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2020 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

2020 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

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$41,837 — $64,516 NEW and USED
5 Seats
28 MPG
Key specs of the base trim
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The Good

  • Roomy interior
  • Quality cabin materials
  • Hybrid efficiency

The Bad

  • Rear seat doesn’t fold
  • Fussy multimedia system
  • No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto connectivity
2020 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2020 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid
  • Five-seat luxury sedan
  • 310-hp V-6, 10-speed automatic standard
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Sport Hybrid version available
  • Many standard active safety featuresA

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2020 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Review

from the expert editorial team

What Is the 2020 Acura RLX?

The RLX is a mid-size five-seat luxury sedan from Honda’s upmarket Acura luxury brand. The regular RLX is powered by a 310-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that works with a 10-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels. The all-wheel-drive RLX Sport Hybrid, meanwhile, has a three-motor hybrid system that includes a 3.5-liter V-6 and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The Sport Hybrid’s total system output is 377 hp. Competitors include the Cadillac CT6 and Volvo S90.

What’s New on the 2020 Acura RLX?

There are no significant changes this year.

What Features in the 2020 Acura RLX Are Most Important?

The RLX is a spacious sedan that provides a relaxing ride. Unlike many of its competitors, the RLX comes only in two trims, and each has a long list of features. The RLX Sport Hybrid delivers 28 mpg in combined driving, a significant 5 mpg improvement over the regular RLX. Significant standard active safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control.

Should I Buy the 2020 Acura RLX?

With a starting price of $62,895, including the destination charge, the RLX Sport Hybrid is $7,000 more than the regular RLX. Of the two, the Sport Hybrid stands out more for its blend of performance and fuel efficiency. Unfortunately, the car’s multimedia system isn’t the easiest to use, and the system lacks Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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Value For The Money

For in and out of town trips,it rides like a dream

by Honda man ,now Acura man from Charlotte, NC on January 2, 2020

Alot of room, alot of adjustment, lane control and adaptive cruise control takes stress out of trips. Seats heat and cool and are comfortable. 5ft wife or 6ft me fit like a glove. 30+ mpg often. Nav ... Read full review


ACURA Value per $ Spent Is Second To None.

by Merlin-West from Los Angles CA on October 4, 2019

The RLX Hybrid is an outstanding blend of Technology and High Quality Coach Work. The results is a Hybrid that gets me an average 29+ MPG on LA freeways On the road I have seen 31+ MPG. The various ... Read full review


Recalls and crash tests


The 2020 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2020 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid has not been tested.


New car and certified pre-owned programs by Acura

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Six model years and less than 80,000 odometer miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    Precision Certified: 24 months or up to 100,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    182-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance


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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The RLX Sport Hybrid received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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