Acura Model Chronology: 2002-2006 RSX

Vehicle: RSX
Years Available: 2002-present
Original Engine: 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve i-VTEC 4-cylinder, 160 hp @ 6500 rpm, 141 lbs-ft @ 4000 rpm; 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC 16-valve 4-cylinder, 200 hp @ 7400 rpm, 142 lbs-ft @ 6000 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic; 6-speed manual (Type S)
  • Replaced Integra; all-new body, chassis and styling; 4-door model dropped; first i-VTEC with VTC cam-phasing technology
  • 2003: Acura Factory Performance package available through dealers adds body styling kit, sport suspension, wheels and tires
  • 2004: Acura Factory Performance package renamed A-Spec
  • 2005: Type S engine upgraded to 210 hp and 143 lbs-ft; revised front bumper, grille opening, headlights, rear bumper, taillights, decklid spoiler (Type S); seats redesigned for improved comfort and support; titanium interior trim; suspension upgraded for improved handling; larger master cylinder on Type S
  • 2006: 201 hp, 140 lbs-ft SAE net (Rev. 8/04)
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