(4.9) 19 reviews
MSRP: $1,749$12,589
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 27-30
Engine: 160-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2005 Acura RSX

Our Take on the 2005 Acura RSX

Our Take

Entering its fourth season in Acura's lineup, the compact RSX sport coupe gets significant performance and styling enhancements this season.In base form, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder generates 160 horsepower. The performance-focused Type-S edition gets a boost from 200 to 210 hp for 2005, cou... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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


Consumer Reviews


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by DukeRoget from Trumansburg, NY on November 17, 2013

Comfort is adequate. The type-S can get a little loud when you twist its tail but you'll love the 8100 rpm redline. The engine is among the finest ever built. Ten years gone and Acura has gone green, ... Read Full Review

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.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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