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Acura RL Model Overview

Acura RL Questions


My 2006 Acura The Locks And My Navigation And My Lights Are Not Working Cou...

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Marico Wilkins

I Have A 1997 Acura Rl I Just Bought The Car Drove It On The Highway Twice ...

What Could Be Wrong.?

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The Navigation System Screen In My 2000 Rl Is Blank Most Of The Time

The Navigation System screen on my 2000 RL started acting up recently. When I started the car, intermittently the navigation system wouldn't turn on. Wait a day and it would work once but not again fo...

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I Have A 1996 Acura Rl - What Could Be The Problem? I Was D Riviving When ...

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Tail Lights On 2000 3.5 Rl Accura

The tail lights on my accura won't turn on. I've replaced the bulbs, checked the wiring and fuses, and nothing! Any suggestions?

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Older 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.