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2005 Acura RL 2005 Acura RL

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Engine (5 Speed Automatic 4DR)back to top
Engine Type 24-valve, SOHC VTEC® V-6 engine
Drive Train Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™)
Displacement (liters) 3.5L (3,471 cc)
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Horsepower (SAE net) 300 bhp @ 6,200 rpm
Torque 260 lbs-ft @ 5,000 rpm
Redline 6,800 rpm
Fuel System Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Ignition Direct ignition system with knock control
Emissions Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle (ULEV-2)
Transmission (5 Speed Automatic 4DR)back to top
5-Speed Automatic Transmission With Sequential Sportshift, Paddle-Shifters And Grade Logic Control Gear Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 2.697
  • 2nd: 1.573
  • 3rd: 1.071
  • 4th: 0.694
  • 5th: 0.481
  • Reverse: 1.889
  • Final (secondary): 1.238
  • Final Drive: 4.600
Chassis (5 Speed Automatic 4DR)back to top
Body Type Steel and aluminum unit body
Suspension Independent front double-wishbone with independent multi-link rear
Stabilizer Bars, diameter 29.0 mm front - 17.0 mm rear
Steering Type Electronically controlled, speed-sensing, power-assist rack-and-pinion
Wheels 17 x 8.0 aluminum-alloy
Tires P245/50R17 98V Michelin high-performance, All-Season radials
Seating And Trim (5 Speed Automatic 4DR)back to top
Perforated leather-trimmed seats
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Leather-wrapped gearshift knob
Driver's 8-way power seat with power adjustable lumbar support and driver recognition
Front passenger's 4-way power seat with power adjustable lumbar support
4-way adjustable front headrests
Remote retractable rear head retsraints
Heated front seats
Genuine, curly maple dashboard trim
Rear center folding armrest with locking trunk pass-through
Carpeted floor mats
Interior Features (5 Speed Automatic 4DR)back to top
GPS-linked, solar sensing, dual-zone, dual-mode automatic climate control system
Rear-passenger ventilation controls
Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™*
AcuraLink™ satellite communication system with real-time traffic
HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface
Acura/Bose® 10-speaker Surround Sound System with 6-disc CD, DVD-Audio, MP3 and DTS® changer and AM/FM tuner
XM® Satellite Radio*
OnStar® service
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
Power moonroof with tilt feature, auto-open/close, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Steering wheel-mounted controls (cruise control, audio, telephone, voice recognition and multi-information display)
LED backlit gauges with progressive illumination
Electronic tilt and telescoping steering column with driver recognition
Power door locks
Power windows with auto-down/up with auto-reverse and key-off operation
HomeLink®
Trip Computer
Exterior temperature indicator
Keyless Access System with driver recognition for driver's seat, steering wheel, outside mirrors, climate control audio system settings and presets, and select navigation settings
Overhead map lights (front and rear)
Driver's and front passenger's illuminated vanity mirrors
Illuminated ignition, power window switches, steering-wheel controls and door lock switches
Remote trunk and fuel-filler door release
Front-door storage compartments
Driver and passenger seatback pockets
Beverage holders (front and rear)
Maintenance Minder™ System
Center console storage
Rear side sunshades
Power rear sunshade
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
12-volt power outlets (front and center console)
Rear seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through
*Navigation system available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Hawaii. XM Satellite Radio available only in the 48 contiguous United States.
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic 4DR)back to top
Fog lights
Active Front Lighting System (AFS)
Auto-on/off headlights
Heated outside mirrors with driver recognition, reverse gear tilt-down and integrated directional signals
Center High Mount Stop Light (CHMSL)
Body-colored handles
Illuminated front door handle recesses
Rear window defroster with timer
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Protective body-colored side molding
Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
Integrated glass antenna
17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
Galvanized body panels
Splash guards
Non-protruding switches and controls
Speed-sensing, variable intermittent windshield wipers
Sun visors with side extensions
Integrated dual-exhaust outlet
Safety Features (5 Speed Automatic 4DR)back to top
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with traction control
3-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) with brake assist
Driver's and front passenger's dual-stage, dual-threshold airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure
Driver's and front passenger's side airbags with front passenger Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Side curtain airbags for front and rear occupants
3-point adjustable-height seat belts with load limiters and front pretensioners
3-point seat belts at all seating positions
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
Side-impact door beams
Child-proof rear door locks
Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
LED mirror-integrated directional signals, taillights, brake lights, and side marker lights
Impact-absorbing crumple zones (front/rear)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location and pressure indicators
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Collapsible steering column
Impact-absorbing interior surfaces
Front side-window defoggers
Heated outside mirrors
Tinted windshield
Safety glass
Emergency trunk opener
All-around visibility (279.8 degrees)
General Specifications (5 Speed Automatic 4DR)back to top
Recommended Fuel Premium unleaded
EPA Estimated Fuel Mileage* (city/highway) 18/26 mpg
Oil Crankcase Refill Capacity, including filter 5.3 U.S. quarts (5.0 liters)
Cooling System Capacity 2.3 U.S. gallons (8.6 liters)
Fuel Tank Capacity 19.4 U.S. gallons (73.3 liters)
EPA Passenger Volume 99.1 cu ft.
EPA Cargo Volume 13.1 cu ft.
Overall Length 193.6 in (4917 mm)
Overall Width 72.7 in (1847 mm)
Height (unladen) 57.1 in (1452 mm)
Wheelbase 110.2 in (2800 mm)
Track, front 62.0 in (1576 mm)
Track, rear 62.4 in (1585 mm)
Minimum Ground Clearance (non-load/full-load) 5.7 in (145 mm)/4.3 in (110 mm)
Curb Weight 3,984 lb (1807 kg)
Weight Distribution (% front/rear) 58/42
Headroom (front/rear) 38.5 in (977 mm)/37.2 in (946 mm)
Legroom (front/rear) 42.4 in (1076 mm)/36.3 in (923 mm)
Hiproom (front/rear) 55.1 in (1400 mm)/54.0 in (1372 mm)
Shoulder room (front/rear) 58.5 in (1487 mm)/56.1 in (1426 mm)
Warranties (5 Speed Automatic 4DR)back to top
Vehicle - 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty*
Outer Body Rust-through - 5-year/unlimited-mile limited warranty*
Accessories - 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty**
Roadside Assistance - Acura Total Luxury Care® (TLC®): 4 years/50,000 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 4DR)back to top
Wood Select Knob
Wood Steering Wheel, Graphite Black
Wood Steering Wheel, Medium Gray
Wood Steering Wheel, Beige
Cargo Net
All-Season Mats, Black
All-Season Mats, Ivory
Trunk Tray
Exterior Accessories (5 Speed Automatic 4DR)back to top
Body-Colored Back-Up Sensor
Color-Matched Front and Rear Splash Guards
18" Aluminum-Alloy "High-Performance" Wheel
Michelin 245/45Z R18 96Y Pilot Sport Tire
Wheel Locks
Door Visor
Full Nose Mask
Gold Emblems
Gold Center Cap Emblem
Body-Colored Deck Spoiler
Car Cover
Moonroof Visor
Engine Block Heater