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2003 Acura MDX -- Body

Sep 18, 2002 — INTRODUCTION To pursue a new direction in the luxury SUV segment, Acura designed the MDX as the first SUV to combine a car-like ride and handling with a family-sized SUV interior. By avoiding some of the compromises that other manufact...

2003 Acura MDX -- Interior - Part 1

Sep 18, 2002 — INTERIOR DESIGN In the MDX, clean, solid forms on the instrument panel and door areas define a wide open and luxurious space. Positioned within that space are the driver's cockpit and a multi-use console reminiscent of other Acura mod...

2003 Acura MDX -- Interior - Part 2

Sep 18, 2002 — SYNCHRONIZED CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEMAfter analyzing competitive SUVs, it was clear to MDX engineers thatsignificant strides could be achieved by offering climate controlcomparable to a luxury sedan instead of merely matching existingt...

2003 Acura MDX -- Powertrain - Part 1

Sep 18, 2002 — INTRODUCTION An advanced powertrain is essential to meet 2003 MDX's goals of providing V-8-like performance, class-leading low emissions, and excellent fuel economy. To that end, the MDX is powered by an advanced 3.5-liter, VTEC V-6, e...

2003 Acura MDX -- Powertrain - Part 2

Sep 18, 2002 — EXHAUST SYSTEM A low-restriction, high-flow exhaust system is crucial to efficient power and torque production. The 2003 MDX features a new high efficiency system that incorporates several key elements that work in concert with the eng...

2003 Acura MDX -- Chassis

Sep 18, 2002 — INTRODUCTION The Acura MDX was the first product in what has proven to be a very popular portion of the market: a car-like, family-sized, luxury SUV. To venture beyond current competitive offerings with a no-compromise design, a new ch...

2003 Acura MDX -- Safety

Sep 18, 2002 — INTRODUCTION The Acura MDX SUV is engineered to meet and often exceed all applicable safety standards. Safety, security, and accident avoidance are top Acura priorities. With that in mind, various systems - body structure, chassis, driv...

2003 Acura MDX -- Quality & Manufacturing

Sep 18, 2002 — INTRODUCTION Like all Acura products, the MDX benefits from an integrated approach to designing manufacturing quality into the original plan for the vehicle. This approach results in a vehicle that is sure to achieve the legendary durab...

2003 Acura 3.5 RL -- Introduction

Sep 18, 2002 — INTRODUCTION As the flagship sedan in the Acura lineup, the 2003 RL boasts impressive levels of power, handling and luxury, allowing it to compete easily with the Mercedes E320, BMW 530i, Audi 3.0 A6, and Lexus GS 300. The RL's 3.5-lit...

2003 Acura 3.5 RL -- Powertrain

Sep 18, 2002 — OVERVIEW The 3.5 RL is powered by an all-aluminum, 3.5-liter, single-overhead-camshaft, 90-degree V-6 engine that produces 225 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 231 lb.-ft. of torque at 4700 rpm. Four-valves-per-cylinder, a three-stage variabl...