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Acura RL Model Overview

Acura RL Questions

Alvin1966
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I Own A 98 Acura Rl 3.5 And Notice Oil Is Leaking From Around The Oil Pan. ...

Oil is leaking from around the oil pan, is it necessary to remove the engine in order to replace the oil pan gasket?

13 views with 3 answers (last answer about a week ago)
ronniejohnson
5

Door Handle Broke

My door handle broke on the driver side how do I replace it?

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kailash
0

Acura 2002 Rl-3.5 Not Starting.

I've put new batteries and even tried to give a jump start too. But its not working. Even the ignition sound is not coming. But when I open the hood and tried to check there is a weird sound comin...

48 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Donte385
0

Brake Light Don't Work Car Stuck In Park

CAr stuck in park replaced brake switch and brake sensor lights started working and shifting out of park 2days later same problem accured check wire for ground it has 12v coming thru wires checke...

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karina247
5

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...

46 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)

Older Acura RL

1998 Acura RL Overview
1998 Acura RL
31 pictures
1998 Acura RL reviews:
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1997 Acura RL Overview
1997 Acura RL
18 pictures
1997 Acura RL reviews:
4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars
1996 Acura RL Overview
1996 Acura RL
15 pictures
1996 Acura RL reviews:
4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars

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.