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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.

Full 2004 Acura RSX Review

What's New for 2004

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

What Others Are Saying

Customer 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.

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.

I'll keep mine, thank you!

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

My 4 year lease will end in June of '08, and I plan on keeping this car until it starts to rust. Buy-out is well below the car's value. I thought is was just me w/the quirky 2nd gear, but I see others have noticed it, too. Dependably 320 miles per tank (26-27 mpg in city driving). Super reliability - I had brake pads replaced a week ago, even though the originals still had about 3 months left on them. Could have leased it for 4 years & never changed the brakes. Love the VTEC sound, enjoy the handling, especially when I have the chance to cut loose on a twisty. At 6'4" and 220, I fit comfortably, but nobody ever rides in the back! A few body chirps in the cold,and stereo needs upgraded.


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

I have owned my 04 Acura RSX as original owner. I have not had any problems mechanically. Brakes and tires and maintenace is very reliable. I have 66,000 miles to date and wouldnt get rid of it, except its kinda small in the back and a little bored with it. If you like coupes it's great. Dependable. Moderately quick and pretty fun to own.

Rsx fan

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

I leased my RSX in 2003 as the first Acura I have owned. Knowing their reputation for quality I have been totally pleased with the car. It is so versatile with the hatchback, I have hauled bagged Mulch, Ceramic Tile and just about anything else I needed to carry. It is comfortable on long trips and get great mileage. Apple Tree Acura has been Awesome for service trips too! My only complaint is they are not replacing the RSX with a new version. I am now facing going to a TSX or a Honda brand when my lease is up. Other than that, I love my RSX!

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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...

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?...

"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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