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Acura RSX Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 7400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/28 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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
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  • 28
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


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.




Tranny problems

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

I have owned Hondas all my life, every version of the Civic or Integra imaginable. This RSX Type S was very disappointing. The 6 speed transmission was a major problem for me, and I brought it back to the dealer several times. These cars notoriously grind 2nd and 3rd gears, and when I brought it back to the dealer they claimed that they could not "replicate the problem" Engine is awesome, suspension is killer, but the tranny is a huge problem! Beware when you purchase!




Overall, a great little car

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

For those reviewers complaining about the lack of luxury features, realize what kind of car this is supposed to be. This was Acura's entry level car, not their flagship. About the tranny, I know many other sport compacts that have the same tranny issues. After 3 years, I still love this car. In stock form, it's pretty bland, but I've taken care of that. Performance is so so if you don't hit the hot cam, but handling is above average. The rear can get pretty nervous when the roads get rough. This is NOT a long haul vehicle and not the greatest for city and/or bumper to bumper. The stock stereo is pretty weak. If u don't go crazy, 34 MPG is easily attainable. Overall, this is a good car.




Very good car

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

I bought this car summer of 04 brand new. It's a great car all around. Great handling, nice power and engine sounds. Only problem I had w/this car is 2nd gear goes in rough a lot and 3rd gear pops out sometimes. I took it to Acura 2 times and they can't find the problem.



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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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Talk About The 2004 RSX

2004 Acura RSX Discussions See all Started By

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...


beowulf7
beowulf7
09-16-2004
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?...


carguy58
carguy58
10-17-2007
"Frankly, I see more room in Acura's line-up for a seriously sporty and well engineered RSX than I do for the completely non-descript TSX. What the hell is that, anyway? An weak attempt at an ove...



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