The RL is constructed with a high-tensile steel and lightweight aluminum body structure and is loaded with safety features including Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control.
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) monitors the RL's braking rate and the distance between the RL and the vehicle directly in front of it. CMBS then uses the information to calculate the likelihood of a frontal collision. In high-risk situations, the vehicle will alert the driver in different stages of urgency. If the likelihood of a collision significantly increases, CMBS will apply the brakes and pre-tension the front seatbelts.
When equipped with the Advance Package, the RL includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) that uses a grille-mounted radar unit to monitor the distance between the RL and the vehicle directly ahead. ACC can regulate the RL's speed to maintain a pre-set following distance between it and the vehicle directly ahead. If following distance becomes too close, the ACC system warns the driver and applies the brakes if necessary.
2021 Acura RL vs the competition
Volvo S80: Starting at $37,550, the Volvo S80 is a bit more subtle than the RL. The base S80 has 60 fewer horsepower but also get better fuel economy. The ride quality in the S80 is also more forgiving than the RL. The S80 is also more spacious than the RL but doesn't feel to have the same motoring passion that the RL embodies.
Audi A6: Starting at $41,700, the A6 comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. From there, customers can order a supercharged V6. The V6-powered A6 is an excellent all-wheel drive competitor for the RL. Customers who are worried about reliability and mechanical longevity, however, ought to steer clear of the A6. The RL, on the other hand, has an exemplary reliability rating.
Hyundai Genesis: Starting at $34,200 the interior of the Genesis might not be as good as the RL, but with several V8 options: 4.6-liter and a 5-liter, the Genesis easily makes up for interior refinement with sheer horsepower. The Genesis is a bit better looking than the RL but doesn't have an all-wheel drive system available. Customers who live in snowy climates will be better off with the RL.
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