2005 Acura RSX Overview


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Average User Score

4.85 stars

Based on 33 reviews

Great Car, Attractive And Smooth To Drive. by Lindyloo
 — I needed a car because my car was stolen and stripped. I searched for an RSX because I saw it at the Milwaukee auto show when they first came out in 2002, stopped making them in 2006. and said right ... Read More
A Well Built And Fun To Drive Best In Class Sport Compact by Daniel
 — This car handles like it's on rails. The car has more than enough horsepower to do the job, especially for its light weight. This is the most fun I have ever had with a car. They are built quite sol... Read More
A Fun-to-drive, Sporty Yet Practical Hatchback by Mark
 — The key to this car is that it's fun to drive. Not necessarily all that fast but the urgency of the VTEC and 8,000rpm is incredibly addicting and fun. Handling is the best attribute of this car, al... Read More

2005 Acura RSX Overview

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Based on 33 reviews

2005 Acura RSX

The 2005 RSX featured the first redesign since the car's release in 2002.  New front and rear fascia gave the car a sleeker look, and a more powerful (though still a 2.0-liter I4) engine offered 10 more horsepower, upping the horses to 160.  The Type S had its horsepower upped to 210.  Torque remained at 141 lb-ft for the standard and 143 lb-ft for the Type S.

Gas mileage is estimated at 27/34 for the 5-speed manual transmission, 25/34 for the 5-speed automatic, and 23/31 for the 6-speed manual on the Type S.

Major complaints surrounding the 2005 RSX center on its similarity to the Honda Civic, an apt comparison as the RSX is built on the Civic's platform.  Drivers want more power and torque.  Road noise continues to plague the 2005 RSX as well.  Drivers love the smooth shifting and handling.


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Acura RSX Questions

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