Acura RL Experts

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Acura RL Model Overview

Acura RL Questions

acura02
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How To Change Radiator Hoes For Acura 2002 3.5rl

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karina247
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My 1999 Acura 3.5rl Wont Start Up

just the other day i was driving it and out of no where i start smelling like burn wires i didnt know where it was coming from so i left it alone the next day the check engine light comes on and it t...

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Willies
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My 1997 Acura 3.5rl Won't Start.

Most of the time when trying to start the car the starter engages but won't start. Other times the starter has no response. But in both senerios their is a green lighted key that shows up on the dis...

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Monier1
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On The Cd I Have Received A (e 01) On The Cd Screen. Then I Went To The Tru...

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Kalil Baste
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Door Will Not Open From The Inside In 98 Acura 3.5rl

My driver door will not open from the inside but it will open from the outside. What could be the problem? I removed the trim panel and the cable is fine. I feel it going all the way way back to ...

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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.