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2008 Acura RL

Canadian MSRP
$63,900 - $69,500
Owner Score
2008 Acura RL

Key Specifications for 2008 Acura RL

Fuel Economy 8.4 - 12.9 City/HWY combined
Horsepower 290 hp
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Engine Gasoline
Torque 256 ft-lb
Seats 5
 

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Owner Scores

Based on 2 reviews
Comfort 8
80% Complete
Performance 8
80% Complete
Fuel Economy 5
50% Complete
Interior Design 6
60% Complete
Exterior Styling 7
70% Complete
Reliability 9
90% Complete

Owner Reviews

honda97535 awesome January 20, 2013 3.5 RL
Overall Score
V6 replaces turbo I4 Despite many brands downsizing their engines in order to improve the fuel economy, Acura actually went the other way with the 2013 RDX. The old gen’s 2.3L turbo engine was canned in favour of the familiar 3.5L V6. With the new engine, power goes up (273 hp vs. 240) and torque goes down (251 lb-ft vs. 260). The result is a slightly quicker, but much more responsive, RDX as the 2013 version we tested reached 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds, versus 6.7 for the outgoing 2012 version. The V6 is also smoother, and power delivery isn’t as lumpy as with the old turbo mill. The typical luxury crossover buyer will probably approve the engine swap, and so do I. Combined with a 6-speed automatic, the 2013 Acura RDX is very quiet on the highway; at 100 km/h, the V6 spins at 1,700 rpm. Fuel economy has also improved, as we observed an average of 10.8L/100km over the course of the test, better than what we achieved with the old RDX which was already fuel efficient.
Comfort 6
60% Complete
Performance 6
60% Complete
Fuel Economy 4
40% Complete
Interior Design 4
40% Complete
Exterior Styling 4
40% Complete
Reliability 8
80% Complete
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Recall Information

Recall number
Recall date
System affected
Model year(s) affected
Recall number
2017009
Recall date
2017-01-10
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2005 2006 2007 2008
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
428,641
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, could eventually degrade the propellant contained in the passenger frontal airbag inflator. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. As a result, if the vehicle were involved in a collision that warrants airbag deployment, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants, and the airbag assembly could be damaged, preventing proper function. These issues could increase the risk of injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflator. Note: Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. The recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk, and is expected to replace airbag inflators before their function would be affected.
Recall number
2016046
Recall date
2016-02-01
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
269,201
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the driver frontal airbag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure during airbag deployment. Increased pressure may cause the inflator to rupture, which could allow fragments to be propelled toward vehicle occupants, increasing the risk of injury. This could also damage the airbag module, which could prevent proper deployment. Failure of the airbag to fully deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of personal injury to the seat occupant. Correction: Dealers will inspect/replace the driver’s frontal airbag inflator. Note: Honda Canada has created a special Airbag Inflator Hotline for immediate assistance. For more information, please contact: For Honda Owners: 1-877-445-7754 For Acura Owners: 1-877-445-9844
Recall number
2007387
Recall date
2007-12-05
System affected
Steering
Model year(s) affected
2005 2006 2007 2008
Manufacturer Recall Number:
Units Affected:
1,172
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the power steering hose may deteriorate prematurely, causing the hose to crack and leak. Power steering fluid leakage onto a hot catalytic converter, will generate smoke and possibly lead to an under-hood fire, causing property damage and/or personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will install an updated power steering hose.

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