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acura rsx

Updated on July 20, 2007

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The Acura RSX Type S was the top trim model for the RSX line. Production of the Acura RSX began in 2002, following the death of the Acura Integra in 2001. The Acura RSX Type S brought to the table a 200hp i-VTEC engine, an entirely different bodystyle, and a much maligned front MacPherson Strut suspension, which replaced the praised double-wishbone suspension. The rear still uses the double-wishbone design, of course.

Despite it's respectable power output, both the base model and RSX type S meet CARB Low Emissions Vehicle-II (LEV-2) standards, and can run for 110,000 miles before the first scheduled tune up.

The type S is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission only, which features precise throws and a typically Honda solid feel. Given the engines tendancy to only pull past 6000 rpm, short gears are a must to maximize acceleration. If you enjoy shifting, rev-matching and generally pretending to be a racecar driver, the RSX type S is definitely an excellent choice.


  • Manufacturer: Honda/Acura
  • Model: RSX
  • Trim: Type S
  • Body Type: Coupe
  • Base MSRP: $23,270 USD
  • Curb Weight: 2,767 lbs.


  • Tyoe: 2.0 Liter i-VTEC
  • Cylinders: Four
  • Horsepower: 200 @ 7400 RPM
  • Torque: 142 @ 6000 RPM
  • Redline: 7900 RPM
  • Drive Train: Front Engine / FWD
  • Gear Type: 6-Speed Manual


  • 0-60 mph: 6.5 Seconds
  • 0-100 mph: 17.4 Seconds
  • 1/4 Mile: 15.2 @93.6 mph
  • Top Speed: 145 mph
  • Gas Mileage: 24 MPG City / 31 MPH Highway


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