2020 Acura RLX Safety and Reliability

Acura RLX Reliability Rating

2020 RLX Safety

While the NHTSA doesn't yet have an official rating for the 2020 Acura RLX, the identical 2019 model achieved a full five stars for overall safety. The IIHS also posted excellent crashworthiness results for the RLX, with highest rating of Good given for all major crash tests. These results, along with Acura's many safety features, bode well for buyer peace of mind.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

2020 RLX Key Safety Features

Rather than give you one or two advanced driver aids and have the rest only available as expensive options - as is all too common among some other premium brands - Acura has equipped the RLX with nearly all of its available safety features. The advanced airbag system includes front, front side, and side curtain airbags, plus a driver's knee airbag. The RLX also gets LED daytime running lights, a tire pressure monitoring system, vehicle stability assist with traction control and motion adaptive steering, and ABS with EBD.

Under the AcuraWatch suite of driver-assistance technologies, you'll find traffic-jam assist, forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, a head-up warning, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, a multi-view rear camera with dynamic guidelines, and rear cross-traffic monitoring. Where safety is concerned, the Acura's specification leaves many competitors trailing.

Acura RLX TrimsTechnology PackageAdvance Package
Back-Up CameraSS
Cross-Traffic AlertSS
Rear Parking AidN/AS
Blind Spot MonitorSS
Lane Departure WarningSS
Lane Keeping AssistSS
Night VisionN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSS
Brake AssistSS
Stability ControlSS
Traction ControlSS

2020 RLX Reliability

There are very few reported issues affecting the RLX, and with the engine and mechanicals both being known quantities, this Acura should provide years of reliable motoring. There was, however, a single recall for the 2019 RLX for a potential issue where the timing belt teeth could separate, leading to an engine stall.

In terms of reliability, the RLX is covered by the manufacturer's four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty, a six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty, and outer-body rust-through for five years with unlimited miles.


  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    6 Years \ 70,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
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