(4.6) 22 reviews
MSRP: $2,245$7,817
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 23-24
Engine: 225-hp, 3.2-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2003 Acura CL

Our Take on the 2003 Acura CL

Our Take

Posted on 9/25/02Acura’s near-luxury/performance front-wheel-drive coupe debuted in March 2002 as a reworked 2003 model, and it now features a new manual transmission. The exterior’s styling has adopted a more aggressive tone, the interiors have been enhanced, and General Motors&rsquo... Read Full Report


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Not having a beautiful mind, I don't usually talk to myself - really, Doc - but after a few miles in this week's examinand, I whistled and muttered, "Wow, this is the real deal."A week later, after playing with the Acura 3.2 CL Type S in three states, I took it up to top off the tank for the repo man. Somehow the car, as if with a will of its own, shot right past the gas station ... Read full review for the 2003 Acura CL

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by nasty nate from Raleigh on December 29, 2010

Bought used with 82,000. First thing (and I can not stress this enough) is avoid the automatic transmission at all costs, major recalls and why take the chance? It will take some digging but the 6 sp... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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