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2006 Acura RSX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,995
1 vehicle

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2001 Honda Prelude
2 Dr STD Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,040
11 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2006 Acura RSX
FWD

The 2006 RSX remained almost the same as the 2005 RSX. Don't be fooled by the drop in horsepower, from 160 to 155 for the standard trim or 210 to 201 for the Type-S; the engine's horse...

2001 Honda Prelude
2 Dr STD Coupe

The 2001 Honda Prelude still has the same design from 1997, so it looks kind of boring now. But, the twin cam and VTEC engine makes a great motorcyle-like revving noise that sounds rea...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2006 Acura RSX
FWD
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a_tuner2be 2006 Acura RSX FWDReview:

Great Looks! Great Ride! Little Power.... — I bought my 2006 RSX base model in excellent condition for $11,500 with a few cosmetic upgrades on i...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Danielle 2006 Acura RSX FWDReview:

Love It. — I love this car. It's stylish and easy to drive. It also does very well on gas. The only thing I wo...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

35
Andrea 2006 Acura RSX FWDReview:

My Rsx — I love my car its awesome. It performs great, no repairs needed, its beautiful, gas is pretty good...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2001 Honda Prelude
2 Dr STD Coupe
Guru3YXCW writes:
Nothing special basic car...
Family Car Ranked 2003 Honda Accord EX better.
"Horse power handling over all performance all round, style, comfort gas mileage..."
Value Ranked 2003 Honda Accord EX better.
"Great quality well built car if you know how to really take care of it doing its regular oil changes and part replacements when need be."
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Drouse 2001 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD CoupeReview:

Amazing Car! — This is an awesome car. I cannot say enough about the Prelude. I've been after a clean/stock Prelu...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

165
Dirtbiker 2001 Honda Prelude 2 Dr STD CoupeReview:

I Am Extremely Impressed By Its Power And Looks — I like this cars power and looks and how I can tune it to my personal driving standards. I also like...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Specs

2006 Acura RSX
FWD
2001 Honda Prelude
2 Dr STD Coupe
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
24 MPG
19 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
31 MPG
24 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13 gal 15 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
155 hp @ 6,500 RPM
155 hp @ 6,500 RPM
200 hp @ 7,000 RPM
200 hp @ 7,000 RPM
Torque
139 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
139 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
156 lb-ft @ 5,250 RPM
156 lb-ft @ 5,250 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,200 cc
2,200 cc
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars --
Front Passenger 5 stars --
Side Driver 4 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
Cassette Player Optional Optional
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 43 in
Back Legroom 29.2 in 28.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16 cu ft 8.7 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 172.4 in 178 in
Width 67.9 in 69 in
Height 54.9 in 51.8 in
Wheelbase 101.2 in 101.8 in

Available Options

2006 Acura RSX
FWD
2001 Honda Prelude
2 Dr STD Coupe

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