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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


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Awsome vehicle

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

I've owned two '02 ACura RSX's Premium. Bottom line is that they are very reliable. They will last a long time before they break. But like any car once they break they will cost a small fortune. Most aftermarket retailers do not carry the parts that usually break on this car. This means you must go to the the dealer to get the part, which can be hole in your pocket. All in all, I love this car. It's very cheap on gas, it has a very attractive sporty look, it's got all the goodies like: leather heated seats, heated powered mirrors, power windows and doors. I would definitely recommend this car.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Daily driver for 10 years

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

My RSX has gone through a lot over the past 10 years and put on over 145K miles but it's still running strong. It's been through quite a lot. Among the highlights were how many times, it flawlessly handled the California drive from LA to SF. At one point, it also became my utility vehicle and the fold-down seats spent many weekends lugging around DJ equipment. It now serves as my daily commuter with good gas mileage and still evokes a strong feeling of excitement when I get on the road each morning. Hopefully I can make it to 200K one day.




I love this car!

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

I bought my car new on October 8th, 2001. To date I have had only 1 problem with the car and that was a faulty O2 sensor at 79,000 miles. That's it. Everything else has been routine maintenance( fluid flushes, filters, brakes, wipers). This car has been so reliable. I've driven it to Texas and back and in the mountains in Colorodo near Longmont/ Estes park and back to Chicago. This car is super reliable. Handling is great. Steering feel is perfect. You cut the wheel and the car responds instantly. Perfectly weighted steering. Fuel economy is 30's highway, 24 to 26 city. Drops to 17 to 19 in the winter (idling/warm up).




Not good for freeways

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

Even though this car has nice suspension, which shows in handling, I feel every little bump on the freeway even on the smoothest surface. The seats do not help since they are as hard as a rock. It's a fun to drive car, but the comfort level is this car is very low. Going to trade this in and get the new 2003 Accord Coupe.




Best decision i've ever made

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

This car is awesome. What caught my attention was the styling. The exterior is so sleek, and the interior design is very classy. The dash glows red at night which is so different than other vehicles. Performance is decent, 0-60 in 6.7 and 1/4 mile in 15.5. It gets a few looks everytime I go out. I'm definitely not regretting this purchase.




Excellent auto

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

PASSENGER COMPARTMENT HOLDS UP WELL IN MAJOR ACCIDENT. WAS HIT IN LEFT FRONT BUMPER WHILE STOPPED AT LIGHT CAUSING CAR TO SPIN AND MOVE TWO LANES OVER. NO DAMAGE TO INTERIOR.



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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