Two engines are offered in the 2002 TL. Propelling the 3.2TL is an
all-aluminum, 3.2-liter V-6 that uses 24 valves and Acura's
innovative VTEC system to deliver 225 horsepower and 216 lb-ft. of
The V-6 in the high-perfo...
The TL was built with the ambitious goal of providing world-class
refinement and exceptional handling performance. It is built on the
Global Midsize Platform, a new-generation, front-drive platform that
combines the packaging ef...
The Acura TL, designed and engineered by Honda R&D in Torrance,
California, and Raymond, Ohio, moves into 2002 with a host of
revisions that enhance the car's already sleek appearance while also
adding a measure of sporty fl...
With 110.8 cubic feet of interior volume, the TL ranks as a midsize
car -- and one of the most spacious sedans in its class. To create
this roomy, five-passenger cabin environment, engineers capitalized
on the space ef...
Because passenger safety was of paramount importance in the creation
of the TL, a comprehensive array of occupant-protection systems and
features are included as standard equipment. The TL Type-S is
equipped with a standard Acur...
The TL is assembled exclusively by Honda of America Manufacturing,
Inc., at its Marysville, Ohio, auto assembly plant, using domestic
and globally sourced parts. North American parts suppliers were
involved from th...
The Acura MDX™ was created to define a new era in the evolution of
luxury sport utility vehicles, treading beyond the limits of existing
SUVs in terms of handling, packaging efficiency and environmental
impact. The MDX was...
To pursue a new direction in the luxury SUV segment, Acura envisioned
MDX as the first SUV to combine a car-like ride and handling with a
family-sized SUV interior. By avoiding some of the compromises that
In the MDX, clean, solid forms on the instrument panel and door areas
define a wide open and luxurious space. Positioned within that space
are the driver's cockpit and a multi-use console that is reminiscent
of other Acur...
SYNCHRONIZED CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM
After analyzing competitive SUVs, it was clear to MDX engineers that
significant strides could be achieved by offering climate control
comparable to a luxury sedan instead of merely matching existing
An advanced powertrain is essential to meet MDX's primary goals of
outstanding performance, class-leading low emissions, and excellent
fuel economy. To that end the MDX is powered by an advanced
3.5-liter, V-6, VTEC engine t...
105,000 MILE TUNE-UP INTERVALS
Before 105,000 miles of driving, the only maintenance necessary is
routine inspections and fluid and filter changes. At 105,000 miles,
it's time to adjust the valves and replace the platinum-tipped spark
The Acura MDX was the first product in an uncharted portion of the
market: a car-like, family-sized, luxury SUV. To venture beyond
current competitive offerings with a no-compromise design, a new
chassis was essential. Engin...
The Acura MDX SUV is engineered to meet and often exceed all
applicable safety standards. Safety, security, and accident avoidance
are top Acura priorities. With that in mind, various systems - body
structure, chassis, drive...
Like all Acura products, the MDX benefits from an integrated approach
to designing manufacturing quality into the original plan for the
vehicle. This approach results in a vehicle that is sure to achieve
the legendary durabi...
The 2002 CL luxury performance coupe exemplifies Acura's commitment
to performance-engineered vehicles with a heady combination of power,
handling and luxury car comfort. The CL is engineered to deliver the
highest levels of per...
Both CL models come with an aluminum block, V-6 powerplant. The CL
features a powerful, 225-hp VTEC V-6 engine, similar to the CL's
sibling, the 3.2 TL luxury performance sedan.
The high performance CL Type-S model raises the C...
The CL is engineered to provide extraordinary performance. The
engineering goals for the second-generation CL chassis have been
achieved by enhancing sporty performance while preserving luxury
feel. These seemingly contradictory...
The CL's dynamic styling portrays a youthful, aggressive spirit while
maintaining a timeless, classic, coupe design. The CL rivals the
segment's best competitors in all areas, including fit and finish,
safety, structural perform...
The CL coupe's generous interior was designed to offer a comfortable
and ergonomic environment to distract little of the driver's
attention from the road. The cockpit-style interior envelops the
driver to provide a clear view of...