Acura RL Experts

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Acura RL Model Overview

Acura RL Questions

Sabrina Carney

What Will Cause My Acura Not To Fire From Coil,but I Have Power In Coil?

Will turn over wont crank

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John Cochran


On my 1998 Acura rl my radio,interior lights,and power socket does not work anymore fuse's are all good any suggestions

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John Cochran

Electric Problem

My interior lights,cigarette lighter,and radio stop working fuse is good what could it be

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Hid Ballast

I have an 02 Acura RL and I need to replace the hid ballast & igniter. Will one from an 02 Acura TL work on my RL?

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Jose Stasick Ruiz

How Can I Contact Dealer Directly

The dealer has not ansewered

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Older Acura RL

1996 Acura RL Overview
1996 Acura RL
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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.