Used 1999 Acura SLX

1999 Acura SLX
List Price Estimate
$1,537 - $2,692

Pros & Cons

  • Spacious interior, good off-road ability, outstanding visibility.
  • It's not really an Acura.
Acura SLX years
Acura SLX for Sale

Edmunds' Expert Review

Vehicle overview

Corporate sharing is all the rage these days. Manufacturers are scrambling to fill the holes in their lineups by slapping their badges on vehicles they buy from other makers. Even highly regarded firms like Acura are not above climbing into a cozy relationship with another marque; witness the Acura SLX. Based on Isuzu's competent Trooper, the Acura is a marginally spruced-up version of the same truck. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it does seem dishonest. Imagine the embarrassment of the SLX owner who thinks they bought something special only to find that they are driving an Isuzu?

The SLX has a 3.5-liter, dual-overhead-cam engine that produces 215 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 230 foot-pounds of torque at 3,000 rpm. It delivers capable acceleration in a vehicle this large, and this vehicle is definitely large. Markedly wider and taller than most of its competitors, the SLX has a rear cargo capacity capable of hauling several sheets of plywood.

Last year's revisions included a more powerful engine, as well as the Torque On Demand (TOD) drive system, which replaced conventional four-high mode for better performance on paved or slippery roads. That's plenty of improvements under the hood, but the interior design is starting to show its age. A recently revised instrument panel includes a digital odometer and trip meter.

The Acura SLX is priced the same as a fully loaded Isuzu Trooper. The SLX has a softer ride that results in improved on-road manners, but it still handles like a tall truck. Off-road capability is equal to the ground-pounding Trooper, but large bumps may cause the suspension to bottom out; the price you pay for that luxurious highway ride. Of course, very few SLXs will ever find their way off-road, unless the gravel driveway of the local polo club counts.

Luxurious sport-utes of today are like the sports cars so prevalent in the mid-eighties. Designed for function but purchased for prestige, they are seldom driven to their full potential. With this in mind, the SLX is a fine vehicle, delivering the prestige and comfort that Acura owners have come to expect from their cars. If you are looking for a large, luxurious sport-utility vehicle, and you aren't prone to whipsawing the steering wheel back and forth during your daily commute, this truck might just be your best option.

1999 Highlights

The SLX is carried over unchanged from a year ago.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1999 Acura SLX.

5 star reviews: 67%
4 star reviews: 33%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 4.7 stars based on 6 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • off-roading
  • comfort
  • spaciousness
  • value
  • fuel efficiency
  • safety
  • driving experience

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars, Rugged Box

The SLX is a true off road vehicle with ample cargo space. I've used it for hunting and for launching a boat from an unimproved ramp (beach). Visability is excellent. We've used it for family vacations and it will cruise all day at 75+. In spite of it's square shape is not adversely affected by cross winds.

4.5 out of 5 stars, Great SUV
room to spare,

Great vehicle, rugged, and comfortable. Great on long trips. Great in snow, and off road. Excellent fit and finish. I purchased this with 18k miles and now have 64k, with no problems. I like it better than the MDX. I drive my vehicles at least 150k and feel this one will make it with no problem. Still very tight, and wearing well.

3.5 out of 5 stars, Opinion Counts

Family likes the visibility and cargo space this vehicle offers. Center console can be a challange due to controls being too accessable to accidental engagement. Otherwise we like it.

5 out of 5 stars, Great SUV
4dr SUV 4WD

Bought my 99 Acura used with 103XXX miles. I absolutely love everything about it. Decent mpg, roomy and very comfortable for the whole family. Had never even heard of them until I seen it sitting on the lot and it was love at first site.

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Features & Specs

4dr SUV 4WD features & specs
4dr SUV 4WD
MPG 13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 0
4-speed automatic
215 hp @ 5400 rpm

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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver3 / 5
Passenger3 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
DriverNot Rated
PassengerNot Rated
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
RolloverNot Rated
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintNot Tested
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test


Is the Acura SLX a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 1999 SLX both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Acura SLX fuel economy, so it's important to know that the SLX gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Acura SLX. Learn more

Is the Acura SLX reliable?

To determine whether the Acura SLX is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the SLX. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the SLX's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 1999 Acura SLX a good car?

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How much should I pay for a 1999 Acura SLX?

The least-expensive 1999 Acura SLX is the 1999 Acura SLX 4dr SUV 4WD. Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $0.

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    What are the different models of Acura SLX?

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    Used 1999 Acura SLX Overview

    The Used 1999 Acura SLX is offered in the following submodels: SLX SUV. Available styles include 4dr SUV 4WD.

    What do people think of the 1999 Acura SLX?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 1999 Acura SLX and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 1999 SLX 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 1999 SLX.

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