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2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Goes on Sale June 3rd

Have a wild stab in the dark about the sticker price of a 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid. $95,325 is the starting MSRP, but some full-size luxury sedans with eco-friendly credentials cost way less. The 2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid is a case in point at $59,950.
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Although pricing hasn’t changed over the 2015 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid, the 2016 model year boasts more standard equipment. First thing’s first - the trim levels. $59,950 buys you the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD with Technology Package while $65,950 ups the ante with the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD with Advance Package.

Both grades are animated by a direct injected 3.5-liter V6 motor and a three-motor hybrid system enhanced with Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system.

Total output? 377 horsepower and 341 lb-ft (462 Nm) and an EPA-rated 32 mpg (7.3 l/100 klicks) highway.

The Advance Package may benefit from standard goods such as Surround View Camera, heated steering wheel, and bi-directional keyless remote engine starter, but the base Technology package is good enough in our books. The 2016MY add-on for the base model comes in the guise of the AcuraWatch suite of safety tech, including the following list of active and passive features:

- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF)
- Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
- Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
- Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
- Blind Spot Information (BSI)
- Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
- Cross Traffic Monitor

Some may call the 2016 RLX a glorified Honda Legend. That’s not exactly the case though. A fifth-gen Legend can’t be bought at a Honda dealer in the US, and the Japan-spec Legend doesn’t hold a candle to the RLX Sport Hybrid. Furthermore, who can say no to those jaw-dropping Jewel Eye LED headlights?

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