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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Acura SLX Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.2 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Acura SLX

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    One of the biggest "compact" sport-utility vehicles available. Powerful engine and high level of standard equipment make this truck an excellent interstate cruiser.

  • Cons

    Reputed by a consumer advocacy group to be unsafe during emergency lane change maneuvers.

  • What's New for 1997

    No changes to Acura's upscale Isuzu Trooper twin.

Full 1997 Acura SLX Review

What's New for 1997

No changes to Acura's upscale Isuzu Trooper twin.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

I miss my baby. ;..

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Vehicle: 1996 Acura SLX

I bought my '96 SLX in August of '07 before leaving for college in Cali (Washington is home). I loved this car, my plan was to drive it til it died, and then drop a V8 in it , slightly lower it, and black it out (it was the green/beige 2 tone). :) Long story short I got hit by a drunk 18 days ago and it's totaled, and the insurance company just offered me $3,462.35 for it. It was great for hanging out w/ my friends at college, driving to the beach, driving to the mountains, driving around town, on the HWY, wherever. It had a very solid, strong, tank-like feel, although sluggish (3.2L V6 in 2 ton vehicle), and in spite of having failed the 30 mph swerve test, it took the corners surprisingly well.

Slx premium package i love

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Vehicle: 1996 Acura SLX

I love this SUV! 20 MPG. Tows an 18 ft boat well. No problems in the boat ramp. Slips in and out of 4WD with ease. I would buy another. I wish I had bought this SLX new. Thanks

Comfortable but boxey

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Vehicle: 1996 Acura SLX

It is a nice vehicle, but it's a little sluggish and boxey on the road. Feels and drives like a mini-bus. Gas mileage isn't good, but it does deliver when towing and hauling. Lots of space and pretty reliable. She doesn't quite 'hug the road', so it needs to be driven like a mini-bus. It also has one of the worst roll-over ratings, so drive carefully. Looks great and runs well.


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Vehicle: 1996 Acura SLX

I love the size of this SUV. Lots of storage space in the back and lots of headroom. The back seat is large enough for three carseats!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful


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Vehicle: 1996 Acura SLX

Great car, very few mechanical problems. Vehicle is large and my husband's LX470 Lexus, but it gets 17.00 mpg, 4 more than the Lexus. Acura dealers treat certified used car purchasers very well.

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Gas Mileage


  • 13
  • cty
  • 17
  • highway
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