The 2010 Acura RL has become one of the most popular mid size sedans on the market. With a plush interior and a ride that rivals higher-end European offerings, this Japanese wonder is starting to turn heads. No longer is Acura trying to be known for its high-revving sports cars; now, Acura is making a play at the luxury sedan market. Acura has been pushing toward this goal for a number of years now, with the RL being the pinnacle of its engineering prowess.
The 2010 Acura RL isn’t just about comfort and elegance, however. The 3.7 liter V6 found under the hood is extraordinarily potent, pushing out 300 horsepower to the wheels. While this isn’t a race car by any stretch of the imagination, the RL most certainly will get out of its own way in a pinch. And with maximum horsepower seen at 6300 RPM, Acura doesn’t disappoint with its inclusion of a high-revving engine. To do otherwise would break tradition. Passing on the highway is a breeze with its 271 ft/lbs of torque found at 5000 RPM. If 5000 RPM seems a little too high for passing, don’t worry: The Acura RL has a very flat torque curve, meaning torque is readily available at any speed.
Fuel economy is impressive for a car with this amount of power: The 2010 Acura RL is rated at 16 mpg in the city, with 22 mpg certainly possible on the highway. Naturally, keeping your foot off of the accelerator will do more favors for your fuel economy. However, I challenge anyone behind the wheel of the new RL not to push down from time to time; the sheer acceleration and sound will take your breath away.
See your local Acura dealership for more information on 2010 Acura RL engine options.