In 2005, Acura's RL was the first car we gave an Editor's Choice to, mainly thanks to the car's forward-thinking tech. Now eight years later, can Acura recapture the magic?

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    • Jack Kanov
      Jack Kanov

      1:52 niiiiice, listening to the acoustic version of Gavin Degraw's "Belief" from the dual disc debut album redux which included a one-take acoustic version of the entire album.

      about 2 months ago
    • Rick Rogers
      Rick Rogers

      Acura the best luxury brand, people always hate on the best

      about 9 months ago
    • FRANCO JABER
      FRANCO JABER

      Lexus LS 500 now that is a car a beast at the same time it doesn't loose style and sex appeal for at least 10 years

      about 10 months ago
    • FRANCO JABER
      FRANCO JABER

      Acura was supposed to compete with Lexus back in the 90s and they really did a good job with the Acura legend now is it worth to pay $60,000 for an Acura or just go buy a Honda which is a replica kind of reminds me of the Apple iPhone they're constantly giving us the same design for many years over while the Chinese market is actually making phones that are beginning to beat Samsung in design and specs

      about 10 months ago
    • Boots N Pants
      Boots N Pants

      This car is for old people

      about 2 years ago
    • Boots N Pants
      Boots N Pants In reply to Boots N Pants

      Gentlemen's Finest i dont doubt it. But like u said, young people like Queef buckets like Civics lol this just looks very “i have health coverage and a mortgage”

      about 1 year ago
    • Jotaro Kujo
      Jotaro Kujo In reply to Boots N Pants

      Boots N Pants Smokes ricers though. Some pompous bastards were revving their Riced out fart can Honda Civic. High & mighty bastards, till he smoked them. Bastards don’t know what hit them.

      about 1 year ago
    • Andre Piquion
      Andre Piquion

      Gavin Degraws best album🤣

      about 2 years ago
    • Tuan H
      Tuan H

      It has the ugliest rear end

      about 2 years ago
    • One Eyed Trouser Snake
      One Eyed Trouser Snake

      Since this car is not a big seller and is expensive, wouldn't a nice pre-owned one be a good buy if you factor in all the options and $$$ depreciation ?

      about 2 years ago
    • philly79westchester
      philly79westchester In reply to One Eyed Trouser Snake

      Ocean Hedonist yes I just got. Pre owned one 2 weeks ago at a ridiculously low cost!!!

      about 2 years ago
    • pochoun33137
      pochoun33137

      Whats the name of the be a that plays at the beginning & ending of this review?

      Bless.

      about 2 years ago
    • POWER
      POWER

      feel better?

      about 2 years ago
    • Daniel Gaskell
      Daniel Gaskell

      Outstanding review! Thank you, Sir!

      about 2 years ago
    • rip Muhammad Ali
      rip Muhammad Ali

      im just getting the 08 rl

      about 2 years ago
    • POWER
      POWER

      How can you review car's when you're confused so easily

      about 3 years ago
    • Daniel Gaskell
      Daniel Gaskell In reply to POWER

      How can you critique a professional reviewer when you evidently don't know the difference between (car's) = car is or , cars they are and (cars) = plural?

      about 2 years ago
    • Dusty Bryant
      Dusty Bryant

      Forget about any "doityourself" work in you're own garage, I for one wouldn't even try....

      about 3 years ago
    • merc340sr
      merc340sr

      I love Acuras, but the dashboards look so "busy"....I find it difficult to find the right buttons while driving! Sometimes I have to stop.

      about 3 years ago
    • Walter Ritchey
      Walter Ritchey

      All this talk about the touch screens. We only care about one thing - the drive. It's also disappointing to see an auto in this.

      about 3 years ago
    • CL SMOOTH
      CL SMOOTH

      this guy is a complete idiot he dont like any car this is a very good car i wont argue with him on the price. but it is a good car you have to drive it for more than a few miles.

      about 3 years ago
    • TassieLorenzo
      TassieLorenzo

      Acura names are ridiculous:
      Acura ILX = Integra
      Acura TLX = Vigor
      Acura RLX = Legend
      I don't know why they feel the need to make it so confusing!

      about 3 years ago
    • Cray Stuff
      Cray Stuff In reply to TassieLorenzo

      kirito 1234 i mean its hondad brand are you surprise to see a honda logo around the car?

      about 5 months ago
    • kirito 1234
      kirito 1234 In reply to TassieLorenzo

      In other parts of the world... its not an acura.... such as the 2017 Honda legend is the 2017 acura rlx... honda use acura name for marketing purpose only...

      about 2 years ago
    • Mariano
      Mariano In reply to TassieLorenzo

      +TassieLorenzo The problem was that people were associating the cars with their names Integra, Vigor, Legend, instead of Acura. So, instead of making the Acura brand name stronger they weakened their products' names.

      about 3 years ago
    • Braulio R.
      Braulio R. In reply to TassieLorenzo

      +TassieLorenzo It's easier to use letters and numbers than trying to make a name that people will like.

      about 3 years ago
    • Im A Fanboy
      Im A Fanboy In reply to TassieLorenzo

      @TassieLorenzo Me too! I prefer the old names like integra, Legend, etc... It's to be more luxurious, I guess. It's stupid, I was looking for an Infiniti SUV to see but I couldnt find it. It was the qx80 but I kept typing Q80.

      about 3 years ago
    • James S
      James S

      😂😂😂 still tripping becuase he said 2013 "car" from Acura

      about 3 years ago
    • White03T4RV82WD
      White03T4RV82WD

      The engine bay in this car looks ridiculously similar to the engine bay in my 2003 TL Type S

      about 3 years ago
    • 723lion
      723lion

      Honda really needs to fire all those drunken European staff who drag Acuras name down to mud...

      about 3 years ago
    • King Ganishka
      King Ganishka In reply to 723lion

      s50201 I think they should stop that approach and make all their Acura's in Japan like this one.

      about 7 months ago
    • FRANCO JABER
      FRANCO JABER In reply to 723lion

      Actually Acura reminds me of Nokia once was Now isn't

      about 10 months ago
    • s50201
      s50201 In reply to 723lion

      Honda's still kinda trying to recover from the late 2000's- early 2010 quality drop. They've been trying to move more engineering to North America and that marks a pretty notable wave of loading up the local Americans to make these cars.

      about 2 years ago
    • 2012lel2012
      2012lel2012 In reply to 723lion

      +TassieLorenzo I agree!! You make no sense

      about 2 years ago
    • TassieLorenzo
      TassieLorenzo In reply to 723lion

      +723lion I don't follow!?

      about 3 years ago
    • Auto-Motive
      Auto-Motive

      I wish honda/acura would build a v8. I know with higher emissions regulations coming they most likely with turbo the v6 or go hybrid before anything. Even Hyundai has a 8 cylinder in their flagship car.

      about 3 years ago
    • Cray Stuff
      Cray Stuff In reply to Auto-Motive

      Auto-Motive although it would be awesome it wouldn’t make any sense for honda to make a v8

      about 5 months ago
    • King Ganishka
      King Ganishka In reply to Auto-Motive

      Why should they? Mind you they never had a V8 in any of their production cars and i don't think they will in the future. The problem is Acura needs to start making RWD cars BADLY and leave FWD for their Honda lineups.

      about 7 months ago
    • Jarek Jellison
      Jarek Jellison In reply to Auto-Motive

      Crispin Sugita Audi hasn’t moved away from V8s yet, and I doubt they will. BMW hasn’t, either. I know their smaller performance cars that once had V8s now have turbo V6s, and even some of Audi’s larger performance cars had Lamborghini V10s. But they will always have V8s for a while. Even BMW and Mercedes still use V12s.

      about 1 year ago
    • Crispin Sugita
      Crispin Sugita In reply to Auto-Motive

      I wouldn't really say that it is "Honda's plan all along," but i'm just saying that it makes more sense for them to do so. Honda hasn't made a V8 power plant for consumer vehicles like, ever, so it would be more cost effective, and better in the long term to invest in advanced V6 powerplants to replace traditional NA v8's.

      about 3 years ago
    • Auto-Motive
      Auto-Motive In reply to Auto-Motive

      +Crispin Sugita Are you suggesting this was Honda's plan all along?

      about 3 years ago
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      about 3 years ago
    • itsmegp46
      itsmegp46

      Sadly, a dying model.

      about 3 years ago
    • lewis key
      lewis key

      What's the name of the song playing in the background?

      about 3 years ago
    • R-AIK
      R-AIK

      Mr. Cooley would you be so kind to do the RLX Sport hybrid

      about 3 years ago
    • ProxySpam
      ProxySpam

      lol ur noob, the rolling alphabet pronounces the letter/figure while ur driving and can't look at the screen...

      about 4 years ago
    • White03T4RV82WD
      White03T4RV82WD In reply to ProxySpam

      Then it shouldn't be there when the car is parked. Period.

      about 3 years ago
    • UnsyNZ
      UnsyNZ

      looks terrible

      about 4 years ago
    • N
      N

      So this car fully loaded is about 60k? That's absurd. Not to mention it looks so bland...doesn't separate it self from anything else on the road like the new Mercs and BMW's do.

      about 4 years ago
    • Josh River
      Josh River

      The 4ws system is definitely not new or advanced. The 92 honda prelude had the same (low speed opposite/higher speed same). The torque vectoring was available in 97.
      I would need to see some numbers before I would be sold on the rear toe in feature even being necessary.

      about 4 years ago
    • Josh River
      Josh River In reply to Josh River

      @George Knighton​ I agree that it definitely works. I have owned a 92 prelude 4ws and also 99 prelude SH. Granted, these two features are combined now and I haven't experienced that specifically, but nevertheless I dont doubt that it works well. However, my comment was in regard to the technology *not* being new.
      The rear toe-in when braking feature, I was somewhat questioning its effectiveness. I do understand what your saying though. Why not take advantage of incorporating a feature like toe-in if the car is already equipt with 4 wheel steering.

      about 4 years ago
    • George Knighton
      George Knighton In reply to Josh River

      @Josh River Since Brian's video, the packages are simplified. For 2016, for example, we can only find the Sports Hybrid in Advance, and I have only found the P-AWS RLX in Tech and Advance. Navigation Package and Krell Package seem to have been relegated to the waste bin. I suppose they just wanted to see if people wanted to buy things individually, and results tend to say that they did *not* necessarily want to do that. When the TLX rolled out, those choices were eliminated as well.

      about 4 years ago
    • George Knighton
      George Knighton In reply to Josh River

      @Josh River What you should do is just drive an RLX P-AWS or TLX P-AWS somewhat enthusiastically. It definitely works. You can tell the cars are understeering less than a regular FWD car would behave, and it is a part of an overall package of solutions if you have made the decision that FWD continues to be the efficient Way Ahead for your company.

      about 4 years ago
    • Josh River
      Josh River In reply to Josh River

      It also peeves me a little these days how much manufacturers will charge for navigation option. In many cars the physical hardware and interface is the same with or without the navigation option. That being said, $2500 is damn near extortion for an SDcard!

      about 4 years ago