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We spend the day driving Acura's RLX Hybrid, to see if there's actually some "sport" in this Japanese luxury car.


Acura is recalling 19,502 examples of the MDX and RLX because the Collision Mitigation Braking System can activate without warning. The fix is a software update.


After repeated recalls in the US, Honda is delaying the Japanese introduction of the sedan we know as the Acura RLX while it looks into potential glitches with the radar and hybrid systems.


It's been eighteen years since we last saw the Legend nameplate in Acura showrooms here in the US, but in Japan it's still very much alive as Honda's flagship sedan. And now the Japanese automaker has revealed the latest generation.


A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing

Having already driven and reviewed the 2014 Acura RLX this year, colleagues Steven Ewing and Jeffrey Ross poured several thousand words into apprising it, then someone took the safety off the Comments and flipped them to "Fully Automatic" because those two reviews and four brief posts were hit by more than 1,200 of your deeply felt sentiments.


If there's one issue we have with the Acura RLX, it's that it's not a particularly exciting car. It's a solid luxury sedan, but its standard V6 engine - complete with 310 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque - is lacking when you can snap up a BMW 5 Series with a 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8. The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD should address this complaint.

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