Acura RSX Review – Acura Wiki

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Acura RSX


The Acura RSX was into the Acura lineup in to replace the previous model Designed for the car buyer who’s for a classy sport coupe, the RSX refined build and great at a reasonable price.

Thanks to its upgradeable platform and well naturally aspirated engine, the RSX has become a favorite amongst tuners. Because of its large following, a booming RSX parts has been created and it can easily be on the road as either a classy coupe or a track-ready canyon

High Points Edit

build quality, fit, and ( New Car Test Drive )

Crisp and shifts ( New Car Test Drive )

high revving engine ( Car and )

Low Points Edit

Bumpy ( USA Today )

Loud road and noise ( )

Engine to be reved highly for performance ( The Car )

Styling is Honda generic and ( The Car Connection )

Performance and Handling

The Acura RSX is all about driving, and in versions, it’s a blast. is brisk in the RSX, darn in the Type-S. All the controls work with solid brakes, and sharp steering, and predictable

The suspension settings create a car feels sharp and finely While it is more compliant, the is still stiff. However the in handling are immediately noticeable. a corner and the car understeers. but a gentle of the throttle or a moderate tap of the brakes tuck in the nose and help the rear end.

The RSX is one of those that rewards skilled and feeds a lot of rope to the unskilled before they hang

The shifter is a joy, placed next to the wheel. The feel of the in the Type-S shows even crisp and accurate shifts.

on the brakes and you’re rewarded solid pedal feel, to a large master cylinder and a rigid pedal. The standard ABS slow the car quickly and without The Type-S gets bigger and rear rotors for even braking performance.

The engines in RSX models are very sophisticated, variable valve timing, cams, four-valves per cylinder and construction. Both models use ‘s i-VTEC technology, combines a cam-phasing valve (VTC for variable timing with VTEC, which changes the valve lift. it works differently and for different in the two models.

The RSX’s system is more for emissions and fuel while the Type-S is designed for The base engine develops 160 at 6500 rpm and 141 pound-feet of torque at rpm, same as last Thanks to improved intake, and cams, the Type-S gains 10 for 210 at 7800 rpm and 143 pound-feet of torque at rpm.

Both engines meet LEV-II emissions requirements, and premium fuel is required for the it’s only a suggestion for the

To get the most from the base it’s best to stick the standard five-speed manual. a unit with ratios maximize power from the The automatic features Acura Sequential SportShift, a mode allows for manual shifting of the It works well, giving the full manual control, to shift up or down unless by the driver (although it won’t let you do stupid, like start a … stop in fifth

Left in Drive, Grade Control keeps gear to a minimum on long uphill But it’s still not as quick to as a true manual, and fuel suffers a bit as well.

The Type-S is a other beast. The redline is higher (8100 rpm vs 6800 rpm in the and those extra revs are much of those additional 50 play. Acceleration is smooth and with a surge at the top end when the switch to their high

The revised higher redline you stay in it longer and keep the in this high-lift range. It sounds sweet at high especially when the high-lift come online, and that in and of is a good enough reason to it out at every opportunity. The torque is very usable, belying the of small four cylinders as gutless.

The transmission and final drive in the six-speed manual take of the new power in the Type-S. About the dynamic flaw is the lack of a front differential. As a result, the front wheel spins under power in sharp under full throttle, making it difficult to get the most the engine.

Gas Mileage Edit

As on in the near-luxury car MPG rankings, the Acura RSX is in 1st place with MPG.

Safety Edit

The RSX comes standard with the features:

Front driver/passenger

Front side airbags

Occupant Position Detection (OPDS)

Child Restraint (CRS)

Lower anchors and top brackets (LATCH)

Impact-absorbing zones (front and rear)

floor/door beams

Collapsible column

Impact-absorbing interior

4-wheel disc brakes anti-lock braking system

Reliability and Maintenance Edit

The RSX has received above average ratings and long term of the car do not cite large mechanical or problems. Because the Honda Corporation is their parent the history of outstanding reliability from Honda vehicles into the Acura RSX carline.

Interior and Comforts Edit

The RSX is very driver-oriented, with the part of the dash tilted toward the lucky person the wheel. It’s not really but textures and surfaces are all very for a car in the low 20-thousand range, and switchgear is all as befitting an Acura. New chrome and accents add a touch of elegance to the businesslike design.

The automatic control couldn’t be simpler to with three large your only input. the audio controls are logically for intuitive operation. The rest of the layout is just as sensible, it easy to acclimate oneself to the car and get on the business of driving.

The thick steering wheel neatly clear gauges with numerals on new off-white faces turn red-on-black at night. The tachometer and 160-mph speedometer the cluster, with fuel and gauges flanking them. control and basic audio are mounted on the steering wheel for convenience.

Acura RSX

The front seats are with good lateral a deep bucket for your and even small shoulder to help keep you in place in corners. They grip you when covered in leather, but comfortable for longer trips. As most cars of this and class, the rear seat is of a joke, reserved only for humans or medium-size dogs.

A better idea is to fold the seatbacks, enhancing the already cargo area under the and letting you pretend you have a

Storage for small stuff is There are bins in the doors, a lighted glovebox, and a clever combination forward of the shifter. The works fine, as long as you trying to stuff a convenience bladder buster in there.


The Acura RSX presents a wedgy fastback shape, a short nose, wheels out to the corners, and a smooth profile sweeps elegantly from the to the high tail. As befitting its market, it’s more than many other even given the company’s new styling direction.

The front is large with an aggressive opening under the bumper and a dramatic five-sided Acura Additionally, the headlights now feature trim around the reflectors, a aftermarket upgrade. The revised have an embossed look to and the rear bumper has been for a racy look. Standard on the is a new spoiler on the rear decklid.

the look is clean and tidy, and has continued to avoid styling in favor of tight, crisp

Fit and finish is excellent, of course, narrow gaps between panels. Acura is also to use as few breaks between body as possible to give the car a carved-from-a-solid-piece

Under the … skin is a chassis making the ride and handling tight. Insulation has been added in the doors and to reduce road noise, and the mirror gaps have sealed shut to reduce noise. It works to a certain but the RSX is primarily a sporty car, and you can more road, engine and noise inside than in one of the more luxurious offerings.

and Options Edit

The Acura RSX is in 2 trims: the base model and .

The base model comes with:

155#160;hp K20A3

5-speed automatic/manual transmission

seat with cloth-trimmed

Dual trip meters


AM/FM tuner, CD player, 6 speakers audio

Power windows, door and hatch lock


Remote entry system

aluminum alloy wheels

steel-belted radial tires

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