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Acura RL 2 / Honda Legend (KB1/KB2) Sedan (2004-2012)

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Product Overview

Acura RL 2 / Honda Legend (chassis code KB1/KB2) is a mid-size sedan in production from 2004 to 2012. The pre-facelift model used chassis code KB1 and had a 3.5L engine paired to a 5-speed automatic transmission, while the post-facelift model used chassis code KB2 and had a 3.7L engine paired to a 6-speed automatic.
Standard on the RL 2 is Acura's SH-AWD all-wheel drive system. This system was the first in the industry that could vary torque not only from front to back but also side to side. Thereby, it has surprisingly good performance in incremental weather.
Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the Acura RL 2 comes with double-wishbone suspensions at all four corners. This provides the good cornering performance and durability, though multi-link tends to be more tunable.

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What we found**

Neoscore: 28% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Double-wishbone suspensions
  • Rather good J-series V6 engine
  • Very strong SH-AWD all-wheel drive system
Cons
  • Styling a bit off

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Specifications

Variants:
3.5
3.7

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
450 L / 15.9 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
8.6 L / 9.1 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
4.3 L / 4.5 qt
Fuel Capacity
73.0 L / 19.3 gal
Passengers
5

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Double-wishbone
3.5Tire Size
245/50 R17
Tire Size
245/50 R17
3.7Tire Size
245/50 R18
Turning Circle
12.1 m / 39.7 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

3.5Size | Height
1452 mm / 57.2 in
Size | Height
1452 mm / 57.2 in
3.7Size | Height
1455 mm / 57.3 in
3.5Size | Length
4917 mm / 193.6 in
Size | Length
4917 mm / 193.6 in
3.7Size | Length
4973 mm / 195.8 in
Size | Width
1847 mm / 72.7 in
3.5Track Width | Front
1575.0 mm / 62.0 in
Track Width | Front
1575.0 mm / 62.0 in
3.7Track Width | Front
1576.0 mm / 62.0 in
Track Width | Rear
1585.0 mm / 62.4 in
Weight
1845.0 kg / 4067.5 lbs
Wheel Size
8J X 17
Wheelbase
2800 mm / 110.2 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.7 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
6.4 sec
Fuel Economy
13.1 L/100km / 18.0 MPG (urban) | 9.1 L/100km / 25.8 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
215.0 km/h / 133.6 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 4
3.5Engine
J35A8
Engine
J35A8
3.7Engine
J37A2
3.5Engine | Bore
89.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Bore
89.0 mm / 3.5 in
3.7Engine | Bore
90.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
11.0:1
3.5Engine | Displacement
3.5 L / 211.8 cu-in / 3471.0 cc
Engine | Displacement
3.5 L / 211.8 cu-in / 3471.0 cc
3.7Engine | Displacement
3.7 L / 223.6 cu-in / 3664.0 cc
3.5Engine | Power
294.0 hp / 219.2 kW @ 6200 rpm
Engine | Power
304.0 hp / 226.7 kW @ 6200 rpm
3.7Engine | Power
304.0 hp / 226.7 kW @ 6000 rpm
3.5Engine | Specific Output
84.7 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
Engine | Specific Output
87.6 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
3.7Engine | Specific Output
83.0 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
3.5Engine | Stroke
93.0 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Stroke
93.0 mm / 3.7 in
3.7Engine | Stroke
96.0 mm / 3.8 in
3.5Engine | Torque
347 Nm / 255.9 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Engine | Torque
347 Nm / 255.9 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
3.7Engine | Torque
275 Nm / 202.8 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
5-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic

Production

3.5Availability
2004 ~ 2008
Availability
2004 ~ 2008
3.7Availability
2009 ~ 2012

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