HEADLINES

Acura Automobiles
  • 2002 Acura 3.2 TL -- Powertrain
    09/28/2001 - OVERVIEW 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 torque. The V-6 in the high-perfo...
  • 2002 Acura 3.2 TL -- Chassis
    09/28/2001 - OVERVIEW 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...
  • 2002 Acura 3.2 TL -- Body
    09/28/2001 - OVERVIEW 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...
  • 2002 Acura 3.2 TL -- Interior
    09/28/2001 - INTERIOR ROOMINESS 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...
  • 2002 Acura 3.2 TL -- Safety
    09/28/2001 - OVERVIEW 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...
  • 2002 Acura 3.2 TL -- Manufacturing
    09/28/2001 - MANUFACTURING OVERVIEW 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...
  • 2002 Acura MDX -- Introduction
    09/28/2001 - OVERVIEW 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...
  • 2002 Acura MDX -- Body
    09/28/2001 - INTRODUCTION 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 other manufacturer...
  • 2002 Acura MDX -- Interior - Part 1
    09/28/2001 - INTERIOR DESIGN 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...
  • 2002 Acura MDX -- Interior - Part 2
    09/28/2001 - 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 t...
  • 2002 Acura MDX -- Powertrain -- Part 1
    09/28/2001 - INTRODUCTION 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...
  • 2002 Acura MDX -- Powertrain - Part 2
    09/28/2001 - 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 pl...
  • 2002 Acura MDX -- Chassis
    09/28/2001 - INTRODUCTION 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...
  • 2002 Acura MDX -- Safety
    09/28/2001 - INTRODUCTION 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...
  • 2002 Acura MDX -- Quality and Maufacturing
    09/28/2001 - INTRODUCTION 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...
  • 2002 Acura 3.2 CL -- Introduction
    09/27/2001 - OVERVIEW 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...
  • 2002 Acura 3.2 CL -- Powertrain
    09/27/2001 - OVERVIEW 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...
  • 2002 Acura 3.2 CL -- Chassis
    09/27/2001 - OVERVIEW 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...
  • 2002 Acura 3.2 CL -- Body
    09/27/2001 - OVERVIEW 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...
  • 2002 Acura 3.2 CL -- Interior
    09/27/2001 - OVERVIEW 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...