There are three trim choices available for new Acura RL luxury sedan owners. One option comes standard and the other two options are available with the technology package upgrade. Other standard options include manual rear side sunshade, power rear sunshade, sunroof, keyless ignition, power tilt and telescoping steering column, dual zone automatic climate control, rear seat climate control, leather upholstery, heated 10-way power driver's seat with memory, xenon headlights, and 18-inch wheels.
The standard technology options the Acura RL is equipped with are amazing. The Acura RL luxury mid-sized sedan comes with a GPS system that offers solar sensors for climate control plus a navigation package that gives the driver real-time traffic and weather, Zagat restaurant ratings, voice activation options, and rear parking sensors. Acura RL boasts the Bose 10-speaker audio surround sound system; equipped with a 6 changer CD player, voice recognition controls, a USB port, and an MP3 docking station. The Acura RL also comes standard with adaptive headlights, a back-up camera system, a wood grained steering wheel with knob shifter, and heated and ventilated leather seats. If buyers are looking for additional technology features, there is a technology package available. The RL with the technology package starts at $51,850.
The cabin features of the 2012 Acura RL luxury mid-sized sedan are above average and comfortable for the vehicles class. The cabin is spacious, classy and nicely put together. The interior d?cor features wooden trim (buyers can choose from simulated wood or authentic wood with upgrade), which gives the interior a warm, rich and inviting ambiance.
The 2012 Acura RL sedan features several interior controls and buttons. There seems to be an abundance of knobs and controls. However, the voice activation system reduces the need for all the buttons. The voice response system works extremely well, thus reducing the need to know what all the buttons are used for.
To the detriment of the Acura RL, storage is limited in the 2012 model. The rear trunk is only 13.1 cubic feet, which is small in comparison to other vehicles in the same class. Vehicles in lower classes even sport larger trunks than the Acura RL.
Overall, the 2012 Acura RL luxury mid-sized sedan has great features and would please most luxury sedan owners. However, compared to other vehicles in this class this year, the Acura RL falls short on standard features and available upgrades. There are several vehicles available at lower price points that offer everything the 2012 Acura RL sedan offers.
Opting to purchase an advance package upgrade will give the buyer a few additional features, such as the Collision Mitigation Breaking System (CMBS), authentic wood interior accents, and power-folding driver and passenger side mirrors. The Acura RL with the Advance Package starts out at $55,650.