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2003 Acura RL Sedan

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Acura RL Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 225 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Acura RL

  • A surprisingly tepid car, considering its flagship status.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Quiet cabin, smooth ride, standardized features list, low price.

  • Cons

    Lackadaisical acceleration, some luxury features not available, little inclination for sport.

  • What's New for 2003

    For 2003, Acura's RL receives only a few changes, including a new taillight design, restyled wheels and different interior trim colors.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (5 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


Another good one

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

This is our 4th Acura. Reliability has always been our experience. Keep up with recommended maintainence and experience few if any problems. Price of '04 RL was terrific, comes standard with Navigation system and satillite radio-we would not have purchased them seperately. There is not $15-20K difference in the Lexis, BMW and Mercedes models.



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Excellent auto

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

This care drives like a dream. Everything is beautifully layed out and the navigation system is fun and almost always accurate. The fuel economy, however, is nothing to write home about. Low to mid 20s per gallon for a combination of driving.




My baby

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I tested the Lexus GS 430 and the BMW 540i, then the RL. The RL satisfied me ALL THE WAY. Not only because of the price, but also the exceptional comfort and enjoyment this 'Dream Machine' offers.




Best car i have ever

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

This is by far the best car that I have ever owned. I love it and look forward to driving to work every morning.



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3.5 rl with nav review

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Great car for the price. Picked up 3.5RL with NAV for $36K plus 4.9% Honda financing. Exterior design isn't terribly exciting but it's a classic style that will never be dated. Had a 2002 TL before this and traded it in after racking up 25K miles in 10 months for work. This car was priced only a few thousand dollars more than the TL so I couldn't not buy it. The New Infiniti GS35 has a much more exciting design but once you add a steering wheel and tires(nothing is standard on that car) you'll be approaching $38K. Acura pricing strategy makes it difficlut to consider any other car.



Full 2003 Acura RL Review

What's New for 2003

For 2003, Acura's RL receives only a few changes, including a new taillight design, restyled wheels and different interior trim colors.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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