Acura RL Experts

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Acura RL Model Overview

Acura RL Questions

roii3
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Should I Flush My Transmission Fluid 99 Rl With Over 200xxx Miles ? Can It...

I dont know what kind of fluid they used before or when it was last flush mu mechanic told me it can be risky

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Gopster
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My Digital Odometer /trip Mileage Display Has Gone Out. The Light Etc Are ...

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Gulledgeg
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In Atlanta Weather And A 2010 Acura Rl When Should Timing Belt Be Replaced?...

Currently has 58000 Miles's and is driven for pleasure only.

12 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
Katie Meyer
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My 1999 Acura Rl 3.5l The Heated Seats Are Not Working The Lights Not On An...

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Rick1902
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Lastest Trip To A Radiator Shop Said It Was Not Leaking Fluid And They Wan...

Heating problem -heats when accelerating only. No heat when idle or coasting on my 1998 Acura RL

20 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 weeks ago)

Older Acura RL

1997 Acura RL Overview
1997 Acura RL
52 pictures
1997 Acura RL reviews:
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1996 Acura RL Overview
1996 Acura RL
25 pictures
1996 Acura RL reviews:
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About the Acura RL

The Acura RL was first produced in 1996 to replace the Legend.  Although the "RL" officially stands for "Road Luxury," many surmised that it actually stood for "Replace Legend."  

The Acura RL has maintained its 3.5-liter V6 engine despite demands from drivers for more cylinders.  Horsepower started at 210, and torque at 224 lb-ft.  Horsepower for the 2007 RL is listed as 290 and the accompanying torque at 256 lb-ft.

The luxury sedan takes premium fuel, and mileage has hovered around 18 miles per gallon in the city, and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.  Drivers have complained about the fuel inefficiency, even though the Acura RL qualified as a low emissions car.

The RL line has struggled in the crowded luxury sedan market.  The recent technological improvements made during the 2005 redesign may help, but Acura may need to bump the engine up to a fuel-efficient V8 before the critics are quieted.