Acura RL Model Overview

Acura RL Questions

2002 Acura Rl - Passenger Front Window

Installed a new front passenger window regulator which works when I apply power to the motor (alligator cables and a spare battery) but not when I connect the harness and use the door switch. The ha...

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My 96 Acura Rl Ignition Switch Won't Allow Either Key To Turn

Neither one of my ignition keys will turn in the igntion switch

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Why Is The Computer That Programs Keys Unable To Communicate With The Immob...

lost keys during engine swap engine in now unable to program key bcause the tech comp nunable to comm with imm it foes however comm w ecu

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Phone Charger In Cigarette Lighter Caused My Radio & Interior Lights Over R...

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My Car Isn't Responding To My Key

My car won't start it doesn't recognize my key

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1998 Acura RL Overview
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1997 Acura RL Overview
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1996 Acura RL Overview
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Acura RL Overview

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.

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