new technology and making its cars faster, more efficient and more fun to drive. However, like most car companies, Acura is not resting on its laurels. No, the company wants to make more exciting sedans, and that should make any Acura, or any car fan for that matter, happy.

Jon Ikeda, general manager of Acura, has an agenda this luxury brand. While he is happy with the direction and the general popularity of the NSX and popular crossovers, he has his eye on the sedans. Recently, Ikeda, in an interview with Automotive News, he mentioned that he wanted to work on the challenging mission of making Acura’s cars more fun for every audience. Essentially, he wants sedans that everyone will get excited about. To get excited about an Acura in person, you should check out a sedan at Chapman Acura.

While he has declined to come up with specifics on the brand’s plans for sedans, he wants to take more seriously the company’s 80’s-era slogan “precision crafted performance.”  He mentioned that any step the company makes to improving its product has to abide by that motto, and that it is paramount to improve the performance and quality of its cars. The interesting thing about Acura, which is both an advantage and disadvantage, is the company has only three sedans to its name, which are the full-size RLX, midsize TLX and the compact ILX. In one way, the company can put more time, effort and money into these brands, but on the other hand, it is hard to compete with other companies that have more models. By going to a local Tucson Acura dealer, you can see what all the fuss is about with the current brands available.

Acura has considerable technology to leverage, and this gives the company a distinct advantage to come up with a plan and knock out the competition.  The company can also look at its Acura NSX to get ideas and take a page out of that playbook, though, suffice to say, Acura isn’t looking for that kind of power out of its sedans. But, by drawing from the NSX, the company can get some styling ideas and use some of its tech to create an amazing machine.

Again, Acura does not have to change too much to remain popular and gain new buyers.  In fact, the truth is, the brand is one of the few that is bucking the trend of falling sales in 2015. Through July of 2015, sedans sales for Acura are up 36 percent from the previous year. Partially, this is due to the redesign of the ILX as the company made it more exciting, all while keeping true to its roots.

Without doing much, Acura can remain a powerhouse for years to come. But, luckily, the company is investing in its brand, and buyers should rejoice, especially ones who want to buy a more exciting sedan.