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The Acura RSX offers excellent driving dynamics. Coupe picks up speed very well. All elements work together intuitively, including strong brakes and precise steering. The 2005 models received a re-equipped suspension, which had a positive effect on handling. The center of gravity has become lower by 7 mm, reducing the hull roll. Improved camber resulted in more reliable traction. Updates also touched the steering rack, the steering gear ratio has become smaller, speeding up the response. The Acura RSX coupe hasn’t suffered from a lack of agility and agility before, but the 2005 updates brought positive changes to the car’s driving style. It is a pity that it was not possible to get rid of the rigidity of the ride. Meanwhile, the sporty RSX is one of those cars that rewards the driver with a great experience. Stopping the car is no less pleasant than accelerating. The brake pedal feels great. The standard anti-lock braking system will bring the coupe to a stop quickly and without delay.
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It is immediately clear that the interior of the RSX is focused on the driver. The central part of the dashboard is slightly turned towards it. It is difficult to call the interior luxurious, but the surfaces are covered with high-quality and pleasant to the touch materials. The shift lever fits well in the hand. Chrome and titanium decorative elements refresh the discreet interior. Climate controls are easy to use. Audio system switches are placed for intuitive operation. You quickly get used to the salon and feel at home. The three-spoke steering wheel almost frames clear instruments with black indicators on a white background. At night, the color scheme changes to red indicators and a black background. The front seats are comfortable and offer good lateral support. Even a long trip will not be a problem. But, as with most of these cars, the rear seats leave a lot to be desired. They are suitable for children or pets. A smart move would be to simply fold their backs and thus increase the cargo space. The standard volume of the luggage compartment is 453 liters. The interior provides storage compartments for personal items, including door pockets, an illuminated glove box and drink holders.
The sporty Acura RSX has a classic, wedge shape with a short nose, protruding wheels and precise lines. Unlike most Acura cars, the RSX looks more aggressive. Updates 2005 added showiness. The front bumper received a larger air intake and an expressive grille. The headlights were framed in blacked-out cladding. The Type-S model received a rear spoiler. Insulating material was added to the doors and roof of the models to improve sound insulation. But despite all the updates, Acura has retained the clear lines of traditional styling.
The Acura RSX coupe is available in two trim levels: base and Type-S. The list of standard elements of the base model includes: 16-inch wheels, fabric lining, five-speed manual transmission. Leather upholstery is an option. Type-S model offers: leather upholstery, six-speed manual transmission, 17-inch wheels. Power door locks, automatic climate control, a telescoping leather steering wheel and a glass sunroof are standard on both models. Entertaining people in the cabin are a six-speaker CD player for the base RSX and an Acura/Bose system with a six-disc CD changer for the Type-S. An optional A-Spec package is available for both models, with a dynamic performance kit, larger wing, stiffer springs and 17-inch wheels.
When introduced in 2002, the coupe was offered with two 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines. Accordingly, the models differed in the amount of horsepower. The base Acura RSX engine had 160 horsepower. Such power was enough for acceleration in 7.5 seconds. Fuel consumption was at 7.9 l/100km on the combined cycle. The engine was paired with a five-speed manual gearbox. Under the hood of the Type-S model was a 200 horsepower engine. Hundreds RSX reached in 6.6 seconds, spending 8.7 l / 100km on the combined cycle. The power unit was assembled with a six-speed manual. After updates in 2005, the Type-S engine received 20 additional horses. The coupe reached the mark of 100 km/h in 6.0 seconds. Fuel consumption was 10.2 l/100 km in the city and 7.6 l/100 km in the extra-urban cycle. The engine was paired with a six-speed manual. Drive the car to the front wheels.
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