2006 Acura RSX Review from North America

2006 Acura RSX Base 2.0

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Previous carAcura Integra


Reliable sporty car with some flaws



General Comments:

After owning an Acura Integra for many years, I thought I would love an upgrade to the Acura RSX. I test drove two RSX's, and decided against buying it (I got a Subaru Impreza 2.5 instead).

Everything seemed good for the RSX on paper - good reliability and fuel economy. As soon as I test drove it, I knew the RSX was not the right car. The automatic trans seems sluggish (compared to the auto trans in my old Integra). The brakes felt mushy and non-linear. I felt they would not stop the car in time (the Integra brakes were great). Steering felt okay, but everyone knows that the RSX has a terrible turning radius.

Worst of all, the cabin of the RSX felt cramped. Too bad, because I really wanted to like this car, and it looks great from the outside.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd March, 2011

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review