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2017 Acura RLX

2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid vs 2016 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 near Milwaukee, WI

2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid vs 2016 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 near Milwaukee, WI

2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD in Crystal Black Pearl

You’ve decided that you want a hybrid. Correction, you want a phenomenal hybrid. You need something that’s as efficient as it is fun to drive, and you crave a vehicle that can cater to all of your whims and wants and wishes. Let us at Acura of Brookfield lend a hand in making your decision by pitting our amazing 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid up against another notable from the segment: the 2016 BMW ActiveHybrid 5. After this in-depth look, we think you’ll want to visit us at 19180 W. Bluemount Road in Brookfield, WI!

The RLX Sport Hybrid isn’t a typical hybrid, and you can tell from the fact that it actually has three electric motors. Yes, three. They’re combined with a 3.5-liter i-VTEC® engine and it all totals out at a flawless 377 horsepower that you’ll enjoy merging onto I-94 with. The 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission and Electronic Gear Selector provide smooth, seamless shifts and the Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive gives you total control — no matter how inclement the weather gets in February. Top it off with the fact that this beauty has Idle Stop and clocks in at an incredibly frugal 29/30/29 MPG city/hwy/combined1, and there’s really no weak spot on the RLX Sport Hybrid.

We’re not going to say that our version totally smokes the competitor, but it kind of does. The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 pairs a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline 5-cylinder engine with only one electric motor — that’s the first strike against this vehicle. The second strike is that these two combined only provide 335 horsepower. In light of that, you might think that the fuel efficiency would be outstanding, but you’d be wrong! The ActiveHybrid 5 barely clocks in at 23/30/26 MPG city/hwy/combined2, which just can’t compete with the RLX Sport Hybrid. You’ll also notice that the ActiveHybrid 5 comes standard in RWD, which is notoriously terrible for trekking through any sort of snow or rain. Keep that in mind!

Crash-Test Ratings

2017 Acura RLX 4 DR FWD

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Front Crash Overall
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Front Crash Passenger
Side Crash Overall
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Side Barrier Passenger
Side Pole Driver
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Rollover

BMW regrouped to improve their fuel efficiency for 2018, but fell far short of anything that can compare with the RLX Sport Hybrid. Not only did they downgrade to an inline-4 engine, but it now only produces 248 horsepower — that’s a lot of power loss! It still remains standard in RWD, and does improve it’s fuel efficiency, but at what cost to the handling and performance?

You’ll notice some significant differences on the inside of these hybrids, too, including when it comes to the entertainment system. The RLX Sport Hybrid comes with a Krell® Audio System for starters, and it features a whopping 14-speaker layout. The ActiveHybrid 5 charges extra for its Harmon Kardon® 12-speaker system, which just seems like salt in the wound.

We’ve laid it out pretty succinctly in this comparison between the 2017 Acura Sport Hybrid vs 2016 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 near Milwaukee, WI, comparison. We even threw in some 2018 stats! Visit us at Acura of Brookfield today to really experience what it’s like behind the wheel of the champion, the one and only RLX Sport Hybrid. We hope to see you soon!


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Sales Hours

262-565-6501
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed
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Comfort

Air Conditioning

Front air conditioning sun sensor climate control
Rear air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear air conditioning zones single
Air filtration
Rear air conditioning independently controlled

Convenience Features

Cupholders front
Memorized settings 2 driver
Memorized settings steering wheel
Sunshade power rear window
Cruise control adaptive
Sunshade side window
One-touch windows 4
Reading lights front
Cargo area light
Power steering
Retained accessory power
Power windows lockout button
Footwell lights
Steering wheel mounted controls audio
Memorized settings driver seat
Memorized settings side mirrors
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Reading lights rear
Power outlet(s) 12V front
Assist handle rear
Remote engine start
Memorized settings audio system
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Steering wheel power tilt and telescopic
Dimming rearview mirror auto
Steering wheel mounted controls cruise control
Steering wheel mounted controls phone
Steering wheel mounted controls multi-function
Steering wheel mounted controls navigation
Universal remote transmitter Homelink - garage door opener
Steering wheel mounted controls paddle shifter
Storage front seatback
Ambient lighting
Assist handle front
Storage door pockets
Multi-function remote proximity entry system
Cupholders rear
Steering wheel mounted controls voice control
Capless fuel filler system
Multi-function remote trunk release

Comfort Features

Floor mat material carpet
Dash trim alloy
Dash trim wood
Heated steering wheel
Center console trim alloy
Center console trim wood
Armrests rear center folding with pass-thru
Steering wheel trim leather
Door trim wood
Door trim alloy
Interior accents woodgrain
Floor mats rear
Floor mats front
Floor material carpet

Exterior

Safety

Technology

Mechanical

Interior

Specs

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Testimonials

Fanstastic deal

CARS
October 20, 2017

First 2017 Acura MDX. All have been positive experiences. Tony Glavan was an excellent and pleasant sales person. I highly recommend him to all of my friends.

Pauline Bilot
GOOGLE
October 20, 2017

Best car buying experience I've ever had

Ticking noise in MDX Hybrid

CARS
October 20, 2017

This dealership was determined to find out was causing the ticking noise in our brand new MDX. It took them a few days, but they identified the cause and provided a resolution.

"Fanstastic deal"

DEALERRATER
October 19, 2017

First 2017 Acura MDX. All have been positive experiences. Tony Glavan was an excellent and pleasant sales person. I highly recommend him to all of my friends.

Vladimir Gilgur
GOOGLE
October 19, 2017

Good service

"Great Service"

DEALERRATER
October 18, 2017

They are very fast and professionals , They help with all your needs, I have a very good experience with them,I highly recommended them to all my family and friends!!David the sales person is really nice and Professional too

Aetna Rasa-Dudley
FACEBOOK
October 17, 2017

We Just brought our third vehicle with Acura of Brookfield. Totally loved our sales guy (Mike S) but Just found out he retried� but overall I would highly recommend this company. Best services ever!!! Never had a bad experience. Staff was very professional..the show room is beautiful�

"Very professional and pleasant"

DEALERRATER
October 17, 2017

I drove 3 hours to look at the car I purchased and when we arrived David came out and introduced himself and asked if we needed anything to drink, snacks or use the restroom, then we talked business. Very thoughtful! I would 100% go back to Brookfield Accrua. The finance Dept was not pushy and trying to make me purchase things I didn't need. Thank you for the pleasant car shopping experience. I've had some bad ones in the past.

"Fanstastic experience"

DEALERRATER
October 14, 2017

Just when you think the service can't get any better it does. They have an awesome staff in service and sales. I already knew their service dept. was great and now after purchasing my new Acura through them, their sales dept. is even better. Loved my experience and I will be back to buy from them in the future. Thanks Erika for making my experience so wonderful, Keep up the great work because we (the customers )do appreciate it.

Rodney McKinney
GOOGLE
October 11, 2017

"Back again"

DEALERRATER
October 5, 2017

Third vehicle from dealership. All have been positive experiences. We live far away but the ability to work through negotiations has been quite easy for us.

Helped with fighting Transmission shop that messed up my car

CARS
October 5, 2017

Acura provided a nice write up after the work to push back on the Transmission Company (Dunham's in West Allis, WI) that did not adequately put my car back together.

"great service"

DEALERRATER
October 5, 2017

I was in and out pretty quickly and staff was friendly. I will definitely be back again for service. He also answered all my questions about my vehicle.

Gregory Mauldin
GOOGLE
October 3, 2017

"Excellent Experience!"

DEALERRATER
October 2, 2017

Tony Glavan was an excellent salesperson. He answered all of my questions and more, and he made an extra effort to make sure that I could take my new 2018 TLX home with me that night.

"Great Experience!"

DEALERRATER
October 2, 2017

I had the pleasure of working with Keith Cohen when purchasing my 2018 TLX. Keith was very graceful and attentive to my needs. His professionalism along with the technology specialist Andy Bergan exceeded my expectations. It was a phenomenal experience and I would definitely recommend the Aura Dealership to my family and friends.

Rommel Sangalang
GOOGLE
September 29, 2017

I've been working with Gary since I bought my first used Acura there in 2005. 12 years later he is still there although now I mostly work with Dave. Trust has been earned. They know how to fix the Acura's I had which included a Legend, RL, and an MDX. They also do great work for my wife's Honda Pilot. The waiting room is relaxing and I can do my work emails and there are quiet business areas to take phone calls. Great professional service and Kudos to Gary and Dave.

"White glove service"

DEALERRATER
September 29, 2017

My husband and I bought an Acura from them in 2010 that now has 214,000 miles and is still going strong. Today we picked up this beautiful car for my Mom! The financing was smooth and they not only demonstrated features for her but gave her a dozen roses! She was delighted and so were we again! Steve is wonderful to work with and we recommend the dealership and Steve! Thanks for making car buying better!!

"Love my MDX!"

DEALERRATER
September 27, 2017

This is my second MDX, my second purchase from Acura of Brookfield and my second time dealing with Stuart. Everything was great! Stuart is very thorough and a pleasure to work with, that's why I came back a second time. I couldn't be happier with the car, the facility is beautiful and Stuart is the best. Love my MDX!!!

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Available Incentives

2017 RLX Special APR

1.9% APR for 24-36 months or 2.9% APR for 37-60 months.
Special APR offer valid on new and unregistered 2017 RLX Models from September 6, 2017 through October 31, 2017, to well qualified buyers on approved credit by Acura Financial Services through participating dealers. Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by October 31, 2017. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Example for 2017 RLX: 1.9% for 36 months financing at $28.60 a month for every $1,000.00 financed. Dealers set actual prices. See your Acura dealer for details.



For well qualified buyers and buyers that qualify for the Acura Graduate Program criteria

- * On Approved Credit - Expires: 10-31-2017

* While we check with car manufacturers and other sources to confirm the accuracy and completeness of the data contained in this chart, we make no guarantees or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the data in this report. Although we make every attempt to keep this chart up to date, all incentive information is subject to change without notice.

Service Hours

262-565-6519
Monday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday Closed

Finance Hours

Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
8
1
8
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

EPA Green Score ( LEV-III SULEV30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
8
1
8
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

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Current Inventory

There are currently no New 2017 Acura RLX SH-AWD Sport Hybrid 4dr Sedan w/Advance Package in inventory

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*Prices shown include a destination & handling change but do not include taxes or license. Destination charges for ILX, TLX, and RLX is $950.00; NSX is $1,800.00; and MDX and RDX is $975.00. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor, and installation vary. Please contact us for details.

Based on 2008 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.

 

1. Based on 2017 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 only) and other factors.

2. EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary. For comparison purposes only.