Comparison - Acura RLX Sport Hybrid 2018 - vs - Audi A7 Prestige quattro 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
61,900
Updated: 
05 Jun 2018
72,400
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.10gals
19.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Platinum White Pearl
#D4D4D2
Lunar Silver Metallic
#7E828A
Modern Steel Metallic
#424346
Fathom Blue Pearl
#0D3360
Gilded Pewter Metallic
#554C44
Majestic Black Pearl
#161415
Brilliant Red Metallic
#890C1D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

It may not have the bulletproof branding of some competitors, but the RLX is not without charms. Its old beak grille has finally been replaced by a prettier pentagonal nose, and a sharp 10-speed automatic now pairs to the standard 310-hp V-6 engine. Our choice is the Sport Hybrid, which uses a 377-hp powertrain derived from the one used in the NSX and has Acura’s SH-AWD system to aid handling. We like driving the RLX, but the lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto still stings.

Pros
Strong performance,
comfortable seats,
standard driver aids,
high value.

Cons
Invisible styling,
slow navigation system,
complex two-screen infotainment interface,
subpar paint quality.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Acura RLX ranked #9 in Luxury Large Cars. Currently the Acura RLX has a score of 7.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 38 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Comfortable, spacious seats
Refined, fuel-efficient powertrains
Lots of standard safety features

Cons
Small trunk and no folding rear seats
Unexciting handling and firm ride
Dull interior styling

By: 
usnews.com

The Acura RLX receives a variety of updates for 2018. They include new front-end styling, new front seats, an upgraded suite of driver safety aids, a retuned suspension, a new 10-speed transmission for the front-wheel-drive trim (called P-AWS), and a slightly smaller battery in the Sport Hybrid. Acura has simplified the RLX's trim levels as well.

PROS
Sport Hybrid model offers fast, fuel-efficient acceleration
Long list of standard safety and convenience features
Spacious cabin and seating, especially for rear passengers

CONS
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren't available
Steering feels disconnected from the road
Interior design looks dated
Dual-screen infotainment system isn't intuitive to use

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Audi A7 is a midsize luxury car with a hatchback cargo area (Audi dubs this body style a "Sportback").The Prestige adds ventilated front seats, passenger lumbar adjustment, a head-up display, a corner view parking camera and power-closing doors

PROS
Hatchback offers more cargo space than a sedan's trunk
V6 engine's strong performance
Stunning styling that hasn't aged a bit

CONS
Firm ride with 20-inch wheels
Hefty price premium over comparable Audi A6
Doesn't offer Audi's latest in-car tech
Rear headroom can be tight for taller passengers

By: 
edmunds.com

It's hard to imagine a more complete mid-size luxury car than the 2018 Audi A7, which balances handling and ride quality with gorgeous styling and above average utility.

Pros
Dapper styling
Excellent ride-handling balance
Comfortable interior
Excellent technology
Hatchback utility

Cons
Rear seat a little cramped
Limited steering feedback
Not quite as roomy as its hatchback might suggest

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Audi A7 ranked #2 in Luxury Large Cars. Currently the Audi A7 has a score of 9.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 39 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Above-average fuel economy
Long features list
Great cargo space

Cons
Sloping roofline limits rear-seat headroom for tall passengers

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
28.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.00L
Torque: 
341ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
325ft-lbs
at 2 900rpm
Horsepower: 
377hp
at 6 500rpm
340hp
at 5 300rpm
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.50Feet
39.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
197.80in
196.20in
Width: 
74.40in
Height: 
57.70in
55.90in
Ground Clearance: 
4.50in
Wheel Base: 
112.20in
114.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.60
36.90
Rear Head Room: 
36.90
36.60
Front Leg Room: 
42.30in
41.30in
Rear leg room: 
38.80in
37.00in
Front Hip Room: 
55.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.60in
57.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.00in
55.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
12.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.00cu.ft
24.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4380.00lbs
4354.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Krell Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
14 Total Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)
USB Connection
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
630 Watts Stereo Output
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
14 Total Speakers
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 8.0
19 X 8.5
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Comfort Seating Package
S Line Sport Package
Driver Assistance Package
20" Wheel Package
20" Black Optic Package
Cargo Net
20" Black Optic Package
Cold Weather Package
Competition Package
Exterior Options: 
20" Wheel Package
Audi TravelSpace Base Carrier Bars
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Interior Options: 
Audi Beam-Rings
Audi Guard Premium Textile Floor Mats
Audi Cargo Box
Audi Beam-Quattro
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Guard Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony
#515050
Graystone
#7F7F7F
Seacoast
#BEB599
Espresso
#3F241C