1997 Acura RL Overview

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4.75 stars

Based on 3 reviews

The Finest Honda Product, Ever. by Joseph2415
 — I love my 1997 Acura 3.5RL Premium. It's my baby. It's got a 3.5 liter V6 with 210 horsepower and 224 lb-ft torque. It does 0-60 in 7.8 seconds as tested by Motorweek. The color is called Cayman White... Read More
Uh... Huh!? by Sara
 — I love my car. The only thing hat I do not like about it is that it has HORRIBLE gas millage. Overall, it is an amazing car and I would not trade it for the world! LOVE THIS CAR A LOT!!! Read More
Ideal For University Degree Honda Fan. by Peter
 — Big engine, luxury interior. Not so good consumption, but this was flag ship of Honda cars in Europe. Nice acceleration even nearly 2ooo kg weight. The same type of independent suspension like civi... Read More

1997 Acura RL Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 3 reviews

1997 Acura RL

The 1997 RL entered into the sophomore year of the car model with few changes.  It retained its 3.5-liter V6 rated at 210 horsepower and 224 lb-ft of torque.  The 1997 RL was available only as an automatic transmission, and was estimated to get 19 city and 25 highway, though many drivers have claimed to get much worse mileage.

Despite being put on the market to compete with the Lexus LS, the 1997 RL did not have many of the standard luxuries available on its competitor.  Leather seats were a standard on the 1997 RL, but a leather steering wheel was not available.  It received primarily "Acceptable" reviews for safety crash testing.

Drivers love the responsive steering and smooth acceleration, but dislike the guzzling of premium gas.  The Bose stereo system is also loved by drivers and passengers alike.

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Acura RL Questions

1dzasin
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I'll Start The Car Then A Few Second Later It Will Die.

i'll start my car then a few second later it will die. start the car again and same thing happen. just has the fuel pump replacement like 5 month ago.

20 views with 5 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)
5thomas_donahue
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My 97 Rl Wont Start, It Turns Over Grt But Won't Start. What Can It Be

this is the third time I've had problems starting my car in the last 2 weeks. the first two times I waited and then turned it over several times and then it started. this last time It won't start, but...

539 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)
schill57
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1997 Acura Rl With 154,000 Miles On It, Timing Belt Not Changed

I BOUGHT MY 1997 ACURA RL WITH 97,000 MILES ON IT ,,IT NOW HAS A 154,OOO MILES ON IT STILL RUNS STRONG NOT SURE WHEN IT WAS CHANGED WHEN I BOUGHT IT,,WHAT SHOULD I DO?????????

163 views with 3 answers (last answer about a year ago)
Monier1
5

Why At About 50 Miles Per Hour Does The Car Begin To Shake?

46 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)
Monier1
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What Gear Should The 1997 Acura Be In When Driving D4,d3

45 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)