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The Acura RSX receives many upgrades for 2005, and while no one change is particularly significant, together they add up...

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Base Coupe

General Pricing

Resale Value $21,175.00 $21,430.00 $20,135.00
Destination $570.00 $565.00 $675.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.0L I4 2.0L I4 2.4L I4
Horsepower 160 @ 6500 RPM 205 @ 5600 RPM 147 @ 5500 RPM
Torque 141 @ 4000 RPM 200 @ 4400 RPM 158 @ 4000 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 1998 1998 2351
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.4 X 3.4 3.4 X 3.4 3.4 X 3.9
Compression Ratio 9.8:1 9.5:1 9:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 25 N/A 24
Highway (mpg) 34 N/A 32

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 2808.7 2806.5 3051.2
Wheelbase (in.) 101.2 103.3 103.7
Length (in.) 172.4 180.5 190.9
Width (in.) 67.9 67.9 70.3
Height (in.) 54.9 55.5 53.9
Track Front (in.) 58.5 57.1 59.4
Track Rear (in.) 58.5 58.1 59.3
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 4 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 37.8 38.7 38.5
Rear Headroom (in.) 34.1 35.7 36.0
Front Legroom (in.) 43.1 42.0 42.3
Rear Legroom (in.) 29.2 32.2 34.0
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 52.6 53.0 52.3
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 51.3 49.0 52.4
Front Hip Room (in.) 51.1 49.5 51.9
Rear Hip Room (in.) 46.2 46.1 49.5

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 81.0 83.0 86.4

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut strut
Rear Suspension wishbone torsion multi-link
Tires 205/55R16 215/45R18 205/60R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

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

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

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

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

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

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A N/A N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof Std. N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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