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2014 Acura RLX vs. 2013 Cadillac XTS4

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2014 Acura RLX vs. 2013 Cadillac XTS4 - Motor Trend

We Have A Winner

In the end, we scored this one of the closest comparo finishes in recent memory. These are two fine
: roomy, loaded with high-tech wizardry, and almost equally capable of pampering driver and passengers for even the longest drives.
The XTS shines in physical presence and handling prowess, but takes a big hit because of its clunky user interface and relatively poor performance at the pump. The new RLX might lack the Cadillac's dramatic sheetmetal and doesn't hustle through the twisties with the same athleticism, but it delivers outstanding comfort, a creamy ride, a brilliant combo of speed and frugality, outstanding refinement (at highway speeds its cabin is as quiet as a tomb), and a boatload of technology that's far more accessible on a daily basis. By the narrowest of margins, the 2014 Acura RLX takes home the gold.

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One win for the RLX :D
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That was a very close race. The XTS and RLX are very similar engine and price wise. In the end, RLX takes it with better comfort and fuel efficiency. To be honest, I was surprised the Cadillac was the better handling car.
Same. I would think for sure the RLX would handle better. Cadillacs aren't known to handle very well.. Except maybe the ATS and CTS.

I'll reserve judgement until I test drive my own RLX.

I think the RLX AWD model will blow the doors off the Cadillac.
Cadillac still has a lot to work on when it comes to handling where as in acura(honda) has been widely known for their fair share of good handling vehicles. Cadillac has been improving but not yet at Acura's level. THe Ats will probably be best since its the lightest of the bunch and still it could use some improvement when comparing to the elder RL.
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