There are nearly $3,000 in accessories for people to customize their executive sedan.
The 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid is the flagship version of the brand’s range-topping sedan, and the configurator for it is now online. Prices start at $60,870 after the $920 destination fee, but if someone wants every available bell and whistle, the customers should be ready to pay $72,705 for the loaded luxury four-door.
The RLX Sport Hybrid combines a 3.5-liter V6 with a trio of electric motors – one at the front and two at the rear – with a total system output of 377 horsepower (281 kilowatts) and 341 pound-feet (462 Newton-meters) of torque. The EPA-estimated fuel economy is 29 miles per gallon city, 30 mpg highway, and 29 mpg combined.
Acura keeps the RLX Sport Hybrid’s options simple for buyers to understand. The sedan is available in six colors and three upholstery shades, but the interior hue is generally limited to just two choices for each exterior paint. There are also three sets of wheels on the options list. Two of the sets of 19-inchers are no-cost choices, but the 19-inch chrome-look ones add $2,872 to the bottom line.
All examples of the RLX, including the non-hybrid, get a standard Technology Package with a robust features list. The amenities include the AcuraWatch safety suite with a multi-view rear camera, blind spot monitoring, Collision Mitigation Braking System, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and road departure mitigation.
For $6,000 buyers can add an Advance Package that bundles together even more tech. The RLX with this option benefit from a more luxurious cabin with a 14-speaker stereo, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and a power rear sunshade. For enhanced safety, there’s a surround-view camera system and parking sensors are the front and rear.
At $69,762, this is where most RLX Sport Hybrid customers would probably start signing the paperwork to put the sedan in their driveway, but Acura offers $2,943 in extra accessories for anyone who wants to have a truly loaded example. Some of the parts simply add more style like the $749 illuminated door sills, $410 rear spoiler $259 side moldings, $170 splash guards, $99 carpeted trunk mat, and $65 rear bumper appliqué. Other parts promise extra utility like the $369 spare tire kit, $171 all-season floor mats, $115 trunk tray, $60 sunshade, $40 cargo net, and $30 first aid kit. None of those add-ons affect how the vehicle drives, but customers can get the posh sedan that’s perfect for them by picking from these additions. The 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid is available at dealers now.