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2002 Acura RL Trim Comparison

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General Pricing

Resale Value $43,150.00
Destination $500.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 3.5L V6
Horsepower 225 @ 5200 RPM
Torque 231 @ 2800 RPM
Valves 4
Displacement (cc) 3474
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.5 X 3.6
Compression Ratio 9.6:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 18
Highway (mpg) 24

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3897.8
Wheelbase (in.) 114.6
Length (in.) 196.6
Width (in.) 71.6
Height (in.) 54.5
Track Front (in.) 61.0
Track Rear (in.) 60.6
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5
Front Headroom (in.) 38.8
Rear Headroom (in.) 36.8
Front Legroom (in.) 42.1
Rear Legroom (in.) 35.4
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 56.9
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 56.3
Front Hip Room (in.) 55.7
Rear Hip Room (in.) 56.5

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 111.0

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone
Rear Suspension wishbone
Tires 225/55R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM
Cassette Player Yes
CD Player Yes
CD Changer Yes
DVD Player N/A
Navigation Aid N/A


Cruise Control Std.
Tilt Steering Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std.


Driver Airbag Std.
Front Side Airbag Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A


Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes


Sunroof / Moonroof Std.

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std.

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