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Acura NSX Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 252 hp @ 6600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Acura NSX

  • An 11-year-old exotic that still turns heads. Overpriced for what you get, though. Buy a used one and get virtually the same car without the depreciation.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    The 2002 Acura NSC is one of the best-handling cars sold in America, user-friendly and comfortable cabin, still turns heads 11 years after its debut.

  • Cons

    High price, minimal mechanical changes since its debut, sophisticated VTEC powerplant underwhelms American muscle-car mentalities.

  • What's New for 2002

    For the first time since the car's introduction in 1991, the 2002 Acura NSX receives a variety of styling enhancements. These include new fixed HID headlights, freshened front and rear bumpers and updated exhaust tips. Inside, six new color schemes are available. These schemes can be matched to the car's exterior color for a customized look. The center panel has also been updated with new chrome plating. Mechanically, the NSX remains unchanged, though the suspension has been retuned and larger wheels have been fitted.

Full 2002 Acura NSX Review

What's New for 2002

For the first time since the car's introduction in 1991, the 2002 Acura NSX receives a variety of styling enhancements. These include new fixed HID headlights, freshened front and rear bumpers and updated exhaust tips. Inside, six new color schemes are available. These schemes can be matched to the car's exterior color for a customized look. The center panel has also been updated with new chrome plating. Mechanically, the NSX remains unchanged, though the suspension has been retuned and larger wheels have been fitted.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2 year follow up

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Vehicle: 2002 Acura NSX 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

It's been 2 years and 17,000 miles since my last review of my 2002 NSX. This car has 28,000 miles on it and is amazing. I have not spent a cent on the car except for normal maintenance and an upgrade to a Comptec exhaust system. I didn't notice a change in performance, just a better exhaust sound. I just had an oil change and the tech said I still had 60% left on the brakes. There are no squeaks or rattles and everything works perfectly. I will need to replace the tires soon. The short throw shifter and 6 speed are a pleasure to drive. A tip of the hat to Acura and this car. It's no wonder that used NSXes hold their value.




Best honda/acura yet!!

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Vehicle: 2002 Acura NSX 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

very fun vehicle, would definetly buy another, looking forward to the new model comming out in late 2008, a fast vehicle, fun, quick, very responcive, and threlling.




Excellent overall sports car

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Vehicle: 2002 Acura NSX 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

Great Looks, Great Performance, Fantastic Reliability, I've had this car over 3 years and other than normal maintenance, not a cent of repairs. No squeaks or rattles. This car gets looks from everyone. Bumper to bumper traffic, mountain roads or high speed runs. Just a blast to drive.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

My 2nd nsx

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Vehicle: 2002 Acura NSX 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

The thrill and performance of a Ferrari and the reliability of a Honda. This car can be a daily driver and it won't break the bank. This is my 2nd. NSX. My previous one was a green 1996. I sold it with 62,000 miles and the car was tight with no problems. I bought my 2002 with 11,000 miles. I wanted a red one and wanted the 3.2 and 6 speed. My buddy has a Porsche and he said it costs him more than his ex- wife. I drove Vipers, Corvettes and Porsches. I feel the NSX out did them all. In overall driveability, quality and fun factor. My wife loves to drive it. And you don't see one on every corner. IT'S A TRUE EXOTIC.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Excellence at a price

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Vehicle: 2002 Acura NSX 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

I came out of a 2000 C5 convertible, it was a great car, I wanted something different, this is clearly different. People ask me to compare the two, I tell them that the Vette was brute force, and the NSX is pure finesse. The torque advantage of the Vette is obvious, but the 0-60 times are not that different between the two. The NSX is so much more "tossable" and you don't feel close to the "limit" on the street. It's a blast, and people don't know what it is, even after 12+ years



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

So fine!!!!!

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Vehicle: 2002 Acura NSX 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

We rented a Ferrari for three days and hated it. One test drive in this car, my wife and I found out all our dislikes with Ferrari could be eliminated with an NSX!! Now we have all the power and great ride with amazing mileage but she looks so hot in her red NSX!! Ah what a problem to have - sorry Ferrari.



Talk About The 2002 NSX

2002 Acura NSX Discussions See all Started By

habitat1
habitat1
01-23-2007
..an agreement that the NSX should be at least as impressive as a $80k (or whatever) sports car as the Honda S2000 is as a $32k sports car....


dave210
dave210
09-18-2002
throttle system derived from the system on the NSX supercar combine for a smooth ride and ultra responsive handling. Inside, the available Acura Satellite-Linked Navigation System receives several im...


l943973
l943973
07-18-2003
Special Edition, and now have Acura RL and Acura NSX. Looking forward to purchasing their DN-X when it comes out as the DNX. (It seems to follow their NS-X prototype pattern back in 1990 later becom...



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