2020 Acura RLX Interior and Cargo

Acura RLX Interior & Cargo Rating

2020 RLX Interior

The Acura's cabin ticks many of the boxes you'd expect from a midsize luxury sedan. There's generally good space utilization, generous lashings of wood trim, soft leather seats, impressive sound insulation, and plenty of technology on board. What it doesn't do is provide much sense of occasion - the design isn't especially exciting and hasn't aged all that well. The dual-screen infotainment system is another misstep and lacks the user-friendliness of more modern setups, while the electronic gear selector also isn't as natural to operate as a traditional shifter. At least it doesn't feel basic thanks to a host of standard features like power seats, ambient cabin lighting, keyless access, and a 14-speaker sound system.

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Seating and Interior Space

Five occupants can be seated in comfort within the RLX's large cabin. There's more than enough leg and headroom in front and plenty of seat/steering wheel adjustment to find a driving position that works. Rear legroom is also a highlight, although a hump in the middle of the floor impacts foot space for the middle rear passenger. The headroom at the back is also on the average side and occupants taller than six-feet may expect more head clearance in a big sedan. With wide-opening doors, ingress and egress aren't an issue.

2020 Acura RLX Interior Dimensions:

Acura RLX TrimsTechnology PackageAdvance Package
Headroom Front Seat37.6 in.37.6 in.
Headroom Back Seat36.9 in.36.9 in.
Legroom Front Seat42.3 in.42.3 in.
Legroom Back Seat38.8 in.38.8 in.
Shoulder Room Front59.6 in.59.6 in.
Shoulder Room Rear57 in.57 in.
Hip Room, Front55.9 in.55.9 in.
Hip Room, Rear54.5 in.54.5 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

The RLX's seats go a long way to lifting the interior's sensation of luxury, and are trimmed in Milano premium leather with contrast stitching and piping. Color choices are Ebony, Espresso, and Seacoast - the latter is a light gray shade that makes for a much airier feel, but will be less practical to keep clean. Trim color changes with the seat color you choose, but every selection features high-gloss wood and metal touches. There is also a leather-wrapped steering wheel and, while everything feels upscale, the materials can't fully compensate for a cabin design that underwhelms.

2020 RLX Trunk and Cargo Space

This isn't the most practical midsize sedan for carrying lots of cargo. Not only is the 14.9 cubic feet of trunk space less than in many rivals, but the rear seats don't fold flat to increase overall cargo capacity. The only real extra is a locking pass-through but this is only useful for longer, narrower items. You can load two large suitcases and three soft bags into the trunk, but that's about it - a wide opening does at least make loading cargo a little easier.

In-cabin storage space includes a center console bin with a removable tray that can be opened from both sides, while there are map pockets on the front seats for those at the back. That said, other executive sedans do offer more small-item storage than the RLX does.

2020 Acura RLX Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

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2020 Acura RLX Cargo Dimensions:

Acura RLX TrimsTechnology PackageAdvance Package
Trunk Volume14.9 cu. ft.12 cu. ft.

2020 RLX Infotainment and Features


With the Technology Package fitted as standard, the RLX gets a high level of features without you needing to spend extra. The comprehensive climate control system is a tri-zone unit with humidity control and air filtration, while both the driver and front passenger get to enjoy 12-way power front seats with heating and four-way power lumbar support. Other standard items include push-button ignition, an electronic tilt and telescoping steering column, an automatic-dimming rearview mirror, auto-dimming side mirrors, and a power moonroof. The AcuraWatch safety suite bundles together features like traffic-jam assist, a head-up warning, blind-spot monitoring, and a rear cross-traffic monitoring. Driver convenience is also taken up a notch thanks to standard rain-sensing wipers and auto-on/off headlights.


One of the first signs that any car has begun to age is often in its infotainment system setup, and here the Acura falls well short of expectations. The dual-screen infotainment system is made up of an eight-inch screen higher up, and a seven-inch touchscreen lower down, but instinctively figuring out which screen does what doesn't come easily. It's also not the most responsive system, the graphics and images aren't especially slick, and both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration are missing. Other than this glaring omission, the system is feature-rich with the likes of AcuraLink, text message/email capability, Bluetooth connectivity, Song By Voice, Aha and Pandora compatibility, HD radio, SiriusXM satellite radio, a USB audio interface with iPod integration, MP3/auxiliary input jack, and a maintenance minder system all being included. Acura's navigation system with 3D view is also part of the package and you get traffic rerouting as well. Sound is catered for by a 14-speaker Acura/ELS Studio premium audio system.

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