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2003 Acura TL 2003 Acura TL

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Engineering (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Engine Type: 3.2-liter 24-valve VTEC™ V-6 engine
Displacement: 3.2 liters (3210 cc)
Horsepower @ rpm(SAE net): 225hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque(lb.-ft. @ rpm): 216 @ 4700 rpm
Redline: 6500 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 (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: 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
Shock Absorbers: Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology, front and rear
Steering Type: Speed-sensitive, variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Wheel Turns: 3.11 (lock-to-lock)
Steering Ratio: 16.1:1
Turning Circle: 36.8 ft. (curb-to-curb)
Braking System: 4-channel, dual-diagonal, power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Disc Brakes: Ventilated, 11.8-in. diameter and 1.1-in. rotor thickness
Rear Disc Brakes: Solid, 11.1-in. diameter and 0.35-in. 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 - 0.6535th - 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 seat belts with pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
Childproof rear door locks
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Impact absorption crumple zones (front/rear)
Front side-impact door beams
5-mph bumpers (front/rear)
Heated side view mirrors with passenger-side reverse-tilt feature
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Sun visors with side extensions
Non-protruding switches
Collapsible steering column
Impact-absorbing interior
Automatic transmission interlock feature
All-season tires
Center high-mount brake light
All-around visibility (289.3 degrees)
Rear window defroster
Front side-window defoggers
Tinted upper windshield
Safety glass
Emergency trunk opener
Theft Deterrent System
Remote Keyless Entry System
Fog lights
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Available Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
OnStar® in-vehicle communications service standard in all 2003 TL models equipped with the Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System (1-year Safe & Sound plan included)
Power-operated moonroof with tilt feature and sliding shade
Five-speaker Acura/Bose® Music System, AM/FM stereo/cassette, 6-disc in-dash CD player, Dolby® Noise Reduction® (DNR) and anti-theft feature
Power windows and door locks
One-touch auto-up/down driver's window with anti-pinch protection
Automatic Climate Control System with micron air filtration system
HomeLink® System
Auto-off headlights
Steering wheel mounted audio and cruise control
Tilt steering column
Speed-sensing, intermittent windshield wipers
Remote trunk/fuel-filler-door releases
Sunglasses holder
Dual overhead map lights
Lighted trunk, ashtray, lower console, door switches, ignition switch and glove compartment
Dual, illuminated, vanity mirrors
Front door storage
Dual beverage holders, front and rear
Digital quartz clock
Outside temperature gauge
Dual 12V power ports
Seating & Trim (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Leather trimmed seats and door panels
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Simulated wood-grained console and door trim
Heated front seats
Driver's 8-way power seat with adjustable lumbar support
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Driver's seat and side view mirror memory system
Rear seat headrests
Front center console with adjustable armrest
Rear seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through
Driver and passenger's seatback pockets
Floormats
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Speed-sensing intermittent windshield wipers
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Body-colored, heated power door mirrors with passenger's side reverse-tilt feature
Protective body-colored side moldings
Heat-rejecting, green-tinted glass
Radio antenna printed in rear glass
Chip-resistant side sills and front chin spoiler
Rear window defroster with timer
Galvanized body panels
Remote keyless entry system with panic alarm feature
2-coat, 1-bake paint process
Fog lights
Low-restriction dual-outlet exhaust
Machined-finish alloy wheels
Capacities (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Engine Oil with Filter - 4.6 US quarts
Fuel Tank - 17.2 U.S. gallons (65.0 liters)
Cooling System - 7.8 U.S. quarts (7.5 liters)
Fuel Economy (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Recommended Fuel - Premium unleaded; 92 octane*
EPA estimated mileage, city/highway 19/29**
* Gasoline with an octane number lower than 92 may be used, with reduced performance.
**Mileage figure shown for comparison only. Actual mileage may vary. California figures are the same.
Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
(Exterior):
  • Wheelbase: 108.1 in.
  • Overall Length: 192.9 in.
  • Overall Width: 70.3 in.
  • Height (unladen): 56.1 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 5.9 in.
  • Track: Front: 61.2 in.Rear: 60.4 in.
  • Curb Weight: 3492 lbs. (3508 lbs. with Navigation system)
  • Weight Distribution (% front/rear): 62/38
(Interior):
  • Head Room: Front: 38.2 in. Rear: 36.5 in.
  • Leg Room: Front: 42.4 in. Rear: 35.0 in.
  • Hip Room: Front: 53.3 in. Rear: 53.5 in.
  • Shoulder Room: Front: 56.2 in. Rear: 55.7 in.
  • Passenger Volume: 96.5 cu. ft.
  • Cargo Volume: 14.3 cu. ft.
  • Total Interior Volume: 110.8 cu. ft.
Engineering (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Engine Type: 3.2-liter 24-valve VTEC™ V-6 engine
Displacement: 3.2 liters (3210 cc)
Horsepower @ rpm(SAE net): 225hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque(lb.-ft. @ rpm): 216 @ 4700 rpm
Redline: 6500 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 (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: 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
Shock Absorbers: Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology, front and rear
Steering Type: Speed-sensitive, variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Wheel Turns: 3.11 (lock-to-lock)
Steering Ratio: 16.1:1
Turning Circle: 36.8 ft. (curb-to-curb)
Braking System: 4-channel, dual-diagonal, power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Disc Brakes: Ventilated, 11.8-in. diameter and 1.1-in. rotor thickness
Rear Disc Brakes: Solid, 11.1-in. diameter and 0.35-in. 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 - 0.6535th - 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 seat belts with pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
Childproof rear door locks
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Impact absorption crumple zones (front/rear)
Front side-impact door beams
5-mph bumpers (front/rear)
Heated side view mirrors with passenger-side reverse-tilt feature
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Sun visors with side extensions
Non-protruding switches
Collapsible steering column
Impact-absorbing interior
Automatic transmission interlock feature
All-season tires
Center high-mount brake light
All-around visibility (289.3 degrees)
Rear window defroster
Front side-window defoggers
Tinted upper windshield
Safety glass
Emergency trunk opener
Theft Deterrent System
Remote Keyless Entry System
Fog lights
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Available Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
OnStar® in-vehicle communications service standard in all 2003 TL models equipped with the Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System (1-year Safe & Sound plan included)
Power-operated moonroof with tilt feature and sliding shade
Five-speaker Acura/Bose® Music System, AM/FM stereo/cassette, 6-disc in-dash CD player, Dolby® Noise Reduction® (DNR) and anti-theft feature
Power windows and door locks
One-touch auto-up/down driver's window with anti-pinch protection
Automatic Climate Control System with micron air filtration system
HomeLink® System
Auto-off headlights
Steering wheel mounted audio and cruise control
Tilt steering column
Speed-sensing, intermittent windshield wipers
Remote trunk/fuel-filler-door releases
Sunglasses holder
Dual overhead map lights
Lighted trunk, ashtray, lower console, door switches, ignition switch and glove compartment
Dual, illuminated, vanity mirrors
Front door storage
Dual beverage holders, front and rear
Digital quartz clock
Outside temperature gauge
Dual 12V power ports
Seating & Trim (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Leather trimmed seats and door panels
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Simulated wood-grained console and door trim
Heated front seats
Driver's 8-way power seat with adjustable lumbar support
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Driver's seat and side view mirror memory system
Rear seat headrests
Front center console with adjustable armrest
Rear seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through
Driver and passenger's seatback pockets
Floormats
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Speed-sensing intermittent windshield wipers
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Body-colored, heated power door mirrors with passenger's side reverse-tilt feature
Protective body-colored side moldings
Heat-rejecting, green-tinted glass
Radio antenna printed in rear glass
Chip-resistant side sills and front chin spoiler
Rear window defroster with timer
Galvanized body panels
Remote keyless entry system with panic alarm feature
2-coat, 1-bake paint process
Fog lights
Low-restriction dual-outlet exhaust
Machined-finish alloy wheels
Capacities (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Engine Oil with Filter - 4.6 US quarts
Fuel Tank - 17.2 U.S. gallons (65.0 liters)
Cooling System - 7.8 U.S. quarts (7.5 liters)
Fuel Economy (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
Recommended Fuel - Premium unleaded; 92 octane*
EPA estimated mileage, city/highway 19/29**
* Gasoline with an octane number lower than 92 may be used, with reduced performance.
**Mileage figure shown for comparison only. Actual mileage may vary. California figures are the same.
Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic w/Navigation)back to top
(Exterior):
  • Wheelbase: 108.1 in.
  • Overall Length: 192.9 in.
  • Overall Width: 70.3 in.
  • Height (unladen): 56.1 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 5.9 in.
  • Track: Front: 61.2 in.Rear: 60.4 in.
  • Curb Weight: 3492 lbs. (3508 lbs. with Navigation system)
  • Weight Distribution (% front/rear): 62/38
(Interior):
  • Head Room: Front: 38.2 in. Rear: 36.5 in.
  • Leg Room: Front: 42.4 in. Rear: 35.0 in.
  • Hip Room: Front: 53.3 in. Rear: 53.5 in.
  • Shoulder Room: Front: 56.2 in. Rear: 55.7 in.
  • Passenger Volume: 96.5 cu. ft.
  • Cargo Volume: 14.3 cu. ft.
  • Total Interior Volume: 110.8 cu. ft.
Engineering (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S)back to top
Engine Type: 3.2-liter 24-valve VTEC™ V-6 engine
Displacement: 3.2 liters (3210 cc)
Horsepower @ rpm(SAE net): 260hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque(lb.-ft. @ rpm): 232 @ 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 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: 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
Shock Absorbers: Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology, front and rear
Steering Type: Torque-sensitive, variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Wheel Turns: 2.93 (lock-to-lock)
Steering Ratio: 15.9:1
Turning Circle: 39.7 ft. (curb-to-curb)
Braking System: 3-channel, dual-diagonal, power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Disc Brakes: Ventilated, 11.8-in. diameter and 1.1-in. rotor thickness
Rear Disc Brakes: Solid, 11.1-in. diameter and 0.35-in. rotor thickness
Wheels: 17 x 6.5-inch cast aluminum-alloy
Tires: P215/50R17 93V Michelin MXM4
Transmission (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S)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 - 0.6535th - 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 seat belts with pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
Childproof rear door locks
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Impact absorption crumple zones (front/rear)
Front side-impact door beams
5-mph bumpers (front/rear)
Heated side view mirrors with passenger-side reverse-tilt feature
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Sun visors with side extensions
Non-protruding switches
Collapsible steering column
Impact-absorbing interior
Automatic transmission interlock feature
All-season tires
Center high-mount brake light
All-around visibility (289.3 degrees)
Rear window defroster
Front side-window defoggers
Tinted upper windshield
Safety glass
Emergency trunk opener
Theft Deterrent System
Remote Keyless Entry System
Fog lights
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S)back to top
Available Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
OnStar® in-vehicle communications service standard in all 2003 TL models equipped with the Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System (1-year Safe & Sound plan included)
Power-operated moonroof with tilt feature and sliding shade
Five-speaker Acura/Bose® Music System, AM/FM stereo/cassette, 6-disc in-dash CD player, Dolby® Noise Reduction® (DNR) and anti-theft feature
Power windows and door locks
One-touch auto-up/down driver's window with anti-pinch protection
Automatic Climate Control System with micron air filtration system
HomeLink® System
Auto-off headlights
Steering wheel mounted audio and cruise control
Tilt steering column
Speed-sensing, intermittent windshield wipers
Remote trunk/fuel-filler-door releases
Sunglasses holder
Dual overhead map lights
Lighted trunk, ashtray, lower console, door switches, ignition switch and glove compartment
Dual, illuminated, vanity mirrors
Front door storage
Dual beverage holders, front and rear
Digital quartz clock
Outside temperature gauge
Dual 12V power ports
Seating & Trim (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S)back to top
Leather trimmed seats and door panels
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Simulated wood-grained console and door trim
Heated front seats
Driver's 8-way power seat with adjustable lumbar support
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Driver's seat and side view mirror memory system
Rear seat headrests
Front center console with adjustable armrest
Rear seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through
Driver and passenger's seatback pockets
Floormats
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S)back to top
Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Speed-sensing intermittent windshield wipers
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Body-colored, heated power door mirrors with passenger's side reverse-tilt feature
Protective body-colored side moldings
Heat-rejecting, green-tinted glass
Radio antenna printed in rear glass
Chip-resistant side sills and front chin spoiler
Rear window defroster with timer
Galvanized body panels
Remote keyless entry system with panic alarm feature
2-coat, 1-bake paint process
Fog lights
Low-restriction dual-outlet exhaust
Machined-finish alloy wheels
Capacities (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S)back to top
Engine Oil with Filter - 4.6 US quarts
Fuel Tank - 17.2 U.S. gallons (65.0 liters)
Cooling System - 7.8 U.S. quarts (7.5 liters)
Fuel Economy (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S)back to top
Recommended Fuel - Premium unleaded; 92 octane*
EPA estimated mileage, city/highway 19/29**
* Gasoline with an octane number lower than 92 may be used, with reduced performance.
**Mileage figure shown for comparison only. Actual mileage may vary. California figures are the same.
Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S)back to top
(Exterior):
  • Wheelbase: 108.1 in.
  • Overall Length: 192.9 in.
  • Overall Width: 70.3 in.
  • Height (unladen): 56.1 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 5.9 in.
  • Track: Front: 61.2 in.Rear: 60.4 in.
  • Curb Weight: 3558 lbs. (3574 lbs. with Navigation system)
  • Weight Distribution (% front/rear): 62/38
(Interior):
  • Head Room: Front: 38.2 in. Rear: 36.5 in.
  • Leg Room: Front: 42.4 in. Rear: 35.0 in.
  • Hip Room: Front: 53.3 in. Rear: 53.5 in.
  • Shoulder Room: Front: 56.2 in. Rear: 55.7 in.
  • Passenger Volume: 96.5 cu. ft.
  • Cargo Volume: 14.3 cu. ft.
  • Total Interior Volume: 110.8 cu. ft.
Engineering (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Engine Type: 3.2-liter 24-valve VTEC™ V-6 engine
Displacement: 3.2 liters (3210 cc)
Horsepower @ rpm(SAE net): 260hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque(lb.-ft. @ rpm): 232 @ 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 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: 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
Shock Absorbers: Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology, front and rear
Steering Type: Torque-sensitive, variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Wheel Turns: 2.93 (lock-to-lock)
Steering Ratio: 15.9:1
Turning Circle: 39.7 ft. (curb-to-curb)
Braking System: 3-channel, dual-diagonal, power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Disc Brakes: Ventilated, 11.8-in. diameter and 1.1-in. rotor thickness
Rear Disc Brakes: Solid, 11.1-in. diameter and 0.35-in. rotor thickness
Wheels: 17 x 6.5-inch cast aluminum-alloy
Tires: P215/50R17 93V Michelin MXM4
Transmission (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S 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 - 0.6535th - 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 seat belts with pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
Childproof rear door locks
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Impact absorption crumple zones (front/rear)
Front side-impact door beams
5-mph bumpers (front/rear)
Heated side view mirrors with passenger-side reverse-tilt feature
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Sun visors with side extensions
Non-protruding switches
Collapsible steering column
Impact-absorbing interior
Automatic transmission interlock feature
All-season tires
Center high-mount brake light
All-around visibility (289.3 degrees)
Rear window defroster
Front side-window defoggers
Tinted upper windshield
Safety glass
Emergency trunk opener
Theft Deterrent System
Remote Keyless Entry System
Fog lights
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Available Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
OnStar® in-vehicle communications service standard in all 2003 TL models equipped with the Acura DVD-Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System (1-year Safe & Sound plan included)
Power-operated moonroof with tilt feature and sliding shade
Five-speaker Acura/Bose® Music System, AM/FM stereo/cassette, 6-disc in-dash CD player, Dolby® Noise Reduction® (DNR) and anti-theft feature
Power windows and door locks
One-touch auto-up/down driver's window with anti-pinch protection
Automatic Climate Control System with micron air filtration system
HomeLink® System
Auto-off headlights
Steering wheel mounted audio and cruise control
Tilt steering column
Speed-sensing, intermittent windshield wipers
Remote trunk/fuel-filler-door releases
Sunglasses holder
Dual overhead map lights
Lighted trunk, ashtray, lower console, door switches, ignition switch and glove compartment
Dual, illuminated, vanity mirrors
Front door storage
Dual beverage holders, front and rear
Digital quartz clock
Outside temperature gauge
Dual 12V power ports
Seating & Trim (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Leather trimmed seats and door panels
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Simulated wood-grained console and door trim
Heated front seats
Driver's 8-way power seat with adjustable lumbar support
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Driver's seat and side view mirror memory system
Rear seat headrests
Front center console with adjustable armrest
Rear seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through
Driver and passenger's seatback pockets
Floormats
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Speed-sensing intermittent windshield wipers
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Body-colored, heated power door mirrors with passenger's side reverse-tilt feature
Protective body-colored side moldings
Heat-rejecting, green-tinted glass
Radio antenna printed in rear glass
Chip-resistant side sills and front chin spoiler
Rear window defroster with timer
Galvanized body panels
Remote keyless entry system with panic alarm feature
2-coat, 1-bake paint process
Fog lights
Low-restriction dual-outlet exhaust
Machined-finish alloy wheels
Capacities (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Engine Oil with Filter - 4.6 US quarts
Fuel Tank - 17.2 U.S. gallons (65.0 liters)
Cooling System - 7.8 U.S. quarts (7.5 liters)
Fuel Economy (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
Recommended Fuel - Premium unleaded; 92 octane*
EPA estimated mileage, city/highway 19/29**
* Gasoline with an octane number lower than 92 may be used, with reduced performance.
**Mileage figure shown for comparison only. Actual mileage may vary. California figures are the same.
Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic TYPE S w/Navigation)back to top
(Exterior):
  • Wheelbase: 108.1 in.
  • Overall Length: 192.9 in.
  • Overall Width: 70.3 in.
  • Height (unladen): 56.1 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 5.9 in.
  • Track: Front: 61.2 in.Rear: 60.4 in.
  • Curb Weight: 3558 lbs. (3574 lbs. with Navigation system)
  • Weight Distribution (% front/rear): 62/38
(Interior):
  • Head Room: Front: 38.2 in. Rear: 36.5 in.
  • Leg Room: Front: 42.4 in. Rear: 35.0 in.
  • Hip Room: Front: 53.3 in. Rear: 53.5 in.
  • Shoulder Room: Front: 56.2 in. Rear: 55.7 in.
  • Passenger Volume: 96.5 cu. ft.
  • Cargo Volume: 14.3 cu. ft.
  • Total Interior Volume: 110.8 cu. ft.