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2003 Acura RL

2003 Acura RL
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The flagship of the Acura line, the 2003 Acura 3.5 RL has seen a number of refinements that highlight and enhance the already luxurious performance sedan.

Last year the horsepower was increased and the suspension retuned but this year they have looked at the fittings and features to optimize the style and selection available to the consumer.

Available Models
The 2003 Acura RL has one very high trim level and one model, designed to be a perfect whole as is. Optional extras and major equipment packages are available to support specific customer's desires and requirements.

Interior Features
The 2003 Acura RL interior has a great many plush extras and details that demonstrate the care taken on this car's design. For example, an elegant cabin environment boasts abundant interior room and leather-trimmed 8-way adjustable front seats. Burled camphor wood graces the instrument panel, which includes a standard Acura Navigation System. For 2003, three new wood trim colors: Auburn Camphor, Golden Camphor and Black Camphor, and one new interior color, Slate, are available.

Bose audio with a 6CD changer and automatic climate control are highlights of a generous standard equipment package.

Exterior Features
The 2003 Acura RL style refinements involve exterior changes as well. The body, featuring a handsome long, sloping front hood and short rear deck, is available in three new colors - Carbon Gray Pearl, Polar Blue Metallic, and Champagne Mist Pearl. Redesigned, alloy wheels and a new taillight design with a clear turn signal lens are other exterior changes.

Under the RL's hood a new 24-valve 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers 225 hp at 5200, and 231 lb-ft of torque at 2800. This powerplant produces and offers up its pep quite readily making for aggressive agility and merging power.

The 4-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control, that this engine is coupled with, has special features that allow it to adapt to road conditions and hills. It will avoid unnecessary shifting and gear "hunting".

A race-bred, double-wishbone suspension is tuned to deliver maximum handling responsiveness and stability while maintaining excellent ride quality while the power steering is speed sensitive to provide maximum road feel and handling control.

Safety and Security
OnStar's 24 hour roadside emergency assistance and communications service is an important part of the safety and security equipment but it is complemented by both active and passive safety technologies. For example, the airbag system is advanced and comprehensive while mechanical safeguards, like antilock brakes, traction and antiskid systems are standard equipment.

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Fast Stats


MSRP from
3.5L VTEC V6
225 @ 5200
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
18 / 24

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