NEW FOR 2011:
– Six-speed automatic transmission replaces five-speed automatic
– Single trim line with base model discontinued
– Standard power-folding mirrors, rear parking sensor and 15-spoke wheels
For 2011, the Acura RL receives a new transmission, with a six-speed automatic replacing the previous five-speed. It was previously offered as a base model with available Elite package; the base model has been discontinued and the sole trim line is the Elite. New standard equipment includes power-folding mirrors, rear parking sensor and new wheel design.
The RL uses a 3.7-litre V6 with six-speed automatic automatic transmission, and Acura’s Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), which distributes torque between the front and rear axles, and between the left and right wheels.
It comes in a single Elite trim line, and features 18-inch alloy wheels, solar-sensing dual-zone automatic climate control, tire pressure monitoring system, theft deterrent system, active xenon headlamps with washers, fog lamps, adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking system, heated power-folding mirrors with integrated turn signals and reverse tip-down, rear parking sensor, power sunroof, navigation system, ambient lighting, auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather-wrapped steering wheel with power tilt and telescopic column and audio controls, external temperature display, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, garage door opener, keyless access with driver recognition, multi-information display, power rear sunshade, manual rear side sunshades, rear seat centre armrest with locking pass-through, speed-sensing variable intermittent wipers, six-CD/MP3/WMA Bose stereo, auxiliary input jack and USB connector, eight-way heated and cooled perforated leather seats, heated rear seats, power rear seat head restraint retractor, and simulated woodgrain trim.