Exterior

Wheelbase 114.60 in.
Overall Length 196.60 in.
Overall Height 54.50 in.
Track Front 61.00 in.
Track Rear 60.60 in.
Ground Clearance 4.90 in.
Curb Weight-automatic 3898 lbs

Interior

Standard Seating 5
Front Headroom 38.80 in.
Front Legroom 42.10 in.
Front Shoulder Room 56.90 in.
Front Hip Room 55.70 in.
Rear Legroom 35.40 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 56.30 in.
Rear Hip Room 56.50 in.
Cargo Volume 14.80 cu.ft.
Passenger Volume 96.20 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 114.60 in.

Tires

Tires 225/55R16
Turning Diameter 36.10 in.
Number Reviews 61
Average raiting 4.6
Roger Priest
2016-02-05 18:33

For a 2002 model and purchased used with 79000 miles, this car has been FANTASTIC, period. Ride is very nice, a bit soft but handles well. Road noise is minimal most of the time unless you are running snow tires. At 113,700 miles she is still running very nice and is for sale. #acurarlforsale

Average raiting - 5
comfort: 5    interior: 5    performance: 4    reliability: 5    safety: 5    technology: 5    value: 5   
JDM
2016-02-05 14:35

Average raiting - 4
comfort: 4    interior: 4    performance: 5    reliability: 5    safety: 4    technology: 4    value: 4   
Rob
2015-12-28 20:15

Average raiting - 5
comfort: 5    interior: 5    performance: 5    reliability: 5    safety: 5    technology: 5    value: 5   
Andy
2010-01-05 01:24

I purchased my 02 RL used with 36,000 miles and now have over 140,000. No issues except for regular maintenance. Have seen others with over 200,000 miles with no problems. I drive a mix of city and highway and this car is very predictable and secure. Very low cost of ownership. It has a logic layout to the controls. Although not as "sporty" has others in this class, it has one of the best rides out there; smooth and quiet.

Average raiting - 4.6
comfort: 5    interior: 5    performance: 4    reliability: 5    safety:     technology:     value:    
watjordan
2009-11-16 02:11

I am very satisfied with the car. Only trip to dealerships are for routine maintenance and tire rotations. Car looks great and runs quietly and smoothly.

Average raiting - 4.9
comfort: 5    interior: 5    performance: 5    reliability: 5    safety:     technology:     value:    
NHTSA Recall Number:  02V119000
Recall Date:  14 May 2002

SUMMARY
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS, OIL WAS APPLIED TO THE BRAKE PEDAL ASSEMBLY TO PREVENT RUST. THIS OIL CAN LEAK INTO THE BRAKE STOP SWITCH AND CONTAMINATE THE ELECTRICAL CONTACTS.

CONSEQUENCE
EVENTUALLY, THE BRAKE LIGHTS WILL NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKES ARE APPLIED, WHICH INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.

REMEDY
EVENTUALLY, THE BRAKE LIGHTS WILL NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKES ARE APPLIED, WHICH INCREASES 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).

Cost

Below market Market average Above market
$3,286 $4,229 $5,172

IIHS

Rear crash protection/head restraint Poor