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2003 Acura RSX 2003 Acura RSX

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Engineering (5 Speed Manual)back to top
Powertrain 2.0-liter, DOHC i-VTEC, 16-valve
Horsepower 160 hp @ 6500 rpm; RSX Type-S: 200 hp @ 7400 rpm
Torque, SAE Net 141 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm; RSX Type-S: 142 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm
Redline 6800 rpm; RSX Type S: 7900 rpm
Compression Ratio 9.8:1; RSX Type-S: 11.0:1
Fuel Injection PGM-FI Multi-Point Injection with AAI
Emissions LEV-II-LEV
Transmission (5 Speed Manual)back to top
5-speed manual transmission Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.261
  • 2nd: 1.880
  • 3r: d 1.212
  • 4th: 0.921
  • 5th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.389
5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift™ Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 2.684
  • 2nd: 1.500
  • 3rd: 0.984
  • 4th: 0.733
  • 5th: 0.571
  • Reverse: 2.000
  • Final Drive: 4.562
6-speed manual transmission Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.267
  • 2nd: 2.130
  • 3rd: 1.517
  • 4th: 1.147
  • 5th: 0.921
  • 6th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.389
Chassis (5 Speed Manual)back to top
Body Type Unit body
Suspension Control-Link MacPherson strut front/double-wishbone rear
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear) 23.0 mm tubular front/19.0 mm solid rear
Steering Type Variable Power-Assist Rack-and-Pinion
Turning Circle Curb-to-Curb 38.1 ft.
Wheels 16" x 6.5" JJ Alloy
Brakes 4-Wheel Disc with ABS (front/rear)
Tires P205/55 R16 89V All-Season radials
Interior Features (5 Speed Manual)back to top
Cloth sport seats (RSX)
Sport seats with perforated leather trim interior (standard on Type-S, option on base RSX)
Driver's seat adjustable lumbar support
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Metallic sport guages
Front center console with tray and dual beverage holder
Lighted front beverage holder area
50/50 split fold-down rear seat
Rear-seat center storage and tray
Three rear beverage holders
Center console front and rear power outlets
Driver's and front passenger's seatback pockets
Power moonroof with sliding shade
Acura Music System with AM/FM stereo CD player and 6 speakers (RSX)
Acura/Bose® Music System with AM/FM stereo cassette, 6-disc in-dash CD changer and Richbass ™ woofer (Type-S)
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Automatic Climate Control System with air-filtration system
Power windows, door locks and hatch lock
Driver's auto up/down window with auto reverse
Steering wheel-mounted cruise control
Front door storage pockets
Dual overhead map lights with welcome lighting system
Speed-sensing, variable intermittent windshield wipers and intermittent rear windshield wiper
Keyless entry system
Exterior Features (5 Speed Manual)back to top
Power-operated, body-colored outside mirrors
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Printed radio antenna (rear glass)
Chrome exhaust outlet (RSX)
Billet-style exhaust outlet (Type-S)
Machine-finished alloy wheels
Multi-reflector halogen headlights
Black chin spoiler and lower side sills (RSX)
Body-colored chin spoiler and lower side sills (Type-S)
Safety Features (5 Speed Manual)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 with front passenger's height and position sensors
3-point seat belts with load limiters and shoulder and laptop pretensioners
3-point seat belts (rear)
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system (2 outboard rear positions)
Impact-absorbing crumple zones (front and rear)
Side-impact door beams
Side-impact floor beam
Front side-window defoggers
Collapsible steering column
Impact-absorbing interior surfaces
All-season, steel-belted radial tires
Center high-mount brakelight
All-around visibility (289 degrees)
Rear window defroster with timer
General Specifications (5 Speed Manual)back to top
EPA Estimated Fuel Mileage (city/highway):
  • RSX (5-sp. manual): 27/33
  • RSX (automatic): 24/33
  • RSX Type-S (6-sp. manual): 24/31
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.2 U.S. gallons (50.0 liters)
Recommended Fuel Unleaded 86 octane or higher; Type-S: Premium unleaded 91 octane or higher
Crankcase Refill Capacity, including filter 4.4 U.S. quarts (4.2 liters); Type-S: 5.0 U.S. quarts (4.7 liters)
Cooling System Capacity 6.8 U.S. quarts (6.4 liters); Type-S: 7.1 U.S. quarts (6.7 liters)
Minimum Ground Clearance 6.0 in (152 mm); Type-S: 5.9 (149 mm)
Curb Weight Manual: 2694 lbs (1222 kg), Automatic: 2771 lbs (1257 kg); Type-S: 2767 lbs (1255 kg)
Weight Distribution (% front/rear) Automatic: 62/38, Manual: 61/39; Type-S: 61/39
Head Room 37.8 in (960 mm), 30.1 in (866 mm)
Leg Room 43.1 in (1094 mm), 29.2 in (742 mm)
Hip Room 51.1 in (1297 mm), 46.2 (1174 mm)
Shoulder Room 52.6 in (1337 mm), 51.3 in (1303 mm)
EPA Passenger Volume 81.1 cu. ft.
EPA Cargo Volume 16.0 cu. ft.
Warranties (5 Speed Manual)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 **
No scheduled tune-ups required for 110,000 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 Accessories (5 Speed Manual)back to top
CD Changer
CD Changer Magazine
Front All Season Floor Mats
Aluminum Shift Knob 5MT
Aluminum Shift Knob 6MT (Type-S Only)
Billet Shift Knob RSX, Red
Billet Shift Knob RSX, Blue
Billet Shift Knob RSX, Chrome
Cassette Player
Trunk Tray
Ashtray
Cigarette Lighter
Luggage Net
Titanium-look Interior Trim
Exterior Accessories (5 Speed Manual)back to top
Moonroof Visor
Car Cover
Full Nose Mask
Wing Spoiler
Front Under Body Spoiler
Side Under Body Spoiler
Rear Under Body Spoiler
16" Machine Finish 7-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Splash Guards
Fenderwell Trim
Wheel Locks
Engine Block Heater
Fog Lights
Color-Matched Door Edge Trim
Gold Emblem Kit
Gold Exhaust Finisher
Gold 'Type-S' Emblem (Type-S only)
Engineering (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Powertrain 2.0-liter, DOHC i-VTEC, 16-valve
Horsepower 160 hp @ 6500 rpm; RSX Type-S: 200 hp @ 7400 rpm
Torque, SAE Net 141 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm; RSX Type-S: 142 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm
Redline 6800 rpm; RSX Type S: 7900 rpm
Compression Ratio 9.8:1; RSX Type-S: 11.0:1
Fuel Injection PGM-FI Multi-Point Injection with AAI
Emissions LEV-II-LEV
Transmission (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
5-speed manual transmission Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.261
  • 2nd: 1.880
  • 3r: d 1.212
  • 4th: 0.921
  • 5th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.389
5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift™ Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 2.684
  • 2nd: 1.500
  • 3rd: 0.984
  • 4th: 0.733
  • 5th: 0.571
  • Reverse: 2.000
  • Final Drive: 4.562
6-speed manual transmission Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.267
  • 2nd: 2.130
  • 3rd: 1.517
  • 4th: 1.147
  • 5th: 0.921
  • 6th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.389
Chassis (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Body Type Unit body
Suspension Control-Link MacPherson strut front/double-wishbone rear
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear) 23.0 mm tubular front/19.0 mm solid rear
Steering Type Variable Power-Assist Rack-and-Pinion
Turning Circle Curb-to-Curb 38.1 ft.
Wheels 16" x 6.5" JJ Alloy
Brakes 4-Wheel Disc with ABS (front/rear)
Tires P205/55 R16 89V All-Season radials
Interior Features (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Cloth sport seats (RSX)
Sport seats with perforated leather trim interior (standard on Type-S, option on base RSX)
Driver's seat adjustable lumbar support
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Metallic sport guages
Front center console with tray and dual beverage holder
Lighted front beverage holder area
50/50 split fold-down rear seat
Rear-seat center storage and tray
Three rear beverage holders
Center console front and rear power outlets
Driver's and front passenger's seatback pockets
Power moonroof with sliding shade
Acura Music System with AM/FM stereo CD player and 6 speakers (RSX)
Acura/Bose® Music System with AM/FM stereo cassette, 6-disc in-dash CD changer and Richbass ™ woofer (Type-S)
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Automatic Climate Control System with air-filtration system
Power windows, door locks and hatch lock
Driver's auto up/down window with auto reverse
Steering wheel-mounted cruise control
Front door storage pockets
Dual overhead map lights with welcome lighting system
Speed-sensing, variable intermittent windshield wipers and intermittent rear windshield wiper
Keyless entry system
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Power-operated, body-colored outside mirrors
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Printed radio antenna (rear glass)
Chrome exhaust outlet (RSX)
Billet-style exhaust outlet (Type-S)
Machine-finished alloy wheels
Multi-reflector halogen headlights
Black chin spoiler and lower side sills (RSX)
Body-colored chin spoiler and lower side sills (Type-S)
Safety Features (5 Speed Automatic)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 with front passenger's height and position sensors
3-point seat belts with load limiters and shoulder and laptop pretensioners
3-point seat belts (rear)
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system (2 outboard rear positions)
Impact-absorbing crumple zones (front and rear)
Side-impact door beams
Side-impact floor beam
Front side-window defoggers
Collapsible steering column
Impact-absorbing interior surfaces
All-season, steel-belted radial tires
Center high-mount brakelight
All-around visibility (289 degrees)
Rear window defroster with timer
General Specifications (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
EPA Estimated Fuel Mileage (city/highway):
  • RSX (5-sp. manual): 27/33
  • RSX (automatic): 24/33
  • RSX Type-S (6-sp. manual): 24/31
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.2 U.S. gallons (50.0 liters)
Recommended Fuel Unleaded 86 octane or higher; Type-S: Premium unleaded 91 octane or higher
Crankcase Refill Capacity, including filter 4.4 U.S. quarts (4.2 liters); Type-S: 5.0 U.S. quarts (4.7 liters)
Cooling System Capacity 6.8 U.S. quarts (6.4 liters); Type-S: 7.1 U.S. quarts (6.7 liters)
Minimum Ground Clearance 6.0 in (152 mm); Type-S: 5.9 (149 mm)
Curb Weight Manual: 2694 lbs (1222 kg), Automatic: 2771 lbs (1257 kg); Type-S: 2767 lbs (1255 kg)
Weight Distribution (% front/rear) Automatic: 62/38, Manual: 61/39; Type-S: 61/39
Head Room 37.8 in (960 mm), 30.1 in (866 mm)
Leg Room 43.1 in (1094 mm), 29.2 in (742 mm)
Hip Room 51.1 in (1297 mm), 46.2 (1174 mm)
Shoulder Room 52.6 in (1337 mm), 51.3 in (1303 mm)
EPA Passenger Volume 81.1 cu. ft.
EPA Cargo Volume 16.0 cu. ft.
Warranties (5 Speed Automatic)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 **
No scheduled tune-ups required for 110,000 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 Accessories (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
CD Changer
CD Changer Magazine
Front All Season Floor Mats
Aluminum Shift Knob 5MT
Aluminum Shift Knob 6MT (Type-S Only)
Billet Shift Knob RSX, Red
Billet Shift Knob RSX, Blue
Billet Shift Knob RSX, Chrome
Cassette Player
Trunk Tray
Ashtray
Cigarette Lighter
Luggage Net
Titanium-look Interior Trim
Exterior Accessories (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Moonroof Visor
Car Cover
Full Nose Mask
Wing Spoiler
Front Under Body Spoiler
Side Under Body Spoiler
Rear Under Body Spoiler
16" Machine Finish 7-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Splash Guards
Fenderwell Trim
Wheel Locks
Engine Block Heater
Fog Lights
Color-Matched Door Edge Trim
Gold Emblem Kit
Gold Exhaust Finisher
Gold 'Type-S' Emblem (Type-S only)
Engineering (5 Speed Manual w/Leather)back to top
Powertrain 2.0-liter, DOHC i-VTEC, 16-valve
Horsepower 160 hp @ 6500 rpm; RSX Type-S: 200 hp @ 7400 rpm
Torque, SAE Net 141 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm; RSX Type-S: 142 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm
Redline 6800 rpm; RSX Type S: 7900 rpm
Compression Ratio 9.8:1; RSX Type-S: 11.0:1
Fuel Injection PGM-FI Multi-Point Injection with AAI
Emissions LEV-II-LEV
Transmission (5 Speed Manual w/Leather)back to top
5-speed manual transmission Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.261
  • 2nd: 1.880
  • 3r: d 1.212
  • 4th: 0.921
  • 5th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.389
5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift™ Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 2.684
  • 2nd: 1.500
  • 3rd: 0.984
  • 4th: 0.733
  • 5th: 0.571
  • Reverse: 2.000
  • Final Drive: 4.562
6-speed manual transmission Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.267
  • 2nd: 2.130
  • 3rd: 1.517
  • 4th: 1.147
  • 5th: 0.921
  • 6th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.389
Chassis (5 Speed Manual w/Leather)back to top
Body Type Unit body
Suspension Control-Link MacPherson strut front/double-wishbone rear
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear) 23.0 mm tubular front/19.0 mm solid rear
Steering Type Variable Power-Assist Rack-and-Pinion
Turning Circle Curb-to-Curb 38.1 ft.
Wheels 16" x 6.5" JJ Alloy
Brakes 4-Wheel Disc with ABS (front/rear)
Tires P205/55 R16 89V All-Season radials
Interior Features (5 Speed Manual w/Leather)back to top
Cloth sport seats (RSX)
Sport seats with perforated leather trim interior (standard on Type-S, option on base RSX)
Driver's seat adjustable lumbar support
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Metallic sport guages
Front center console with tray and dual beverage holder
Lighted front beverage holder area
50/50 split fold-down rear seat
Rear-seat center storage and tray
Three rear beverage holders
Center console front and rear power outlets
Driver's and front passenger's seatback pockets
Power moonroof with sliding shade
Acura Music System with AM/FM stereo CD player and 6 speakers (RSX)
Acura/Bose® Music System with AM/FM stereo cassette, 6-disc in-dash CD changer and Richbass ™ woofer (Type-S)
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Automatic Climate Control System with air-filtration system
Power windows, door locks and hatch lock
Driver's auto up/down window with auto reverse
Steering wheel-mounted cruise control
Front door storage pockets
Dual overhead map lights with welcome lighting system
Speed-sensing, variable intermittent windshield wipers and intermittent rear windshield wiper
Keyless entry system
Exterior Features (5 Speed Manual w/Leather)back to top
Power-operated, body-colored outside mirrors
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Printed radio antenna (rear glass)
Chrome exhaust outlet (RSX)
Billet-style exhaust outlet (Type-S)
Machine-finished alloy wheels
Multi-reflector halogen headlights
Black chin spoiler and lower side sills (RSX)
Body-colored chin spoiler and lower side sills (Type-S)
Safety Features (5 Speed Manual w/Leather)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 with front passenger's height and position sensors
3-point seat belts with load limiters and shoulder and laptop pretensioners
3-point seat belts (rear)
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system (2 outboard rear positions)
Impact-absorbing crumple zones (front and rear)
Side-impact door beams
Side-impact floor beam
Front side-window defoggers
Collapsible steering column
Impact-absorbing interior surfaces
All-season, steel-belted radial tires
Center high-mount brakelight
All-around visibility (289 degrees)
Rear window defroster with timer
General Specifications (5 Speed Manual w/Leather)back to top
EPA Estimated Fuel Mileage (city/highway):
  • RSX (5-sp. manual): 27/33
  • RSX (automatic): 24/33
  • RSX Type-S (6-sp. manual): 24/31
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.2 U.S. gallons (50.0 liters)
Recommended Fuel Unleaded 86 octane or higher; Type-S: Premium unleaded 91 octane or higher
Crankcase Refill Capacity, including filter 4.4 U.S. quarts (4.2 liters); Type-S: 5.0 U.S. quarts (4.7 liters)
Cooling System Capacity 6.8 U.S. quarts (6.4 liters); Type-S: 7.1 U.S. quarts (6.7 liters)
Minimum Ground Clearance 6.0 in (152 mm); Type-S: 5.9 (149 mm)
Curb Weight Manual: 2694 lbs (1222 kg), Automatic: 2771 lbs (1257 kg); Type-S: 2767 lbs (1255 kg)
Weight Distribution (% front/rear) Automatic: 62/38, Manual: 61/39; Type-S: 61/39
Head Room 37.8 in (960 mm), 30.1 in (866 mm)
Leg Room 43.1 in (1094 mm), 29.2 in (742 mm)
Hip Room 51.1 in (1297 mm), 46.2 (1174 mm)
Shoulder Room 52.6 in (1337 mm), 51.3 in (1303 mm)
EPA Passenger Volume 81.1 cu. ft.
EPA Cargo Volume 16.0 cu. ft.
Warranties (5 Speed Manual w/Leather)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 **
No scheduled tune-ups required for 110,000 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 Accessories (5 Speed Manual w/Leather)back to top
CD Changer
CD Changer Magazine
Front All Season Floor Mats
Aluminum Shift Knob 5MT
Aluminum Shift Knob 6MT (Type-S Only)
Billet Shift Knob RSX, Red
Billet Shift Knob RSX, Blue
Billet Shift Knob RSX, Chrome
Cassette Player
Trunk Tray
Ashtray
Cigarette Lighter
Luggage Net
Titanium-look Interior Trim
Exterior Accessories (5 Speed Manual w/Leather)back to top
Moonroof Visor
Car Cover
Full Nose Mask
Wing Spoiler
Front Under Body Spoiler
Side Under Body Spoiler
Rear Under Body Spoiler
16" Machine Finish 7-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Splash Guards
Fenderwell Trim
Wheel Locks
Engine Block Heater
Fog Lights
Color-Matched Door Edge Trim
Gold Emblem Kit
Gold Exhaust Finisher
Gold 'Type-S' Emblem (Type-S only)
Engineering (5 Speed Automatic w/Leather)back to top
Powertrain 2.0-liter, DOHC i-VTEC, 16-valve
Horsepower 160 hp @ 6500 rpm; RSX Type-S: 200 hp @ 7400 rpm
Torque, SAE Net 141 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm; RSX Type-S: 142 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm
Redline 6800 rpm; RSX Type S: 7900 rpm
Compression Ratio 9.8:1; RSX Type-S: 11.0:1
Fuel Injection PGM-FI Multi-Point Injection with AAI
Emissions LEV-II-LEV
Transmission (5 Speed Automatic w/Leather)back to top
5-speed manual transmission Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.261
  • 2nd: 1.880
  • 3r: d 1.212
  • 4th: 0.921
  • 5th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.389
5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift™ Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 2.684
  • 2nd: 1.500
  • 3rd: 0.984
  • 4th: 0.733
  • 5th: 0.571
  • Reverse: 2.000
  • Final Drive: 4.562
6-speed manual transmission Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.267
  • 2nd: 2.130
  • 3rd: 1.517
  • 4th: 1.147
  • 5th: 0.921
  • 6th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.389
Chassis (5 Speed Automatic w/Leather)back to top
Body Type Unit body
Suspension Control-Link MacPherson strut front/double-wishbone rear
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear) 23.0 mm tubular front/19.0 mm solid rear
Steering Type Variable Power-Assist Rack-and-Pinion
Turning Circle Curb-to-Curb 38.1 ft.
Wheels 16" x 6.5" JJ Alloy
Brakes 4-Wheel Disc with ABS (front/rear)
Tires P205/55 R16 89V All-Season radials
Interior Features (5 Speed Automatic w/Leather)back to top
Cloth sport seats (RSX)
Sport seats with perforated leather trim interior (standard on Type-S, option on base RSX)
Driver's seat adjustable lumbar support
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Metallic sport guages
Front center console with tray and dual beverage holder
Lighted front beverage holder area
50/50 split fold-down rear seat
Rear-seat center storage and tray
Three rear beverage holders
Center console front and rear power outlets
Driver's and front passenger's seatback pockets
Power moonroof with sliding shade
Acura Music System with AM/FM stereo CD player and 6 speakers (RSX)
Acura/Bose® Music System with AM/FM stereo cassette, 6-disc in-dash CD changer and Richbass ™ woofer (Type-S)
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Automatic Climate Control System with air-filtration system
Power windows, door locks and hatch lock
Driver's auto up/down window with auto reverse
Steering wheel-mounted cruise control
Front door storage pockets
Dual overhead map lights with welcome lighting system
Speed-sensing, variable intermittent windshield wipers and intermittent rear windshield wiper
Keyless entry system
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic w/Leather)back to top
Power-operated, body-colored outside mirrors
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Printed radio antenna (rear glass)
Chrome exhaust outlet (RSX)
Billet-style exhaust outlet (Type-S)
Machine-finished alloy wheels
Multi-reflector halogen headlights
Black chin spoiler and lower side sills (RSX)
Body-colored chin spoiler and lower side sills (Type-S)
Safety Features (5 Speed Automatic w/Leather)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 with front passenger's height and position sensors
3-point seat belts with load limiters and shoulder and laptop pretensioners
3-point seat belts (rear)
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system (2 outboard rear positions)
Impact-absorbing crumple zones (front and rear)
Side-impact door beams
Side-impact floor beam
Front side-window defoggers
Collapsible steering column
Impact-absorbing interior surfaces
All-season, steel-belted radial tires
Center high-mount brakelight
All-around visibility (289 degrees)
Rear window defroster with timer
General Specifications (5 Speed Automatic w/Leather)back to top
EPA Estimated Fuel Mileage (city/highway):
  • RSX (5-sp. manual): 27/33
  • RSX (automatic): 24/33
  • RSX Type-S (6-sp. manual): 24/31
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.2 U.S. gallons (50.0 liters)
Recommended Fuel Unleaded 86 octane or higher; Type-S: Premium unleaded 91 octane or higher
Crankcase Refill Capacity, including filter 4.4 U.S. quarts (4.2 liters); Type-S: 5.0 U.S. quarts (4.7 liters)
Cooling System Capacity 6.8 U.S. quarts (6.4 liters); Type-S: 7.1 U.S. quarts (6.7 liters)
Minimum Ground Clearance 6.0 in (152 mm); Type-S: 5.9 (149 mm)
Curb Weight Manual: 2694 lbs (1222 kg), Automatic: 2771 lbs (1257 kg); Type-S: 2767 lbs (1255 kg)
Weight Distribution (% front/rear) Automatic: 62/38, Manual: 61/39; Type-S: 61/39
Head Room 37.8 in (960 mm), 30.1 in (866 mm)
Leg Room 43.1 in (1094 mm), 29.2 in (742 mm)
Hip Room 51.1 in (1297 mm), 46.2 (1174 mm)
Shoulder Room 52.6 in (1337 mm), 51.3 in (1303 mm)
EPA Passenger Volume 81.1 cu. ft.
EPA Cargo Volume 16.0 cu. ft.
Warranties (5 Speed Automatic w/Leather)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 **
No scheduled tune-ups required for 110,000 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 Accessories (5 Speed Automatic w/Leather)back to top
CD Changer
CD Changer Magazine
Front All Season Floor Mats
Aluminum Shift Knob 5MT
Aluminum Shift Knob 6MT (Type-S Only)
Billet Shift Knob RSX, Red
Billet Shift Knob RSX, Blue
Billet Shift Knob RSX, Chrome
Cassette Player
Trunk Tray
Ashtray
Cigarette Lighter
Luggage Net
Titanium-look Interior Trim
Exterior Accessories (5 Speed Automatic w/Leather)back to top
Moonroof Visor
Car Cover
Full Nose Mask
Wing Spoiler
Front Under Body Spoiler
Side Under Body Spoiler
Rear Under Body Spoiler
16" Machine Finish 7-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Splash Guards
Fenderwell Trim
Wheel Locks
Engine Block Heater
Fog Lights
Color-Matched Door Edge Trim
Gold Emblem Kit
Gold Exhaust Finisher
Gold 'Type-S' Emblem (Type-S only)
Engineering (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)back to top
Powertrain 2.0-liter, DOHC i-VTEC, 16-valve
Horsepower 160 hp @ 6500 rpm; RSX Type-S: 200 hp @ 7400 rpm
Torque, SAE Net 141 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm; RSX Type-S: 142 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm
Redline 6800 rpm; RSX Type S: 7900 rpm
Compression Ratio 9.8:1; RSX Type-S: 11.0:1
Fuel Injection PGM-FI Multi-Point Injection with AAI
Emissions LEV-II-LEV
Transmission (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)back to top
5-speed manual transmission Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.261
  • 2nd: 1.880
  • 3r: d 1.212
  • 4th: 0.921
  • 5th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.389
5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift™ Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 2.684
  • 2nd: 1.500
  • 3rd: 0.984
  • 4th: 0.733
  • 5th: 0.571
  • Reverse: 2.000
  • Final Drive: 4.562
6-speed manual transmission Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 3.267
  • 2nd: 2.130
  • 3rd: 1.517
  • 4th: 1.147
  • 5th: 0.921
  • 6th: 0.738
  • Reverse: 3.583
  • Final Drive: 4.389
Chassis (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)back to top
Body Type Unit body
Suspension Control-Link MacPherson strut front/double-wishbone rear
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear) 23.0 mm tubular front/19.0 mm solid rear
Steering Type Variable Power-Assist Rack-and-Pinion
Turning Circle Curb-to-Curb 38.1 ft.
Wheels 16" x 6.5" JJ Alloy
Brakes 4-Wheel Disc with ABS (front/rear)
Tires P205/55 R16 89V All-Season radials
Interior Features (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)back to top
Cloth sport seats (RSX)
Sport seats with perforated leather trim interior (standard on Type-S, option on base RSX)
Driver's seat adjustable lumbar support
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Metallic sport guages
Front center console with tray and dual beverage holder
Lighted front beverage holder area
50/50 split fold-down rear seat
Rear-seat center storage and tray
Three rear beverage holders
Center console front and rear power outlets
Driver's and front passenger's seatback pockets
Power moonroof with sliding shade
Acura Music System with AM/FM stereo CD player and 6 speakers (RSX)
Acura/Bose® Music System with AM/FM stereo cassette, 6-disc in-dash CD changer and Richbass ™ woofer (Type-S)
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Automatic Climate Control System with air-filtration system
Power windows, door locks and hatch lock
Driver's auto up/down window with auto reverse
Steering wheel-mounted cruise control
Front door storage pockets
Dual overhead map lights with welcome lighting system
Speed-sensing, variable intermittent windshield wipers and intermittent rear windshield wiper
Keyless entry system
Exterior Features (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)back to top
Power-operated, body-colored outside mirrors
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Printed radio antenna (rear glass)
Chrome exhaust outlet (RSX)
Billet-style exhaust outlet (Type-S)
Machine-finished alloy wheels
Multi-reflector halogen headlights
Black chin spoiler and lower side sills (RSX)
Body-colored chin spoiler and lower side sills (Type-S)
Safety Features (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 with front passenger's height and position sensors
3-point seat belts with load limiters and shoulder and laptop pretensioners
3-point seat belts (rear)
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system (2 outboard rear positions)
Impact-absorbing crumple zones (front and rear)
Side-impact door beams
Side-impact floor beam
Front side-window defoggers
Collapsible steering column
Impact-absorbing interior surfaces
All-season, steel-belted radial tires
Center high-mount brakelight
All-around visibility (289 degrees)
Rear window defroster with timer
General Specifications (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)back to top
EPA Estimated Fuel Mileage (city/highway):
  • RSX (5-sp. manual): 27/33
  • RSX (automatic): 24/33
  • RSX Type-S (6-sp. manual): 24/31
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.2 U.S. gallons (50.0 liters)
Recommended Fuel Unleaded 86 octane or higher; Type-S: Premium unleaded 91 octane or higher
Crankcase Refill Capacity, including filter 4.4 U.S. quarts (4.2 liters); Type-S: 5.0 U.S. quarts (4.7 liters)
Cooling System Capacity 6.8 U.S. quarts (6.4 liters); Type-S: 7.1 U.S. quarts (6.7 liters)
Minimum Ground Clearance 6.0 in (152 mm); Type-S: 5.9 (149 mm)
Curb Weight Manual: 2694 lbs (1222 kg), Automatic: 2771 lbs (1257 kg); Type-S: 2767 lbs (1255 kg)
Weight Distribution (% front/rear) Automatic: 62/38, Manual: 61/39; Type-S: 61/39
Head Room 37.8 in (960 mm), 30.1 in (866 mm)
Leg Room 43.1 in (1094 mm), 29.2 in (742 mm)
Hip Room 51.1 in (1297 mm), 46.2 (1174 mm)
Shoulder Room 52.6 in (1337 mm), 51.3 in (1303 mm)
EPA Passenger Volume 81.1 cu. ft.
EPA Cargo Volume 16.0 cu. ft.
Warranties (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)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 **
No scheduled tune-ups required for 110,000 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 Accessories (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)back to top
CD Changer
CD Changer Magazine
Front All Season Floor Mats
Aluminum Shift Knob 5MT
Aluminum Shift Knob 6MT (Type-S Only)
Billet Shift Knob RSX, Red
Billet Shift Knob RSX, Blue
Billet Shift Knob RSX, Chrome
Cassette Player
Trunk Tray
Ashtray
Cigarette Lighter
Luggage Net
Titanium-look Interior Trim
Exterior Accessories (6 Speed Manual TYPE S)back to top
Moonroof Visor
Car Cover
Full Nose Mask
Wing Spoiler
Front Under Body Spoiler
Side Under Body Spoiler
Rear Under Body Spoiler
16" Machine Finish 7-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Splash Guards
Fenderwell Trim
Wheel Locks
Engine Block Heater
Fog Lights
Color-Matched Door Edge Trim
Gold Emblem Kit
Gold Exhaust Finisher
Gold 'Type-S' Emblem (Type-S only)