Acura RL is a full-size sedan produced between 1995 and 2012. It replaced Acura Legend, and is an adaptation of Honda Legend for the North American market. In fact, it is a Honda Legend with the minimum of changes.
Acura RL occupied the top position in the Acura lineup, immediately above Acura TL.
Main competitors of Acura RL are Lexus GS350, Infiniti M37, BMW 535i, Mercedes-Benz E350, Audi A6, Volvo S80, and other cars in this class.
Acura RL was discontinued in 2012, when it was replaced by Acura RLX.
Engines of Acura RL are completely similar to those in Honda Legend; you will find no differences here. The first generation of Acura RL got the 3.5-liter V6 C35A engine.
Until 2008, the second generation Acura RL was fitted with the classic V6 J35A engine. Starting with 2009, more powerful J37A engines were installed.
You can learn a little more about all Acura RL engines by selecting your model right now. You will find specifications and common faults of these engines, their reasons, and service life expectancy of the engines. We will tell you what engine oil is recommended, and what the oil capacity is. A separate part of the article is dedicated to increasing power, where you will learn what upgrades and performance parts you need to get extra horsepower.
2 Generation, KB1 (2004 – 2012):
Acura RL (290 HP) – 3.5 L
Acura RL Type-S (300 HP) – 3.7 L