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2002 Acura RSX

Acura RSX Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Acura RSX

  • The RSX picks up what the Integra started -- domination of the sport coupe category.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    High horsepower from Type-S model, nimble handling, plenty of standard equipment.

  • Cons

    Modest torque output, some luxury features aren't available.

  • What's New for 2002

    The sporty RSX is an all-new replacement for the Acura Integra. Highlights include more powerful engines, higher levels of standard equipment and enhanced driving dynamics.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Last acura i will ever

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Vehicle: 2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5A)

I absolutely hate this car! It has been nothing but an expensive lemon. 1st the oil pump went bad ($800) then the vtec pressure switch $74, then the vtech actuator. Now the timing chain is stretched. 83,000 miles are you serious? Oh and forget about finding replacement parts at your local autoparts store. Almost every piece of this abomination is special order or my favorite "dealer only $$$$ part" I am done with Acura and there overpriced crap.$1366 to replace a timing chain!What!




Not what i expected

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Vehicle: 2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5A)

This is my first Acura and I was buying it for the quality, both in reliability and solidity, but I've been disappointed in both. With under 50,000 miles I've already had two sensors go out, both of which were extremely expensive (think 10x more than other cars I've had!). The other complaint I have is with the noise level. I really expected this car to be solid as a rock and it was when I bought it in the summer. In the winter the dashboard sounds like it may fall off whenever I hit a bump. This seems to be a common problem with owners though Acura has never heard of it. I really had high hopes for this little car and maybe I was just unlucky.




Absolutely love it!

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Vehicle: 2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5A)

I never knew I could love a car so much! I bought my RSX new in Aug. 2001 with 50 miles on it. I now have 112,000 miles on it and am nearly in tears of the thought that I have to give it up for a more 'family friendly' car (this car wasn't really made to haul car seats around in). I've had absolutely no problems with this car. I use regular octane in it and take it in for regular service to an Acura dealer. It handles like a sports car and hugs the curves. The hatchback provides so much room for hauling stuff in! Gas mileage is fantastic at 31/36 MPG. Even though my car is 7 years old, it does not feel old when I get into it. I will be SO sad when I have to eventually say goodbye to it.




Close to excellent

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Vehicle: 2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5A)

+fuel economy-I really am getting 33mpg on the highways@70mph +fun to drive-excellent pick up for a four cylinder +multi click driver's side window to go all the way up or all the way down-very handy for paying tolls and for parking lots -The turning radius seems large, so getting out a parking spot requires alot of steering wheel movement -bucket seats are not that well padded Minor defects: The drivers side map light was sticking, my dealership replaced it for free, and then noticed that after a month of driving, the bucket seat cloth was being pulled from its seams. They fixed that too without any cost.




Fun car

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Vehicle: 2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5A)

A great all around car with good performance for an automatic. My commute really stinks, so I wanted the auto for all the stop and go driving. It's nice to be able to shift yourself when traffic isn't bad too. My only real complaint is that the seat bottoms are too hard. Guess I'm getting old. The glove box needs adjusted, it's not flush with the dash. Also, the seat fabric by the headrest is comming away from the plastic that surrounds the hole.




The corporate intrgra

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Vehicle: 2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5A)

The 2002 replaced an 89 Integra which had 171,000 miles. It is an overall excellent car - but - somewhere, somehow it has lost the little edge that the Intrgra had. It just isnt as fun to drive. I have a Base and use it to commute to work 42 miles a day. The engine is peppy enough. Handling is fine.30.3 MPG. So far no problems.



Full 2002 Acura RSX Review

What's New for 2002

The sporty RSX is an all-new replacement for the Acura Integra. Highlights include more powerful engines, higher levels of standard equipment and enhanced driving dynamics.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
/
  • 30
  • highway
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