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2003 Acura RL 2003 Acura RL

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Engineering (4 Speed Automatic 3.5)back to top
Engine Type 24-valve, SOHC V-6 engine
Displacement 3.5L (3474 cc)
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Horsepower (SAE net) 225hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque 231 lb.-ft. @ 2800 rpm
Redline 5600 rpm
Block Cast-aluminum block with inserts
Cylinder Heads Cast-aluminum, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel Injection PGM-FI Multi-Point Injection with AAI
Ignition Electronic direct ignition with individual coils
Emissions LEV II Low-Emission Vehicle
Exhaust Electronic variable-flow control
Battery 12V, maintenance-free
Alternator 110-amp max
Transmission (4 Speed Automatic 3.5)back to top
4-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control and lockup torque converter
Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 2.458
  • 2nd: 1.454
  • 3rd: 0.948
  • 4th: 0.652
  • Reverse: 1.880
  • Final drive ratio: 3.133
Chassis (4 Speed Automatic 3.5)back to top
Body Type Unit Body
Suspension, front/rear Independent double-wishbone with stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bars, diameter 30.0 mm front - 21.0 mm rear
Shock Absorbers Hydraulic gas-pressurized with progressive valve technology
Steering Type Speed-sensing, rotary-valve, variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Turns: lock to lock, steering ratio 3.35, 16.0:1
Turning Circle, curb to curb 36.1 ft.
Wheels & Tires Cast aluminum-alloy, All-Season P225/55 R16
Braking System 300 mm front ventilated disc, 282 mm rear solid disc
Seating & Trim (4 Speed Automatic 3.5)back to top
Leather-trimmed seats
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob
Driver's 8-way power driver's seat with 2-position memory system
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Driver's seat adjustable lumbar support
Heated front seats
Burled camphor wood-trimmed center console with adjustable armrest
Adjustable front and rear headrests
Rear-seat center armrest (folding) with dual beverage holder
Trunk pass-through with lock
Interior Features (4 Speed Automatic 3.5)back to top
Automatic Climate Control System
Interior micron air-filtration system
Power moonroof with tilt feature and sliding shade
Acura/Bose® Music System with AM/FM stereo/cassette and 6-disc trunk-mounted CD changer
Electronic tilt and telescoping steering column with 2-position memory function
Power windows and door locks
Driver's window auto-down and auto-up with anti-pinch
Cruise-control system
Rear compartment heating and air conditioning controls and vents
HomeLink® system
Keyless entry system for doors and trunk
Front overhead map lights and rear compartment reading lights
Seat, steering wheel and door mirror memory control
Driver's and front passenger's illuminated vanity mirrors
Lighted trunk, ashtray, cigarette light, driver's side power window switches and ignition switch
Remote trunk and fuel-filler-door releases
Front-door storage pockets
Dual beverage holders (front and rear)
Digital quartz clock
Maintenance interval reminder
Front side window defoggers
Overhead sunglasses storage compartment
OnStar® system (available)
Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System(™)(available)
Exterior Features (4 Speed Automatic 3.5)back to top
Fog lights
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Body-colored heated outside mirrors
Power-operated outside mirrors with 2-position memory function
Protective body-colored side moldings
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Printed radio antenna (rear glass)
Cast-aluminum alloy wheels
Galvanized body panels
Body-colored splash guards
Safety Features (4 Speed Automatic 3.5)back to top
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®)
Traction Control System (TCS)
4-wheel, 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Driver's and front passenger's air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
Front passenger's dual-stage air bag
Driver's and front passenger's side air bag with front passenger's height and position sensors
3-point adjustable-height seat belts with load limiters and automatic pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts at all seating positions
Rear child-seat tether anchors
Side-impact door beams
Childproof rear door locks
Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Impact-absorbing crumple zones (front and rear)
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Theft-deterrent system with automatic immobilizer
Collapsible steering column
Impact-absorbing interior surfaces
Automatic transmission interlock feature
Center high-mount stop light
Rear window defroster with timer
Front side-window defoggers
Heated outside mirrors
Tinted upper windshield
Safety glass
Emergency trunk opener
General Specifications (4 Speed Automatic 3.5)back to top
Recommended Fuel Premium 91 octane
EPA Estimated Fuel Mileage* (city/highway) 18/24 mpg
Crankcase Refill Capacity, Including filter 5.6 U.S. quarts (5.3 liters)
Cooling System Capacity 9.0 U.S. quarts (8.6 liters)
Fuel Tank Capacity 18.0 U.S. gallons (68 liters)
EPA Passenger Volume 96.5 cu. ft.
EPA Estimated Cargo Volume 14.0 cu. ft.
Wheelbase 114.6 in. (2910 mm)
Track, front 61.0 in. (1550 mm)
Track, rear 60.6 in. (1540 mm)
Overall Length 196.6 in. (4995 mm)
Overall Width 71.6 in. (1820 mm)
Height (unladen) 54.5 in. (1385 mm)
Minimum Ground Clearance 4.9 in. (125 mm)
Curb Weight 3898 lb(1768 kg)
Weight Distribution(% front/rear) 62/38
Headroom (front/rear) 38.8 in. (985 mm) / 36.8 in. (935 mm)
Legroom (front/rear) 42.1 in. (1070 mm) / 35.4 in. (900 mm)
Hiproom (front/rear) 55.7 in. (1415 mm) / 56.5 in. (1435 mm)
Shoulder room (front/rear) 56.9 in. (1443 mm) / 56.3 in. (1430 mm)
*Use for comparison purposes only. California figures are the same. Your mileage may vary.
Warranties (4 Speed Automatic 3.5)back to top
Vehicle 4-year/50,000 mile limited warranty*
Outer Body Rust-through 5-year/unlimited-mile limited warranty*
Accesories 4-year/50,000 mile limited warranty**
3.5-Liter V-6 Engine No scheduled tune-ups required for 105,000 miles***
* Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
** When installed at the time of new-vehicle delivery.
*** 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.
Interior Accesories (4 Speed Automatic 3.5)back to top
Cassette Cleaner
CD Changer Magazine
Mahogany Shift Knob
Burlwood Shift Knob
Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Exterior Accesories (4 Speed Automatic 3.5)back to top
Car Cover
Full Nose Mask
Gold Center Cap Emblem
Gold License Plate Molding
Gold Emblem Kit
Moonroof Visor
Fenderwell Trim
Wheel Locks
Engine Block Heater
Engineering (4 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Engine Type 24-valve, SOHC V-6 engine
Displacement 3.5L (3474 cc)
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Horsepower (SAE net) 225hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque 231 lb.-ft. @ 2800 rpm
Redline 5600 rpm
Block Cast-aluminum block with inserts
Cylinder Heads Cast-aluminum, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel Injection PGM-FI Multi-Point Injection with AAI
Ignition Electronic direct ignition with individual coils
Emissions LEV II Low-Emission Vehicle
Exhaust Electronic variable-flow control
Battery 12V, maintenance-free
Alternator 110-amp max
Transmission (4 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
4-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control and lockup torque converter
Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 2.458
  • 2nd: 1.454
  • 3rd: 0.948
  • 4th: 0.652
  • Reverse: 1.880
  • Final drive ratio: 3.133
Chassis (4 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Body Type Unit Body
Suspension, front/rear Independent double-wishbone with stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bars, diameter 30.0 mm front - 21.0 mm rear
Shock Absorbers Hydraulic gas-pressurized with progressive valve technology
Steering Type Speed-sensing, rotary-valve, variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Turns: lock to lock, steering ratio 3.35, 16.0:1
Turning Circle, curb to curb 36.1 ft.
Wheels & Tires Cast aluminum-alloy, All-Season P225/55 R16
Braking System 300 mm front ventilated disc, 282 mm rear solid disc
Seating & Trim (4 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Leather-trimmed seats
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob
Driver's 8-way power driver's seat with 2-position memory system
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Driver's seat adjustable lumbar support
Heated front seats
Burled camphor wood-trimmed center console with adjustable armrest
Adjustable front and rear headrests
Rear-seat center armrest (folding) with dual beverage holder
Trunk pass-through with lock
Interior Features (4 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Automatic Climate Control System
Interior micron air-filtration system
Power moonroof with tilt feature and sliding shade
Acura/Bose® Music System with AM/FM stereo/cassette and 6-disc trunk-mounted CD changer
Electronic tilt and telescoping steering column with 2-position memory function
Power windows and door locks
Driver's window auto-down and auto-up with anti-pinch
Cruise-control system
Rear compartment heating and air conditioning controls and vents
HomeLink® system
Keyless entry system for doors and trunk
Front overhead map lights and rear compartment reading lights
Seat, steering wheel and door mirror memory control
Driver's and front passenger's illuminated vanity mirrors
Lighted trunk, ashtray, cigarette light, driver's side power window switches and ignition switch
Remote trunk and fuel-filler-door releases
Front-door storage pockets
Dual beverage holders (front and rear)
Digital quartz clock
Maintenance interval reminder
Front side window defoggers
Overhead sunglasses storage compartment
OnStar® system (available)
Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System(™)(available)
Exterior Features (4 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Fog lights
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Body-colored heated outside mirrors
Power-operated outside mirrors with 2-position memory function
Protective body-colored side moldings
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Printed radio antenna (rear glass)
Cast-aluminum alloy wheels
Galvanized body panels
Body-colored splash guards
Safety Features (4 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®)
Traction Control System (TCS)
4-wheel, 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Driver's and front passenger's air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
Front passenger's dual-stage air bag
Driver's and front passenger's side air bag with front passenger's height and position sensors
3-point adjustable-height seat belts with load limiters and automatic pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts at all seating positions
Rear child-seat tether anchors
Side-impact door beams
Childproof rear door locks
Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Impact-absorbing crumple zones (front and rear)
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Theft-deterrent system with automatic immobilizer
Collapsible steering column
Impact-absorbing interior surfaces
Automatic transmission interlock feature
Center high-mount stop light
Rear window defroster with timer
Front side-window defoggers
Heated outside mirrors
Tinted upper windshield
Safety glass
Emergency trunk opener
General Specifications (4 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Recommended Fuel Premium 91 octane
EPA Estimated Fuel Mileage* (city/highway) 18/24 mpg
Crankcase Refill Capacity, Including filter 5.6 U.S. quarts (5.3 liters)
Cooling System Capacity 9.0 U.S. quarts (8.6 liters)
Fuel Tank Capacity 18.0 U.S. gallons (68 liters)
EPA Passenger Volume 96.5 cu. ft.
EPA Estimated Cargo Volume 14.0 cu. ft.
Wheelbase 114.6 in. (2910 mm)
Track, front 61.0 in. (1550 mm)
Track, rear 60.6 in. (1540 mm)
Overall Length 196.6 in. (4995 mm)
Overall Width 71.6 in. (1820 mm)
Height (unladen) 54.5 in. (1385 mm)
Minimum Ground Clearance 4.9 in. (125 mm)
Curb Weight 3898 lb(1768 kg)
Weight Distribution(% front/rear) 62/38
Headroom (front/rear) 38.8 in. (985 mm) / 36.8 in. (935 mm)
Legroom (front/rear) 42.1 in. (1070 mm) / 35.4 in. (900 mm)
Hiproom (front/rear) 55.7 in. (1415 mm) / 56.5 in. (1435 mm)
Shoulder room (front/rear) 56.9 in. (1443 mm) / 56.3 in. (1430 mm)
*Use for comparison purposes only. California figures are the same. Your mileage may vary.
Warranties (4 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Vehicle 4-year/50,000 mile limited warranty*
Outer Body Rust-through 5-year/unlimited-mile limited warranty*
Accesories 4-year/50,000 mile limited warranty**
3.5-Liter V-6 Engine No scheduled tune-ups required for 105,000 miles***
* Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
** When installed at the time of new-vehicle delivery.
*** 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.
Interior Accesories (4 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Cassette Cleaner
CD Changer Magazine
Mahogany Shift Knob
Burlwood Shift Knob
Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Exterior Accesories (4 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Car Cover
Full Nose Mask
Gold Center Cap Emblem
Gold License Plate Molding
Gold Emblem Kit
Moonroof Visor
Fenderwell Trim
Wheel Locks
Engine Block Heater