2008 Acura RL

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2008 Acura RL Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Best Midsize Premium Car of 2008

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#1 Acura RL

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2008 Acura RL after 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's navigation system
  • Vehicle's handling on curves
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2008 Acura RL during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Transmission smoothness

Performance Specs

MPG City







5 speed, Automatic w/OD


Gas V6


All Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2008 Acura RL Review

What happens when new technologies are created for the sole purpose of providing a rich driving experience the 2008 Acura RL. The precision and grace of the RL are reflected in its elegant aerodynamic styling. Hidden underneath the are RL's sleek hood is the most powerful engine ever in an Acura. With its 3.5L 24 valve V6 VTEC engine the RL is one powerful performer peaking at a fierce 290 horsepower. Super handling all wheel drive increases turning precision by burying the engine torque between all four wheels. The only system that can accelerate the outside rear wheel in a turn enhancing cornering and maneuverability. The RL interior is not only quiet spacious and elegant it was designed to round the driver with a plethora of sophisticated features all within reach. The 2008 RL will not only make you rethink the limits of what a luxury performance sedan should be it will take you there in unabashed glory.

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J.D. Power Award Winner

Dependability Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the past 12 months with their 3-year old vehicles
2008 Acura RL JD Power Award Winner
2008 Acura RL

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