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2003 Acura CL 2003 Acura CL

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Performance & Engineering (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Engine type: 3.2-liter, 24-valve, VTEC™ V-6 engine
Displacement: 196 cu. in. (3210 cc)
Horsepower @ rpm(SAE net): 225 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque, (lb.-ft. @ rpm): 216 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm
Redline: 6300 rpm
Compression Ratio: 9.8:1
Valvetrain: SOHC 24-valve with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) system
Fuel & Induction System: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Emissions Control: Electronically controlled EGR LEV in 49 states; Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle (ULEV) in CA
Bore & Stroke: 3.50 in. x 3.39 in. (89 mm x 86 mm)
Engine Block: Aluminum alloy with cast-iron cylinder liners
Cylinder Heads: Aluminum alloy
Ignition System: Electronic direct ignition system with knock control
Battery: 12V, maintenance free
Alternator: 105 amps maximum
Tune-Up Interval: No scheduled tune-ups for 105,000 miles*
*Does not apply to fluid and filter changes or periodic inspections. Please refer to the maintenance section of your owner's manual to determine all appropriate maintenance intervals.
Body Suspension/Chassis (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Body Type: Unit-body structure
Front Suspension: Independent double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: Independent multi-link double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear): 27.2 mm tubular / 18.0 mm solid
Shock Absorbers: Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology, front and rear
Steering Type: Speed-sensing, variable power-assist rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Wheel Turns (lock-to-lock): 3.06
Turning Circle(curb-to-curb): 37.4 ft. (11.4 m)
Braking System: Dual-diagonal, power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Disc Brakes: Ventilated, 11.8 in. (300 mm) diameter; 1.1 in. (28 mm) rotor thickness
Rear DiscBrakes: Solid, 11.1 in. (282 mm) diameter; 0.35 in. (9 mm) rotor thickness
Wheels: 16 x 6.5-inch cast aluminum-alloy
Tires: P205/60R16 91V Michelin MXV4-Plus
Transmission (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
5-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control and Sequential SportShift™ Ratios (: 1):
  • 1st - 2.563
  • 2nd - 1.551
  • 3rd - 1.021
  • 4th - 0.653
  • 5th - 0.470
  • Reverse - 1.846
  • Final Drive - 4.428
Safety & Security (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Driver's and front passenger's dual-stage air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
Driver's and front passenger's side air bags with front passenger's height and position sensors
3-point adjustable height seat belts with load-limiters and pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
4-wheel Antilock Braking System (ABS)
Traction Control System (TCS)
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
Front and rear crumple zones
Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights
Rear window defroster with timer
Side window defoggers
Dual side-impact door beams
Emergency trunk opener
Center high-mount rear brakelight
5-mph bumpers
Collapsible steering column
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Safety glass
All-around visibility (301.8 degrees)
Sun visors with side extensions
Automatic transmission interlock feature
Tinted upper windshield
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Remote keyless entry system with panic alarm feature and memory system
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Available Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
OnStar® service (standard on all CL models equipped with the Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System)
Automatic Climate Control System with micron air filtration
Acura/BOSE® music system with AM/FM stereo/cassette and 6-disc in-dash CD changer
Steering wheel mounted audio and cruise control
Tilt steering column
Speed-sensing intermittent windshield wipers
Outside temperature gauge
Power moonroof with tilt feature and sliding sunshade
Power windows and door locks
One-touch auto-up/down driver's window with anti-pinch protection
Overhead map lights
Overhead sunglasses storage compartment
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Illuminated driver's and front passenger's vanity mirror
HomeLink® system
Front center console with adjustable armrest
Illuminated front center console storage
Dual 12-volt power ports
Front and rear dual beverage holders
In-dash notepad tray*
Digital quartz clock*
Dual trip meters
Maintenance interval reminder
Automatic-off headlights
Remote trunk and fuel-filler-door releases
In-trunk shopping bag hook
In-trunk storage tray
In-trunk cargo net
*Not available with Navigation System
Seating & Trim (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Leather-trimmed seats and door panels
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob
Simulated wood-grained center console and door trim (Parchment interior only)
Remote-linked driver's 8-way power seat with 2-position memory
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Power walk-in rear-seat access
Heated front seats
Driver's seat adjustable lumbar support
Adjustable front-seat headrests
Rear-seat headrests
Driver's and passenger's seat back pockets
Rear bucket seats
Lockable rear center storage compartment
Rear seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through
Carpeted floor mats
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Heated, power-operated, body-colored outside mirrors with 2-position memory and passenger's side reverse gear tilt-down feature
Body-colored front and rear bumpers and door handles
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Radio antenna printed in rear glass
Dual-outlet exhaust
Galvanized body panels
Chip-resistant rocker panels
Anti-acid/anti-etch clear coat (dark colors)
All-season steel-belted radial tires
Capacities (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Engine oil, including filter - 4.6 U.S. quarts
Fuel Tank - 17.2 U.S. gallons
Cooling System - 7.8 US quarts
Fuel Economy (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Recommended Fuel - premium unleaded; 91 octane*
EPA estimated mileage, city/highway:** 19/29
*Gasoline with a octane number lower than 91 may be used, with reduced performance.
** Mileage figures shown for comparison only. Your mileage may vary. California figures are the same. Factory estimates; EPA figures not available at time of printing.
Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Exterior:
  • Wheelbase: 106.9 in.
  • Overall Length: 192.0 in.
  • Overall Width: 70.6 in.
  • Height (unladen): 55.5 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 6.2 in.
  • Track - Front: 61.1 in.Rear: 61.0
  • Curb Weight: 3470 lbs. (3494 lbs. with Navigation System)
  • Weight Distribution(% front/rear): 63/37 (62/38 M/T)
Interior:
  • Head Room - Front: 37.5 in. Rear: 36.7 in.
  • Leg Room - Front: 42.4 in. Rear: 33.0 in.
  • Hip Room - Front: 52.9 in. Rear: 50.4 in.
  • Shoulder Room - Front: 56.4 in. Rear: 54.2 in.
  • Passenger Volume - 90.0 cu. ft.
  • Cargo Volume - 13.6 cu. ft.
  • Total Interior Volume - 103.6 cu. ft.
Performance & Engineering (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Engine type: 3.2-liter, 24-valve, VTEC™ V-6 engine
Displacement: 196 cu. in. (3210 cc)
Horsepower @ rpm(SAE net): 225 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque, (lb.-ft. @ rpm): 216 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm
Redline: 6300 rpm
Compression Ratio: 9.8:1
Valvetrain: SOHC 24-valve with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) system
Fuel & Induction System: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Emissions Control: Electronically controlled EGR LEV in 49 states; Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle (ULEV) in CA
Bore & Stroke: 3.50 in. x 3.39 in. (89 mm x 86 mm)
Engine Block: Aluminum alloy with cast-iron cylinder liners
Cylinder Heads: Aluminum alloy
Ignition System: Electronic direct ignition system with knock control
Battery: 12V, maintenance free
Alternator: 105 amps maximum
Tune-Up Interval: No scheduled tune-ups for 105,000 miles*
*Does not apply to fluid and filter changes or periodic inspections. Please refer to the maintenance section of your owner's manual to determine all appropriate maintenance intervals.
Body Suspension/Chassis (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Body Type: Unit-body structure
Front Suspension: Independent double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: Independent multi-link double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear): 27.2 mm tubular / 18.0 mm solid
Shock Absorbers: Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology, front and rear
Steering Type: Speed-sensing, variable power-assist rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Wheel Turns (lock-to-lock): 3.06
Turning Circle(curb-to-curb): 37.4 ft. (11.4 m)
Braking System: Dual-diagonal, power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Disc Brakes: Ventilated, 11.8 in. (300 mm) diameter; 1.1 in. (28 mm) rotor thickness
Rear DiscBrakes: Solid, 11.1 in. (282 mm) diameter; 0.35 in. (9 mm) rotor thickness
Wheels: 16 x 6.5-inch cast aluminum-alloy
Tires: P205/60R16 91V Michelin MXV4-Plus
Transmission (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
5-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control and Sequential SportShift™ Ratios (: 1):
  • 1st - 2.563
  • 2nd - 1.551
  • 3rd - 1.021
  • 4th - 0.653
  • 5th - 0.470
  • Reverse - 1.846
  • Final Drive - 4.428
Safety & Security (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Driver's and front passenger's dual-stage air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
Driver's and front passenger's side air bags with front passenger's height and position sensors
3-point adjustable height seat belts with load-limiters and pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
4-wheel Antilock Braking System (ABS)
Traction Control System (TCS)
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
Front and rear crumple zones
Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights
Rear window defroster with timer
Side window defoggers
Dual side-impact door beams
Emergency trunk opener
Center high-mount rear brakelight
5-mph bumpers
Collapsible steering column
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Safety glass
All-around visibility (301.8 degrees)
Sun visors with side extensions
Automatic transmission interlock feature
Tinted upper windshield
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Remote keyless entry system with panic alarm feature and memory system
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Available Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
OnStar® service (standard on all CL models equipped with the Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System)
Automatic Climate Control System with micron air filtration
Acura/BOSE® music system with AM/FM stereo/cassette and 6-disc in-dash CD changer
Steering wheel mounted audio and cruise control
Tilt steering column
Speed-sensing intermittent windshield wipers
Outside temperature gauge
Power moonroof with tilt feature and sliding sunshade
Power windows and door locks
One-touch auto-up/down driver's window with anti-pinch protection
Overhead map lights
Overhead sunglasses storage compartment
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Illuminated driver's and front passenger's vanity mirror
HomeLink® system
Front center console with adjustable armrest
Illuminated front center console storage
Dual 12-volt power ports
Front and rear dual beverage holders
In-dash notepad tray*
Digital quartz clock*
Dual trip meters
Maintenance interval reminder
Automatic-off headlights
Remote trunk and fuel-filler-door releases
In-trunk shopping bag hook
In-trunk storage tray
In-trunk cargo net
*Not available with Navigation System
Seating & Trim (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Leather-trimmed seats and door panels
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob
Simulated wood-grained center console and door trim (Parchment interior only)
Remote-linked driver's 8-way power seat with 2-position memory
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Power walk-in rear-seat access
Heated front seats
Driver's seat adjustable lumbar support
Adjustable front-seat headrests
Rear-seat headrests
Driver's and passenger's seat back pockets
Rear bucket seats
Lockable rear center storage compartment
Rear seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through
Carpeted floor mats
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Heated, power-operated, body-colored outside mirrors with 2-position memory and passenger's side reverse gear tilt-down feature
Body-colored front and rear bumpers and door handles
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Radio antenna printed in rear glass
Dual-outlet exhaust
Galvanized body panels
Chip-resistant rocker panels
Anti-acid/anti-etch clear coat (dark colors)
All-season steel-belted radial tires
Capacities (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Engine oil, including filter - 4.6 U.S. quarts
Fuel Tank - 17.2 U.S. gallons
Cooling System - 7.8 US quarts
Fuel Economy (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Recommended Fuel - premium unleaded; 91 octane*
EPA estimated mileage, city/highway:** 19/29
*Gasoline with a octane number lower than 91 may be used, with reduced performance.
** Mileage figures shown for comparison only. Your mileage may vary. California figures are the same. Factory estimates; EPA figures not available at time of printing.
Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Exterior:
  • Wheelbase: 106.9 in.
  • Overall Length: 192.0 in.
  • Overall Width: 70.6 in.
  • Height (unladen): 55.5 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 6.2 in.
  • Track - Front: 61.1 in.Rear: 61.0
  • Curb Weight: 3470 lbs. (3494 lbs. with Navigation System)
  • Weight Distribution(% front/rear): 63/37 (62/38 M/T)
Interior:
  • Head Room - Front: 37.5 in. Rear: 36.7 in.
  • Leg Room - Front: 42.4 in. Rear: 33.0 in.
  • Hip Room - Front: 52.9 in. Rear: 50.4 in.
  • Shoulder Room - Front: 56.4 in. Rear: 54.2 in.
  • Passenger Volume - 90.0 cu. ft.
  • Cargo Volume - 13.6 cu. ft.
  • Total Interior Volume - 103.6 cu. ft.
Performance & Engineering (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S)back to top
Engine type: 3.2-liter, 24-valve, VTEC™ V-6 engine
Displacement: 196 cu. in. (3210 cc)
Horsepower @ rpm(SAE net): 260 hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque(lb.-ft. @ rpm): 232 lb.-ft. @ 3500-5500 rpm
Redline: 6900 rpm
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Valvetrain: SOHC 24-valve with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) system
Fuel & Induction System: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Emissions Control: Electronically controlled EGR Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) in all 50 states
Bore & Stroke: 3.50 in. x 3.39 in. (89 mm x 86 mm)
Engine Block: Aluminum alloy with spin-cast iron cylinder liners
Cylinder Heads: Aluminum alloy
Ignition System: Electronic direct ignition system with knock control
Battery: 12V, maintenance free
Alternator: 120 amps maximum
Tune-Up Interval: No scheduled tune-ups for 105,000 miles*
*Does not apply to fluid and filter changes or periodic inspections. Please refer to the maintenance section of your owner's manual to determine all appropriate maintenance intervals.
Body Suspension/Chassis (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S)back to top
Body Type: Unit-body structure
Front Suspension: Independent double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: Independent multi-link double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear): 27.2 mm tubular / 19.0 mm solid
Shock Absorbers: Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology, front and rear
Steering Type: Torque-sensing, variable power-assist rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Wheel Turns (lock-to-lock): 2.88
Turning Circle(curb-to-curb): 39.4 ft. (12.0 m)
Braking System: Dual-diagonal, power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Disc Brakes: Ventilated, 11.8 in. (300 mm) diameter; 1.1 in. (28 mm) rotor thickness
Rear DiscBrakes: Solid, 11.1 in. (282 mm) diameter; 0.35 in. (9 mm) rotor thickness
Wheels: 17 x 7.0-inch cast aluminum-alloy
Tires: P215/50R17 93V Michelin MXM4
Transmission (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S)back to top
Close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with helical limited slip differential (LSD) Ratios (: 1):
  • 1st - 3.933
  • 2nd - 2.478
  • 3rd - 1.700
  • 4th - 1.250
  • 5th - 0.976
  • 6th - 0.771
  • Reverse - 4.008
  • Final Drive - 3.286
5-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control and Sequential SportShift™ Ratios (: 1):
  • 1st - 2.563
  • 2nd - 1.551
  • 3rd - 1.021
  • 4th - 0.653
  • 5th - 0.470
  • Reverse - 1.846
  • Final Drive - 4.428
Safety & Security (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S)back to top
Driver's and front passenger's dual-stage air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
Driver's and front passenger's side air bags with front passenger's height and position sensors
3-point adjustable height seat belts with load-limiters and pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
4-wheel Antilock Braking System (ABS)
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)*
Traction Control System (TCS)**
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
Front and rear crumple zones
Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights
Rear window defroster with timer
Side window defoggers
Dual side-impact door beams
Emergency trunk opener
Center high-mount rear brakelight
5-mph bumpers
Collapsible steering column
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Safety glass
All-around visibility (301.8 degrees)
Sun visors with side extensions
Automatic transmission interlock feature
Tinted upper windshield
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Remote keyless entry system with panic alarm feature and memory system
*Available on CL Type S with A/T only
**Not available on 6-speed manual CL Type S
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S)back to top
Available Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
OnStar® service (standard on all CL models equipped with the Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System)
Automatic Climate Control System with micron air filtration
Acura/BOSE® music system with AM/FM stereo/cassette and 6-disc in-dash CD changer
Steering wheel mounted audio and cruise control
Tilt steering column
Speed-sensing intermittent windshield wipers
Outside temperature gauge
Power moonroof with tilt feature and sliding sunshade
Power windows and door locks
One-touch auto-up/down driver's window with anti-pinch protection
Overhead map lights
Overhead sunglasses storage compartment
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Illuminated driver's and front passenger's vanity mirror
HomeLink® system
Front center console with adjustable armrest
Illuminated front center console storage
Dual 12-volt power ports
Front and rear dual beverage holders
In-dash notepad tray*
Metallic-finish instrument panel display
Digital quartz clock*
Dual trip meters
Maintenance interval reminder
Automatic-off headlights
Remote trunk and fuel-filler-door releases
In-trunk shopping bag hook
In-trunk storage tray
In-trunk cargo net
*Not available with Navigation System
Seating & Trim (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S)back to top
Leather-trimmed seats and door panels
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob
Perforated leather-wrapped emergency brake handle (manual transmission only)
Simulated wood-grained center console and door trim (Parchment interior only)
Titanium-finish interior accents (Ebony interior only)
Remote-linked driver's 8-way power seat with 2-position memory
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Power walk-in rear-seat access
Heated front seats
Driver's seat adjustable lumbar support
Adjustable front-seat headrests
Rear-seat headrests
Driver's and passenger's seat back pockets
Rear bucket seats
Lockable rear center storage compartment
Rear seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through
Carpeted floor mats
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S)back to top
Heated, power-operated, body-colored outside mirrors with 2-position memory and passenger's side reverse gear tilt-down feature
Body-colored front and rear bumpers and door handles
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Radio antenna printed in rear glass
Dual-outlet exhaust
Galvanized body panels
Chip-resistant rocker panels
Anti-acid/anti-etch clear coat (dark colors)
All-season steel-belted radial tires
Capacities (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S)back to top
Engine oil, including filter - 4.6 U.S. quarts
Fuel Tank - 17.2 U.S. gallons
Cooling System - 7.8 US quarts
Fuel Economy (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S)back to top
Recommended Fuel - premium unleaded; 91 octane*
EPA estimated mileage, city/highway:**:
  • CL Type S - 19/29
  • CL Type S M/T - 19/28
*Gasoline with a octane number lower than 91 may be used, with reduced performance.
** Mileage figures shown for comparison only. Your mileage may vary. California figures are the same. Factory estimates; EPA figures not available at time of printing.
Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S)back to top
Exterior:
  • Wheelbase: 106.9 in.
  • Overall Length: 192.0 in.
  • Overall Width: 70.6 in.
  • Height (unladen): 55.5 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 6.2 in.
  • Track: Front: 61.1 in.; Rear: 61.0
  • Curb Weight: 3510 lbs. (3534 lbs. with Navigation System); (M/T) - 3446 lbs. (3470 lbs. with Navigation System)Weight Distribution(% front/rear): 63/37 (62/38 M/T)
Interior:
  • Head Room - Front: 37.5 in. Rear: 36.7 in.
  • Leg Room - Front: 42.4 in. Rear: 33.0 in.
  • Hip Room - Front: 52.9 in. Rear: 50.4 in.
  • Shoulder Room - Front: 56.4 in. Rear: 54.2 in.
  • Passenger Volume - 90.0 cu. ft.
  • Cargo Volume - 13.6 cu. ft.
  • Total Interior Volume - 103.6 cu. ft.
Performance & Engineering (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Engine type: 3.2-liter, 24-valve, VTEC™ V-6 engine
Displacement: 196 cu. in. (3210 cc)
Horsepower @ rpm(SAE net): 260 hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque(lb.-ft. @ rpm): 232 lb.-ft. @ 3500-5500 rpm
Redline: 6900 rpm
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Valvetrain: SOHC 24-valve with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) system
Fuel & Induction System: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Emissions Control: Electronically controlled EGR Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) in all 50 states
Bore & Stroke: 3.50 in. x 3.39 in. (89 mm x 86 mm)
Engine Block: Aluminum alloy with spin-cast iron cylinder liners
Cylinder Heads: Aluminum alloy
Ignition System: Electronic direct ignition system with knock control
Battery: 12V, maintenance free
Alternator: 120 amps maximum
Tune-Up Interval: No scheduled tune-ups for 105,000 miles*
*Does not apply to fluid and filter changes or periodic inspections. Please refer to the maintenance section of your owner's manual to determine all appropriate maintenance intervals.
Body Suspension/Chassis (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Body Type: Unit-body structure
Front Suspension: Independent double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: Independent multi-link double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear): 27.2 mm tubular / 19.0 mm solid
Shock Absorbers: Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology, front and rear
Steering Type: Torque-sensing, variable power-assist rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Wheel Turns (lock-to-lock): 2.88
Turning Circle(curb-to-curb): 39.4 ft. (12.0 m)
Braking System: Dual-diagonal, power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Disc Brakes: Ventilated, 11.8 in. (300 mm) diameter; 1.1 in. (28 mm) rotor thickness
Rear DiscBrakes: Solid, 11.1 in. (282 mm) diameter; 0.35 in. (9 mm) rotor thickness
Wheels: 17 x 7.0-inch cast aluminum-alloy
Tires: P215/50R17 93V Michelin MXM4
Transmission (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with helical limited slip differential (LSD) Ratios (: 1):
  • 1st - 3.933
  • 2nd - 2.478
  • 3rd - 1.700
  • 4th - 1.250
  • 5th - 0.976
  • 6th - 0.771
  • Reverse - 4.008
  • Final Drive - 3.286
5-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control and Sequential SportShift™ Ratios (: 1):
  • 1st - 2.563
  • 2nd - 1.551
  • 3rd - 1.021
  • 4th - 0.653
  • 5th - 0.470
  • Reverse - 1.846
  • Final Drive - 4.428
Safety & Security (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Driver's and front passenger's dual-stage air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
Driver's and front passenger's side air bags with front passenger's height and position sensors
3-point adjustable height seat belts with load-limiters and pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
4-wheel Antilock Braking System (ABS)
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)*
Traction Control System (TCS)**
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
Front and rear crumple zones
Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights
Rear window defroster with timer
Side window defoggers
Dual side-impact door beams
Emergency trunk opener
Center high-mount rear brakelight
5-mph bumpers
Collapsible steering column
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Safety glass
All-around visibility (301.8 degrees)
Sun visors with side extensions
Automatic transmission interlock feature
Tinted upper windshield
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Remote keyless entry system with panic alarm feature and memory system
*Available on CL Type S with A/T only
**Not available on 6-speed manual CL Type S
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Available Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
OnStar® service (standard on all CL models equipped with the Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System)
Automatic Climate Control System with micron air filtration
Acura/BOSE® music system with AM/FM stereo/cassette and 6-disc in-dash CD changer
Steering wheel mounted audio and cruise control
Tilt steering column
Speed-sensing intermittent windshield wipers
Outside temperature gauge
Power moonroof with tilt feature and sliding sunshade
Power windows and door locks
One-touch auto-up/down driver's window with anti-pinch protection
Overhead map lights
Overhead sunglasses storage compartment
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Illuminated driver's and front passenger's vanity mirror
HomeLink® system
Front center console with adjustable armrest
Illuminated front center console storage
Dual 12-volt power ports
Front and rear dual beverage holders
In-dash notepad tray*
Metallic-finish instrument panel display
Digital quartz clock*
Dual trip meters
Maintenance interval reminder
Automatic-off headlights
Remote trunk and fuel-filler-door releases
In-trunk shopping bag hook
In-trunk storage tray
In-trunk cargo net
*Not available with Navigation System
Seating & Trim (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Leather-trimmed seats and door panels
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob
Perforated leather-wrapped emergency brake handle (manual transmission only)
Simulated wood-grained center console and door trim (Parchment interior only)
Titanium-finish interior accents (Ebony interior only)
Remote-linked driver's 8-way power seat with 2-position memory
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Power walk-in rear-seat access
Heated front seats
Driver's seat adjustable lumbar support
Adjustable front-seat headrests
Rear-seat headrests
Driver's and passenger's seat back pockets
Rear bucket seats
Lockable rear center storage compartment
Rear seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through
Carpeted floor mats
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Heated, power-operated, body-colored outside mirrors with 2-position memory and passenger's side reverse gear tilt-down feature
Body-colored front and rear bumpers and door handles
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Radio antenna printed in rear glass
Dual-outlet exhaust
Galvanized body panels
Chip-resistant rocker panels
Anti-acid/anti-etch clear coat (dark colors)
All-season steel-belted radial tires
Capacities (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Engine oil, including filter - 4.6 U.S. quarts
Fuel Tank - 17.2 U.S. gallons
Cooling System - 7.8 US quarts
Fuel Economy (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Recommended Fuel - premium unleaded; 91 octane*
EPA estimated mileage, city/highway:**:
  • CL Type S - 19/29
  • CL Type S M/T - 19/28
*Gasoline with a octane number lower than 91 may be used, with reduced performance.
** Mileage figures shown for comparison only. Your mileage may vary. California figures are the same. Factory estimates; EPA figures not available at time of printing.
Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Exterior:
  • Wheelbase: 106.9 in.
  • Overall Length: 192.0 in.
  • Overall Width: 70.6 in.
  • Height (unladen): 55.5 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 6.2 in.
  • Track: Front: 61.1 in.; Rear: 61.0
  • Curb Weight: 3510 lbs. (3534 lbs. with Navigation System); (M/T) - 3446 lbs. (3470 lbs. with Navigation System)Weight Distribution(% front/rear): 63/37 (62/38 M/T)
Interior:
  • Head Room - Front: 37.5 in. Rear: 36.7 in.
  • Leg Room - Front: 42.4 in. Rear: 33.0 in.
  • Hip Room - Front: 52.9 in. Rear: 50.4 in.
  • Shoulder Room - Front: 56.4 in. Rear: 54.2 in.
  • Passenger Volume - 90.0 cu. ft.
  • Cargo Volume - 13.6 cu. ft.
  • Total Interior Volume - 103.6 cu. ft.
Performance & Engineering (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)back to top
Engine type: 3.2-liter, 24-valve, VTEC™ V-6 engine
Displacement: 196 cu. in. (3210 cc)
Horsepower @ rpm(SAE net): 260 hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque(lb.-ft. @ rpm): 232 lb.-ft. @ 3500-5500 rpm
Redline: 6900 rpm
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Valvetrain: SOHC 24-valve with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) system
Fuel & Induction System: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Emissions Control: Electronically controlled EGR Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) in all 50 states
Bore & Stroke: 3.50 in. x 3.39 in. (89 mm x 86 mm)
Engine Block: Aluminum alloy with spin-cast iron cylinder liners
Cylinder Heads: Aluminum alloy
Ignition System: Electronic direct ignition system with knock control
Battery: 12V, maintenance free
Alternator: 120 amps maximum
Tune-Up Interval: No scheduled tune-ups for 105,000 miles*
*Does not apply to fluid and filter changes or periodic inspections. Please refer to the maintenance section of your owner's manual to determine all appropriate maintenance intervals.
Body Suspension/Chassis (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)back to top
Body Type: Unit-body structure
Front Suspension: Independent double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: Independent multi-link double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear): 27.2 mm tubular / 19.0 mm solid
Shock Absorbers: Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology, front and rear
Steering Type: Torque-sensing, variable power-assist rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Wheel Turns (lock-to-lock): 2.88
Turning Circle(curb-to-curb): 39.4 ft. (12.0 m)
Braking System: Dual-diagonal, power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Disc Brakes: Ventilated, 11.8 in. (300 mm) diameter; 1.1 in. (28 mm) rotor thickness
Rear DiscBrakes: Solid, 11.1 in. (282 mm) diameter; 0.35 in. (9 mm) rotor thickness
Wheels: 17 x 7.0-inch cast aluminum-alloy
Tires: P215/50R17 93V Michelin MXM4
Transmission (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)back to top
Close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with helical limited slip differential (LSD) Ratios (: 1):
  • 1st - 3.933
  • 2nd - 2.478
  • 3rd - 1.700
  • 4th - 1.250
  • 5th - 0.976
  • 6th - 0.771
  • Reverse - 4.008
  • Final Drive - 3.286
5-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control and Sequential SportShift™ Ratios (: 1):
  • 1st - 2.563
  • 2nd - 1.551
  • 3rd - 1.021
  • 4th - 0.653
  • 5th - 0.470
  • Reverse - 1.846
  • Final Drive - 4.428
Safety & Security (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)back to top
Driver's and front passenger's dual-stage air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
Driver's and front passenger's side air bags with front passenger's height and position sensors
3-point adjustable height seat belts with load-limiters and pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
4-wheel Antilock Braking System (ABS)
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)*
Traction Control System (TCS)**
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
Front and rear crumple zones
Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights
Rear window defroster with timer
Side window defoggers
Dual side-impact door beams
Emergency trunk opener
Center high-mount rear brakelight
5-mph bumpers
Collapsible steering column
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Safety glass
All-around visibility (301.8 degrees)
Sun visors with side extensions
Automatic transmission interlock feature
Tinted upper windshield
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Remote keyless entry system with panic alarm feature and memory system
*Available on CL Type S with A/T only
**Not available on 6-speed manual CL Type S
Comfort & Convenience (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)back to top
Available Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
OnStar® service (standard on all CL models equipped with the Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System)
Automatic Climate Control System with micron air filtration
Acura/BOSE® music system with AM/FM stereo/cassette and 6-disc in-dash CD changer
Steering wheel mounted audio and cruise control
Tilt steering column
Speed-sensing intermittent windshield wipers
Outside temperature gauge
Power moonroof with tilt feature and sliding sunshade
Power windows and door locks
One-touch auto-up/down driver's window with anti-pinch protection
Overhead map lights
Overhead sunglasses storage compartment
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Illuminated driver's and front passenger's vanity mirror
HomeLink® system
Front center console with adjustable armrest
Illuminated front center console storage
Dual 12-volt power ports
Front and rear dual beverage holders
In-dash notepad tray*
Metallic-finish instrument panel display
Digital quartz clock*
Dual trip meters
Maintenance interval reminder
Automatic-off headlights
Remote trunk and fuel-filler-door releases
In-trunk shopping bag hook
In-trunk storage tray
In-trunk cargo net
*Not available with Navigation System
Seating & Trim (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)back to top
Leather-trimmed seats and door panels
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob
Perforated leather-wrapped emergency brake handle (manual transmission only)
Simulated wood-grained center console and door trim (Parchment interior only)
Titanium-finish interior accents (Ebony interior only)
Remote-linked driver's 8-way power seat with 2-position memory
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Power walk-in rear-seat access
Heated front seats
Driver's seat adjustable lumbar support
Adjustable front-seat headrests
Rear-seat headrests
Driver's and passenger's seat back pockets
Rear bucket seats
Lockable rear center storage compartment
Rear seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through
Carpeted floor mats
Exterior Features (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)back to top
Heated, power-operated, body-colored outside mirrors with 2-position memory and passenger's side reverse gear tilt-down feature
Body-colored front and rear bumpers and door handles
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Radio antenna printed in rear glass
Dual-outlet exhaust
Galvanized body panels
Chip-resistant rocker panels
Anti-acid/anti-etch clear coat (dark colors)
All-season steel-belted radial tires
Capacities (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)back to top
Engine oil, including filter - 4.6 U.S. quarts
Fuel Tank - 17.2 U.S. gallons
Cooling System - 7.8 US quarts
Fuel Economy (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)back to top
Recommended Fuel - premium unleaded; 91 octane*
EPA estimated mileage, city/highway:**:
  • CL Type S - 19/29
  • CL Type S M/T - 19/28
*Gasoline with a octane number lower than 91 may be used, with reduced performance.
** Mileage figures shown for comparison only. Your mileage may vary. California figures are the same. Factory estimates; EPA figures not available at time of printing.
Dimensions (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)back to top
Exterior:
  • Wheelbase: 106.9 in.
  • Overall Length: 192.0 in.
  • Overall Width: 70.6 in.
  • Height (unladen): 55.5 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 6.2 in.
  • Track: Front: 61.1 in.; Rear: 61.0
  • Curb Weight: 3510 lbs. (3534 lbs. with Navigation System); (M/T) - 3446 lbs. (3470 lbs. with Navigation System)Weight Distribution(% front/rear): 63/37 (62/38 M/T)
Interior:
  • Head Room - Front: 37.5 in. Rear: 36.7 in.
  • Leg Room - Front: 42.4 in. Rear: 33.0 in.
  • Hip Room - Front: 52.9 in. Rear: 50.4 in.
  • Shoulder Room - Front: 56.4 in. Rear: 54.2 in.
  • Passenger Volume - 90.0 cu. ft.
  • Cargo Volume - 13.6 cu. ft.
  • Total Interior Volume - 103.6 cu. ft.
Performance & Engineering (6 Speed Manual TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Engine type: 3.2-liter, 24-valve, VTEC™ V-6 engine
Displacement: 196 cu. in. (3210 cc)
Horsepower @ rpm(SAE net): 260 hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque(lb.-ft. @ rpm): 232 lb.-ft. @ 3500-5500 rpm
Redline: 6900 rpm
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Valvetrain: SOHC 24-valve with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) system
Fuel & Induction System: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Emissions Control: Electronically controlled EGR Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) in all 50 states
Bore & Stroke: 3.50 in. x 3.39 in. (89 mm x 86 mm)
Engine Block: Aluminum alloy with spin-cast iron cylinder liners
Cylinder Heads: Aluminum alloy
Ignition System: Electronic direct ignition system with knock control
Battery: 12V, maintenance free
Alternator: 120 amps maximum
Tune-Up Interval: No scheduled tune-ups for 105,000 miles*
*Does not apply to fluid and filter changes or periodic inspections. Please refer to the maintenance section of your owner's manual to determine all appropriate maintenance intervals.
Body Suspension/Chassis (6 Speed Manual TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Body Type: Unit-body structure
Front Suspension: Independent double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: Independent multi-link double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear): 27.2 mm tubular / 19.0 mm solid
Shock Absorbers: Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology, front and rear
Steering Type: Torque-sensing, variable power-assist rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Wheel Turns (lock-to-lock): 2.88
Turning Circle(curb-to-curb): 39.4 ft. (12.0 m)
Braking System: Dual-diagonal, power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Disc Brakes: Ventilated, 11.8 in. (300 mm) diameter; 1.1 in. (28 mm) rotor thickness
Rear DiscBrakes: Solid, 11.1 in. (282 mm) diameter; 0.35 in. (9 mm) rotor thickness
Wheels: 17 x 7.0-inch cast aluminum-alloy
Tires: P215/50R17 93V Michelin MXM4
Transmission (6 Speed Manual TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with helical limited slip differential (LSD) Ratios (: 1):
  • 1st - 3.933
  • 2nd - 2.478
  • 3rd - 1.700
  • 4th - 1.250
  • 5th - 0.976
  • 6th - 0.771
  • Reverse - 4.008
  • Final Drive - 3.286
5-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control and Sequential SportShift™ Ratios (: 1):
  • 1st - 2.563
  • 2nd - 1.551
  • 3rd - 1.021
  • 4th - 0.653
  • 5th - 0.470
  • Reverse - 1.846
  • Final Drive - 4.428
Safety & Security (6 Speed Manual TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Driver's and front passenger's dual-stage air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
Driver's and front passenger's side air bags with front passenger's height and position sensors
3-point adjustable height seat belts with load-limiters and pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
4-wheel Antilock Braking System (ABS)
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)*
Traction Control System (TCS)**
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
Front and rear crumple zones
Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights
Rear window defroster with timer
Side window defoggers
Dual side-impact door beams
Emergency trunk opener
Center high-mount rear brakelight
5-mph bumpers
Collapsible steering column
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Safety glass
All-around visibility (301.8 degrees)
Sun visors with side extensions
Automatic transmission interlock feature
Tinted upper windshield
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Remote keyless entry system with panic alarm feature and memory system
*Available on CL Type S with A/T only
**Not available on 6-speed manual CL Type S
Comfort & Convenience (6 Speed Manual TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Available Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
OnStar® service (standard on all CL models equipped with the Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System)
Automatic Climate Control System with micron air filtration
Acura/BOSE® music system with AM/FM stereo/cassette and 6-disc in-dash CD changer
Steering wheel mounted audio and cruise control
Tilt steering column
Speed-sensing intermittent windshield wipers
Outside temperature gauge
Power moonroof with tilt feature and sliding sunshade
Power windows and door locks
One-touch auto-up/down driver's window with anti-pinch protection
Overhead map lights
Overhead sunglasses storage compartment
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Illuminated driver's and front passenger's vanity mirror
HomeLink® system
Front center console with adjustable armrest
Illuminated front center console storage
Dual 12-volt power ports
Front and rear dual beverage holders
In-dash notepad tray*
Metallic-finish instrument panel display
Digital quartz clock*
Dual trip meters
Maintenance interval reminder
Automatic-off headlights
Remote trunk and fuel-filler-door releases
In-trunk shopping bag hook
In-trunk storage tray
In-trunk cargo net
*Not available with Navigation System
Seating & Trim (6 Speed Manual TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Leather-trimmed seats and door panels
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob
Perforated leather-wrapped emergency brake handle (manual transmission only)
Simulated wood-grained center console and door trim (Parchment interior only)
Titanium-finish interior accents (Ebony interior only)
Remote-linked driver's 8-way power seat with 2-position memory
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Power walk-in rear-seat access
Heated front seats
Driver's seat adjustable lumbar support
Adjustable front-seat headrests
Rear-seat headrests
Driver's and passenger's seat back pockets
Rear bucket seats
Lockable rear center storage compartment
Rear seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through
Carpeted floor mats
Exterior Features (6 Speed Manual TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Heated, power-operated, body-colored outside mirrors with 2-position memory and passenger's side reverse gear tilt-down feature
Body-colored front and rear bumpers and door handles
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Radio antenna printed in rear glass
Dual-outlet exhaust
Galvanized body panels
Chip-resistant rocker panels
Anti-acid/anti-etch clear coat (dark colors)
All-season steel-belted radial tires
Capacities (6 Speed Manual TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Engine oil, including filter - 4.6 U.S. quarts
Fuel Tank - 17.2 U.S. gallons
Cooling System - 7.8 US quarts
Fuel Economy (6 Speed Manual TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Recommended Fuel - premium unleaded; 91 octane*
EPA estimated mileage, city/highway:**:
  • CL Type S - 19/29
  • CL Type S M/T - 19/28
*Gasoline with a octane number lower than 91 may be used, with reduced performance.
** Mileage figures shown for comparison only. Your mileage may vary. California figures are the same. Factory estimates; EPA figures not available at time of printing.
Dimensions (6 Speed Manual TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Exterior:
  • Wheelbase: 106.9 in.
  • Overall Length: 192.0 in.
  • Overall Width: 70.6 in.
  • Height (unladen): 55.5 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 6.2 in.
  • Track: Front: 61.1 in.; Rear: 61.0
  • Curb Weight: 3510 lbs. (3534 lbs. with Navigation System); (M/T) - 3446 lbs. (3470 lbs. with Navigation System)Weight Distribution(% front/rear): 63/37 (62/38 M/T)
Interior:
  • Head Room - Front: 37.5 in. Rear: 36.7 in.
  • Leg Room - Front: 42.4 in. Rear: 33.0 in.
  • Hip Room - Front: 52.9 in. Rear: 50.4 in.
  • Shoulder Room - Front: 56.4 in. Rear: 54.2 in.
  • Passenger Volume - 90.0 cu. ft.
  • Cargo Volume - 13.6 cu. ft.
  • Total Interior Volume - 103.6 cu. ft.