2005 Acura RSX

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

172.4” x 54.9”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Handling, especially in Type-S
  • Ride comfort on smooth surfaces
  • Six-speed-gearbox operation in Type-S
  • Performance in Type-S
  • Resale value

The bad:

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

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Choice of two four-cylinders
  • Manual or automatic
  • Six-speed manual in Type-S
  • FWD configuration
  • Race-bred personality

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 5.0
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Most recent consumer reviews


Super fun and easy to drive

This car is super easy to drive. Especially if you’re learning to drive a manual transmission. It’s very reliable and awesome. I recommend this car to anyone who wants to buy it.


Definitely the most reliable car I've ever owned

The RSX Type S is one of the best sports cars you can get for the money. Fast when it needs to be and perfect for every day life.


Sporty, Stylish and Reliable ?

Yes ! This car has to be by far the most reliable entry level Luxury Sports car ! It?s quick enough for it?s Naturally Aspirated engine at 210HP. Extremely Reliable considering Honda makes these cars. Very good looking sporting a Coupe/Hatchback design. This car needs to be revved out all the way to redline to get the performance out of it ! Don?t be scared of all the revs this engine likes it. Don?t buy it expecting torque cause This car barely has any. But will save you plenty of gas and stay reliable !

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Based on the 2005 Acura RSX base trim.
Frontal driver
Frontal passenger
Nhtsa rollover rating
Side driver


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Acura Precision
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old and newer from their original in-service date, with 80,000 miles or fewer at time of vehicle delivery.
Basic warranty terms
2 years/100,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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