The 3.5 RL is equipped with 4-wheel, independent
suspension with coil springs, 4-wheel disc brakes with
front rotors, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and stabilizer bars
both front and rear.
The 3.5 RL has a stamped-sheet-steel unit-body structure that
contributes greatly to an overall feeling of solidity and poise.
Created with the same NASTRAN stress-analysis software used
the space shuttle, this lightw...
The 3.5 RL body design has been honed to perfection. While
a muscular stance and dynamic appearance, it maintains an
elegance and sophistication. The body of the 3.5 RL provides
interior space and...
As a crucial component of Acura's flagship, the RL's interior
received a great deal of attention -from major issues such as
location and passenger head, hip, and shoulder room to smaller
details such as extra-large beve...
Advances in strength and rigidity of the unit-body structure, as
as innovations in side-impact protection and air bag technology,
the 3.5 RL as safe and secure as it is comfortable and gratifying
drive. For incre...
For 2003, Acura has made significant
performance enhancements to two of its key models. The
MDX luxury sports utility vehicle receives a variety of engine
enhancements that result in 20 additional horsepower, a new
For the 2003 model year, Acura features performance upgrades on
two of its most popular models and numerous other refinements across
its entire product lineup. To make the CL luxury performance coupe
even more exhilaratin...
For 2003, the Acura 3.5 RL luxury sedan
receives a number of subtle refinements that highlight and
the car's already unparalleled level of craftsmanship, making
flagship even more luxurious and sophisticated.
The 2003 Acura MDX luxury sport utility vehicle
receives a number of performance improvements and additional
designed to enhance its position as the benchmark in the luxury
category. Engine modifications including a n...
A rigid structure is of paramount importance in a performance
High rigidity provides a stable platform for proper suspension
geometry and alignment, and it makes possible a tight,
interior. A lightweight struc...
Available in two distinct models-the sporty RSX and the
high-performance RSX Type-S-this sports coupe ideally
Acura line-up of precision-crafted luxury performance vehicles.
their high-performance engines,...
OVERVIEWThe two engines offered in the Acura RSX
incorporate a host ofinnovative features designed to deliver a
cutting-edge combination ofperformance, fuel efficiency, and low
emissions. Most apparent is thei-VTEC "intelligent" va...
The RSX chassis was designed to achieve quick handling
outstanding grip, a smooth and compliant ride, excellent stability,
and exceptional packaging efficiency to help maximize
the passenger cabin and...
The bodywork of the RSX leaves no doubt in the minds of
clearly, this is a car designed for the driving enthusiast.
From its rakishly angled hood to its broad stance, deep chin
spoiler, combination headlights, and s...
Occupant safety is important to the design of any new Acura, and
RSX is equipped with an array of standard occupant-protection
systems. The RSX was designed with the goal of achieving a
NCAP rating for front impacts...