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Average User Score
4.6 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 7 reviews
2005 Acura RL Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 7 reviews
The 2005 RL was almost completely different from its predecessor, seeming to retain only the name. Acura revamped its full-size luxury sedan inside and outside, from the engine to the electronics.
The result was outstanding. Acura got much-deserved press for its SH-AWD (Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive). It has a new system which divvies up the 260 lb-ft of torque produced by the 3.5-liter V6 across all tires, both front-and-back and left-and-right. The horsepower is upped to 300 horses, and the transmission is granted an extra speed (now a 5-speed Automatic Overdrive).
Drivers rave about this car. They love the solid, safe driving, the rapid acceleration, and the smooth ride. They also like the luxuries, such as voice-activated navigation, XM Satellite radio, and BlueTooth link. The biggest complaints center around the lack of a V8 engine, a rumored improvement to the RL that turned out to be vaporware.
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Acura RL Questions
Car Is Shaking And Does Not Start, Attempts To But Then Dies. What Could Be...
Ok, i was driving my 2005 acura RL from my girlfriends i was about 5 exits from my house when i began to notice my car started to slow down than it would let me speed u[p and than did it once more....
The Door Sensors On My 2005 Rl No Longer Work With The Fobs. Any Suggestio...
2005 Acura Rl High Mileage - Reconstructed/rebuilt Title - Help Me Estimate...
2005 Acura RL 100k+ mi - Reconstructed Title - Help me estimate value...(KBB Private $11.500; NADA Retail Clean $13.400) --- front end damage 1 airbag deployed; repair looks good and car tracks fin...
Nothing Works Acura 3.5 Rl 2005
coudn't start, open windows, trunk etc