2003 Acura RSX Specifications

POWERTRAIN

RSX

RSX TYPE-S

Engine Type

16-valve, DOHC, 2.0-liter, i-VTEC 4-cylinder

Horsepower, SAE Net

160 hp @ 6500 rpm

200 hp @ 7400 rpm

Torque, SAE Net

141 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

142 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm

Redline

6800 rpm

7900 rpm

Bore & Stroke

3.39 in. x 3.39 in. (86 mm x 86 mm)

Displacement

122.1 cu. in. (1998 cc)

Compression Ratio

9.8:1

11.0:1

Induction System

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)

Valvetrain

i-VTEC intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTC), DOHC, 4-valves-per-cylinder, chain-driven camshafts and variable timing control

Engine Block

Aluminum alloy with cast-in iron liners

Cylinder Head

Aluminum alloy with four valves-per-cylinder pent-roof combustion chambers

Emission Control

LEV-2 (Low Emissions Vehicle-II) emissions control

Ignition System

Direct ignition system

Alternator

110-amp max

Battery

12V, maintenance-free

Recommended Fuel

Unleaded

Premium Unleaded

Layout

Transverse-mounted, front engine, front-wheel drive

Transmission

5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift and Grade Logic Control

6-speed manual

Ratios (:1)

Manual -- Automatic

Manual

1st

3.267 -- 2.684

3.267

2nd

1.880 -- 1.500

2.130

3rd

1.212 -- 0.983

1.517

4th

0.921 -- 0.733

1.147

5th

0.738 -- 0.571

0.921

6th

N/A -- N/A

0.738

Reverse

3.583 -- 2.000

3.583

Final

4.389 -- 4.562

4.389

CHASSIS

RSX

RSX TYPE-S

Body Type

Steel unit-body

Front Suspension

Fully independent Control-Link MacPherson strut

Rear Suspension

Fully independent compact double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar

Shock Absorbers

Progressive-valve gas-pressurized

Stabilizer Bars

Front .90 in. (23 mm)
Rear .75 in. (19 mm)

Steering Type

Variable, speed sensitive rack-and-pinion power steering

Steering Ratio

15.1:1

Steering Wheel Turns (lock to lock)

2.64

Turning Circle (curb to curb)

38.1ft. (11.6 m)

Wheels

16 x 6 1/2 JJ 5-spoke cast alloy wheels

Tires

P205/55R16 Michelin MXM4 all-season high-performance

Braking System

Four-wheel disc brakes with ABS

Front Discs

Ventilated, 10.3 in. (262 mm) diameter; .82 in. (21 mm) rotor thickness

Ventilated, 11.8 in. (300 mm) diameter; .98 in. (25mm) rotor thickness

Rear Discs

Solid, 10.2 in. (260 mm) diameter; .35 in (9 mm) rotor thickness

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

3-channel system with four wheel sensors

CAPACITITES

RSX

RSX TYPE-S

Crankcase

4.2 U.S qt. (4.0 L)

4.7 U.S. qt. (4.5 L)

Cooling System

M/T 5.6 US qt. (5.3 L)
A/T 5.9 US qt. (5.6 L)

5.6 US qt. (5.3 L)

Fuel Tank

13.2 US gal. (50 L)

Volumes

Passenger

79.2 cu. ft.

Cargo

17.8 cu. ft.

Total

97.0 cu. ft.

FUEL ECONOMY

EPA Fuel Mileage*-City / Highway

M/T 27 / 33
A/T 24 / 33

24 / 31

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase

101.2 in. (2570 mm)

Track, front

58.4 in. (1482 mm)

Track, rear

58.4 in (1483 mm)

Overall Length

172.2 in. (4375 mm)

Overall Width

67.9 in. (1725 mm)

Overall Height

54.7 in. (1389 mm)

Minimum Ground Clearance

6.0 in. (152 mm)

5.9 in. (149 mm)

Curb Weight

M/T 2721 lbs. (1234 kg)
A/T 2789 lbs. (1256 kg)

2778 lbs. (1260 kg)

Weight Distribution (% front / rear)

5-speed Manual Transmission 64/36
Automatic Transmission 60/40

6-speed Manual Transmission 63/37

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Front

Head Room

37.8 in. (960 mm)

Leg Room

43.1 in. (1094 mm)

Hip Room

51.1 in. (1297 mm)

Shoulder Room

52.6 in. (1337 mm)

Rear

Head Room

30.1 in. (866 mm)

Leg Room

29.2 in. (742 mm)

Hip Room

46.7 in. (1185 mm)

Shoulder Room

51.3 in. (1303 mm)

WARRANTIES

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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