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2000 Acura 3.5 RL Specifications

POWERTRAIN

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Engine Type

3.5-liter, SOHC V-6

Horsepower, SAE Net

210 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque, SAE Net

224 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm

Redline

5900 rpm

Fuel Cutoff

5900 rpm

Bore & Stroke

3.54 in x 3.58 in (90.0 mm x 91.0 mm)

Displacement

212 cu in (3474 cc)

Compression Ratio

9.6:1

Induction System

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) with 3-stage variable induction system

Valvetrain

4 valves per cylinder, with hydraulic lash adjusters

Engine Block

Aluminum alloy with cast-in iron cylinder liners

Cylinder Head

Aluminum alloy with 4 valves per cylinder and centrally located spark plug

Emission Control

3-way catalytic converter LEV emission control

Ignition System

Direct ignition system with individual coils

Alternator

110 amp max.

Battery

12V maintenance free

Recommended Fuel

Premium unleaded, 91 octane

Layout

Longitudinally mounted front engine, front wheel drive

Transmission

4-speed Automatic Transmission with lock-up torque converter (in 2nd, 3rd and 4th gears)

Ratios (:1) 1st

2.458

2nd

1.454

3rd

0.948

4th

0.652

Reverse

1.880

Final (Secondary)

1.333

Final Drive

3.133

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CHASSIS

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Body Type

All-steel unit body

Front Suspension

Independent double-wishbone

Rear Suspension

Independent double-wishbone

Shock Absorbers

Hydraulic gas-pressurized with progressive valve technology, front and rear

Stabilizer Bars

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Front

1.13 in (28.6 mm) diameter

Rear

0.67 in (17.0 mm) diameter

Steering Type

Speed-sensitive, variable power-assisted, rack-and-pinion

Steering Ratio

16.0:1

Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock

3.35

Turning Circle (curb to curb)

36.1 ft (11.0 m)

Wheels

7.0 x 16 JJ cast-aluminum alloy

Tires

P215/60R16 94V Michelin All-Season MXV4-Plus

Braking System

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Front Discs

Ventilated, 11.8 in (300 mm) diameter, 1.1 in (28 mm) rotor thickness

Rear Discs

Solid 11.1 in (282 mm) diameter, 0.47 in (12 mm) rotor thickness

Antilock Braking System (ABS)

Acura-designed system with 4 wheel-speed sensors and electronic/hydraulic control unit

Parking Brake

Foot-pedal operated on rear discs

Vehicle Stability Assist System (VSA)

Throttle control and 4-channel brake control utilizing yaw, g, speed and steering sensors for traction control and stability enhancement

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CAPACITIES

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Crankcase

4.2 U.S. qt (4.0 L) refill capacity, not including filter

Cooling System

8.2 U.S. qt (7.8 L)

Fuel Tank

18.0 U.S. gal (68 L)

Volume

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Passenger

96.5 cu ft: 54.0 front, 42.5 rear

Cargo

14.0 cu ft

Total

110.5 cu ft

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FUEL ECONOMY

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EPA Fuel Mileage, City/Highway

18/24

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EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

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Wheelbase

114.6 in (2910 mm)

Track, front

61.02 in (1550 mm)

Track, rear

60.63 in (1540 mm)

Length

196.6 in (4995 mm)

Width

71.4 in (1822 mm)

Height

56.5 in (1435 mm)

Minimum Ground Clearance

4.9 in (125 mm)

Curb Weight

3858 lb (1750 kg) without navigation system 3869 lb (1755 kg) with navigation system

Weight Distribution (% F/R)

60/40

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INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

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FRONT

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Head Room

38.8 in (985 mm)

Leg Room

42.1 in (1070 mm)

Hip Room

55.7 in (1415 mm)

Shoulder Room

56.9 in (1445 mm)

REAR

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Head Room

36.8 in (935 mm)

Leg Room

35.4 in (900 mm)

Hip Room

56.5 in (1435 mm)

Shoulder Room

56.9 in (1445 mm)

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WARRANTIES

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Vehicle

4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty

Outer Body Rust-Through

5-year/unlimited-mile limited warranty

Roadside Assistance (TLC)

4-year/50,000-miles

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