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 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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  '05 Cut-off?
P.J 0
  Lower Top Speed
Manavy 37
  Interior pictures please!!!!!!!
Acura Type S'in 2
  LSD?
BOOMER 6
  sequential manual - doesnt look like it?
sleeks 0
  Pontiac Looking Front End?
Vtecguy 5
  If this is hondas idea of a new prelude then im all for it
uhhhh 0
  Doesnt this picture scream 2004 Nissan Altima Headlights?
uhhhh 0
  Will the '05 RSX be SLOWER?
CanadaCraig 17
  Got Brochure??
WCA19 4
  Bland head and tail lights
carcrazy84 3
  Definition of Final Drive ratio please.....
kirk 4
  What about A-spec package??
Jab31169 1
  Michelin Tires are a joke
jv 4
  The Real Question is...
Jab31169 1
  no LSD mentioned
watermelonman 0
  Power? Underated? Weight??
zapata 13
  NICE.
HappaSaiyan 0
  ECU Retune?
9/11RSX-s 2
  Too Little Too Late
Eclypse 1
  New looks and more power
Bafflegas 2
  Good Riddance to the old spoiler
VTEC Penis 1
  Spoiler lip?
TheDuck 8
  XM Radio?
jeremy000 2
  Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn!
TonyEX 2
  more power and more WEIGHT????
Accord Lover 0
  Curtain Airbags
Rush 1
  pictures ??
sfg 1
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