With the new 2014 RLX, Acura is taking another shot at building a credible mid-luxury sedan. The company’s luck in this area hasn’t been good for nearly two decades, ever since the Legend name was shelved in favor of an alphanumeric designation that has changed from 3.5RL to RL and now to RLX.
The new RLX is sized and priced to battle a long list of similar vehicles including the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Cadillac CTS and XTS, Chrysler 300, Hyundai Equus and Genesis, Infiniti Q70, Lexus ES and GS, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Lincoln MKS.
Does the new Acura RLX have what it takes to gain traction in the mid-luxury sedan class? We borrowed one for a week to find out.