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Acura Chronology

Listed below is every Acura model that has been available during the company's 25-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 1992-1994 Vigor Sedan 2001-2011 MDX
1986-1989 Integra 3-door 1994-2001 Integra Sports Coupe 2002-2006 RSX
1986-1989 Integra 5-door 1994-2001 Integra Sports Sedan 2004-2011 TSX
1987-1990 Legend Coupe 1996-2004 RL 2011 TSX Sport Wagon
1990-1993 Integra 3-door 1996-1998 2.5TL/3.2TL 2004-2012 TL
1990-1993 Integra 4-door 1996-1999 SLX 2005-2011 RL
1991-1995 Legend Sedan 1997-1999 2.2CL/3.0CL 2007-2011 RDX
1991-1995 Legend Coupe 1999-2003 3.2TL 2010-2011 ZDX
1991-2005 NSX 2001-2003 3.2CL

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

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

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

Vehicle: RL
Years Available: 2005-present
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

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; Acura's first turbocharged engine; Super Handling-All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) the 5-passenger RDX packs 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

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
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