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While on the previous Acura EL, Honda tried to hide the links with the regular Civic sedan, it came with a better idea on the 2005 Acura CSX.

By the time the Acura CSX hit the market, Honda already had separate products for the European and North-American customers. The carmaker also knew that the American and Canadian customers had tears in their eyes while looking over the pond to the unavailable Civics. Thus, its marketing department came with a bright idea: to bring a regular, European Honda Civic on the North-American continent and badge-it as an Acura. Thus, CSX went on the market in 2005. It was a straightforward badge-engineered car.

If someone would hide the badges on a 2005 Acura CSX and a 2005 European Honda Civic Sedan, those who would tell the difference would be the lucky ones. The main difference was that the Canadian cousin featured a bumper without fog lights and yellow turn-signals at the front and different wheels. The headlights, with their double-curved lower side, kept the same shape.

Inside, the futuristic design was not everybody's cup of tea, but soon its customers discovered its intelligent layout and comfortable seats. Acura offered sportier bucket seats with leather upholstery, aluminum pedals, and gear-knob for the Type-S trim level.

Under the hood, the CSX came with a 2.0-liter engine, which was not available on the European market. It was paired exclusively to a five- or six-speed manual gearbox, depending on the trim level.

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ACURA CSX 2005 - 2009
  2 gasoline engines
  • 2.0i 16V 5MT (157 HP)
  • Type S 2.0L 6MT (157 HP)

ACURA CSX 2.0i 16V 5MT (157 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0i 16V 5MT (157 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
115.5 KW @ 6000 RPM
157 HP @ 6000 RPM
155 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
139 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
188 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
178.9 in (4544 mm)
Width
69 in (1753 mm)
Height
56.5 in (1435 mm)
Front/rear Track
59/60.2 in (1,499/1,529 mm)
Wheelbase
106.3 in (2700 mm)
Cargo Volume
12 cuFT (340 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2895 lbs (1313 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Highway
36.8 mpg US (6.4 L/100Km)

ACURA CSX Type S 2.0L 6MT (157 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  Type S 2.0L 6MT (157 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
115.5 KW @ 6000 RPM
157 HP @ 6000 RPM
155 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
139 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
188 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
178.9 in (4544 mm)
Width
69 in (1753 mm)
Height
56.5 in (1435 mm)
Front/rear Track
59/60.2 in (1,499/1,529 mm)
Wheelbase
106.3 in (2700 mm)
Cargo Volume
12 cuFT (340 L)
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