Brains and Brawn: The 2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

By Emily Eppley | April 27th, 2018

 

What if you could have a hybrid electric vehicle with the literal makings of a powerful supercar? Now you can with the premium 2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid. This all-wheel-drive wonder shares many of the same features and underpinnings as the legendary Acura NSX, making this flagship sedan an electrifying choice for more than one reason. But the beauty of this vehicle isn’t just skin deep; inside this car is a luxurious cabin with comfort and convenience amenities that will make you wonder why you ever drove anything else. Check out what’s available on the 2018 RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD and then stop by to test drive any of our in-stock models today!

Powering the front wheels are a 310 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and a 47-horsepower electric motor housed inside the RLX’s seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission’s case. The rear axle is powered by two 36-horsepower electric motors. One motor acts upon each wheel and, when cornering, each can apply either positive or negative torque to help steer the car with torque vectoring. This Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system is the same powerful and precise one you’ll find on the supercharged NSX. Don’t just drive to work, create a little buzz on your way.

2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

Take a seat in an open and elegant cabin that offers exceptional space in both rows as well as premium materials from front to back. The Acura RLX is meticulously crafted with tactile elements that improve the experience and the feel of your ride. You’ll love the supple leather seats with contrast stitching as well as the matching steering wheel. Plus, with the Head-Up Display that’s standard on the Sport Hybrid, you’ll have your speed, power distribution, and navigation projected onto the windshield so you never have to take your eyes off the road to stay informed.

The 2018 RLX Sport Hybrid will even take care of the climate control for you with the GPS-Linked Tri-Zone Climate Control. Thanks to a GPS-linked solar sensing system that measures the sun’s position in the sky as well as the current intensity, the vehicle can adjust cabin temperatures to ensure your comfort. Tri-zone automatic climate control allows the rear passengers, the driver, and the front passenger all set custom setting for personalized comfort that’s utterly luxurious. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Stop by today to test drive the 2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD and discover how this premium sedan can make your drive more enjoyable and more comfortable. View our online inventory now to start shopping for the RLX that’s right for you!

2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

Images courtesy of Acura Media

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