Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 29 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.2L SOHC PGM-FI 24-valve V6 engine w/variable valve timing (VTEC)
  • 5-speed automatic transmission-inc: Sequential Sportshift feature, Grade Logic Control, 4th & 5th gear OD
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Front wheel drive
  • Maintenance-free battery
  • 110 amp alternator
  • All-steel unit body construction
  • 4-wheel independent double wishbone multi-link suspension
  • Front/rear coil springs & stabilizer bar
  • Gas-pressurized progressive-valve shock absorbers
  • P205/60VR16 all-season SBR Michelin MXV4-Plus tires
  • 16" x 6.5" cast-aluminum alloy wheels
  • Variable pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Dual diagonal pwr 4-wheel disc brakes (vented front)
  • 3-channel 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • 17.2 gallon fuel tank
  • Stainless steel exhaust system

Exterior Features

  • Galvanized body panels
  • Pwr moonroof w/sliding sunshade & tilt feature
  • Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights w/auto-off feature
  • Fog lamps
  • Heated pwr mirrors-inc: memory & passenger side reverse-tilt feature
  • Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
  • Speed-sensitive intermittent wipers w/mist feature
  • Electrodeposition anti-corrosion body coating

Interior Features

  • Front bucket seats w/pwr walk-in feature
  • Driver seat-inc: 8-way pwr adjust, memory feature, adjustable lumbar support, heated backrest & bottom cushion
  • Passenger seat-inc: 4-way pwr adjust, heated bottom cushion
  • Adjustable front headrests
  • Driver & front passenger seatback pockets
  • Dual rear bucket seats
  • Leather-trimmed seating surfaces
  • Front center console-inc: adjustable armrest, pwr outlet, & storage lighting
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio & cruise controls
  • Dual trip meters
  • Maintenance interval reminder
  • Pwr windows/door locks/outside mirrors
  • Keyless entry system-inc: driver seat & outside mirror position memory, panic alarm feature, trunk release
  • Remote trunk release on driver-side door
  • Cruise control
  • HomeLink universal remote control system
  • Security alarm system w/electronic immobilizer feature
  • Automatic climate control system-inc: micron air filtration, manual override
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Acura/Bose AM/FM stereo radio w/cassette-inc: in-dash 6-disc CD changer, 6 speakers, anti-theft feature
  • Printed rear glass radio antenna
  • Front/rear dual cup holders
  • Dual pwr outlets (one in center console)
  • In-dash notepad tray
  • Multiple door storage compartments
  • Auto-dim day/night rearview mirror
  • Overhead sunglasses storage compartment
  • Overhead map lights
  • Illuminated driver & front passenger vanity mirrors
  • Wood-grained trim
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Leather-trimmmed door panels
  • Lockable rear center storage compartment
  • Lockable trunk pass-through
  • In-trunk shopping bag hook, storage tray, & cargo net
  • Illuminated anti-entrapment trunk release

Safety Features

  • 3-channel 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage dual-threshold airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger side airbag w/passenger size/position sensors & cutoff system
  • Front/rear 3-point seat belts-inc: front belt pretensioners w/load-limiters
  • Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children (LATCH) system
  • Illuminated anti-entrapment trunk release
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Anti-pinch driver side window
  • Side impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones

2003 Acura CL Owner Reviews

72 Reviews
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My vehicle is reliable and gets me where I need to go but I could use an upgrade

2003 Acura CL Base

I'd really like an updated sound system and seating without rips in it. The transmission is a tad shotty and the timing belt will probably need replacing soon. The breaks take a while to adjust after each fluid transition. Id also like a car without black leather seating. However I love that it has a heated seating system.

- Tea C

2001 saturn. Red. 3 door. Abs brake system.

2003 Acura CL Base

It has a few cosmetic issues and I cannot afford to fix the air conditioning. It gets good mpg though. It is small and compact. The only thing I do not like about it is the sunroof rattled and the radio is old. But other than that it is a good car. I have had it for 2 years and I have only had one major repair.

- Katherine M

Much like Chryslers I have to take a lot of things.

2003 Acura CL Base

They break down a little to early and head caskets get blown out to soon the mileage per gallon sucks have to replace the tpms sensors I also had to replace the tightening belt twice due to water damage. I also never do oil changes so my car hardly starts from bad engine and transmission problems.

- Maria G

Great car for me and I use it daily

2003 Acura CL Base

It is a really nice car and I enjoy it very much. Very reliable & I use it on a daily basis. Would definitely recommend as a 8-9/10. Great second car and has been with me through thick and thin. I still use it and have had almost no issues with it other than the little wear and tear.

- patrol P

My beautiful, responsible car

2003 Acura CL Base

I really like my car. It is beautiful on the inside and out. Its reliable and trustworthy. I do not have to keep up with too much maintenance and my car rides smooth. It doesn't take that much money to fill it up. My car is enjoyable to drive and I like people to see me drive it.

- Cara N

Pinstriping makes it look sporty. Inside is very pretty.

2003 Acura CL Base

Real gas saver, compact n cute.. Has convenient cup holders n a/c really cool.. Runs smooth on roads and highways. Sound system is very pleasant. No major repairs needed. Could have a bigger gas tank. Easy to fill tank. Location of spare is inconvenient. Trunk is small.

- Audrey R

It is very great and rides perfect.

2003 Acura CL Base

It is very great I love it is my favorite car of all time I think a lot of people should try it because it is perfect the color the ride I think everyone will love the car it was my first car ever I fell in love with it. It is very nice it is safe and enjoyable.

- Kyle J

Nice silver for door rides very smooth.

2003 Acura CL Base

I've had my car for about 3 years now. The most problems I ever get is the Tires seems to pop or Basically destroy quickly but overall a good car. Runs good inside is built to last. Just wish my car had a navigation system and accident prevention system.

- Ashley E

The architecture and base design

2003 Acura CL Base

There's nothing wrong with my car I appreciate the value that they have created to make this car as awesome as it is honestly feel that we should all have one The last model I had wasn't as great as this one it made and great update in it maximum design

- Stephen C

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