2009 Acura RL - Features


3.7-liter, 24-valve, SOHC, VTEC® V-6 aluminum alloy engine

Variable Induction System

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) with multi-hole fuel injectors

Drive-By-Wire™ Throttle System

Direct ignition system with knock control

CARB certified ULEV-2 exhaust emission control system
100,000 mile tune-up interval

Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle-shifters and Grade Logic Control

Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™)

Electronically controlled, speed-sensing, power-assisted, rack-and-pinion steering

4-wheel independent double-wishbone front suspension; Independent multilink rear suspension

4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with 4-piston aluminum front calipers and single-piston aluminum rear calipers

18x8-inch aluminum alloy 7-spoke wheels with V-rated all-season performance tires


4-channel Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) system with traction control

3-channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

Brake Assist

Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) front body structure

Driver and front passenger dual-stage, dual-threshold airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

Side curtain airbags for front and rear occupants

Driver and front passenger side airbags with passenger Occupant Position Detection System
Active headrest system for front seat passengers

3-point seat belts at all seating positions

Passenger seatbelt reminder
Front seat belt height adjustment

Side-impact door beams

Impact absorbing crumple zones front and rear

Child-proof rear door locks

5-mph bumpers (front and rear)

Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer

Smart Entry keyless access system

Tire Pressure Monitoring System™ (TPMS™) with location and pressure indicators

Locking trunk pass-through

Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

LED mirror-integrated directional signals

Emergency trunk opener


Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) front headlights

Auto on/off front headlights
Front fog lights

Heated outside side mirrors with driver recognition, reverse gear tilt-down and integrated directional turn signals

Illuminated front door handle recesses

Acoustic glass front windshield

Speed-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers

Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass



Perforated leather-trimmed seats

10-way power front seats with power adjustable lumbar support and driver recognition

6-level heated/cooled front seats (Technology Package)

Driver and passenger seat back pockets

Power actuated retractable rear headrests
Leather-wrapped steering wheel (Leather/wood steering wheel on Technology Package)

Illuminated front center console storage

Illuminated ignition, power window switches, steering wheel controls and door lock switches

Rear center folding armrest with locking trunk pass-through

Carpeted floor mats


Acura/BOSE® 10-speaker Surround Sound System with 6-disc CD, DVD-Audio, DTS® changer and AM/FM/XM® radio tuner

XM® Satellite Radio with XM® Note (Standard equipment in the 48 contiguous states only)

USB audio port connectivity (for iPod, iPhone, and "memory stick" mass storage devices)

MP3 auxiliary jack

Active Sound Control

Steering wheel-mounted controls (cruise control, audio, telephone, voice recognition and Multi-Information Display)

Electronic tilt and telescoping steering column with driver recognition

Speed-sensing, variable intermittent windshield wipers

Automatic day/night rearview mirror

Overhead map lights (front and rear)

Illuminated driver and front passenger vanity mirror

Multi-Information Display (MID)

Maintenance Minder™ system

HomeLink® remote system

Dual trip meters

Programmable feature customization

Bluetooth HandsFreeLink

Smart Entry keyless entry and start system

GPS-linked, solar sensing, dual-zone, dual-mode automatic climate control system

Rear passenger ventilation controls

Front-side window defoggers

Front and rear power windows with auto-down/up, auto-reverse and key-off operation

Power moonroof with tilt, auto-open/close, auto-reverse and key-off operation

Power rear sunshade with manual rear side sunshades

Front and rear dual beverage holders

Front door storage compartments

Remote trunk and fuel door releases


Acura Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with voice recognition, rearview camera and Zagat® ratings*

AcuraLink® Real-time traffic

AcuraLink® Traffic Rerouting™

AcuraLink® weather

Active Front Lighting System (AFS)

Upgraded genuine wood interior trim

*Available in the 48 contiguous states and Hawaii only


In addition to Technology Package features:

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)



  • All-season floor mats
  • Ashtray
  • Trunk cargo tray
  • Trunk cargo net


  • Rear deck lid spoiler
  • Rear bumper appliqué
  • Back-up sensors
  • Door edge protection film
  • Door visor
  • Moon roof visor
  • Car cover
  • Color-matched splash guards
  • Engine block heater
  • Wheel locks
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