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2005 RSX Brochure Info
 Date: August 17, 2004 16:40
 Submitted by:  RyanDL
 Source: 2005 Acura RSX Brochure
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


There is now quite a bit of information floating around the Internet regarding the 2005 RSX and the changes to it. While the press embargo date ends August 26, brochures have already appeared in some Acura dealerships, and (as usual) that information made its way to the internet and our e-mail inboxes. Below we've summarized the latest information. Feel free to make your own speculations by providing feedback to this news item.

In the table below, any changes to the 2005 model are highlighted in red.

Gear Ratios '02-'04 RSX Manual '02-'04 RSX Auto '02-'04 RSX-S '05 RSX Manual '05 RSX Auto '05 RSX-S
1st 3.267 2.684 3.267 3.267 2.684 3.267
2nd 1.880 1.500 2.130 1.880 1.500 2.130
3rd 1.212 0.984 1.517 1.212 0.984 1.517
4th 0.921 0.733 1.147 0.921 0.733 1.147
5th 0.738 0.571 0.921 0.738 0.571 0.921
6th - - 0.738 - - 0.738
Reverse 3.583 2.000 3.583 3.583 3.583
Final Drive 4.389 4.562 4.389 4.389 4.562 4.77
Curb Weight 2694 lbs. 2771 lbs. 2767 lbs. 2734 lbs. 2809 lbs. 2840 lbs.
Fuel Economy (MPG) 27/33 25/34 24/31 27/34 25/34 23/31
Swaybars (F/R) 23.0/19.0mm 23.0/19.0mm 23.0/19.0mm 25.4/19.0mm 25.4/19.0mm 26.5/21.0mm
Steering Ratio 15.1:1 15.1:1 15.1:1 14.9:1 14.9:1 14.9:1
Steering Turns 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6
Wheels 16x6.5" 16x6.5" 16x6.5" 16x6.5" 16x6.5" 17x7"
Tires 205/55-16 205/55-16 205/55-16 205/55-16 205/55-16 215/45-17
Power (HP) 160@6500RPM 160@6500RPM 200@7400 RPM 160@6500RPM 160@6500RPM 210@7800RPM
Torque (ft/lbs) 141@4000RPM 141@4000RPM 142@6000 RPM 141@4000RPM 141@4000RPM 143@7000RPM
Redline 6800 RPM 6800RPM 7900 RPM 6800 RPM 6800 RPM 8100 RPM

Speculations:

  • ITR camshaft
  • ITR intake manifold
  • Larger throttle body
  • Higher flow exhaust
  • No mention of LSD

Facts:

  • Revised look of gauge cluster with white faced gauges
  • Low profile spoiler standard on Type-S
  • Revised Type-S suspension with lower ride height
  • Revised front leather seats
  • New front fascia, rear bumper section, and side skirts on Type-S
  • New 3-segment headlight cluster with tinted housing
  • New red taillights (no amber)

New Colors:

  • Magnesium Metallic with Titanium interior
  • Vivid Blue Pearl with Ebony interior
  • Jade Green with Titanium interior
  • Blaze Orange Metallic with Ebony interior

These photos are scans from the dealer brochures.


Last edited by RyanDL on August 17, 2004 19:16

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08-29-2004 10:45
'05 Cut-off?   (Score: 1, Normal)
P.J
08-19-2004 12:36
Lower Top Speed   (Score: 1, Normal)
Manavy
08-19-2004 12:44
Re: Lower Top Speed   (Score: 1, Normal)
RyanDL
08-19-2004 13:13
Re: Lower Top Speed   (Score: 1, Normal)
watermelonman
08-19-2004 16:07
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JNorthcut
08-19-2004 16:55
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Manavy
08-19-2004 20:17
Re: Lower Top Speed   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
08-20-2004 17:17
Re: Lower Top Speed   (Score: 1, Normal)
Mad Honda Go
08-19-2004 16:42
Re: Lower Top Speed   (Score: 1, Normal)
ipribadi
08-19-2004 17:11
Re: Lower Top Speed   (Score: 1, Normal)
Manavy
08-19-2004 20:45
Re: Lower Top Speed   (Score: 1, Normal)
WCA19
08-20-2004 17:38
Re: Lower Top Speed   (Score: 1, Normal)
Mad Honda Go
08-19-2004 17:20
Re: Lower Top Speed   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
08-19-2004 21:52
Revised Top Speed Calculation   (Score: 1, Normal)
Manavy
08-19-2004 22:43
Re: Revised Top Speed Calculation   (Score: 1, Normal)
96civicEX
08-19-2004 23:23
Same as Shorter Wheel   (Score: 1, Normal)
Manavy
08-20-2004 01:09
Re: Same as Shorter Wheel   (Score: 1, Normal)
Danny1
08-20-2004 06:48
Re: Same as Shorter Wheel   (Score: 1, Normal)
JNorthcut
08-20-2004 08:14
Some of you need a math lesson...   (Score: 1, Normal)
RSX
08-20-2004 12:23
Re: Some of you need a math lesson...   (Score: 1, Normal)
Danny1
08-20-2004 13:28
Re: Some of you need a math lesson...   (Score: 1, Normal)
RSX
08-20-2004 14:25
Re: Some of you need a math lesson...   (Score: 1, Normal)
Danny1
08-20-2004 14:54
Re: Some of you need a math lesson...   (Score: 1, Normal)
RSX
08-20-2004 15:05
Re: Some of you need a math lesson...   (Score: 1, Normal)
96civicEX
08-20-2004 15:41
Re: Some of you need a math lesson...   (Score: 1, Normal)
Danny1
08-29-2004 10:39
Re: Some of you need a math lesson...   (Score: 1, Normal)
P.J
08-20-2004 15:10
(drag) E (speed ^ 2)   (Score: 1, Normal)
wingman
08-20-2004 17:46
Re: (drag) E (speed ^ 2)   (Score: 1, Normal)
Mad Honda Go
08-28-2004 22:53
Look at the Euro CTR   (Score: 1, Normal)
P.J
08-28-2004 23:15
Re: Some of you need a math lesson...   (Score: 1, Normal)
P.J
08-20-2004 10:30
Re: Same as Shorter Wheel   (Score: 1, Normal)
Dren
08-20-2004 15:08
Re: Same as Shorter Wheel   (Score: 1, Normal)
96civicEX
08-20-2004 15:12
Re: Same as Shorter Wheel (edit above)   (Score: 1, Normal)
96civicEX
08-20-2004 15:56
Re: Same as Shorter Wheel   (Score: 1, Normal)
Dren
08-20-2004 16:17
Re: Same as Shorter Wheel   (Score: 1, Normal)
Suomi
08-20-2004 22:35
Re: Same as Shorter Wheel   (Score: 1, Normal)
Dren
08-21-2004 08:44
Re: Same as Shorter Wheel   (Score: 1, Normal)
Suomi
08-20-2004 13:26
Re: Same as Shorter Wheel   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
08-21-2004 12:41
other factors   (Score: 1, Normal)
s2ktaxi
08-20-2004 12:01
Interior pictures please!!!!!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Acura Type S'in
08-21-2004 12:50
Re: Interior pictures please!!!!!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
cmorris
08-25-2004 11:02
Re: Interior pictures please!!!!!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Incoginto
08-17-2004 23:57
LSD?   (Score: 1, Normal)
BOOMER
08-18-2004 09:05
Re: LSD?   (Score: 1, Normal)
RyanDL
08-18-2004 11:25
Re: chuckle...   (Score: 1, Normal)
jes98gsr
08-18-2004 11:55
Re: chuckle...   (Score: 1, Normal)
Suomi
08-23-2004 08:54
haha - rounding, hundredths...   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
08-21-2004 12:47
Re: LSD?   (Score: 1, Normal)
s2ktaxi
08-24-2004 08:26
Re: LSD?   (Score: 1, Normal)
BOOMER
08-23-2004 22:16
sequential manual - doesnt look like it?   (Score: 1, Normal)
sleeks
08-21-2004 01:13
Pontiac Looking Front End?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Vtecguy
08-21-2004 16:01
Re: Legend Looking Rear End?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Zodiacfish
08-22-2004 03:46
its the same damned rear end/lights as last year just with new colors ?   (Score: 1, Normal)
uhhhh
08-22-2004 04:06
Re: its the same damned rear end/lights as last year just with new colors ?   (Score: 1, Normal)
uhhhh
08-22-2004 17:20
Re: its the same damned rear end/lights as last year just with new colors ?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Vtecguy
08-22-2004 23:30
Re: Pontiac Looking Front End?   (Score: 1, Normal)
OHV
08-22-2004 04:10
If this is hondas idea of a new prelude then im all for it   (Score: 1, Normal)
uhhhh
08-22-2004 04:03
Doesnt this picture scream 2004 Nissan Altima Headlights?   (Score: 1, Normal)
uhhhh
08-17-2004 21:51
Will the '05 RSX be SLOWER?   (Score: 1, Normal)
CanadaCraig
08-17-2004 21:56
Re: Will the '05 RSX be SLOWER?   (Score: 1, Normal)
CanadaCraig
08-18-2004 07:09
Re: Will the '05 RSX be SLOWER?   (Score: 1, Normal)
RSX
08-18-2004 12:44
Re: Will the '05 RSX be SLOWER?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Wizard
08-18-2004 13:09
Re: Will the '05 RSX be SLOWER?   (Score: 1, Normal)
bluetorpedo
08-18-2004 18:37
Re: Will the '05 RSX be SLOWER?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Bafflegas
08-18-2004 01:38
Re: Will the '05 RSX be SLOWER?   (Score: 1, Normal)
shisero
08-18-2004 10:33
Re: gearing . . .   (Score: 1, Normal)
Daemione
08-18-2004 12:02
Re: Will the '05 RSX be SLOWER?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Andrey
08-18-2004 12:26
Re: Will the '05 RSX be SLOWER?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Antrey
08-18-2004 13:53
ASPEC????   (Score: 1, Normal)
soulboy
08-18-2004 14:06
Re: ASPEC????   (Score: 1, Normal)
RyanDL
08-18-2004 16:50
Re: ASPEC????   (Score: 1, Normal)
pat-mtl-itr
08-19-2004 17:51
Re: Will the '05 RSX be SLOWER?   (Score: 1, Normal)
mkrsx2003
08-21-2004 16:09
Program name   (Score: 1, Normal)
Antrey
08-18-2004 22:05
If it is slower... it will be WEIGHT'S fault.   (Score: 1, Normal)
96civicEX
08-19-2004 00:40
Re: If it is slower... it will be WEIGHT'S fault.   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
08-22-2004 03:58
Slower or faster on the road 210 hp is 210 hp and thats more than last years!   (Score: 1, Normal)
uhhhh
08-19-2004 20:54
Got Brochure??   (Score: 1, Normal)
WCA19
08-20-2004 13:08
Re: Got Brochure??   (Score: 1, Normal)
cksi1372
08-21-2004 00:36
Re: Got Brochure??   (Score: 1, Normal)
WCA19
08-21-2004 15:32
Re: Got Brochure??   (Score: 1, Normal)
cksi1372
08-21-2004 17:19
Re: Got Brochure??   (Score: 1, Normal)
WCA19
08-17-2004 19:25
Bland head and tail lights   (Score: 1, Normal)
carcrazy84
08-18-2004 08:22
Re: Bland head and tail lights   (Score: 1, Normal)
Dren
08-19-2004 11:57
Re: Bland head and tail lights   (Score: 1, Normal)
watermelonman
08-20-2004 09:37
Re: Bland head and tail lights   (Score: 1, Normal)
kiwikungfu
08-18-2004 14:02
Definition of Final Drive ratio please.....   (Score: 1, Normal)
kirk
08-19-2004 11:43
Re: Definition of Final Drive ratio please.....   (Score: 1, Normal)
watermelonman
08-19-2004 12:27
Re: Definition of Final Drive ratio please.....   (Score: 1, Normal)
Atomic Frog
08-19-2004 13:18
Re: Definition of Final Drive ratio please.....   (Score: 1, Normal)
watermelonman
08-20-2004 08:24
thanks! n/t   (Score: 1, Normal)
kirk
08-19-2004 14:25
What about A-spec package??   (Score: 1, Normal)
Jab31169
08-19-2004 14:51
Re: What about A-spec package??   (Score: 1, Normal)
RyanDL
08-17-2004 22:43
Michelin Tires are a joke   (Score: 1, Normal)
jv
08-18-2004 10:17
preaching to the choir.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Daemione
08-18-2004 10:29
Re: preaching to the choir.   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
08-18-2004 11:23
Re: preaching to the choir.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Daemione
08-19-2004 13:21
Re: Michelin Tires are a joke   (Score: 1, Normal)
watermelonman
08-19-2004 11:06
The Real Question is...   (Score: 1, Normal)
Jab31169
08-19-2004 11:57
Re: The Real Question is...   (Score: 1, Normal)
9/11RSX-s
08-19-2004 11:46
no LSD mentioned   (Score: 1, Normal)
watermelonman
08-17-2004 21:42
Power? Underated? Weight??   (Score: 1, Normal)
zapata
08-17-2004 22:37
Re: Power? Underated? Weight??   (Score: 1, Normal)
Stevens24
08-18-2004 08:34
Re: Power? Underated? Weight??   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-17-2004 23:21
Re: Power? Underated? Weight??   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-18-2004 10:24
Re: 'da weight . . .   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-18-2004 10:38
Re: 'da weight . . .   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-18-2004 11:22
Re: 'da weight . . .   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-18-2004 12:19
Re: **shrug**   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-18-2004 14:03
Re: **shrug**   (Score: 1, Normal)
RyanDL
08-18-2004 15:04
Re: **shrug**   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-18-2004 15:57
Re: **shrug**   (Score: 1, Normal)
RyanDL
08-18-2004 16:21
Re: **shrug**   (Score: 1, Normal)
Dren
08-19-2004 01:21
Re: **shrug**   (Score: 1, Normal)
BOOMER
08-19-2004 10:49
Re: other changes   (Score: 1, Normal)
Daemione
08-19-2004 10:14
NICE.   (Score: 1, Normal)
HappaSaiyan
08-18-2004 17:23
ECU Retune?   (Score: 1, Normal)
9/11RSX-s
08-19-2004 01:17
I read brochure: Cam is new   (Score: 1, Normal)
9/11RSX-s
08-19-2004 09:25
Re: I read brochuCam is new   (Score: 1, Normal)
Karl O.
08-17-2004 19:36
Too Little Too Late   (Score: 1, Normal)
Eclypse
08-18-2004 20:48
Re: Too Little Too Late   (Score: 1, Normal)
9/11RSX-s
08-17-2004 18:41
New looks and more power   (Score: 1, Normal)
Bafflegas
08-17-2004 19:36
Re: New looks and more power   (Score: 1, Normal)
5-Honda-Man
08-18-2004 18:19
Re: New looks and more power   (Score: 1, Normal)
New Guy
08-17-2004 19:04
Good Riddance to the old spoiler   (Score: 1, Normal)
VTEC Penis
08-18-2004 15:41
Re: Good Riddance to the old spoiler   (Score: 1, Normal)
igaboj
08-17-2004 18:36
Spoiler lip?   (Score: 1, Normal)
TheDuck
08-17-2004 18:44
Re: Spoiler lip?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Bafflegas
08-17-2004 20:39
Re: Spoiler lip?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-17-2004 23:24
Re: Spoiler lip?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-18-2004 08:57
Re: Spoiler lip?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-17-2004 18:52
Re: Spoiler lip?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-17-2004 22:07
Re: Spoiler lip?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-18-2004 13:52
Re: Spoiler lip?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-18-2004 14:04
Re: Spoiler lip?   (Score: 1, Normal)
RyanDL
08-18-2004 11:17
XM Radio?   (Score: 1, Normal)
jeremy000
08-18-2004 11:23
Re: XM Radio?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-18-2004 12:31
Re: XM Radio?   (Score: 1, Normal)
New Guy
08-17-2004 21:07
Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn!   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
08-17-2004 22:22
Re: the empathy   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-18-2004 09:37
Re: the empathy   (Score: 1, Normal)
RAdams
08-18-2004 00:59
more power and more WEIGHT????   (Score: 1, Normal)
Accord Lover
08-17-2004 19:52
Curtain Airbags   (Score: 1, Normal)
Rush
08-17-2004 21:06
Re: Curtain Airbags   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-17-2004 19:11
pictures ??   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-17-2004 20:28
Re: pictures ??   (Score: 1, Normal)
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