2002 Acura RL Consumer Review: A good, comfortable car

2002 Acura RL Sedan - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

62 Total Reviews

All Models

Build Quality
Reliability Value
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
A good, comfortable car
By BlueJay on


2002 Acura RL 3.5 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


I have enjoyed this comfortable car. It always starts and has never conked out on me while driving on the road. I noticed that holding to the speed limit, especially 55 mph the gas mileage approaches 30 mpg. In the winter, around town I expect 20-25 mpg. I drive with a light foot. I didn't think I wanted a sunroof, but have come to enjoy it, even in winter--opening it on a sunny day with the seat heat and feet heat set high. The antilock brakes have saved me from fender benders when I didn't even realize it was slippery. It handles a bit loose, like a boat, not a bullet, but feels very solid and the engine never feels strained.

Best Features

anti lock brakes, heated seats, sun roof, plenty of power

Worst Features

The driver's seat leather is beginning to tear. A surprise because I had an 88 Acura for 14 years with no such problems. The automatic transmission has a simulated manual mode -unnecessary- and is governed by a computer that does not permit true down shifting or upshifting in slippery conditions.
Recommend (2) (0)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.