2015 Acura RLX vs. Audi A6 vs Lexus GS 350

With More Standard Features, the 2015 Acura RLX beats out the Audi A6 and the Lexus GS 350

Sorting through all your options when shopping for a luxury sedan can be daunting. So, at Pohanka Acura, your Virginia Acura dealer, we have complied a competitor comparison to help you sort through your options. More importantly, you can get a real sense of how the 2015 Acura RLX compares to the 2015 Audi A6 and the 2015 Lexus GS 350.

Under the hood, the 2015 Acura RLX, 2015 Audi A6, 2015 Lexus GS 350 are all pretty similar. Each sedan comes with an available automatic, interactive transmission with paddle shifters for when you want to take control into your own hands. The engines, however, vary. The Acura RLX comes with a 3.5L V6 i-VTEC® engine that will give you 301 horsepower. The Lexus also comes with a 3.5L V6, but will only give you 306 horsepower and the Audi comes with a 2.0L, 4-cylinder engine that will squeeze out only 220 horsepower.

When it comes to transporting passengers, the Acura can’t be beat. Compared to the Audi A6 and the Lexus GS 350, the Acura has the most passenger volume over all, at 102.1 cubic-ft. compared to the 99 cubic-ft. in the Lexus and only 97.2 cubic-ft. in the Audi. What’s more impressive is where Acura put the extra space – in the rear for second row passengers who can enjoy up to 38.8 inches of extra legroom and 57 inches of shoulder room, both of which are 2 inches more than the Lexus.

There is a certain amount of comfort you expect when you drive a luxury sedan. You expect to have heated front seats, rear seat heating and cooling control, and lumbar support. You can’t expect any of these to come standard in the Lexus GS 350. Similarly you can’t expect the Audi A6 to come with an auxiliary audio jack. Neither of the competitors offer noise cancellation technology for a quieter ride. You can expect all of these luxuries standard on the 2015 Acura RLX.

In terms of standard safety features, the Acura RLX is the only option that comes with advanced LED headlights to make sure you are seen and can see any time of day. The RLX also comes standard with a rearview camera, which is only optional on the Audi A6. Similarly, the RLX comes with an Accident Avoidance System, which is only optional on the Lexus GS 350. So, if you want both features, standard, the RLX is the right choice.

When you start searching for your next luxury sedan, make sure you don’t compromise on features that should come standard. Leave the Audi A6 and Lexus GS 350 in the dust and drive home a 2015 Acura RLX for sale near Fairfax at Pohanka Acura. Get all the features you want out of a luxury sedan, standard.

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