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The Acura RL was Acura's largest 4-door sedan since the 1996 model year. The luxury car lasted for two long generations, until it was replaced by the Acura RLX in March 2013.

Year-to-year changes[]

1996[]

Replacing the old Acura Legend sedan, the 3.5RL was the largest, most luxurious vehicle Acura has ever built. With its standard 3.5-liter, 210-horsepower engine it delivered impressive performance in a silky smooth package. The RL was a premier luxury sedan with hand-selected, leather trimmed interior, rich wood accent, an Automatic Climate Control System, a power moonroof and an 8-speaker Acura/Bose music system with CD changer.  Like all Acura sedans and coupes, the RL featured a double wishbone suspension derived from Formula One technology. It provided amazingly precise response and handling and exceptional ride comfort.

The first Acura RLs went on sale in February 1996.

1999[]

The 1999 RL was introduced on October 30, 1998, and went on sale through late September 1999.

2002[]

The RL gained 15 more horsepower, for a total of 225. The first-generation RL remained in production until 2004.

Retail prices[]

Model year(s) List price Destination charge Effective date
1996–1997 $41,000 $435 February 10, 1996
1998 $41,200 $435 November 10, 1997
1999 $41,900 $455 October 30, 1998
2000 $42,000 $480 September 29, 1999
2001 $42,150 $480
2002–2003 $43,150 $500

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