The 2012 Acura RL is a mid-size luxury sedan that utilizes a transversely mounted front engine AWD configuration. The RL is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 300 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options are limited to a 6-speed automatic transmission with sport paddle shifters. Fuel mileage is an EPA estimated 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway, for a combined average of 20 mpg. Available features include HID headlamps, rear parking sensors, rearview camera, navigation system, hands-free phone capabilities, keyless start, premium sound system, leather seats, and USB/iPod integration. Safety is comprised of an advanced airbag system, traction control, stability control, vehicle stability assist, anti-lock braking, and tire pressure monitoring. The RL is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The RL is virtually unchanged for 2012. The RL shows a base price increase of $500 over last year.
All-wheel drive standard; quick, controlled handling; luxurious interior; high-tech options available
Standard all-wheel drive stabilizes the car around corners, which is a nice thing to know with the 300-horse 3.7L V6 under the hood. This is the kind of Acura technology that has earned the RL reviews for being quiet and surefooted, as well as quick and refined. The luxurious interior is very well insulated, and the Bose sound system adapts its volume to the speed of the vehicle.