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Old 12-01-2012, 09:20 PM
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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.
Aside from having AWD, the larger RLX uses a new version of Honda's double-wishbone front suspension. The new Accord now uses struts up front.

Originally Posted by 2o6 View Post
Their motors are pretty old school, they seem to be ignoring Direct Injection, and VTEC is 20 years old.
It actually has direct injection.
"The 2014 RLX is powered by an all-new 3.5-liter direct-injected SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management. Rated at 310 horsepower and 272 lb.-ft. of torque, the engine delivers exceptional drivability, with more than 90-percent of its peak torque produced from 2000 rpm to 6600 rpm. Variable Cylinder Management™ with 3-cylinder and 6-cylinder operation works in concert with the VTEC valvetrain to deliver superb cruising efficiency. The engine is mounted to a lightweight and rigid aluminum front subframe using a vibration-canceling Active Control engine Mount (ACM) system."
-Acura Press release

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