The 2009 Acura RL combines added performance, improved technology, more aggressive styling and safety features to Acura’s premier sedan.

The 2009 RL furthers cutting-edge technology with the addition of new high-tech items including AcuraLink weather, a new Note function for XM Radio, Traffic Rerouting, Active Sound Control, Smart Entry, Bluetooth Audio and HandsFreeLink.

The innovation built into the new 2009 RL begins with the most powerful engine ever offered in an Acura sedan. An all-new 3.7-liter V-6 engine develops 300 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. To handle the higher power of the 3.7-liter engine, a new version of the Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission is fitted to the 2009 RL. Featuring new “smart” F1-style steering wheel mounted paddle shifters and a new straight-gate console mounted gear selector, the RL driver now has more gear control.

The 2009 RL’s new exterior styling is not only more aggressive, but delivers excellent aerodynamics and reduced rear lift at high speeds. Comfort, quietness and ride quality are also on a par with performance sedan competitors.

To further enhance handling and ride comfort, the new RL retains a fully independent suspension system with front double-wishbone and rear multi-link architecture.

Base model estimated mpg: 16/22

Estimated starting price: $46,280

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