2008 Acura RL Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · MP3 auxiliary audio input · In-Dash CD: DVD, 6 disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · Surround audio: 5.1 · 10 Total Speakers · 260 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.6 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.2 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage and pass-thru · Center console trim: wood, leather · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: wood, leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Easy entry: power steering wheel · Memorized settings: side mirrors, climate control, driver seat, audio system, 2 driver, steering wheel · Multi-function remote: proximity entry system, trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Push-button start · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, paddle shifter, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, cargo net, front seatback · Sunshade: power rear window, side window · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 4.60 · Center differential: mechanical · Limited slip differential: rear, center
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, Auto on/off, auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, reverse gear tilt, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: remote operation, power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.2 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 29 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 17 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance, all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: speed sensitive, intermittent · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
Price $46,280 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.5L 290 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$46,280
Invoice$41,560

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

3.5L 290 hp V6
Power 290 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque 256 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume19.4 gal
Front Legroom42.4 in
Back Legroom36.3 in
Wheelbase110.2 in
Length193.6 in
Width72.7 in
Height57.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13.1 cu ft
This large, all-wheel-drive luxury sedan serves up almost every technological update you can imagine. First, the Smart Handling automatic all-wheel drive distributes torque where needed... Read More
This large, all-wheel-drive luxury sedan serves up almost every technological update you can imagine. First, the Smart Handling automatic all-wheel drive distributes torque where needed and comes with both center and rear limited-slip differentials. Augmenting its performance are standard traction and stability control and 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires. Fueling the sedan is a 24-valve, 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 290 hp and 256 ft-lbs of torque at 5,000 RPM. It's paired with a paddle-shifting 5-speed sport-shift automatic and achieves 16/24 mpg.
Inside the 2008 Acura RL Base AWD, you'll find seating for five, with power-adjustable headrests and a folding armrest that doubles as a trunk pass-through. Legroom is 42 inches up front and 36 in the back, with 13 cubic feet of cargo space. Backseat passengers get their own cupholders and climate control. Climate control also resides on the steering wheel, alongside the cruise control, phone controls, and audio controls for the 10-speaker surround sound system. A 6-CD player with MP3 jack and six months of satellite radio are also standard. Full power features include remote entry and remote start, a sunroof, an 8-way driver's seat and 4-way passenger seat, a garage opener, and memory settings for the tilt steering, rearview mirror, and driver's seat. Leather upholstery and trim are complemented by wood accents. A trip computer, temperature readout and compass, maintenance warning system, intermittent wipers, Bluetooth, and heated mirrors round out the standard equipment list.
The 2008 RL Base receives five stars in all crash tests. Dual front-side airbags with passenger sensors and side curtain airbags for both rows are standard, along with 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes with electronic brake assist. Mirrors with turn signals, automatic xenon headlights with an auto-leveling feature, foglights, a tire monitor, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror complete the safety profile. Options such as a rear spoiler, splash guards, a cargo net and tray, and 18-inch wheels are all dealer-installed.
SH-AWD w/ HI
Original MSRP: $49,165
Adds to AWD:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · MP3 auxiliary audio input · In-Dash CD: DVD, 6 disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · Surround audio: 5.1 · 10 Total Speakers · 260 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.6 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.2 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage and pass-thru · Center console trim: wood, leather · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: wood, leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Easy entry: power steering wheel · Memorized settings: side mirrors, climate control, driver seat, audio system, 2 driver, steering wheel · Multi-function remote: proximity entry system, trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Push-button start · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, paddle shifter, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, cargo net, front seatback · Sunshade: power rear window, side window · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 4.60 · Center differential: mechanical · Limited slip differential: rear, center
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, Auto on/off, auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, reverse gear tilt, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: remote operation, power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.2 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 29 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 17 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance, all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: speed sensitive, intermittent · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
Adds to AWD:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · MP3 auxiliary audio input · In-Dash CD: DVD, 6 disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · Surround audio: 5.1 · 10 Total Speakers · 260 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.6 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.2 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage and pass-thru · Center console trim: wood, leather · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: wood, leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Easy entry: power steering wheel · Memorized settings: side mirrors, climate control, driver seat, audio system, 2 driver, steering wheel · Multi-function remote: proximity entry system, trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Push-button start · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, paddle shifter, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, cargo net, front seatback · Sunshade: power rear window, side window · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 4.60 · Center differential: mechanical · Limited slip differential: rear, center
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
In Car Entertainment Infotainment: AcuraLink
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, cornering, Auto on/off, auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, reverse gear tilt, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: remote operation, power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Camera system: rearview · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Rearview monitor
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.2 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 29 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 17 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system, with voice recognition · Phone: pre-wired for phone · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Real Time Traffic
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance, all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: speed sensitive, intermittent · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
Price $49,900 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.5L 290 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$49,900
Invoice$44,805

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

3.5L 290 hp V6
Power 290 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque 256 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume19.4 gal
Front Legroom42.4 in
Back Legroom36.3 in
Wheelbase110.2 in
Length193.6 in
Width72.7 in
Height57.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13.1 cu ft
The 2008 Acura RL Tech AWD augments what you get with the Cmbs/pax trim by adding the Collision Mitigation System, which uses alerts to warn drivers of impending crashes. If the driver ... Read More
The 2008 Acura RL Tech AWD augments what you get with the Cmbs/pax trim by adding the Collision Mitigation System, which uses alerts to warn drivers of impending crashes. If the driver does not respond, the system increases tension on the seatbelt and applies braking. Also added are adaptive headlights, joining the automatic xenon lamps that feature an auto-leveling function. On the inside, the 2008 RL Tech AWD adds heated front seats and a standard cargo net in the 13-cubic-foot trunk.
This luxury sedan seats five in two rows, with 8-way and 4-way power front seats and power-adjustable headrests and a folding armrest in the back seat. A complete power setup includes heated reverse-tilting mirrors, remote entry and remote start, a garage remote, and a sunroof. The steering wheel has memory settings for its tilt function, and also holds controls for the climate, audio system, and adaptive cruise control. Rear passengers also have climate control buttons. There are memory settings for the driver's seat and mirrors. A voice-activated navigation system offers real-time traffic. Leather upholstery goes with the leather-and-wood trim. For entertainment, a 10-speaker 6-CD system comes with an MP3 jack and six months of satellite radio. Other equipment includes a trip computer, temperature display, compass, Bluetooth capability, a maintenance warning system, and intermittent wipers.
The RL's automatic all-wheel-drive system senses which wheels need the most torque and apportions it accordingly. It comes with center and rear limited-slip differentials. Powering the sedan is a 3.5-liter, 290-hp, 24-valve V6, matched with a 5-speed shiftable automatic (with paddle shifters on the wheel). Along with the added collision warning system, other safety features include dual front-side and side curtain airbags for both rows, traction and stability control, 4-wheel ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, mirrors with turn signals, and a rearview camera. The 17-inch alloy wheels feature a tire monitor. Other standard features include foglights and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Dealer-installed options add a rear spoiler, 18-inch wheels, and splash guards.
Adds to AWD:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · MP3 auxiliary audio input · In-Dash CD: DVD, 6 disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · Surround audio: 5.1 · 10 Total Speakers · 260 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.6 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.2 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage and pass-thru · Center console trim: wood, leather · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: wood, leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control: adaptive · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Easy entry: power steering wheel · Memorized settings: side mirrors, climate control, driver seat, audio system, 2 driver, steering wheel · Multi-function remote: proximity entry system, trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Push-button start · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, paddle shifter, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, cargo net, front seatback · Sunshade: power rear window, side window · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 4.60 · Center differential: mechanical · Limited slip differential: rear, center
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
In Car Entertainment Infotainment: AcuraLink
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, cornering, Auto on/off, auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, reverse gear tilt, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: remote operation, power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Camera system: rearview · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Pre-Collision System · Rearview monitor
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.2 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 29 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 17 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system, with voice recognition · Phone: pre-wired for phone · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Real Time Traffic
Tires Run flat · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance, all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: speed sensitive, intermittent · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
Price $53,700 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.5L 290 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$53,700
Invoice$48,212

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

3.5L 290 hp V6
Power 290 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque 256 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume19.4 gal
Front Legroom42.4 in
Back Legroom36.3 in
Wheelbase110.2 in
Length193.6 in
Width72.7 in
Height57.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13.1 cu ft
Stepping up to the 2008 Acura RL Cmbs/pax AWD adds even more technology to this well-endowed luxury sedan. The most notable upgrades are a rearview camera, reverse-tilt side mirrors for... Read More
Stepping up to the 2008 Acura RL Cmbs/pax AWD adds even more technology to this well-endowed luxury sedan. The most notable upgrades are a rearview camera, reverse-tilt side mirrors for better visibility, and adaptive cruise control. Also added is a DVD-based voice-activated navigation system with real-time traffic updates and a restaurant guide. This sedan practically drives itself. The intelligent automatic all-wheel-drive system senses slippage and delivers torque where needed. It comes with limited-slip center and rear differentials. A 3.5-liter SOHC V6 gets 290 hp and 256 ft-lbs of torque. Its accompanying adaptive 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission comes with paddle shifters.
Seating five in leather seats, the 2008 RL Cmbs/pax AWD pampers both front and rear passengers. Power-adjustable headrests are in both rows, along with cupholders and climate control. An armrest hides a pass-through to the 13-cubic-foot trunk. Tie-downs are standard, but a net and tray must come from the dealer. A full power setup includes a sunroof, remote entry and remote start, 8-way driver and 4-way passenger seats with driver's memory, a garage opener, and memory settings for the steering wheel and mirrors. Leather trim and wood accents abound. On the wheel sit controls for the adaptive cruise function, phone, climate control, and audio. The 6-CD changer comes with an MP3 input and satellite radio and is heard through a 10-speaker surround sound system. On the practical side, the RL features a trip computer, tachometer, intermittent wipers, and a compass and temperature display.
The rearview camera adds extra safety to an already five-star vehicle. Electronic brake assist and brakeforce distribution accompany the 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes. Traction and stability control, and dual front-side and side curtain airbags for both rows are also standard. In the lighting department, you get an auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic self-leveling headlights with xenon lamps, and foglights. A tire monitor comes with the 17-inch alloy wheels and all-season tires. Larger 18-inch wheels are a dealer option. Other dealer options include parking sensors and a rear spoiler.
AWD w/ HI
Adds to AWD:
No additional major features.
Base w/ Elite Package
Adds to AWD:
No additional major features.