Acura RL / 3.5RL / Honda Legend (KA9) Sedan (1995-2004)
Acura RL Mark I / Honda Legend (chassis code KA9) is an executive sedan in production from 1995 to 2004. It was available with a single V6 engine that displaced 3.5 liters; hence, it is also referred to as the 3.5RL. This engine was paired to a 4-speed automatic transmission.
The 3.5RL had a standard 1990's Japanese sedan design, though it somehow lacked the appeal that similar vehicles from Nissan and Toyota had.
The 3.5RL had a minor facelift during its production run, though changes were small.
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Neofiliac score 14% (not directly comparable across industries)
- Proven to be very reliable
- No powerful engine options
- Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
- Generic styling
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|Cargo Capacity||450 L / 15.9 cu-ft||396 L / 14.0 cu-ft|
|Coolant Capacity||8.6 L / 9.1 qt|
|Engine Oil Capacity||4.6 L / 4.9 qt|
|Fuel Capacity||68.0 L / 18.0 gal|
|Payload||505 kg / 1113 lbs|
|Brakes | Front||Ventilated discs|
|Brakes | Rear||Disc|
|Power Steering||Hydraulic Steering|
|Suspension | Front||MacPherson strut|
|Suspension | Rear||Helical spring|
|Tire Size||215/55 R16||225/55 R16|
|Body Style||4-door Sedan|
|Size | Height||1430 mm / 56.3 in||1435 mm / 56.5 in|
|Size | Length||4980 mm / 196.1 in||4995 mm / 196.7 in|
|Size | Width||1810 mm / 71.3 in||1822 mm / 71.7 in|
|Track Width | Front||1550.0 mm / 61.0 in||1552.0 mm / 61.1 in|
|Track Width | Rear||1540.0 mm / 60.6 in|
|Weight||1625.0 kg / 3582.5 lbs||1780.0 kg / 3924.2 lbs|
|Wheelbase||2910 mm / 114.6 in|
|Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h||8.0 sec|
|Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph||7.6 sec|
|Fuel Economy||12.4 L/100km / 19.0 MPG (urban) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (highway)||13.1 L/100km / 18.0 MPG (urban) | 9.8 L/100km / 24.0 MPG (highway)|
|Top Speed||210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph|
|Drivetrain Layout||Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive|
|Engine | Bore||90.0 mm / 3.5 in||93.4 mm / 3.7 in|
|Engine | Compression Ratio||9.6:1|
|Engine | Displacement||3.5 L / 212.0 cu-in / 3474.0 cc||3.5 L / 213.2 cu-in / 3494.0 cc|
|Engine | Power||208.0 hp / 155.1 kW @ 5200 rpm||228.0 hp / 170.0 kW @ 5200 rpm|
|Engine | Specific Output||59.9 hp/L / 1.0 hp/cu-in||65.3 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in|
|Engine | Stroke||91.0 mm / 3.6 in||85.0 mm / 3.3 in|
|Engine | Torque||297 Nm / 219.1 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm||313 Nm / 230.9 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm|
|Engine | Type||Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 engine with 4 values per cylinder|
|Transmission | Gears||4-speed|
|Transmission | Type||Automatic|
|Availability||1995 ~ 2001||2001 ~ 2004|
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