2002 Acura RL Overview


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Average User Score

4.55 stars

Based on 4 reviews

Great Reliable Acura Rl by Jerry
 — I really like that in the mids of this cold weather I can stay extra warm with the heated seats capability of the car. On the flip side, in the case of warm/hot weather the car's AC system keeps the ... Read More
Great Buy by Kel43ly
 — this is the best car Acura makes. It is a little sporty for me but overall A great car. It has a big v-6 engine so gas mileage is not great but it Is a very comfortable car and only has 67000 miles on... Read More
2002 Acura Rl by mst1974
 — Good car for the family or one person looking for sporty but also luxury. Sound system is awesome and the ride is very smooth. The 225HP V6 is quite powerful and off the line quick. No problem with ... Read More

2002 Acura RL Overview

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Based on 4 reviews

2002 Acura RL

The 2002 RL looked the same on the outside, but had a few surprises under the hood.  Its 3.5-liter V6 engine was tuned to provide 15 extra horses.  Horsepower was up to 225, and torque was up to 231 lb-ft (from 224).  OnStar was now standard on the RL.

The 2002 RL requires premium fuel, and gets 18 city/24 highway mileage.  The only available transmission is a 4-speed automatic overdrive.  Exterior changes include a painted lower trim and redesigned wheels.

Drivers of the 2002 RL dislike the in-trunk CD changer, preferring that it be in-dash. Although repairs are relatively rare, they tend to be expensive when they do occur.  Most reviewers tend to like the solid handling, tight suspension, and quiet ride.


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Acura RL Questions


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Acura 2002 Rl-3.5 Not Starting.

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Does the Acura Rl have a timing belt or a timing chain?

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