2001 Acura 3.2CL Type S Road Test Specs | Edmunds.com

2001 Acura CL - Road Test Specs

2001 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S

(3.2L V6 5-speed Automatic)


Model year2001
Style3.2 Type S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$32,330
As-tested MSRP$32,785


Drive typeFWD
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3.2
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)260
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)232
Transmission type5-speed shiftable automatic


Steering typespeed-proportional power steering
Tire size, frontP205/60VR16
Tire size, rearP205/60VR16
Brakes, frontventilated front disc / solid rear disc

Track Test Results

0-60 mph (sec.)6.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.01@95.89
60-0 mph (ft.)131.5
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)63
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)39.4

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsShifts from first to second resulted in chirping the tires, which it did consistently. Best times resulted from a street start without torque-braking the transmission, but manually shifting it.
Braking commentsVery stable with no side to side movement. Straight and solid.
Handling commentsThe vehicle is well-balanced and tossable. Traction control was noticeable at the limit, but not terribly intrusive.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,010
Temperature (F)79
Wind (mph, direction)6

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)19 City 29 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)19
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)17.2

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3510
Length (in.)192
Width (in.)70.6
Height (in.)55.5
Wheelbase (in.)106.9
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)33
Headroom, front (in.)37.5
Headroom, rear (in.)36.7
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)13.6


Bumper-to-bumper4 years / 50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion5 years / miles
Roadside assistance4 years / 50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance3


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesStandard
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
NHTSA crash test, driverN/A
NHTSA crash test, passengerN/A
NHTSA crash test, side frontN/A
NHTSA crash test, side rearN/A
NHTSA rollover resistanceN/A

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