2001 Acura 3.5 RL Specifications

POWERTRAIN

Engine Type

3.5-liter, SOHC 90-degree V-6

Horsepower, SAE Net

210 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque

224 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm

Redline

5900 rpm

Bore and Stroke

3.54 in x 3.58 in (90 mm x 91 mm)

Displacement

212 cu in (3474 cc)

Compression Ratio

9.6:1

Induction System

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) with 3-stage Variable Induction System

Valvetrain

4-valves-per-cylinder, belt-driven, single overhead camshaft

Engine Block

Aluminum alloy with cast-in iron cylinder liners

Cylinder Head

Aluminum alloy with 4-valves-per-cylinder and centrally located spark plug

Emission Control

Three-way catalytic converter
Electronically controlled LEV emission control

Ignition System

Direct ingnition system with knock control

Alternator

110 amp max

Battery

12V, maintenance free

Recommended Fuel

Premium Unleaded, 91 Octane

Layout

Longitudinally mounted, front engine, front wheel drive

Transmission

4-speed automatic with lock-up torque converter
(in 2nd, 3rd and 4th gears) and Grade Logic Control

Ratios (:1) 1st

2.458

2nd

1.454

3rd

0.948

4th

0.652

Reverse

1.880

Final (Secondary)

1.333

Final Drive

3.133

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CHASSIS

Body Type

All-steel unit body

Front Suspension

Independent double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar

Rear Suspension

Independent double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar

Shock Absorbers

Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology, front and rear

Stabilizer Bars

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Front

1.13 in.
(28.6 mm) diameter

Rear

0.67 in.
(17.0 mm) diameter

Steering Type

Speed-sensitive, variable power-assisted, rack-and-pinion

Steering Ratio

16.0:1

Steering Wheel Turns (lock to lock)

3.35

Turning Circle (curb to curb)

36.1 ft (11.0 m)

Wheels

16 x 7.0 JJ cast-aluminum alloy

Tires

P215/60R16 94V Michelin All-Season MXV4-Plus

Braking System

Power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS

Front Discs

Ventilated 11.8 in (300 mm) diameter; 1.1 in (28 mm) rotor thickness

Rear Discs

Solid 11.1 in (282 mm) diameter; 0.47 in (12 mm) rotor thickness

Total Swept Area

Front: 63.5 sq in (409.6 cm2) Rear: 35.0 sq in (225.9 cm2)

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

4-channel system with 4 wheel speed sensors and electric/hydraulic control

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system

Throttle control and 4-channel brake control utilizing yaw, lateral g, speed and steering sensors for traction control and stability enhancement

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CAPACITIES

Crankcase

4.2 US qt (4.0 L)

Cooling System

8.2 US qt (7.8 L)

Fuel tank

18.0 US gallons (68 L)

Volumes

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Passenger

96.5 cu ft: 54.0 front, 42.5 rear

Cargo

14.0 cu ft

Total

110.5 cu ft

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FUEL ECONOMY

EPA Fuel Mileage / City/Highway

18 / 24

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EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase

114.6 in (2910 mm)

Track, front

61.0 in (1550 mm)

Track, rear

60.6 in (1540 mm)

Overall Length

196.6 in (4995 mm)

Overall Width

71.4 in (1822 mm)

Overall Height

56.5 in (1435 mm)

Minimum Ground Clearance

4.9 in (125 mm)

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WEIGHTS

Curb Weight
w/ optional Acura Navigation System

3858 lbs (1750 kg)
3869 lbs (1755 kg)

Weight Distribution (% front / rear)

60 / 40

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INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Front

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Head Room

38.8 in (985 mm)

Leg Room

42.1 in (1070 mm)

Hip Room

55.7 in (1415 mm)

Shoulder Room

56.9 in (1445 mm)

Rear

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Head Room

36.8 in (935 mm)

Leg Room

35.4 in (900 mm)

Hip Room

56.5 in (1435 mm)

Shoulder Room

56.9 in (1445 mm)

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WARRANTY

Vehicle

4-year / 50,000-mile limited warranty

Outer Body Rust-Through

5-year / unlimited-mile limited warranty

Acura Total Luxury Care (TLC) with roadside assistance

4-year / 50,000-mile

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