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2016 Acura RLX vs 2016 Hyundai Genesis near Washington, DC

See How the RLX Beats the Genesis

You know you want to get behind the wheel of a luxurious midsize sedan, but what you may not know is which option is right for you. Here at Pohanka Acura, we think it’s in your best interest to consider the 2016 RLX, as it’s an efficient and exciting choice. To see how the RLX stacks up against the competition, we have compared the 2016 Acura RLX vs 2016 Hyundai Genesis near Washington, DC, so you can be sure you’re making the right choice.

Both the 2016 Acura RLX and the 2016 Hyundai Genesis will move you down 6th Street using a commanding V6 engine. However, the V6 engine in the RLX is more efficient and will have you stopping at the fuel pump a lot less. In the Acura RLX, your fuel rating will be 20/31/24 MPG city/hwy/combined1 in the Acura RLX, while the Genesis’ fuel rating is less with 18/29/22 MPG city/hwy/combined2.

Our side-by-side comparison of the 2016 Acura RLX vs 2016 Hyundai Genesis near Washington, DC, also shows the differences when it comes to their exterior design. In the RLX, you’ll pound some serious pavement with bold 19-inch wheels, while the Genesis only has 18-inch wheels. When the sun sets, your Acura RLX takes the streets by storm as your path is brilliantly illuminated by standard Jewel Eye® LED headlights. These sparkling lights are whiter and brighter than HID headlights, which is what you’ll find in the Hyundai Genesis.

The differences between the 2016 RLX and the 2016 Genesis are also noticeable as soon as you take a seat inside. For starters, the RLX gives you two vibrant full-color display screens to use, while the Genesis only has one touchscreen. Passengers in the rear of the RLX can not only control the temperature with heating and air conditioning controls, but they’ll also enjoy class-leading3 legroom with 38.8 inches. You won’t find any temperature controls in the rear of the Genesis, and will only have 35 inches of legroom. Up front, the RLX gives you standard ventilated front seats to keep you comfortable during the summer, as well as a sunroof to fill the cabin with a cool breeze off the Potomac River. The Genesis doesn’t come standard with ventilated front seats or a sunroof. 

In terms of safety, both luxury midsize sedans ensure you can back out with confidence, but only the RLX gives you the Surround-View Camera System4. Using four cameras, you can see a full 360-degree view around the RLX as soon as you shift into Reverse. The rearview camera in the Genesis will only give you one view when backing out of parking spaces at Mi Cuba Café.

At Pohanka Acura, we hope our comparison of the 2016 Acura RLX vs 2016 Hyundai Genesis near Washington, DC, gives you a clearer idea of which luxury midsize sedan is right for you. If you’d like to see the RLX in action, visit our new-vehicle showroom to take one for a test drive. We are located at 13911 Lee Jackson Highway in Chantilly, VA. 

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1 Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

2 EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.

3 Import Brand Midsize Premium Cars as defined by JD Power.

4 Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rear view camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.

2016 Acura RLX near Washington, DC

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