2002 Acura RSX 2002 Acura RSX Change Vehicle


Vehicle Specifications

Specs for trim:
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Engineering (5 Speed Automatic)
Powertrain: 2.0-liter, DOHC i-VTEC, 16-valve
Horsepower: RSX - 160 hp @ 6500 rpm; RSX Type S - 200 hp @ 7400 rpm
Torque, SAE Net: RSX - 141 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm; RSX Type S - 142 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm
Redline: RSX - 6800 rpm; RSX Type S - 7900 rpm
Bore & Stroke 3.38 in. x 3.38 in.
Compression Ratio: RSX - 9.8:1; RSX Type S - 11.0:1
Induction System: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Valvetrain "Intelligent" Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC)
Engine Block Aluminum alloy with cast-in iron cylinder liners
Cylinder Heads Aluminum alloy with pentroof combustion chambers
Emissions Control Internal EGR - LEV II Systems
Alternator: 110 amp. max
Battery: 12V, maintenance free
Tune-up Interval: No tune-ups for 110,000 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)
Body Type: All steel-unit body
Front Suspension: Independent Control-Link MacPherson strut
Rear Suspension: Independent compact double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Shock Absorbers: Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology (front and rear)
Steering Type: Torque-sensitive variable-assist rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Wheel: Turns, Lock-to-Lock 2.64
Steering Ratio: 15.1:1
Turning Circle: Curb-to-Curb 38.1 ft.
Wheels: 5-spoke cast alloy, 16 x 6.5 JJ
Tires: All-season high-performance P205/55R16 89V
Brakes: 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Discs: RSX - Ventilated, 10.3 in. diameter; 0.82 in rotor thickness RSX Type S - Ventilated, 11.8 in. diameter; 0.98 in rotor thickness
Rear Discs: ISolid, 10.2 in. (282 mm) diameter; 0.35 in. (9 mm) rotor thickness
Transmission (5 Speed Automatic)
5-speed manual transmission* Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.266
  • 2nd: 1.880
  • 3r: d 1.212
  • 4th: 0.921
  • 5th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.388
6-speed manual transmission** Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.266
  • 2nd: 2.130
  • 3rd: 1.517
  • 4th: 1.147
  • 5th: 0.921
  • 6th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.388
5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShiftTM and Grade Logic Control*** Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 2.684
  • 2nd: 1.500
  • 3rd: 0.984
  • 4th: 0.733
  • 5th: 0.571
  • Reverse: 2.000
  • Final Drive: 4.562
*Standard on RSX
**Standard on RSX Type S
***Optional on RSX only (not available on RSX Type S)
Safety & Security (5 Speed Automatic)
Driver's and front passenger's air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) with patented dual-stage front air bags
Driver's and front passenger's side air bags with side air bag cutoff system
Front dual seat belt pretensioners
Front inner-buckle lap belt pretensioners
3-point seat belts on all four seating positions
LATCH child seat mounting system (2 outboard positions, rear seat)
Side-impact door beams
Side-impact floor beam
5-mph bumpers (front and rear)
Front and rear energy absorbing crumple zones
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
All-season steel-belted radial tires
Power-operated outside mirrors
Non-protruding switches and controls
Collapsible steering column
Energy-absorbing interior surfaces
Safety glass
All-around visibility (289 degrees)
Rear window defroster with timer
Center high-mount rear brake light
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic)
Automatic Climate Control System
Micron Air-Filtration System
Front side-window defoggers
Acura/Bose® Music System with AM/FM stereo cassette, in-dash 6-disc CD changer and Richbass™ woofer**
Acura Music System with AM/FM stereo and in-dash CD player*
Tilt steering column
Power windows
Driver auto-up/down window with auto-reverse
Illuminated power window switches
Power door locks
Power moonroof with tilt feature and sliding shade
Electronic immobilizer system
Theft-deterrent security system
Steering wheel-mounted cruise control
Overhead map lights
Digital quartz clock in radio
Front center console with tray and dual beverage holder
Center console rear beverage holder
Center console rear power outlet
Two 12-volt power outlets
Metallic sport gauges
Dual trip meters
Illuminated front beverage holder area
Sunglass holder
Driver's and front passenger's vanity mirrors
Remote fuel-filler door release
Illuminated glove box
Illuminated cargo area
*Available on RSX only
**Available on RSX Type S only
Seating & Trim (5 Speed Automatic)
Perforated leather-trimmed seats and door panels*
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Driver's seat adjustable lumbar support
Driver's and passenger's seatback pockets
Front door storage pockets (2 in each door)
Split fold-down rear seats with center storage tray
Carpeted floor mats
*Available as option on RSX
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic)
4-pod multi-reflector halogen headlights
Speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers with mist feature
Rear intermittent wiper/washer
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Power-operated outside mirrors
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Printed on-glass radio antenna (rear glass)
Chip-resistant rocker panels
Rear window defroster with timer
Galvanized body panels
Keyless entry and security system for doors and lift gate
Chrome exhaust outlet*
Billet-style exhaust outlet**
Five-spoke alloy wheels
RSX Type-S emblem**
*Available on RSX only
**Available on RSX Type S only
Capacities (5 Speed Automatic)
Passenger Volume - 79.2 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume - 17.8 cu. Ft.
Engine Oil (with filter) - RSX - 4.2 US quarts
RSX Type S - 4.7 US quarts
Fuel tank - 13.2 US gal.
Coolant:
  • RSX (5-sp. manual): 6.4 US quarts
  • RSX (automatic): 6.7 US quarts
  • RSX Type S (6-sp. manual): 6.4 US quarts
Fuel Economy*** (5 Speed Automatic)
RSX (5-sp. manual): 27/33*
RSX (automatic): 24/33*
RSX Type S (6-sp. manual): 27/31*
Recommended Fuel for RSX - regular unleaded 87 octane
Recommended Fuel for RSX Type S - premium unleaded 91 octane**
*Use for comparison purposes only. California figures are the same. Your mileage may vary. Factory estimates; EPA figures not available at time of printing.
** Gasoline with an octane number lower than 91 may be used, with reduced performance.
***EPA estimated mileage, city/highway
Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic)
Exterior:
  • Wheelbase: 101.2 in.
  • Overall Length: 172.2 in.
  • Overall Width: 67.9 in.
  • Height (unladen): 55.1 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance (laden): 4.4 in.
  • Track: Front- 58.5 in.; Rear- 58.5 in.
  • Curb Weight (MT/AT): RSX (5-sp. manual)- 2694 lbs.; RSX (automatic)- 2769 lbs.; RSX Type S (6-sp. manual)- 2767 lbs.
  • Weight Distribution(% front/rear): RSX (5-sp. manual)- 61/39; RSX (automatic)- 62/38; RSX Type S (6-sp. manual)- 61/39
Interior:
  • Head Room:
    • Front: 37.8 in.
    • Rear: 30.1 in
  • Leg Room:
    • Front: 43.1 in.
    • Rear: 29.2 in.
  • Hip Room:
    • Front: 51.1 in.
    • Rear: 46.2 in.
  • Shoulder Room:
    • Front: 52.6 in.
    • Rear: 51.3 in.
  • Total Interior Volume 97.0 cu. ft.
Engineering (5 Speed Automatic w/Leather)
Powertrain: 2.0-liter, DOHC i-VTEC, 16-valve
Horsepower: RSX - 160 hp @ 6500 rpm; RSX Type S - 200 hp @ 7400 rpm
Torque, SAE Net: RSX - 141 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm; RSX Type S - 142 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm
Redline: RSX - 6800 rpm; RSX Type S - 7900 rpm
Bore & Stroke 3.38 in. x 3.38 in.
Compression Ratio: RSX - 9.8:1; RSX Type S - 11.0:1
Induction System: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Valvetrain "Intelligent" Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC)
Engine Block Aluminum alloy with cast-in iron cylinder liners
Cylinder Heads Aluminum alloy with pentroof combustion chambers
Emissions Control Internal EGR - LEV II Systems
Alternator: 110 amp. max
Battery: 12V, maintenance free
Tune-up Interval: No tune-ups for 110,000 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/Leather)
Body Type: All steel-unit body
Front Suspension: Independent Control-Link MacPherson strut
Rear Suspension: Independent compact double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Shock Absorbers: Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology (front and rear)
Steering Type: Torque-sensitive variable-assist rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Wheel: Turns, Lock-to-Lock 2.64
Steering Ratio: 15.1:1
Turning Circle: Curb-to-Curb 38.1 ft.
Wheels: 5-spoke cast alloy, 16 x 6.5 JJ
Tires: All-season high-performance P205/55R16 89V
Brakes: 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Discs: RSX - Ventilated, 10.3 in. diameter; 0.82 in rotor thickness RSX Type S - Ventilated, 11.8 in. diameter; 0.98 in rotor thickness
Rear Discs: ISolid, 10.2 in. (282 mm) diameter; 0.35 in. (9 mm) rotor thickness
Transmission (5 Speed Automatic w/Leather)
5-speed manual transmission* Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.266
  • 2nd: 1.880
  • 3r: d 1.212
  • 4th: 0.921
  • 5th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.388
6-speed manual transmission** Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.266
  • 2nd: 2.130
  • 3rd: 1.517
  • 4th: 1.147
  • 5th: 0.921
  • 6th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.388
5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShiftTM and Grade Logic Control*** Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 2.684
  • 2nd: 1.500
  • 3rd: 0.984
  • 4th: 0.733
  • 5th: 0.571
  • Reverse: 2.000
  • Final Drive: 4.562
*Standard on RSX
**Standard on RSX Type S
***Optional on RSX only (not available on RSX Type S)
Safety & Security (5 Speed Automatic w/Leather)
Driver's and front passenger's air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) with patented dual-stage front air bags
Driver's and front passenger's side air bags with side air bag cutoff system
Front dual seat belt pretensioners
Front inner-buckle lap belt pretensioners
3-point seat belts on all four seating positions
LATCH child seat mounting system (2 outboard positions, rear seat)
Side-impact door beams
Side-impact floor beam
5-mph bumpers (front and rear)
Front and rear energy absorbing crumple zones
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
All-season steel-belted radial tires
Power-operated outside mirrors
Non-protruding switches and controls
Collapsible steering column
Energy-absorbing interior surfaces
Safety glass
All-around visibility (289 degrees)
Rear window defroster with timer
Center high-mount rear brake light
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic w/Leather)
Automatic Climate Control System
Micron Air-Filtration System
Front side-window defoggers
Acura/Bose® Music System with AM/FM stereo cassette, in-dash 6-disc CD changer and Richbass™ woofer**
Acura Music System with AM/FM stereo and in-dash CD player*
Tilt steering column
Power windows
Driver auto-up/down window with auto-reverse
Illuminated power window switches
Power door locks
Power moonroof with tilt feature and sliding shade
Electronic immobilizer system
Theft-deterrent security system
Steering wheel-mounted cruise control
Overhead map lights
Digital quartz clock in radio
Front center console with tray and dual beverage holder
Center console rear beverage holder
Center console rear power outlet
Two 12-volt power outlets
Metallic sport gauges
Dual trip meters
Illuminated front beverage holder area
Sunglass holder
Driver's and front passenger's vanity mirrors
Remote fuel-filler door release
Illuminated glove box
Illuminated cargo area
*Available on RSX only
**Available on RSX Type S only
Seating & Trim (5 Speed Automatic w/Leather)
Perforated leather-trimmed seats and door panels*
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Driver's seat adjustable lumbar support
Driver's and passenger's seatback pockets
Front door storage pockets (2 in each door)
Split fold-down rear seats with center storage tray
Carpeted floor mats
*Available as option on RSX
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic w/Leather)
4-pod multi-reflector halogen headlights
Speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers with mist feature
Rear intermittent wiper/washer
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Power-operated outside mirrors
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Printed on-glass radio antenna (rear glass)
Chip-resistant rocker panels
Rear window defroster with timer
Galvanized body panels
Keyless entry and security system for doors and lift gate
Chrome exhaust outlet*
Billet-style exhaust outlet**
Five-spoke alloy wheels
RSX Type-S emblem**
*Available on RSX only
**Available on RSX Type S only
Capacities (5 Speed Automatic w/Leather)
Passenger Volume - 79.2 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume - 17.8 cu. Ft.
Engine Oil (with filter) - RSX - 4.2 US quarts
RSX Type S - 4.7 US quarts
Fuel tank - 13.2 US gal.
Coolant:
  • RSX (5-sp. manual): 6.4 US quarts
  • RSX (automatic): 6.7 US quarts
  • RSX Type S (6-sp. manual): 6.4 US quarts
Fuel Economy*** (5 Speed Automatic w/Leather)
RSX (5-sp. manual): 27/33*
RSX (automatic): 24/33*
RSX Type S (6-sp. manual): 27/31*
Recommended Fuel for RSX - regular unleaded 87 octane
Recommended Fuel for RSX Type S - premium unleaded 91 octane**
*Use for comparison purposes only. California figures are the same. Your mileage may vary. Factory estimates; EPA figures not available at time of printing.
** Gasoline with an octane number lower than 91 may be used, with reduced performance.
***EPA estimated mileage, city/highway
Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic w/Leather)
Exterior:
  • Wheelbase: 101.2 in.
  • Overall Length: 172.2 in.
  • Overall Width: 67.9 in.
  • Height (unladen): 55.1 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance (laden): 4.4 in.
  • Track: Front- 58.5 in.; Rear- 58.5 in.
  • Curb Weight (MT/AT): RSX (5-sp. manual)- 2694 lbs.; RSX (automatic)- 2769 lbs.; RSX Type S (6-sp. manual)- 2767 lbs.
  • Weight Distribution(% front/rear): RSX (5-sp. manual)- 61/39; RSX (automatic)- 62/38; RSX Type S (6-sp. manual)- 61/39
Interior:
  • Head Room:
    • Front: 37.8 in.
    • Rear: 30.1 in
  • Leg Room:
    • Front: 43.1 in.
    • Rear: 29.2 in.
  • Hip Room:
    • Front: 51.1 in.
    • Rear: 46.2 in.
  • Shoulder Room:
    • Front: 52.6 in.
    • Rear: 51.3 in.
  • Total Interior Volume 97.0 cu. ft.
Engineering (5 Speed Manual)
Powertrain: 2.0-liter, DOHC i-VTEC, 16-valve
Horsepower: RSX - 160 hp @ 6500 rpm; RSX Type S - 200 hp @ 7400 rpm
Torque, SAE Net: RSX - 141 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm; RSX Type S - 142 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm
Redline: RSX - 6800 rpm; RSX Type S - 7900 rpm
Bore & Stroke 3.38 in. x 3.38 in.
Compression Ratio: RSX - 9.8:1; RSX Type S - 11.0:1
Induction System: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Valvetrain "Intelligent" Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC)
Engine Block Aluminum alloy with cast-in iron cylinder liners
Cylinder Heads Aluminum alloy with pentroof combustion chambers
Emissions Control Internal EGR - LEV II Systems
Alternator: 110 amp. max
Battery: 12V, maintenance free
Tune-up Interval: No tune-ups for 110,000 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 Manual)
Body Type: All steel-unit body
Front Suspension: Independent Control-Link MacPherson strut
Rear Suspension: Independent compact double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Shock Absorbers: Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology (front and rear)
Steering Type: Torque-sensitive variable-assist rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Wheel: Turns, Lock-to-Lock 2.64
Steering Ratio: 15.1:1
Turning Circle: Curb-to-Curb 38.1 ft.
Wheels: 5-spoke cast alloy, 16 x 6.5 JJ
Tires: All-season high-performance P205/55R16 89V
Brakes: 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Discs: RSX - Ventilated, 10.3 in. diameter; 0.82 in rotor thickness RSX Type S - Ventilated, 11.8 in. diameter; 0.98 in rotor thickness
Rear Discs: ISolid, 10.2 in. (282 mm) diameter; 0.35 in. (9 mm) rotor thickness
Transmission (5 Speed Manual)
5-speed manual transmission* Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.266
  • 2nd: 1.880
  • 3r: d 1.212
  • 4th: 0.921
  • 5th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.388
6-speed manual transmission** Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.266
  • 2nd: 2.130
  • 3rd: 1.517
  • 4th: 1.147
  • 5th: 0.921
  • 6th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.388
5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShiftTM and Grade Logic Control*** Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 2.684
  • 2nd: 1.500
  • 3rd: 0.984
  • 4th: 0.733
  • 5th: 0.571
  • Reverse: 2.000
  • Final Drive: 4.562
*Standard on RSX
**Standard on RSX Type S
***Optional on RSX only (not available on RSX Type S)
Safety & Security (5 Speed Manual)
Driver's and front passenger's air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) with patented dual-stage front air bags
Driver's and front passenger's side air bags with side air bag cutoff system
Front dual seat belt pretensioners
Front inner-buckle lap belt pretensioners
3-point seat belts on all four seating positions
LATCH child seat mounting system (2 outboard positions, rear seat)
Side-impact door beams
Side-impact floor beam
5-mph bumpers (front and rear)
Front and rear energy absorbing crumple zones
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
All-season steel-belted radial tires
Power-operated outside mirrors
Non-protruding switches and controls
Collapsible steering column
Energy-absorbing interior surfaces
Safety glass
All-around visibility (289 degrees)
Rear window defroster with timer
Center high-mount rear brake light
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Manual)
Automatic Climate Control System
Micron Air-Filtration System
Front side-window defoggers
Acura/Bose® Music System with AM/FM stereo cassette, in-dash 6-disc CD changer and Richbass™ woofer**
Acura Music System with AM/FM stereo and in-dash CD player*
Tilt steering column
Power windows
Driver auto-up/down window with auto-reverse
Illuminated power window switches
Power door locks
Power moonroof with tilt feature and sliding shade
Electronic immobilizer system
Theft-deterrent security system
Steering wheel-mounted cruise control
Overhead map lights
Digital quartz clock in radio
Front center console with tray and dual beverage holder
Center console rear beverage holder
Center console rear power outlet
Two 12-volt power outlets
Metallic sport gauges
Dual trip meters
Illuminated front beverage holder area
Sunglass holder
Driver's and front passenger's vanity mirrors
Remote fuel-filler door release
Illuminated glove box
Illuminated cargo area
*Available on RSX only
**Available on RSX Type S only
Seating & Trim (5 Speed Manual)
Perforated leather-trimmed seats and door panels*
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Driver's seat adjustable lumbar support
Driver's and passenger's seatback pockets
Front door storage pockets (2 in each door)
Split fold-down rear seats with center storage tray
Carpeted floor mats
*Available as option on RSX
Exterior Features (5 Speed Manual)
4-pod multi-reflector halogen headlights
Speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers with mist feature
Rear intermittent wiper/washer
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Power-operated outside mirrors
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Printed on-glass radio antenna (rear glass)
Chip-resistant rocker panels
Rear window defroster with timer
Galvanized body panels
Keyless entry and security system for doors and lift gate
Chrome exhaust outlet*
Billet-style exhaust outlet**
Five-spoke alloy wheels
RSX Type-S emblem**
*Available on RSX only
**Available on RSX Type S only
Capacities (5 Speed Manual)
Passenger Volume - 79.2 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume - 17.8 cu. Ft.
Engine Oil (with filter) - RSX - 4.2 US quarts
RSX Type S - 4.7 US quarts
Fuel tank - 13.2 US gal.
Coolant:
  • RSX (5-sp. manual): 6.4 US quarts
  • RSX (automatic): 6.7 US quarts
  • RSX Type S (6-sp. manual): 6.4 US quarts
Fuel Economy*** (5 Speed Manual)
RSX (5-sp. manual): 27/33*
RSX (automatic): 24/33*
RSX Type S (6-sp. manual): 27/31*
Recommended Fuel for RSX - regular unleaded 87 octane
Recommended Fuel for RSX Type S - premium unleaded 91 octane**
*Use for comparison purposes only. California figures are the same. Your mileage may vary. Factory estimates; EPA figures not available at time of printing.
** Gasoline with an octane number lower than 91 may be used, with reduced performance.
***EPA estimated mileage, city/highway
Dimensions (5 Speed Manual)
Exterior:
  • Wheelbase: 101.2 in.
  • Overall Length: 172.2 in.
  • Overall Width: 67.9 in.
  • Height (unladen): 55.1 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance (laden): 4.4 in.
  • Track: Front- 58.5 in.; Rear- 58.5 in.
  • Curb Weight (MT/AT): RSX (5-sp. manual)- 2694 lbs.; RSX (automatic)- 2769 lbs.; RSX Type S (6-sp. manual)- 2767 lbs.
  • Weight Distribution(% front/rear): RSX (5-sp. manual)- 61/39; RSX (automatic)- 62/38; RSX Type S (6-sp. manual)- 61/39
Interior:
  • Head Room:
    • Front: 37.8 in.
    • Rear: 30.1 in
  • Leg Room:
    • Front: 43.1 in.
    • Rear: 29.2 in.
  • Hip Room:
    • Front: 51.1 in.
    • Rear: 46.2 in.
  • Shoulder Room:
    • Front: 52.6 in.
    • Rear: 51.3 in.
  • Total Interior Volume 97.0 cu. ft.
Engineering (5 Speed Manual w/Leather)
Powertrain: 2.0-liter, DOHC i-VTEC, 16-valve
Horsepower: RSX - 160 hp @ 6500 rpm; RSX Type S - 200 hp @ 7400 rpm
Torque, SAE Net: RSX - 141 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm; RSX Type S - 142 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm
Redline: RSX - 6800 rpm; RSX Type S - 7900 rpm
Bore & Stroke 3.38 in. x 3.38 in.
Compression Ratio: RSX - 9.8:1; RSX Type S - 11.0:1
Induction System: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Valvetrain "Intelligent" Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC)
Engine Block Aluminum alloy with cast-in iron cylinder liners
Cylinder Heads Aluminum alloy with pentroof combustion chambers
Emissions Control Internal EGR - LEV II Systems
Alternator: 110 amp. max
Battery: 12V, maintenance free
Tune-up Interval: No tune-ups for 110,000 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 Manual w/Leather)
Body Type: All steel-unit body
Front Suspension: Independent Control-Link MacPherson strut
Rear Suspension: Independent compact double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Shock Absorbers: Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology (front and rear)
Steering Type: Torque-sensitive variable-assist rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Wheel: Turns, Lock-to-Lock 2.64
Steering Ratio: 15.1:1
Turning Circle: Curb-to-Curb 38.1 ft.
Wheels: 5-spoke cast alloy, 16 x 6.5 JJ
Tires: All-season high-performance P205/55R16 89V
Brakes: 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Discs: RSX - Ventilated, 10.3 in. diameter; 0.82 in rotor thickness RSX Type S - Ventilated, 11.8 in. diameter; 0.98 in rotor thickness
Rear Discs: ISolid, 10.2 in. (282 mm) diameter; 0.35 in. (9 mm) rotor thickness
Transmission (5 Speed Manual w/Leather)
5-speed manual transmission* Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.266
  • 2nd: 1.880
  • 3r: d 1.212
  • 4th: 0.921
  • 5th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.388
6-speed manual transmission** Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.266
  • 2nd: 2.130
  • 3rd: 1.517
  • 4th: 1.147
  • 5th: 0.921
  • 6th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.388
5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShiftTM and Grade Logic Control*** Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 2.684
  • 2nd: 1.500
  • 3rd: 0.984
  • 4th: 0.733
  • 5th: 0.571
  • Reverse: 2.000
  • Final Drive: 4.562
*Standard on RSX
**Standard on RSX Type S
***Optional on RSX only (not available on RSX Type S)
Safety & Security (5 Speed Manual w/Leather)
Driver's and front passenger's air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) with patented dual-stage front air bags
Driver's and front passenger's side air bags with side air bag cutoff system
Front dual seat belt pretensioners
Front inner-buckle lap belt pretensioners
3-point seat belts on all four seating positions
LATCH child seat mounting system (2 outboard positions, rear seat)
Side-impact door beams
Side-impact floor beam
5-mph bumpers (front and rear)
Front and rear energy absorbing crumple zones
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
All-season steel-belted radial tires
Power-operated outside mirrors
Non-protruding switches and controls
Collapsible steering column
Energy-absorbing interior surfaces
Safety glass
All-around visibility (289 degrees)
Rear window defroster with timer
Center high-mount rear brake light
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Manual w/Leather)
Automatic Climate Control System
Micron Air-Filtration System
Front side-window defoggers
Acura/Bose® Music System with AM/FM stereo cassette, in-dash 6-disc CD changer and Richbass™ woofer**
Acura Music System with AM/FM stereo and in-dash CD player*
Tilt steering column
Power windows
Driver auto-up/down window with auto-reverse
Illuminated power window switches
Power door locks
Power moonroof with tilt feature and sliding shade
Electronic immobilizer system
Theft-deterrent security system
Steering wheel-mounted cruise control
Overhead map lights
Digital quartz clock in radio
Front center console with tray and dual beverage holder
Center console rear beverage holder
Center console rear power outlet
Two 12-volt power outlets
Metallic sport gauges
Dual trip meters
Illuminated front beverage holder area
Sunglass holder
Driver's and front passenger's vanity mirrors
Remote fuel-filler door release
Illuminated glove box
Illuminated cargo area
*Available on RSX only
**Available on RSX Type S only
Seating & Trim (5 Speed Manual w/Leather)
Perforated leather-trimmed seats and door panels*
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Driver's seat adjustable lumbar support
Driver's and passenger's seatback pockets
Front door storage pockets (2 in each door)
Split fold-down rear seats with center storage tray
Carpeted floor mats
*Available as option on RSX
Exterior Features (5 Speed Manual w/Leather)
4-pod multi-reflector halogen headlights
Speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers with mist feature
Rear intermittent wiper/washer
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Power-operated outside mirrors
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Printed on-glass radio antenna (rear glass)
Chip-resistant rocker panels
Rear window defroster with timer
Galvanized body panels
Keyless entry and security system for doors and lift gate
Chrome exhaust outlet*
Billet-style exhaust outlet**
Five-spoke alloy wheels
RSX Type-S emblem**
*Available on RSX only
**Available on RSX Type S only
Capacities (5 Speed Manual w/Leather)
Passenger Volume - 79.2 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume - 17.8 cu. Ft.
Engine Oil (with filter) - RSX - 4.2 US quarts
RSX Type S - 4.7 US quarts
Fuel tank - 13.2 US gal.
Coolant:
  • RSX (5-sp. manual): 6.4 US quarts
  • RSX (automatic): 6.7 US quarts
  • RSX Type S (6-sp. manual): 6.4 US quarts
Fuel Economy*** (5 Speed Manual w/Leather)
RSX (5-sp. manual): 27/33*
RSX (automatic): 24/33*
RSX Type S (6-sp. manual): 27/31*
Recommended Fuel for RSX - regular unleaded 87 octane
Recommended Fuel for RSX Type S - premium unleaded 91 octane**
*Use for comparison purposes only. California figures are the same. Your mileage may vary. Factory estimates; EPA figures not available at time of printing.
** Gasoline with an octane number lower than 91 may be used, with reduced performance.
***EPA estimated mileage, city/highway
Dimensions (5 Speed Manual w/Leather)
Exterior:
  • Wheelbase: 101.2 in.
  • Overall Length: 172.2 in.
  • Overall Width: 67.9 in.
  • Height (unladen): 55.1 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance (laden): 4.4 in.
  • Track: Front- 58.5 in.; Rear- 58.5 in.
  • Curb Weight (MT/AT): RSX (5-sp. manual)- 2694 lbs.; RSX (automatic)- 2769 lbs.; RSX Type S (6-sp. manual)- 2767 lbs.
  • Weight Distribution(% front/rear): RSX (5-sp. manual)- 61/39; RSX (automatic)- 62/38; RSX Type S (6-sp. manual)- 61/39
Interior:
  • Head Room:
    • Front: 37.8 in.
    • Rear: 30.1 in
  • Leg Room:
    • Front: 43.1 in.
    • Rear: 29.2 in.
  • Hip Room:
    • Front: 51.1 in.
    • Rear: 46.2 in.
  • Shoulder Room:
    • Front: 52.6 in.
    • Rear: 51.3 in.
  • Total Interior Volume 97.0 cu. ft.
Engineering (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)
Powertrain: 2.0-liter, DOHC i-VTEC, 16-valve
Horsepower: RSX - 160 hp @ 6500 rpm; RSX Type S - 200 hp @ 7400 rpm
Torque, SAE Net: RSX - 141 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm; RSX Type S - 142 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm
Redline: RSX - 6800 rpm; RSX Type S - 7900 rpm
Bore & Stroke 3.38 in. x 3.38 in.
Compression Ratio: RSX - 9.8:1; RSX Type S - 11.0:1
Induction System: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Valvetrain "Intelligent" Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC)
Engine Block Aluminum alloy with cast-in iron cylinder liners
Cylinder Heads Aluminum alloy with pentroof combustion chambers
Emissions Control Internal EGR - LEV II Systems
Alternator: 110 amp. max
Battery: 12V, maintenance free
Tune-up Interval: No tune-ups for 110,000 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)
Body Type: All steel-unit body
Front Suspension: Independent Control-Link MacPherson strut
Rear Suspension: Independent compact double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Shock Absorbers: Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology (front and rear)
Steering Type: Torque-sensitive variable-assist rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Wheel: Turns, Lock-to-Lock 2.64
Steering Ratio: 15.1:1
Turning Circle: Curb-to-Curb 38.1 ft.
Wheels: 5-spoke cast alloy, 16 x 6.5 JJ
Tires: All-season high-performance P205/55R16 89V
Brakes: 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Discs: RSX - Ventilated, 10.3 in. diameter; 0.82 in rotor thickness RSX Type S - Ventilated, 11.8 in. diameter; 0.98 in rotor thickness
Rear Discs: ISolid, 10.2 in. (282 mm) diameter; 0.35 in. (9 mm) rotor thickness
Transmission (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)
5-speed manual transmission* Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.266
  • 2nd: 1.880
  • 3r: d 1.212
  • 4th: 0.921
  • 5th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.388
6-speed manual transmission** Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.266
  • 2nd: 2.130
  • 3rd: 1.517
  • 4th: 1.147
  • 5th: 0.921
  • 6th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.388
5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShiftTM and Grade Logic Control*** Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 2.684
  • 2nd: 1.500
  • 3rd: 0.984
  • 4th: 0.733
  • 5th: 0.571
  • Reverse: 2.000
  • Final Drive: 4.562
*Standard on RSX
**Standard on RSX Type S
***Optional on RSX only (not available on RSX Type S)
Safety & Security (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)
Driver's and front passenger's air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) with patented dual-stage front air bags
Driver's and front passenger's side air bags with side air bag cutoff system
Front dual seat belt pretensioners
Front inner-buckle lap belt pretensioners
3-point seat belts on all four seating positions
LATCH child seat mounting system (2 outboard positions, rear seat)
Side-impact door beams
Side-impact floor beam
5-mph bumpers (front and rear)
Front and rear energy absorbing crumple zones
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
All-season steel-belted radial tires
Power-operated outside mirrors
Non-protruding switches and controls
Collapsible steering column
Energy-absorbing interior surfaces
Safety glass
All-around visibility (289 degrees)
Rear window defroster with timer
Center high-mount rear brake light
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Comfort & Convenience (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)
Automatic Climate Control System
Micron Air-Filtration System
Front side-window defoggers
Acura/Bose® Music System with AM/FM stereo cassette, in-dash 6-disc CD changer and Richbass™ woofer**
Acura Music System with AM/FM stereo and in-dash CD player*
Tilt steering column
Power windows
Driver auto-up/down window with auto-reverse
Illuminated power window switches
Power door locks
Power moonroof with tilt feature and sliding shade
Electronic immobilizer system
Theft-deterrent security system
Steering wheel-mounted cruise control
Overhead map lights
Digital quartz clock in radio
Front center console with tray and dual beverage holder
Center console rear beverage holder
Center console rear power outlet
Two 12-volt power outlets
Metallic sport gauges
Dual trip meters
Illuminated front beverage holder area
Sunglass holder
Driver's and front passenger's vanity mirrors
Remote fuel-filler door release
Illuminated glove box
Illuminated cargo area
*Available on RSX only
**Available on RSX Type S only
Seating & Trim (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)
Perforated leather-trimmed seats and door panels*
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Driver's seat adjustable lumbar support
Driver's and passenger's seatback pockets
Front door storage pockets (2 in each door)
Split fold-down rear seats with center storage tray
Carpeted floor mats
*Available as option on RSX
Exterior Features (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)
4-pod multi-reflector halogen headlights
Speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers with mist feature
Rear intermittent wiper/washer
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Power-operated outside mirrors
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Printed on-glass radio antenna (rear glass)
Chip-resistant rocker panels
Rear window defroster with timer
Galvanized body panels
Keyless entry and security system for doors and lift gate
Chrome exhaust outlet*
Billet-style exhaust outlet**
Five-spoke alloy wheels
RSX Type-S emblem**
*Available on RSX only
**Available on RSX Type S only
Capacities (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)
Passenger Volume - 79.2 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume - 17.8 cu. Ft.
Engine Oil (with filter) - RSX - 4.2 US quarts
RSX Type S - 4.7 US quarts
Fuel tank - 13.2 US gal.
Coolant:
  • RSX (5-sp. manual): 6.4 US quarts
  • RSX (automatic): 6.7 US quarts
  • RSX Type S (6-sp. manual): 6.4 US quarts
Fuel Economy*** (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)
RSX (5-sp. manual): 27/33*
RSX (automatic): 24/33*
RSX Type S (6-sp. manual): 27/31*
Recommended Fuel for RSX - regular unleaded 87 octane
Recommended Fuel for RSX Type S - premium unleaded 91 octane**
*Use for comparison purposes only. California figures are the same. Your mileage may vary. Factory estimates; EPA figures not available at time of printing.
** Gasoline with an octane number lower than 91 may be used, with reduced performance.
***EPA estimated mileage, city/highway
Dimensions (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)
Exterior:
  • Wheelbase: 101.2 in.
  • Overall Length: 172.2 in.
  • Overall Width: 67.9 in.
  • Height (unladen): 55.1 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance (laden): 4.4 in.
  • Track: Front- 58.5 in.; Rear- 58.5 in.
  • Curb Weight (MT/AT): RSX (5-sp. manual)- 2694 lbs.; RSX (automatic)- 2769 lbs.; RSX Type S (6-sp. manual)- 2767 lbs.
  • Weight Distribution(% front/rear): RSX (5-sp. manual)- 61/39; RSX (automatic)- 62/38; RSX Type S (6-sp. manual)- 61/39
Interior:
  • Head Room:
    • Front: 37.8 in.
    • Rear: 30.1 in
  • Leg Room:
    • Front: 43.1 in.
    • Rear: 29.2 in.
  • Hip Room:
    • Front: 51.1 in.
    • Rear: 46.2 in.
  • Shoulder Room:
    • Front: 52.6 in.
    • Rear: 51.3 in.
  • Total Interior Volume 97.0 cu. ft.