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Acura RL Model Overview

Acura RL Questions

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What Does Rl On The Acura Rl 1997 Mean

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Cd Player Error Code

after putting in the security code in my 1997 acura rl radio. The radio turns on and works fine, but when putting in cd's in the changer in the trunk it gives me a display message of E 01. Can anyone

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After Putting In The Security Code In My 1997 Acura Rl Radio. The Radio Tur...

after putting in the security code in my 1997 acura rl radio. The radio turns on and works fine, but when putting in cd's in the changer in the trunk it gives me a display message of E 01. Can anyone ...

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Why At About 50 Miles Per Hour Does The Car Begin To Shake?

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What Gear Should The 1997 Acura Be In When Driving D4,d3

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Older Acura RL

1999 Acura RL Overview
1999 Acura RL
25 pictures
1999 Acura RL reviews:
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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.