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Acura Model Chronology Torrance, Calif. - 11/7/2012

November 2014 – Listed below is every Acura model offered in the U.S. over the brand's 28-year history. Initial engine and drivetrain configurations are given, as well as a basic overview of year-by-year updates.

Acura Model Chronology
1986-1990 Legend Sedan 1994-2001 Integra Sports Coupe 2004-2014 TSX
1986-1989 Integra 3-door 1994-2001 Integra Sports Sedan 2011-2014 TSX Sport Wagon
1986-1989 Integra 5-door 1996-2004 3.5RL 2004-2014 TL
1987-1990 Legend Coupe 1996-1998 2.5TL/3.2TL 2005-2012 RL
1990-1993 Integra 3-door 1996-1999 SLX 2007-2015 RDX
1990-1993 Integra 4-door 1997-1999 2.2CL/3.0CL 2010-2013 ZDX
1991-1995 Legend Sedan 1999-2003 3.2TL 2013-2015 ILX
1991-1995 Legend Coupe 2001-2003 3.2CL 2014-2015 RLX
1991-2005 NSX 2001-2015 MDX 2015 TLX
1992-1994 Vigor Sedan 2002-2006 RSX  

 

Vehicle: Legend Sedan
Years Available: 1986-1990
Original Engine: 2.5-liter SOHC 24-valve V-6, 151 hp @ 5800 rpm, 154 lbs-ft @ 4500 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic
  • First Acura model, introduced March 27, 1986
  • 1987: "L" trim level includes leather trimmed interior (seats, door panels and steering wheel), four-way power driver's seat, dual illuminated vanity mirrors and exterior rearview mirror defoggers
  • 1988: 2.7-liter V-6 standard engine; automatic upgraded to dual-mode 4-speed from Legend Coupe; anti-lock brakes (ALB) available on L model; driver-side airbag, 10-way power driver's seat standard on LS model
  • 1989: double wishbone rear suspension; restyled front bumper, headlights and taillights, driver's side airbag standard on all models
  • 1990: burled walnut center console trim on LS model

 

Vehicle: Integra 3-Door
Years Available: 1986-1989
Original Engine: 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder, 113 hp @ 6250 rpm, 99 lbs-ft @ 5500 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic
  • First Acura model, introduced March 27, 1986
  • 1987: No changes
  • 1988: engine output increased to 118 hp and 103 lbs-ft torque; redesigned front and rear bumper, restyled interior; LS Special Edition featured body-color wheels and trim, special badges
  • 1989: no changes

 

Vehicle: Integra 5-Door
Years Available: 1986-1989
Original Engine: 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder, 113 hp @ 6250 rpm, 99 lbs-ft @ 5500 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic
  • First Acura model, introduced March 27, 1986
  • 1987: No changes
  • 1988: Engine output increased to 118 hp and 103 lbs-ft of torque; redesigned front and rear bumper, restyled interior
  • 1989: No changes; final model year

 

Vehicle: Legend Coupe
Years Available: 1987-1990
Original Engine: 2.7-liter SOHC 24-valve V-6, 160 hp @ 5900 rpm, 162 lbs-ft @ 4500 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic
  • Introduced for 1987 model year; first Acura product with an airbag
  • 1988: 10-way power driver's seat on LS model
  • 1989: Driver's side airbag standard on all models, 6-way power driver's seat on L model, 4-way power passenger seat on LS model
  • 1990: Rear spoiler, burled walnut center console trim on LS model; final model year

 

Vehicle: Integra 3-Door
Years Available: 1990-1993
Original Engine: 1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder, 130 hp @ 6000 rpm, 121 lbs-ft @ 5000 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic
  • Second-generation Integra; double wishbone suspension; anti-lock brakes available on GS models
  • 1991: Leather interior available with black exterior, standard moonroof, power door locks on GS, standard power windows on LS
  • 1992: Introduction of GS-R with 160-hp 1.7-liter VTEC® inline 4-cylinder; standard 4-cylinder output increased to 140 hp @ 6300 rpm and 126 lbs-ft @ 5000 rpm; revised front and rear bumpers; 4-spoke steering wheel
  • 1993: LS Special Edition has leather interior, high performance tires; final model year

 

Vehicle: Integra 4-Door
Years Available: 1990-1993
Original Engine: 1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder, 130 hp @ 6000 rpm, 121 lbs-ft @ 5000 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic
  • Second-generation Integra; new sedan body style replaced 5-door hatchback in first generation; double wishbone suspension; anti-lock brakes available on GS models
  • 1991: Leather interior available with black exterior, standard moonroof, power door locks on GS, standard power windows on LS,
  • 1992: Standard 4-cylinder output increased to 140 hp @ 6300 rpm and 126 lbs-ft @ 5000 rpm; revised front and rear bumpers; 4-spoke steering wheel
  • 1993: No changes; final model year

 

Vehicle: Legend Sedan
Years Available: 1991-1995
Original Engine: 3.2-liter SOHC 24-valve V-6, 202 hp @ 5500 rpm, 210 lbs-ft @ 4500 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic
  • Second-generation Legend Sedan; all new body, suspension and drivetrain; longitudinally-mounted engine for improved handling
  • 1992: Passenger airbag available on L; anti-lock brakes standard on base Legend
  • 1993: Passenger airbag available on all models; body-color body side moldings standard on L
  • 1994: Legend GS introduced with 230-hp, 206 lbs-ft "Type-II" V-6, six-speed manual and sport-tuned suspension, TCS traction control and body-colored grille; revised front and rear styling; base Legend model dropped; 4-speed automatic only transmission available for LS; simulated interior wood trim on L; electric steering column adjustment standard on all models
  • 1995: No changes; final model year

 

Vehicle: Legend Coupe
Years Available: 1991-1995
Original Engine: 3.2-liter SOHC 24-valve V-6, 202 hp @ 5500 rpm, 210 lbs-ft @ 4500 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic
  • Second-generation Legend Coupe; all new body, suspension and drivetrain; longitudinally-mounted engine for superior handling; coupe on sale spring, 1991
  • 1992: Passenger airbag available on L
  • 1993: 230-hp, 206 lbs-ft "Type II" V-6 and six-speed manual transmission standard on L and LS; TCS traction control on LS
  • 1994: Electric steering column adjustment standard on all models; simulated wood trim on L
  • 1995: No changes; final model year

 

Vehicle: NSX
Years Available: 1991-2005
Original Engine: 3.0-liter DOHC 24-valve VTEC® V-6, 270 hp @ 7100 rpm, 210 lbs-ft @ 5300 rpm (with 5-speed manual); 252 hp @ 6600 rpm, 210 lbs-ft torque @ 5300 rpm (with 4-speed automatic)
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic
  • New model; first all-aluminum production car; first variable valve timing and lift in production car; first use of titanium connecting rods in production car
  • 1992: Grand Prix White exterior color available
  • 1993: Passenger side airbag and seat belt tensioners standard equipment
  • 1994: Larger wheels and tires standard
  • 1995: NSX-T with removable roof panel introduced; electric power steering standard; electronic throttle control standard; torque reactive differential standard; automatic models receive SportShift manual shift control
  • 1996: No changes
  • 1997: New 3.2-liter DOHC 24-valve V-6 engine produces 290 hp and 224 lbs-ft torque with 6-speed manual transmission (automatic-equipped models retain 3.0-liter combination); larger brakes with retuned anti-lock control; retuned electric power steering; dual mass flywheel; reshaped front spoiler; new wheels
  • 1998: No changes
  • 1999: Alex Zanardi Edition features exclusive wheels and tires, shift knob, numbered plaque, weight reduction, retuned suspension and titanium-finished center console and door trim
  • 2000: Perforated leather upholstery standard
  • 2001: No changes
  • 2002: All NSX models feature removable roof panel, NSX-T name dropped; pop-up headlights replaced with fixed-position HID headlights; lower air dam; redesigned taillights, air diffuser, exhaust tips, trunk lip spoiler; new Acura badging; smoother side sills; revised suspension; larger wheels and tires
  • 2003: No changes
  • 2004: Redesigned meter panel surround; new shift knob; standard keyless entry system; standard trunk-mounted 6-disc CD changer
  • 2005: No changes; final model year

 

Vehicle: Vigor Sedan
Years Available: 1992-1994
Original Engine: 2.5-liter SOHC 20-valve inline 5-cylinder, 176 hp @ 6300 rpm, 170 lbs-ft @ 3900 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic
  • New model; sport sedan designed to fill gap between Integra sedan and Legend; 5-cylinder engine mounted longitudinally for superior handling
  • 1993: Passenger side lighted vanity mirror; body-colored side moldings on GS
  • 1994: Passenger side airbag standard; in-dash CD player standard on GS

 

Vehicle: Integra Sports Coupe
Years Available: 1994-2001
Original Engine: 1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder, 142 hp @ 6300 rpm, 127 lbs-ft @ 5200 rpm (RS, LS); 1.8-liter 16-valve VTEC® inline 4-cylinder, 170 hp @ 7600 rpm, 128 lbs-ft @ 6200 rpm (GS-R)
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic
  • Third-generation Integra; all new chassis and interior
  • 1995: Special Edition includes leather upholstery, sport suspension, rear spoiler, special badges; optional leather upholstery in GS-R
  • 1996: Six-spoke alloy wheels on Special Edition and GS-R; redesigned wheel covers on RS and LS; Body colored side moldings on LS; green-tinted window glass
  • 1997: Integra Type-R introduced with 195-hp 4-cylinder, sport suspension, larger brakes, lightweight body; Base engine output revised to 140 hp, 127 lbs-ft; Special Edition dropped; GS model added with 140-hp inline 4-cylinder, sport suspension and standard leather upholstery; 16-spoke alloy wheels on GS and GS-R
  • 1998: Revised front and rear bumper and front and rear light clusters; rear wiper standard on Type-R; tilt and height adjustable driver's seat in LS, GS and GS-R; leather wrapped shifter and steering wheel standard with leather upholstery; new 15-inch aluminum wheels on GS-R; new finished 14-inch aluminum wheels on LS
  • 1999: RS model dropped; Type-R model suspended; leather upholstery standard on GS-R; 15-inch aluminum wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob on LS
  • 2000: Type-R returns to lineup with standard air conditioning, simulated carbon-fiber instrument panel, aluminum shift knob, unique upholstery and two Type-R-only colors; LS, GS and GS-R comply with TLEV (transitional low emissions vehicle) rating; platinum-tipped spark plugs used for 100,000 mile tune-up interval
  • 2001: Floor mats standard on all models; final model year

 

Vehicle: Integra Sports Sedan
Years Available: 1994-2001
Original Engine:

1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder, 142 hp @ 6300 rpm, 127 lbs-ft @ 5200 rpm (RS, LS); 1.8-liter 16-valve VTEC® inline 4-cylinder, 170 hp @ 7600 rpm, 128 lbs-ft @ 6200 rpm (GS-R)

Original Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic
  • Third-generation Integra; all new chassis and interior; GS-R with VTEC® available in sedan for first time
  • 1995: Special Edition includes leather upholstery, sport suspension, simulated wood interior trim, special badges; optional leather upholstery in GS-R
  • 1996: Six-spoke aluminum wheels on Special Edition and GS-R; redesigned wheel covers on RS and LS; Body colored side moldings on LS; green-tinted window glass
  • 1997: Base engine output revised to 140 hp, 127 lbs-ft; Special Edition and RS dropped; GS model added with 140-hp inline 4-cylinder, sport suspension and standard leather upholstery; 16-spoke aluminum wheels on GS and GS-R; simulated wood trim in GS-R
  • 1998: Revised front and rear bumper and front and rear light clusters; tilt and height adjustable driver's seat standard; leather wrapped shifter and steering wheel standard with leather upholstery; new 15-inch aluminum wheels on GS-R; new finished 14-inch aluminum wheels on LS
  • 1999: Leather upholstery standard on GS-R; 15-inch aluminum wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob on LS
  • 2000: LS, GS and GS-R comply with TLEV (transitional low emissions vehicle) rating; platinum-tipped spark plugs used for 100,000 mile tune-up interval
  • 2001: Floor mats standard on all models; final model year

 

Vehicle: 3.5RL
Years Available: 1996-2004
Original Engine: 3.5-liter SOHC 24-valve V-6, 210 hp @ 5200 rpm, 224 lbs-ft @ 2800 rpm
Original Transmission: 4-speed automatic
  • Replaced Legend Sedan; all-new chassis; largest-displacement engine and most torque ever from Acura; first satellite-linked navigation system
  • 1997: No changes
  • 1998: Revised suspension for improved handling; machine-finished aluminum wheels; 8-speaker 225-watt Acura/Bose™ stereo standard
  • 1999: Restyled front bumper, grille, headlights, rear bumper, taillights, front and rear fenders; increased body rigidity; restyled interior with updated navigation system; Premium model dropped; side airbags and dual-stage passenger airbag standard; 6-disc trunk-mounted CD changer standard
  • 2000: Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) standard; navigation system equipped with DVD map database
  • 2001: Name altered to 3.5 RL
  • 2002: V-6 engine revised to 225 hp and 231 lb ft torque; revised suspension for improved handling; improved sound insulation
  • 2003: New wheels; new taillights with clear turn signal indicators; choice of three colors for interior wood trim
  • 2004: Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition standard; XM® satellite radio standard; 6-disc in-dash CD changer; 10-speaker stereo system; final model year

 

Vehicle: 2.5TL/3.2TL
Years Available: 1996-1998
Original Engine: 2.5-liter SOHC 20-valve inline 5-cylinder, 176 hp @ 6300 rpm, 170 lbs-ft @ 3900 rpm / 3.2-liter 24-valve SOHC V-6, 200 hp @ 5300 rpm, 210 lbs-ft @ 4500 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic (2.5TL) / 4-speed automatic (3.2TL)
  • Replaced Vigor sedan; V-6 model added
  • 1997: No changes
  • 1998: TL Premium model dropped, Premium features standard; final model year

 

Vehicle: SLX
Years Available: 1996-1999
Original Engine: 3.2-liter SOHC 24-valve V-6, 190 hp @ 5600 rpm, 188 lbs-ft @ 4000 rpm
Original Transmission: 4-speed automatic
  • New model; first SUV from a luxury import brand; jointly developed with Isuzu
  • 1997: Fog lamps standard on base SLX; overhead "multimeter" display standard on Premium model
  • 1998: New 3.5-liter DOHC V-6 with 215 hp and 230 lbs-ft torque; Torque on Demand™ four-wheel drive system; revised front and rear styling; Premium model dropped, Premium features standard; redesigned instrument panel
  • 1999: Theft deterrent system standard; final model year

 

Vehicle: 2.2CL/3.0CL
Years Available: 1997-1999
Original Engine: 2.2-liter SOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder, 145 hp @ 5500 rpm, 147 lbs-ft @ 4500 rpm / 3.0-liter SOHC 24-valve VTEC® V-6, 200 hp @ 5500 rpm, 195 lbs-ft @ 4700 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic (2.2CL), 4-speed automatic (3.0CL)
  • New model; first luxury import model designed, engineered and built in United States
  • 1998: 2.2CL replaced with 2.3CL powered by 2.3-liter SOHC 16-valve VTEC® inline 4-cylinder, 150 hp, 152 lbs-ft; redesigned grille; body-colored front and rear bumper skirt and side sills; new wheels; steering wheel-mounted audio controls; simulated woodgrain console; Homelink™ universal transmitter standard on 3.0CL, available on 2.3CL with Premium model
  • 1999: Premium model dropped, Premium features standard; final model year

 

Vehicle: 3.2TL
Years Available: 1999-2003
Original Engine: 3.2-liter SOHC 24-valve VTEC® V-6, 225 hp @ 5500 rpm, 216 lbs-ft @ 5000 rpm
Original Transmission: 4-speed automatic
  • Second-generation TL; all new body, engine and chassis; 2.5TL dropped; engine mounted transversely; designed, engineered and built in United States
  • 2000: 5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift replaces 4-speed automatic
  • 2001: Carpeted floor mats standard; emergency trunk release standard
  • 2002: Redesigned headlights, grille, front bumper, taillights, rear bumper; Type S model features 260-hp 3.2-liter V-6, sport tuned suspension, 17-inch aluminum wheels; 6-disc in-dash CD changer standard
  • 2003: OnStar® added to navigation system; final model year

 

Vehicle: 3.2CL
Years Available: 2001-2003
Original Engine: 3.2-liter SOHC 24-valve VTEC® V-6, 225 hp @ 5500 rpm, 216 lbs-ft @ 5000 rpm; 3.2-liter SOHC 24-valve VTEC® V-6, 260 hp @ 6100 rpm, 232 lbs-ft @ 3500-5500 rpm (Type S)
Original Transmission: 5-speed automatic
  • Second-generation CL; all new body, engine and chassis; first appearance of Type S performance package; designed, engineered and built in United States
  • 2002: No changes
  • 2003: Type S available with six-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential; revised front bumper, grille, taillights and exhaust pipes; final model year

 

Vehicle: MDX
Years Available: 2001-present
Original Engine: 3.2-liter SOHC 24-valve VTEC® V-6, 240 hp @ 5300 rpm, 245 lbs-ft @ 3000-5000 rpm
Original Transmission: 4-speed automatic
  • New model; first third-row seat in luxury SUV; first Variable Torque Management 4-wheel drive; designed, engineered and built in United States
  • 2002: Improved sound deadening; revised outside mirrors
  • 2003: Engine upgraded to 260 hp and 250 lbs-ft torque; 5-speed automatic replaces 4-speed; upgraded navigation system with voice recognition; upgraded driver-side airbag; optional DVD entertainment system
  • 2004: Redesigned grille, front bumper, headlights, taillights, dual exhaust; engine upgraded to 265 hp and 253 lbs-ft torque; side curtain airbags; brushed metal interior trim; enhanced interior illumination; tire pressure monitoring system; redesigned wheels on Touring Package
  • 2005: Upgraded navigation system; XM® Satellite radio; Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless phone integration on Touring Package
  • 2006: Zebra wood and aluminum trim on Touring Package; 253 hp, 250 lbs-ft SAE Net (Rev 8/04)
  • 2007: Complete redesign, featuring the most powerful engine in Acura's history, a 3.7-liter V-6 engine that produces 300 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 275 lbs-ft of torque at 5000 rpm, coupled with SH-AWD®
  • 2008: No changes
  • 2009: Power tailgate becomes standard feature
  • 2010: Updated styling, an all-new six-speed automatic transmission, a revised chassis, additional content along with enhanced safety and convenience features
  • 2011: No changes
  • 2012: No changes
  • 2013: No changes
  • 2014: Complete redesign, featuring an all-new, purpose-built platform (body and chassis), Acura's first-ever direct-injected engine, next-generation ACE body structure , and a bevy of new, high-tech features.

 

Vehicle: RSX
Years Available: 2002-2006
Original Engine: 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve i-VTEC® inline 4-cylinder, 160 hp @ 6500 rpm, 141 lbs-ft @ 4000 rpm; 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC® 16-valve inline 4-cylinder, 200 hp @ 7400 rpm, 142 lbs-ft @ 6000 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic; 6-speed manual (Type S)
  • Replaced Integra; all-new body, chassis and styling; 4-door model dropped; first i-VTEC® with Variable Timing Control™ (VTC™) cam-phasing technology
  • 2003: Acura Factory Performance package available through dealers adds body styling kit, sport suspension, 17-inch aluminum wheels and tires
  • 2004: Acura Factory Performance package renamed A-SPEC
  • 2005: Type S engine upgraded to 210 hp and 143 lbs-ft; revised front bumper, grille opening, headlights, rear bumper, taillights, decklid spoiler (Type S); seats redesigned for improved comfort and support; titanium interior trim; suspension upgraded for improved handling; larger master cylinder on Type S
  • 2006: 201 hp, 140 lbs-ft SAE net (Rev. 8/04); final model year

 

Vehicle: TSX
Years Available: 2004-present
Original Engine: 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve i-VTEC® inline 4-cylinder, 200 hp @ 6800 rpm, 166 lbs-ft @ 4500 rpm
Original Transmission: 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic
  • New model; an aggressive sport sedan that fits between RSX and TL
  • 2005: heated outside mirrors; 4-way power adjustable passenger seat; XM® satellite radio
  • 2006: engine upgraded to 205 hp and 164 lbs-ft torque (SAE net Rev 8/04); revised front bumper, grille, headlights, foglights, side sills, taillights and rear bumper; Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless phone integration; upgraded navigation system with Zagat® guide
  • 2007: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) becomes standard equipment
  • 2008: No changes
  • 2009: Complete redesign; the longer, wider TSX gains interior space and is powered by a 201 horsepower 2.4-liter i-VTEC® inline 4-cylinder engine.
  • 2010: New available 3.5-liter VTEC® V-6 develops 280 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque and is matched with new 18-inch aluminum wheels, revised suspension and brakes
  • 2011: Revised styling inside and out, climate-controlled center console, acoustic glass, upgraded available navigation system and the arrival of the all-new TSX Sport Wagon
  • 2012: All-new TSX Special Edition with perforated seating surfaces, exclusive red stitching, aluminum pedal covers, and more aggressive bodywork. Other updates for 2012 include even more cargo space for the Sport Wagon model.
  • 2013: Improved fuel economy for both of the sporty and powerful engines available on TSX Sedan and Sport Wagon. Both the spirited 2.4-liter inline four cylinder and the powerful 3.5-liter V-6 engines received numerous friction-reduction technologies for improved fuel efficiency.
  • 2014: No changes; final model year

 

Vehicle: TL
Years Available: 2004-present
Original Engine: 3.2-liter SOHC 24-valve VTEC® V-6, 270 hp @ 6200 rpm, 238 lbs-ft @ 5000 rpm
Original Transmission: 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic
  • Third-generation TL; all new body, engine and chassis; first vehicle with Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless phone integration, DVD-Audio surround sound standard equipment; standard engine more powerful than previous generation Type S
  • 2005: Updated front airbags
  • 2006: Tire Pressure Monitoring System; engine control modifications to reduce torque steer in TLs with 6-speed manual; 258 hp, 233 lbs-ft SAE net (Rev 8/04)
  • 2007: Revised exterior and interior styling, improved navigation system with AcuraLink™ Satellite Communication System with Real-Time Traffic™; the Type-S performance model is reintroduced with 286 horsepower from a new 3.5-liter V-6 engine, re-tuned suspension along with unique exterior styling and interior trim
  • 2008: The Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition is upgraded to include Hawaii and the updated Real-Time Traffic™ system now includes 76 metropolitan markets
  • 2009: All-new fourth-generation TL expands the model's capabilities and appeal with evocative style, a choice of two VTEC® powertrains (including a new 305-horsepower V-6) and the TL's first-ever application of Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®).
  • 2010: Available 6-speed manual transmission (with SH-AWD® model)
  • 2011: No changes
  • 2012: New front and rear styling; new 17- and 18-inch aluminum wheels, new Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission for improved performance and fuel economy; revised interior and extensive of technology upgrades
  • 2013: No changes
  • 2014: No changes; final model year

 

Vehicle: RL
Years Available: 2005-2012
Original Engine: 3.5-liter SOHC 24-valve VTEC® V-6, 300 hp @ 6200 rpm, 260 lbs-ft @ 5000 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed automatic
  • Second-generation RL; most powerful production Acura; introduction of Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™(SH-AWD®); navigation system features Acuralink™ with first Real-Time Traffic™ updates; active noise cancellation
  • 2006: Available Technology Package includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Michelin PAX run-flat tires; 290hp, 256 lb SAE Net (Rev 8/04)
  • 2007: RL offered in three trim levels: RL, the RL with Technology Package, and RL with Technology Package plus CMBS™ and PAX®
  • 2008: No changes
  • 2009: Refreshed, featuring bold, sleek exterior styling, an upgraded interior, advanced technologies and new 300-horsepower 3.7-liter V-6 engine
  • 2010: No changes
  • 2011: Revised grill and mirrors, all-new Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission and improved cabin quietness
  • 2012: No changes; final model year

 

Vehicle: RDX
Years Available: 2007-present
Original Engine: 2.3-liter DOHC 16-valve i-VTEC® inline 4-cylinder, 240 hp @ 6000 rpm, 240 lbs-ft @ 4500 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed automatic
  • New model: featuring Acura's first turbocharged engine and Super Handling-All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), the 5-passenger RDX combines the utility of an SUV with the performance of a sports sedan
  • 2008: Added standard features include Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® connectivity, a two-way position driver's seat memory, and an auto-dimming Day/Night rearview mirror
  • 2009: 4-way adjustable power-activated passenger front seat becomes standard equipment
  • 2010: Updated styling, standard rear-view camera, electronic compass, auto-function headlights, ambient footwell lighting, USB-port connectivity, and available 2WD
  • 2011: No changes
  • 2012: No changes
  • 2013: Completely redesigned 2nd-generation RDX is exclusively built in the U.S. and features a 273 hp, 3.5-liter V-6 and new 6-speed automatic transmission. Also for the first time, the RDX is available with either a 2WD or SH-AWD® drivetrain.
  • 2014: New Kona Coffee exterior color.
  • 2015: No changes

 

Vehicle: ZDX
Years Available: 2010-present
Original Engine: 3.7-liter SOHC 24-valve i-VTEC® V-6, 300 hp @ 6300 rpm, 270 lbs-ft @ 4500 rpm
Original Transmission: 6-speed automatic
  • New model; the segment-bending ZDX features stunning coupe-like styling with the added benefit of a commanding presence and flexible utility; inside, the ZDX exhibits the highest levels of refinement and sophistication ever offered from Acura
  • 2011: No changes
  • 2012: No changes
  • 2013: No changes; final model year

 

Vehicle: ILX
Years Available: 2013-present
Original Engine: 2.0-liter SOHC 16-valve i-VTEC® inline 4-cylinder, 150 hp @ 6,500 rpm, 140 lbs-ft at 4,300; 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve i-VTEC® inline 4-cylinder, 201 hp @ 7,000 rpm, 170 lbs-ft @4,400 rpm; 1.5-liter SOHC 16-valve i-VTEC® inline 4-cylinder, 111 hp @ 5,500 rpm, 127 lbs-ft @ 1,000 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed automatic; 6-speed manual; Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • New model: the all-new sporty compact ILX serves as the gateway to the Acura brand, designed to attract younger buyers looking to move into the luxury segment. With a windswept exterior design and a 5-passenger cabin, a choice of three powertrains, and a host of premium features ILX represents a unique and standout offering in the newly expanding entry-luxury segment.
  • 2014: Upgraded 17" alloys, new leather seating surfaces, eight-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, a new audio-system and an Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) system.
  • 2015: Two powertrains are offered: the standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, and the dynamic 2.4-liter 4-cylinder.

 

Vehicle: RLX
Years Available: 2014-present
Original Engine: 3.5-liter Direct Injection 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC® V6, 305 hp @ 6,500 rpm, 272 lbs-ft @ 4,500 rpm ; 3.5-liter Direct Injection 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC V6 with 35-kilowatt motor integrated into the 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission and a rear-mounted Twin Motor Unit containing two 27-kilowatt motors, 377 hp @ 6,500 rpm, 341 lbs-ft @ 4700 rpm
Original Transmission: 6-speed automatic
  • New model: serving as the flagship sedan in Acura's lineup, the 2014 RLX is the most powerful, spacious, and technologically advanced Acura sedan ever. Two-wheel-drive variants are the first Acura models to feature Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) with independent rear left/right wheel toe control, All-wheel-drive models features Acura's three-motor hybrid system with Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, the world's first electrically powered torque-vectoring AWD system in a production vehicle, delivering outstanding performance, all-weather handling capability and fuel economy.

 

Vehicle: TLX
Years Available: 2015-present
Original Engine: 2.4-liter Direct Injection DOHC 16-valve i-VTEC® 4-cylinder, 206 hp @ 6,800, 182 lbs-ft @ 4,500; 3.5-liter Direct Injection SOHC 24-valve i-VTEC® 290 hp @ 6,200, 267 lbs-ft @ 4,500
Original Transmission: 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission; 9-speed automatic
  • New model: Designed, developed and manufactured in America, the 2015 Acura TLX is an all-new midsize sports sedan, positioned between the ILX entry-luxury sedan and the RLX flagship sedan. The TLX incorporates a long list of advanced new Acura powertrain and drivetrain technologies, including two new direct-injected engines; two advanced new transmissions, including the world's first 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with a torque converter; and next-generation versions of Acura Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). The TLX is also the first Acura car to feature AcuraWatch™, a suite of driver-assistive technologies that includes new Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and enhanced Collision Mitigation Braking System with pedestrian sensing capability.