2010 Acura RL

Find Another Acura RL
16 CITY / 22 HWY
Overall Quality
Overall Performance and Design
Predicted Reliability


What Changed for the 2010 Acura RL:
This mid-size luxury sedan, the flagship of the Acura lineup, was significantly upgraded in the 2009 model year. Its increased power and revised luxury features carry over into 2010, with some added touches. The interior of the RL provides luxury features as well as a quiet ride, due in part to enhanced sound insulation and acoustic glass, according to the automaker.

The 2010 RL is available in three trim levels: RL, RL with Technology Package, and RL with Technology Package Plus CMBS. Standard equipment on the RL includes a leather-trimmed interior, power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped and multi-function steering wheel, multi-information display, and surround-sound audio system with Bluetooth connectivity. The Technology Package adds the satellite-linked Acura Navigation System-which features voice recognition, real-time traffic and weather updates, and traffic re-routing capability-as well as a back-up camera and upgraded seats and accents. The CMBS (Collision Mitigation Braking System) applies the brakes when a front-end collision is imminent.

The RL's 3.7-liter V6 engine generates 300 hp and 271 lb. ft. of torque. This engine is mated to a sequential SportShift five-speed automatic transmission that includes paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. A proprietary all-wheel drive system is standard. EPA-estimated gas mileage is 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg highwayThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated the RL \"Good\" in side-, rear- and front-impact tests. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave it five stars for frontal and side-impact safety, and for rollover resistance.

When introduced, the 2010 Acura RL base price was $46,830.


J.D. Power Ratings

J.D. Power data for this year, make and model is not available at this time

Power Circle Scoring Legend:

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest
*Please note that JDPower.com Power Circle Ratings may not include all information used to determine J.D. Power awards. Learn more about how J.D. Power Ratings are calculated.

The Latest Acura Articles:

Acura is returning to a profile that includes performance and sporty variants, as Honda Motor's premium brand plans to introduce a new turbocharged V-6 engine and bring back Type-S sports variants for all core models in the near future.
Acura is a brand in transition. For 2018, the TLX and RLX sedans adopt Acura’s new exterior design themes, while the ILX sedan and RDX SUV patiently await overdue redesigns.
This year, Acura finally brings the long-awaited resurrection of the NSX sports car to fruition, giving the brand a much-needed injection of identity. Find out what else is new for the entire 2017 Acura car and SUV lineup...
The Precision Concept represents for Acura a light at the end of a dim product development tunnel.
For 2016, Honda Motor Company’s upscale Acura brand has spiced up its lineup with a modified RDX compact premium SUV, which features an exterior refresh and performance modifications.
For Acura, 2015 is a year of little change, yet what's different is certainly significant. Gone from the lineup are the TL and TSX sedans, leaving a void that is being filled by an all-new TLX sedan. Find out what's new for all of the 2015 Acura car and SUV models...
For 2014, Acura has added a new flagship sedan, heavily updated its largest crossover, left a few models unchanged, and discontinued the ZDX.
For 2013, Acura launches the new ILX compact luxury sedan and the redesigned RDX compact luxury crossover SUV. Find out what else is new for the 2013 Acura lineup...
Critical Facts:Acura's first wagon bodystyleFront-wheel drive powertrain2.4-liter four-cylinder engineStandard premium audio systemStandard Bluetooth hands-free communicationEstimated 30 mpg on the highwayAvailable during the fall of 2010IntroductionThe Acura TSX sedan was introduced in 2004 as a 4-door larger sibling to the Acura RSX. Put simply, the TSX sedan was a badge-engineered Honda Accord, which means that the exact car is sold in other parts of the world as the Honda Accord (interestingly enough, the North American market receives its own, larger Honda Accord). When the RSX was discontinued in 2006, the TSX became-and still is-Acura's entry-level offering. Now in its second generation, the Acura TSX sedan was last completely redesigned for the 2009 model year.
Acura welcomes its first wagon, the TSX Sport Wagon, and the flagship RL receives a host of improvementsAll other models in the automaker's lineup are carryoversHistoryAcura is the luxury brand of Honda Motor Company, a Japanese automaker. Launched in 1986, Acura was the first Japanese brand to enter the upscale luxury segment when it debuted its Legend luxury sedan. That model, based on the Honda Accord platform, was accompanied by the Integra sports coupe/sedan, based on Honda's Quint hatchback (not sold in the United States). Honda's luxury brand continues to focus on high-level automobiles and advanced technology (the company's exotic flagship, the aluminum-bodied NSX sports coupe, was launched in 1991), while the mainstream Honda lineup continues to build economy-minded family-oriented cars and crossovers.