Comparison: 2018 Acura RLX vs Lincoln Continental

August 7th, 2018 by

The luxury sedan market can be a crowded place with lots of high-end features and performance options. In this comparison, we will help you better understand the 2018 Acura RLX and the Lincoln Continental.

If you ask consumers what is essential to them in their vehicle, you will hear lots of things, but one that seems to be mentioned most often is safety. Below we will break down some of the many safety features of these two sedans.

Acura and its parent company (American Honda Motors) have long been known for packing a ton of standard safety features into its vehicles and the RLX is no exception. AcuraWatch is standard on every RLX and consists of technology such as Collision Mitigation Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Departure Mitigation and Lane Keep Assist. Other available safety features include Blind Spot Information, Vehicle Stability Assist and Surround View Camera.

Lincoln has made many safety features available as well. Available features include Blind Spot Information System, Enhanced Active Park Assist, Lane-Keeping System and more. The only downside is that many key features are not standard and require package upgrades. For example, the Forward-Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking require you to opt for the Reserve or Black Label models.

Performance and Fuel Economy
With today’s technology owners are no longer forced to choose between performance and efficiency. Check out what Acura and Lincoln are doing to provide drivers with both.

For 2018 the RLX provides drivers with two engine options. First is a natural aspirated, 3.5-liter, aluminum alloy direct injection six-cylinder engine. This engine produces a healthy 310 horsepower and 272 lb/ft of torque. The RLX Hybrid uses the same 3.5-liter V6 but adds three electric motors. The combined output on the Hybrid model tops out at a muscular 377 horsepower and 341 lb/ft of torque. This Hybrid model checks in with all that power and an EPA estimated fuel economy of 28 city / 29 highway.*

The 2018 Lincoln Continental is delivered with three different engine options. The base engine is a 3.7-liter V-6 that delivers 305 horsepower. The second and more powerful option is the 2.7-liter twin turbo V-6 that ups the horsepower to 335. The final engine option is reserved for the top trims and is based on a 3.0-liter twin turbo engine that generates 400hp. The Lincoln’s EPA estimated MPG tops out with 18 city/27 highway on the 2.7-liter twin turbo version.

The 2018 Acura RLX and Lincoln Continental both couple safety, performance and efficiency in luxurious packages. Stop by Friendly Acura in Middletown today to see why the RLX’s standard safety features and power to efficiency ratio is the right choice for you.

*2018 EPA mileage based on 2018 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.


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