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The 2012 RL’s exterior styling is not only distinctive and upscale, but delivers excellent aerodynamics and a stable feel at higher speeds. Comfort, quietness and ride quality are also on a par with performance sedan competitors.

RL models equipped with the Technology Package also feature the Active Front Lighting System (AFS) for the Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights that can swivel up to 12 degrees laterally in response to vehicle speed and steering wheel input. When cornering, the inboard headlight swivels to illuminate a larger area of road surface throughout the corner, thus improving visibility and minimizing blind spots.

Inside, the RL features an elegantly styled interior that includes leather-trimmed heated front seats, comfortable space for rear seat passengers, plenty of storage areas and easy-to-use functionality. Like the driver’s seat, the passenger front seat has 10-way power adjustability. As part of the Technology Package, the front seats incorporate six levels of heating and ventilation and the steering wheel and shift knob are trimmed with burlwood trim (the Advance Package adds maple wood trim).

Luxury sedan owners demand a quiet ride, which the RL delivers in spades. However, going beyond the norm is the use of an acoustic glass windshield and an Active Sound Control system that team to reduce noise in the RL’s already quiet cabin. Abundant use of insulation in the floorboard areas further reduces unwanted road noise.

The RL interior features an assortment of leading-edge technologies to enhance driver control and information access. Standard on all RL trims is a spectacular Acura/Bose 10-speaker Surround Sound System with DVD-Audio, AM/FM radio tuner, Bluetooth Audio, XM Radio along with USB port and AUX jack connectivity.

A key component of the RL Technology Package is the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition. The advanced system allows for easy control of key systems via voice control (with more than 700 commands) including voice guidance for turn-by-turn directions, over 7 million points of interest.

The ACE body structure’s front-mounted polygonal frame design enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal crashes by utilizing a network of connected structural elements to help distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle- reducing the forces transmitted to the passenger compartment. To further enhance safety, the RL employs active head restraints built into the front seats to help improve neck and head protection in the event of a rear impact collision. To further aid in safety, the RL includes as standard six airbags and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).