2009 Acura RL
There are 3 user reviews for the CMBS/PAX Package trim shown below
- Great handling. Leading edge technology at a great price
- PAX tires discontinued. Rear view camera negates the "touch to open trunk" feature.
Purchased As New
This is the third and best Acura I've owned. The technology makes it a joy to drive. The radar-assisted cruise control is the only cruise control I've ever used more than once. After a 200 mile round trip to the office I'm ready to do it all over again.
It has more than enough power to get you out of trouble, pull away from idiots and get you through the mountains at high speed.
It's a pity that they're discontinuing the run-flat tires. Similar tires almost certainly saved my life on one occasion in Europe.
If they bring out a V8 next year I'll consider it as long as they don't drop any of the high tech features.
I'd also like them to completely eliminate any blind spots. That's the only quibble I have with this car. It's a joy to own. The dealer is great and it will take a lot to get me to go near a Lexus, Merc. or BMW again....read morehide
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- Cool Features, Nice handling
Purchased As New
The 2009 RL is a wonderful and luxorious car. Considering this is one of the top of the line vehicle that Acura makes, the horse power, engine, comfortness and reliability is all excllent. Gotta test drive one yourself at your local dealer.
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- More torque, more responsive, comfortable cruiser and agile performer
- I'd ask for a V8 but fuel economy for the V6 is already shocking, still not that roomy
The new RL is overall an improvement over the previous generation. Its looks will grow on you (a little) and its definitely more of a sports sedan than it was. The engine is more powerful but BMW's twin turbo just outshines it in every way (including fuel economy) and the Lexus GS350 offers identical horsepower and torque. And although the car has grown in just about every dimension there's no noticable difference inside. Thankfully the seats are extremely comfortable (I love the cooled seats in FL) and its an attractive interior. Taking this car into corners you'll be suprised at how the car hangs on at high speeds. Thanks to more torque, it can now pass cars more effortlessly and maintain speed up a steep hill without much effort. My only serious complaint has to do with the fuel economy. I average about 20 mpg (mostly highway driving) with this car. That's what V8 engines do (sometimes better). Yes, it has 300 bhp but so does Lexus and BMW and they get better fuel economy. Acura is definitely headed in the right direction but they still need to fix a few things before they can scare BMW, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Lexus, Jaguar, ect....read morehide
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