Thread: 2014 Acura RLX
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:11 AM
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Originally Posted by 2o6 View Post
The Accord is still designed to be a midsized affordable sedan. It doesn't have the chops to become the basis a flagship luxury sedan. Their motors are pretty old school, they seem to be ignoring Direct Injection, and VTEC is 20 years old.
Bingo. The RLX should be compared to the Avalon and and Azera. As much as I am critical of the new Avalon, I seriously doubt the lengthened and tarted up Accord will be seen as anything other than a lengthened and tarted up Accord. Like the ILX, the RLX betrays its very pedestrian roots.

The new RLX would fare poorly against the current Genesis and the next Genesis is bound to be a humdinger. The next CTS???

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