Acura Model Chronology: 1996-1999 SLX
Vehicle: SLX
Years Available: 1996-1999
Original Engine: 3.2-liter SOHC 24-valve V-6, 190 hp @ 5600 rpm, 188 lbs-ft @ 4000 rpm
Original Transmission: 4-speed automatic
  • New model; first SUV from luxury import brand; jointly developed with Isuzu
  • 1997: fog lamps standard on base SLX; overhead "multimeter" display standard on Premium model
  • 1998: new 3.5-liter DOHC V-6 with 215 hp and 230 lbs-ft torque; Torque on Demand™ four-wheel drive system; revised front and rear styling; Premium model dropped, Premium features standard; redesigned instrument panel
  • 1999: theft deterrent system standard
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