Exterior

Wheelbase 106.90 in.
Overall Length 192.00 in.
Overall Height 55.50 in.
Track Front 61.10 in.
Track Rear 61.00 in.
Ground Clearance 6.20 in.
Curb Weight-automatic 3470 lbs

Interior

Standard Seating 4
Front Headroom 37.50 in.
Front Legroom 42.40 in.
Front Shoulder Room 56.40 in.
Front Hip Room 52.90 in.
Rear Legroom 33.00 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 54.20 in.
Rear Hip Room 50.40 in.
Cargo Volume 13.60 cu.ft.
Passenger Volume 90.00 cu.ft.

Transmission

Transmission-short 5A
Transmission-long 5-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 205/60R16
Turning Diameter 37.40 in.
Number Reviews 41
Average raiting 4.4
xtbkidm3
2011-06-28 21:30

I bought my CL in 2004 with only 19k and drove it until 140k. I changed the oil, tires, and brakes and that's it. Never had a problem. The transmission went out at 90k but the dealership replaced it under warranty. This is a great reliable car that also is great in the winter as well. I would recommended this car to anyone.

Average raiting - 4.4
comfort: 4    interior: 4    performance: 4    reliability: 5    safety:     technology:     value:    
bkdice
2009-08-05 17:09

I just parted with my 2002 CL. I bought it in Jan of 04 and put about 71K miles on it. This car was always fun to drive, reliable, inexpensive to maintain, and the gas mileage was great! 23 city / 33 hwy was my average. I did have my transmission go at 99,800 miles - but Acura replaced for free under warranty (there was a recall / warranty extension on these!). This car will be missed. Wish Acura had continued with the coupe.

Average raiting - 4.4
comfort: 4    interior: 4    performance: 4    reliability: 5    safety:     technology:     value:    
Nuggets2008
2008-12-17 06:00

I just bought Acura CL 2002 base model with only 35,000 original miles. It was a lease in FL and I live in Co. So this car was taken care of. It is a very smooth car with a lot of power. I came from a 1992 Acura GS, which I was hit an ran on but survived to tell this story. Overall it's a very smooth and comfortable ride with nice luxury features.

Average raiting - 4.6
comfort: 5    interior: 5    performance: 5    reliability: 4    safety:     technology:     value:    
withone
2008-03-22 01:47

Great interior, enjoy the ride, great gas mileage average 24 mpg and I have a heavy foot. Previous cars: 98 xj8, 97 prelude,94 civic ex coupe, 84 crx, 82 firebird. Honda products by far the best.

Average raiting - 4.6
comfort: 4    interior: 5    performance: 4    reliability: 5    safety:     technology:     value:    
cangold
2007-09-26 13:14

This is a pre-cert w/ only 35K. The CL looks like new. I bought w/extended warranty 4/48 because of the tranny issues. Drives like a dream. I do a lot of hwy driving and only avg 18-20 MPG. Did better on my 93 Lexus. Hope to keep for at least 4 yrs.

Average raiting - 4
comfort: 4    interior: 4    performance: 4    reliability: 5    safety:     technology:     value:    
NHTSA Recall Number:  04V176000
Recall Date:  15 April 2004

SUMMARY
ON SOME MINI VANS, SPORT UTILITY AND PASSENGER VEHICLES, CERTAIN OPERATING CONDITIONS CAN RESULT IN HEAT BUILD-UP BETWEEN THE COUNTERSHAFT AND SECONDARY SHAFT SECOND GEARS IN THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, EVENTUALLY LEADING TO GEAR TOOTH CHIPPING OR GEAR BREAKAGE.

CONSEQUENCE
GEAR FAILURE COULD RESULT IN TRANSMISSION LOCKUP, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

REMEDY
GEAR FAILURE COULD RESULT IN TRANSMISSION LOCKUP, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

MANUFACTURER NOTES
HONDA RECALL NOS. P30 (ODYSSEY AND PILOT), P31 (MDX), P38 (ACCORD) AND P39 (ACURA). CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).