2002 Acura CL Review | Edmunds.com

2002 Acura CL

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Acura CL Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.2 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 225 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 Acura CL

  • If you are looking for a luxury coupe for about $30,000, you'll be hard-pressed to find anything better.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful V6 engines, lavish standard features list, comfortable cabin, great value.

  • Cons

    Interior trimmings lack refinement, rough ride from Type-S suspension, front-wheel drive, no manual transmission.

  • What's New for 2002

    Updated last year, the Acura CL is unchanged for 2002.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



No complaints

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Vehicle: 2002 Acura CL 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

I bought my CL in 2004 with only 19k and drove it until 140k. I changed the oil, tires, and brakes and that's it. Never had a problem. The transmission went out at 90k but the dealership replaced it under warranty. This is a great reliable car that also is great in the winter as well. I would recommended this car to anyone.




We had a great run!

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Vehicle: 2002 Acura CL 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

I just parted with my 2002 CL. I bought it in Jan of 04 and put about 71K miles on it. This car was always fun to drive, reliable, inexpensive to maintain, and the gas mileage was great! 23 city / 33 hwy was my average. I did have my transmission go at 99,800 miles - but Acura replaced for free under warranty (there was a recall / warranty extension on these!). This car will be missed. Wish Acura had continued with the coupe.




New to this acura

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Vehicle: 2002 Acura CL 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

I just bought Acura CL 2002 base model with only 35,000 original miles. It was a lease in FL and I live in Co. So this car was taken care of. It is a very smooth car with a lot of power. I came from a 1992 Acura GS, which I was hit an ran on but survived to tell this story. Overall it's a very smooth and comfortable ride with nice luxury features.




Great car

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Vehicle: 2002 Acura CL 3.2 Type-S 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

Great interior, enjoy the ride, great gas mileage average 24 mpg and I have a heavy foot. Previous cars: 98 xj8, 97 prelude,94 civic ex coupe, 84 crx, 82 firebird. Honda products by far the best.




Mpg is poor!

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Vehicle: 2002 Acura CL 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

This is a pre-cert w/ only 35K. The CL looks like new. I bought w/extended warranty 4/48 because of the tranny issues. Drives like a dream. I do a lot of hwy driving and only avg 18-20 MPG. Did better on my 93 Lexus. Hope to keep for at least 4 yrs.




2002 acura cl

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Vehicle: 2002 Acura CL 3.2 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

Bought it new in 2002. It is a beautiful car.



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Full 2002 Acura CL Review

What's New for 2002

Updated last year, the Acura CL is unchanged for 2002.

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Talk About The 2002 CL

2002 Acura CL Discussions See all Started By

jim585
jim585
09-09-2013
I have been ready for a new TL for several years now (I own a 2002 CL) but have been waiting for a style that grabbed me (the smiley face grill really turns me off). Hopefully the new TLX will be the...


phatnastycat
phatnastycat
04-29-2001
I have tried to get info on the 2002 CL-S from Acura, but there is no info. I am curious as to what might be new to the 2002 model. I know Honda will make minor changes to tail lights and add/change c...


gee35coupe
gee35coupe
04-09-2003
In the same test the TL-S auto with the same engine and transmssion as a CL-S, did 0-60 in 6.5 but topped out a 150 in 4th(6700 rpm) and 5th(4800 rpm). Also Edmunds has the CL-S weighing about 200 lb...



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