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2004 Acura RSX

Acura RSX Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 24/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 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 2004

    For 2004, the RSX receives heated sideview mirrors as standard equipment.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (187 total reviews)

Super reliable

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Vehicle: 2004 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5A)

Owned a base 2004 RSX for 167k and had minimal problems with it. Ownership has been painless and low cost. At 167k the engine is still strong, the transmission (auto) is slowly showing signs of wear but I think it has another 30-40k in it. Just great engineering.

Great car!

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Vehicle: 2004 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback w/Leather (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I loved everything about this car. I wish I still owned it.

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Love this car!

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Vehicle: 2004 Acura RSX Type-S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)

I owned this car for 8 years and loved it. Such a great value for a car with all of the main luxury items you would want. I never had any major mechanical problems and always had fun driving this even though it was a stick and I lived in LA. Had to trade it in for a more family friendly car last year, but still miss driving it!

Gas Mileage


  • 24
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  • 30
  • highway
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Full 2004 Acura RSX Review

What's New for 2004

For 2004, the RSX receives heated sideview mirrors as standard equipment.

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I have an Acura RSX 2004 type S silver/black with only 20k miles on it, excellent condition with painted fog lights, drill/slot rotors, spoiler, chrome wheels, backup sensors. The price is $17k - che...

I just bout one and love it. I traded in my 2004 RSX with 105K miles on it, loved it but i got tired of squeezing the kids in the back, so it was time for an upgrade. And the 2013 RDX was a perfect ...

Congrats on your new RSX-S. I guess your dealership did not yet have the 2005 model out in the showroom or available for test drive when you bought your 2004 RSX, right?...