2003 Acura 3.5 RL Specifications

POWERTRAIN

Engine Type

3.5-liter, SOHC, 90-degree V-6

Horsepower, SAE Net

225 hp @ 5,200 rpm

Torque

231 lb-ft @ 2,800 rpm

Redline

5,900 rpm

Bore and Stroke

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

Displacement

212 cu in (3,474 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 with pent-roof combustion chambers

Emission Control

Three-way catalytic converter Electronically controlled LEV emission control

Ignition System

Direct ignition 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)

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1st

2.458

2nd

1.454

3rd

0.948

4th

0.652

Reverse

1.880

Final (secondary)

1.333

Final Drive

3.133

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 Front

1.18 in. (30 mm) diameter

Rear

0.83 in. (21 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

P225/55R16 94V Michelin All-Season MXM4

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

CAPACITIES

Crankcase

4.2 US qt (4.0 L)

Cooling System

8.2 US qt (7.8 L)

Fuel tank

18.0 US gallons (68.0 L)

Volumes Passenger

96.2 cu ft: 54.0 front, 42.2 rear

Cargo

14.8 cu ft

Total

111 cu ft

FUEL ECONOMY

EPA Fuel Mileage -City/Highway

18 / 24

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase

114.6 in (2,910 mm)

Track, front

61.0 in (1,550 mm)

Track, rear

60.6 in (1,540 mm)

Overall Length

196.6 in (4,995 mm)

Overall Width

71.6 in (1,820 mm)

Overall Height (unladen)

54.5 in (1,385 mm)

Minimum Ground Clearance

4.9 in (125 mm)

WEIGHTS

Curb Weight w/ optional Acura NavigationSystem
3,920 lbs (1,778 kg)
3,869 lbs (1,755 kg)

Weight Distribution (% front / rear)

60 / 40

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Front Head Room

38.8 in (985 mm)

Room Leg

42.1 in (1,070 mm)

Room Hip

55.7 in (1,415 mm)

Room Shoulder

56.9 in (1,445 mm)

Rear Room Head

36.8 in (935 mm)

Room Leg

35.4 in (900 mm)

Room Hip

56.5 in (1,435 mm)

Room Shoulder

56.3 in (1,430 mm)

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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