(4.7) 14 reviews
MSRP: $3,042$10,570
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 27-30
Engine: 160-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2004 Acura RSX

Our Take on the 2004 Acura RSX

Our Take

In its third season in Acura’s lineup, few things have changed in the compact RSX sport coupe. Heated mirrors are now standard, and one new body color is available.Dick Colliver, Acura executive vice president of sales, has promised “a true race-bred driving experience” for this... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Engine noise in the base model
  • Tight backseat space
  • Difficult backseat entry and exit

Notable Features

  • 160-hp or 200-hp engine
  • Six-speed manual in the Type-S
  • Available Sequential SportShift automatic in the base coupe
  • FWD configuration
  • Race-bred personality

2 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.