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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

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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.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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!



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Mistake to stop producing rsx's!

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

This has been a great car, very reliable, fun to drive! Don't know why Acura stopped making this model? Would buy another in a flash.




Loves to redline!

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

Bought my Type-S used with 29k miles in 06. 3 years later and now with 83K miles the car still drives great. Very reliable, great on gas, with few bolt ons car will give you a run for its money. I have driven the car hard for 3 years and never gave me any problems.




Almost perfect

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

Bought it used in 2008 with only 24000 miles. I noticed it gets very good fuel economy at around 35 mpg highway @70mph. The acceleration is moderately quick though the automatic version I have lacks low end punch but I feel a much higher kick above the 3000 RPM range. It handles very well in most situations. Although the inside is more sporty than luxury, that's what is expected. I overall think its better than the majority of its competition and worth a look.



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What's New for 2004

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

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 24
  • cty
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  • 30
  • highway
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