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With the 2018 RLX, Acura has brought high-tech handling to its new 5 passenger luxury hybrid sedan. It gets high marks for its performance, features, design, media and connectivity. The 2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid with its gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain and innovative torque-vectoring has lots of power, impressive handling and excellent fuel economy. The RLX drives quietly and comfortably and has driver assistance features like lane-keeping assist technology, adaptive cruise control and a navigation system to get everyone home safely.

The 2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid’s impressive features as well as its cutting-edge powertrain make it an excellent value. The vehicle handles corners with ease even in tough terrain and delivers adrenaline-pumping fun for the driver. Part of the reason for its easy, predictable handling is the fine-tuning the Acura engineers have done to its all-wheel-drive system. Plus, its quiet cabin and comfortable seats and suspension leave the driver energized even after hours on the road.

Acura has outfitted its 2018 RLX Sport Hybrid with a brand new front end. From the A pillars on forward, they have added all-new sheet metal. This gives the vehicle a great new look. Inside the roomy cabin there’s lots of legroom even for rear-seat passengers. Its glossy wood trim perfectly accentuates the RLX Sport Hybrid’s white upholstery, with its matching dashboard, door panels and steering wheel. The console features push-button drive controls as well as a USB port.

The 2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid infotainment system has an upper LCD screen and a lower touchscreen which have a button pod and a dial for programming music and entering destinations on the navigation system. A touchscreen keyboard makes putting in your destination a breeze. The navigation system with its maps, control interfaces and online search option makes finding the businesses you want much easier. The bright and clear head-up display on the 2018 Acura RLX provides navigation assistance, shows upcoming turns, the tachometer, as well as information about the driver assistance features. It’s very useful when you’re on the road. To see how useful it is on the road, take one for a spin at Chapman Acura.

The powertrain on the RLX Sport Hybrid uses a direct-injection, V-6, 3.5-liter engine to power the front wheels, while the rear wheel are driven by dual electric motors. The gasoline engine delivers 310 horsepower along with 272 pound-feet of torque. When combined with the electric motors, they produce 377 horsepower plus 341 pound-feet of torque. The rear electric motors provide positive and negative torque which improves handling and helps minimize body roll.

The RLX Sport Hybrid employs a quick-shifting dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. However, the automated shifting is perfectly programmed for everyday use or performance driving. Add the car’s accurate, responsive steering and its a pleasure to drive on both city streets, wide open highway or hilly canyon roads. Plus, it offers great fuel economy with 28 mpg in city driving and 29 mpg on the highway. Pretty impressive for a car with its size and power. Acura’s largest sedan, the 2018 RLX Sport Hybrid comes fully loaded for $61,900.


If you’re looking to buy the most reliable midsize luxury sedan available, then the 2018 Acura TLX should be on the top of your shopping list. Acura is a luxury brand known for high-quality automobiles with superior reliability and great performance. And Acura has made several improvements to the 2018 TLX and added more features that have resulted in even better performance reviews. In their restyled 2018 TLX, Acura has taken the best features of the TSX and TL sedans and created a vehicle offering 5 great reasons why it should be at or near the top of any car enthusiast’s shopping list. If you want to buy a 2018 Acura TLX, check one out at Chapman Acura.

Excellent Engines

The 2018 Acura TLX gives buyers two excellent engines from which to choose. The base model is a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder, 206-horsepower engine that can more than meet the needs of most buyers. However, for people looking for more, the new TLX gives them the option of getting a 3.5-liter, V6 engine that delivers 290 horsepower and comes paired with a smooth shifting 9-speed transmission. The combination is exciting in any driving mode, but putting it into Sport Plus mode take its performance to an incredible new level.

Top-Notch Features

Acura automobiles have long been known for their top-notch high-end features. With the 2018 TLX, Acura has upped the ante. This new TLX has heated power front seats, a sunroof and dual-zone climate control all as standard equipment. There are also two specialty packages that offer even more exclusive premium touches. The Advance Package features a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and more. The Technology Package features a 10 speaker super powerful ELS sound system among its many options.

Beauty And Style

Acura has enhanced the design of the TLX by adding Jewel Eye LED headlights as well as heated side mirrors as standard features. In addition to the standard 17-inch alloys rims, the performance-inspired A-Spec Trim features 19-inch wheels. The 2018 Acura TLX also has a special acoustic glass windshield which reduces cabin noise to a hush. The TLX also has great LED taillights and people that choose the sporty looking A-Spec trim level are sure to be pleased with its round dual exhaust outlets.

Innovative Safety Features

In addition to its power, performance, style and great options, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2018 Acura TLX a 5-star overall safety rating for its innovative features. The TLX standard AcuraWatch system is a group of innovative safety features which help to improve the driver’s awareness of what’s around them. The TLX’s Technology package offers an excellent blind spot monitoring system as well as a rear cross-traffic alert system among its many technological options. Even the body of the new TLX is a specially designed safety feature. It protects occupants by absorbing the energy from front impacts.

Efficient All-Wheel Drive

Acura also offers its Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive system with every 2018 TLX with V6 engines. This front-wheel drive system helps tame inclement weather and still delivers 30 miles per gallon in highway driving.