There's nothing quite like being behind the wheel of a luxury sport sedan like the ones from Audi and Acura. With technology at your fingertips and power under the hood, these vehicles are truly showstoppers in Salt Lake City, Park City, and Heber City. But which one is right for your driving style?

To help you decide, the team at Audi Salt Lake City took two of their most popular models and put them to the test. In our Audi A6 vs. Acura RLX comparison, you'll see the differences between these vehicles, making it easy to choose the one that is best for you.

2019 A6 vs 2019 RLX: Performance & Power

In the battle of these luxury sedans, there is one thing for certain. Both offer massive amounts of power to exhilarate your time behind the wheel. However, one still might leave you wanting a little more.

The Acura RLX features one engine across its trim levels: the 3.5L V6. This powertrain brings the goods boasting 310 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque. However, the Audi A6 is able to provide more power with its available 3.0L V6.

When choosing with this engine, you'll receive heightened strength coming in at 355 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. This allows you to reach a top track speed of 130 MPH with extreme ease and go from 0 to 60 in just 5.1 seconds. Imagine what you can do with that type of vigor.

Additionally, the A6 comes standard with an intuitive 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This comes with quattro® all-wheel drive and ultra® technology to offer extreme control of your gears and optimal traction. Unfortunately, the Acura RLX only offers a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and AWD in the highest trim.

2019 Audi A6 vs 2019 Acura RLX: Fuel Economy

You may believe that such ample strength under the hood means the fuel economy suffers. However, due to advanced technology, the efficiency in the Acura and Audi models is quite impressive.

The 2019 RLX comes in with an estimated gas mileage of 20 MPG in the city, 29 MPG on the highway, and 23 combined MPG. This is great if you're mainly commuting on highway roads, leaving you to fill up the tank less frequently.

On the other hand, even with the extra power the 3.5L V6 engine supplies in the 2019 A6, the fuel economy is still considerably higher. The EPA-estimated efficiency for this model gives you 25 MPG on city streets and 29 MPG on the highway with a combined 25 MPG.1 This means you'll be able to drive pretty much anywhere and still retain an excellent fuel economy.

Plus, the Audi A6 comes equipped with a gas tank of 19.3 gallons which is larger than the 18.5-gallon tank found in the Acura RLX. The result of this? Less time spent at the gas station, which is always a good thing.

Audi A6 vs Acura RLX: Verdict

It's very clear both of these models would be suitable for your travels in the Lake City, Park City, and Heber City areas. Why settle for suitable when you can have elevated performance, more standard features, and a heightened fuel economy with the Audi A6? To see if this model is the one for you, schedule a test drive at Audi Salt Lake City today!


1 2019 EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details.

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