2005 Acura RL Overview


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4.55 stars

Based on 8 reviews

I Love This Car Because It Is The Complete Package. by RussJay
 — I love this car because it is the complete package. It is fast, it handles extremely well on turns (with the headlights that move with the steering wheel!), it is great in snow, the paddle shifters a... Read More
Best Kept Secret In Autos by CarNut007
 — I set out looking for a BMW 5 or comethint comperable. I went to Acura to look at a TL for my wife and saw the newly designed RL and loved the style. the salesperson insisted I drive it and being a ca... Read More
Acura Rl by Yankjones
 — Awesome overall product. Extremely reliable but maintenance is slightly higher than the average vehicle. I've put over 240k miles on mine and it is still running like it is brand new. I'd love to p... Read More

2005 Acura RL Overview

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Based on 8 reviews

2005 Acura RL

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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