Exterior

Wheelbase 106.90 in.
Overall Length 190.00 in.
Overall Height 54.70 in.
Track Front 59.60 in.
Track Rear 59.10 in.
Ground Clearance 4.30 in.
Curb Weight-automatic 3285 lbs

Interior

Standard Seating 5
Front Headroom 37.40 in.
Front Legroom 42.90 in.
Front Shoulder Room 54.40 in.
Front Hip Room 51.60 in.
Rear Legroom 31.00 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 53.10 in.
Rear Hip Room 47.60 in.
Cargo Volume 12.00 cu.ft.
Passenger Volume 84.70 cu.ft.

Transmission

Transmission-short 4A
Transmission-long 4-Speed Automatic

Suspension

Front Spring Type Coil
Front Suspension Ind
Rear Spring Type Coil
Rear Suspension Ind

Wheels

Alloy Wheels Std.
Wheelbase 106.90 in.

Tires

Tires 205/55R16
Turning Diameter 39.00 in.
Number Reviews 61
Average raiting 4.7
Scott Oaks
2016-11-28 18:07

Before you buy the Acura cl 3.0 know that the transmission is not compatible with the engine, if you drive the car hard the transmission will go out.. But if you take care of the car and do constant transmission fluid changes meaning 30k or less.. The transmission does not have a filter so it's a drain and fill.. The other owner say when you change the fluid do it 2 to 3 times consecutively.. I know this sounds like a lot but it's better than a new or refurbished transmission. Otherwise the car runs and drives great. I would buy another, but buyer beware.

Average raiting - 5
comfort: 4    interior: 4    performance: 5    reliability: 4    safety: 3    technology: 3    value: 4   
2016-11-07 18:54

check maintainance histtory .. FLUIDS CHANGED !!!!! at 50000 mi.

Average raiting - 5
comfort: 5    interior: 5    performance: 5    reliability: 5    safety: 5    technology: 5    value: 5   
Dan Boek
2016-04-20 15:06

After 246K oil leak so I found a low miles motor rebuilt trans now good for 150 K more I am not the best at maintenance. This car has guts and classy too.

Average raiting - 5
comfort: 5    interior: 5    performance: 5    reliability: 5    safety: 5    technology: 5    value: 5   
Kuntree TLR
2016-01-05 16:58

I haven't. Had trans issue I got the car in 2012 with 181,000 replace starter ,battery ,

Average raiting - 5
comfort: 3    interior: 3    performance: 3    reliability: 5    safety: 3    technology: 3    value: 4   
dontuy22
2013-09-04 15:43

I own a 99 CL 3.0, all of the transmissions go bad in this car, I've talked to many people and eventually the trans will go bad way before it should. Do not buy one unless you're prepared to sink 3 grand into at any given time. Could have been a great car, I replaced my trans at 80k miles and now it works good. A friend of mine is an excelllent mechanic with a wealth of knowledge on all cars, and he says it should be good for another 100k miles, but it will definetely go out again eventually and there's nothing that can be done besides replacing it again.

Average raiting - 3.1
comfort: 4    interior: 4    performance: 4    reliability: 2    safety:     technology:     value:    
NHTSA Recall Number:  02V120000
Recall Date:  16 May 2002

SUMMARY
ON CERTAIN SEDANS, COUPES, HATCHBACKS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, ELECTRICAL CONTACTS IN THE IGNITION SWITCH CAN DEGRADE DUE TO THE HIGH ELECTRICAL CURRENT PASSING THROUGH THE SWITCH WHEN THE VEHICLE IS STARTED.

CONSEQUENCE
WORN CONTACTS COULD CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STALL WITHOUT WARNING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

REMEDY
WORN CONTACTS COULD CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STALL WITHOUT WARNING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

MANUFACTURER NOTES
CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

NHTSA Recall Number:  03V423000
Recall Date:  27 October 2003

SUMMARY
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI VANS, THE IGNITION SWITCH MAY WEAR EXCESSIVELY AND PREVENT PROPER INTERLOCK OPERATION, MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO TURN THE IGNITION KEY TO THE "OFF" POSITION AND REMOVE THE KEY WITHOUT SHIFTING THE TRANSMISSION TO "PARK."

CONSEQUENCE
IF THE VEHICLE OPERATOR DOES NOT SHIFT TO "PARK" BEFORE REMOVING THE KEY AND FAILS TO ENGAGE THE PARKING BRAKE, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.

REMEDY
IF THE VEHICLE OPERATOR DOES NOT SHIFT TO "PARK" BEFORE REMOVING THE KEY AND FAILS TO ENGAGE THE PARKING BRAKE, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.

MANUFACTURER NOTES
HONDA RECALL NO. 03-088/ACURA RECALL NO. 03-034. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).