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2003 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 2003 Acura RSX

  • With an overall feeling of refinement, and exemplary steering, Acura's RSX is a car you can drive to work every day and still cut loose in over the weekend.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    High-revving Type-S engine, plenty of standard equipment, nimble handling.

  • Cons

    Modest torque output, tight rear-seat headroom.

  • What's New for 2003

    Other than a new color, Redondo Red Pearl, there are no changes to the RSX in its sophomore year. Available from the dealer, however, is…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (15 total reviews)


Fun coupe

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5A)

I have owned the car for 6 months now and still greatly enjoy driving it. It has good exterior looks, acceleration, fuel economy, and comfy interior. The automatic climate control is nice for maintaining a constant temperature without having to mess with the controls all the time. Interior lighting is impressive. Acceleration is best in manual mode with the standard coupe (non S-type). Only minor complaint is that the steering is a bit stiff. Otherwise it is a great car; comfortable for commuting but lots of fun on an open country road.




Rsx base review (auto)

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5A)

Being the owner of the Base Auto RSX, all I can really say overall about this car is it's a wonderful driving experience. The automatic Base version of the RSX drives very smoothly and I would recommend it to anybody looking for a sporty and aggressive-looking daily driver car. This car has great handling, excellent brakes, a sporty suspension and great fuel-economy as well. If you're a sport-compact car fanatic, I seriously recommend the RSX, especially the Type-S.




Nice car

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Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5A)

Let's be honest it is a 20,000 dollar car so it is not going to come near something like a porsche or lamborgini. That being said, the rsx destroys almost all it's competion, the only thing that comes close (in it's price range) is an RX8 and it loses. THis car is extremely responsive fun and to top it out gets great milage. If your looking for a car in this price range look no further



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
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  • 30
  • highway
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Full 2003 Acura RSX Review

What's New for 2003

Other than a new color, Redondo Red Pearl, there are no changes to the RSX in its sophomore year. Available from the dealer, however, is a new "Factory Performance" package that adds high-performance suspension components, better brakes, larger wheels and tires and a body kit.

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