The base engine offered on the 2018 Acura RLX is a 3.5-liter Gas that makes 310 hp @ 6500 rpm and 272 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm. It is mated to a 10-Speed Automatic. Equipped with this engine, the 2018 Acura RLX takes 5.8 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill and achieves the quarter-mile in 14.3 seconds.

Another engine available here is a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 310 hp @ 6500 rpm and 272 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm. It is mated to a 10-Speed Automatic. Powered by this engine, the 2018 Acura RLX takes only 5.8 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill and covers the quarter-mile run in 14.3 seconds.

2018 Acura RLX 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (70 - 0 MPH)
P-AWS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 10A)
5.8 sec---
P-AWS w/Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 10A)
5.8 sec14.3 sec155 mph168 ft.
Competing with the 2018 Acura RLX here are rivals like the 2018 Infiniti Q70, the 2018 Genesis G80, and the 2018 Cadillac CT6. It becomes hard to differentiate between the competitors here. The time each of the cars takes to reach 60 mph from 0 is very comparable, with the technical leader being 2018 Infiniti Q70, leading by 1.4 seconds. The picture becomes a little clearer when we compare quarter-mile runs, where the 2018 Acura RLX shines. Beating out the second in the class, the 2018 Acura TLX, by 0.2 seconds, the 2018 Acura RLX takes the longer route to solidify its name in the class.

2018 Acura RLX vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2018 Cadillac CTS3.7 sec----
2018 Infiniti Q704.4 sec----
2018 Genesis G804.9 - 5 sec----
2018 Cadillac CT65.1 sec----
2018 Lincoln Continental5.4 sec----
2018 Acura RLX5.8 sec14.3 sec155 mph168 ft.-
2018 Honda Civic5.8 sec----
2018 Acura TLX5.7 - 6 sec14.5 sec126 mph-118 ft.
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class5.9 sec----
2018 BMW 5 Series6 sec----
2018 Ford Focus6.3 sec----

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2017 Acura RLX 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPH
Advance Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
5.8 sec

2017 Acura RLX vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class5.9 - 6.2 sec---
2017 Ford Focus6.3 sec---
2017 Acura TLX6 sec---
2017 Subaru Impreza8.4 - 9 sec---
2017 Honda Civic5.8 sec---
2017 Lexus GS 450h hybrid5.7 sec---
2017 Cadillac CT64.7 - 6.4 sec---
2017 Lincoln Continental5.4 sec---
2017 Infiniti Q70 hybrid Sedan5.5 sec---
2017 Acura RLX5.8 sec---
2017 Infiniti Q704.4 sec---
2017 Chevrolet Cruze8.4 sec---
2017 Cadillac ATS3.8 - 5.7 sec---
2017 Honda Accord5.7 sec14.7 sec155 mph135 ft.
2017 Lexus GS 3505.7 sec---
2017 Hyundai Accent9.3 sec---
2017 Cadillac CTS3.7 - 5.7 sec---

2016 Acura RLX 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Advance Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Navigation 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
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5.8 sec14.4 sec130 mph120 ft.

2016 Acura RLX vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
2016 Cadillac CT65 - 6.9 sec13.5 - 15 sec149 mph106 ft.
2016 Audi A64.6 - 6.5 sec13.3 - 14.8 sec-111 ft.
2016 Acura RLX5.8 sec14.4 sec130 mph120 ft.
2016 Lexus GS 35010.1 sec---
2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class6.4 sec---
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