Acura CSX

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Acura CSX(FA2)
2006-2008 Acura CSX
Automotive industryAcura
Parent companyHonda
Also calledHonda Civic
Production2005–present
Model year2006–present
AssemblyAlliston, Ontario, Canada
PredecessorAcura EL
Car classificationEntry-level luxury car
Car body style4-door Sedan (car)
Automobile layoutFF layout
Internal combustion engine2.0 L K20Z2 Straight-4
2.0 L K20Z3 Straight-4 (Type-S)
Transmission (mechanics)5-speed Manual transmission
5-speed Automatic transmission
6-speed manual (Type-S)
Wheelbase2,700 mm (106.3 in)
Length4,544 mm (178.9 in)
Width1,752 mm (69.0 in)
Height1,435 mm (56.5 in)
Fuel capacity50 L (Convert/usgal impgal)
RelatedHonda Civic
Acura RSX
Honda CR-V
Honda Element
2007 Acura CSX Type-S. Note the car door handles look similar to the Honda Civic with standard lining, not the Acura CSX, which has chrome lining over it.

The Acura CSX is Acura's Entry-level luxury car exclusively designed for the Canadian market. The CSX is the first Acura model with two predecessors, the Integra sedan (1986-1996) and the EL (1997-2005). Like the EL, it is only available in Canada and built in Alliston, Ontario, Canada.

The CSX is not a rebadged Japanese Domestic Market Honda Civic, rather Honda Japan chose the Canadian-designed CSX as the template for the JDM Civic.[1][2] The CSX shares some features with the Japan domestic market Civic, most notably the 2.0 L DOHC I-VTEC Internal combustion engine rated at Convert/hp at 6000 Revolutions per minute and Convert/ft.lbf at 4500 rpm. Also shared with the JDM Civic are the front and rear fascias and the steering wheel (also used in the USDM Civic Si and Euro Civic).

Standard features on the 2009 base model include leather interior, automatic climate control, Semi-automatic transmission for automatic transmission models, heated front seats, integrated turn signals in power door mirrors, chrome door handles, moon roof, USB device connector, tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and vehicle stability assist (VSA) with Traction control.

The 2009 CSX Technology Package adds Acura Navigation System with Biligual Voice Recognition, Handsfree Link (Wireless Bluetooth Mobile Phone Interface), MP3/WMA CD player & Digital Audio Card Reader, High-intensity discharge lamp, fog lights, and XM Satellite Radio with roof antenna. The navigation system and HID headlamps are among the features not available for regular Honda Civics sold in Canada.

The resulting car is 62 kg (140 lb) to 88 kg (190 lb) heavier than the Civic EX sedan, with fuel consumption raised to 8.7 litres per 100 kilometres (32 mpg-imp; 27 mpg-US) city, 6.4 litres per 100 kilometres (44 mpg-imp; 37 mpg-US) highway for manual model; and 9.5 litres per 100 kilometres (30 mpg-imp; 25 mpg-US) city, 6.5 litres per 100 kilometres (43 mpg-imp; 36 mpg-US) highway for Automatic transmission model. The CSX uses regular unleaded gasoline (Min 91 Octane rating), while the Type S model uses premium gasoline (Min 95 Octane rating).

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Debut


The CSX went on sale on November 2005 as a 2006 model. The 2006 CSX was introduced in 3 trims: Touring (the base model), Premium, and Premium + Navi. Key additions in the Premium model included HID headlights, leather interior, heated front seats, moonroof, and in-dash 6 disc CD changer. The Navi addition for the Premium model added Acura's Navigation System with Bilingual Voice Recognition, illuminated steering wheel controls, Digital audio card reader, and single CD player. The automatic transmission included steering wheel-mounted paddle shift controls.

Type-S


The Type-S variant debuted as a 2007 model and uses the identical drivetrain found in the US and Canadian market 2006+ Honda Civic Si which consists of a 2.0L Straight-4, Convert/hp i-VTEC engine (K20Z3), 6-speed Manual transmission and helical Limited-slip differential. The "sport-tuned" suspension is identical to the US-only 2007+ Honda Civic Si sedan with stiffer springs, firmer damping and thicker stabilizer bars compared to the regular CSX and is supported on 215/45R17 all-season tires. Unlike the Canadian market Civic Si coupe, the CSX Type-S employs Honda's version of Traction control (Vehicle Stability Assist, or VSA) and brake assist. Other amenities include 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, rear wing spoiler with integrated LED brake light, fog lights, bilingual navigation system, a 350-[watt]7-speaker audio system, digital audio card reader, Type-S badging and illuminated foot wells.

Fuel consumption is Convert/L/100 km city, Convert/L/100 km highway with a recommendation of Premium (91+ Octane rating) fuel.

The 2007 CSX Type-S went on sale on November 6, 2006 with an MSRP of $33,400 Canadian dollars at the same time as the Acura TL Type-S.

Mid-Model change


2009 Acura CSX

The 2009 CSX received several minor changes, most notably Acura's trademark Power Plenum grille. Other exterior changes include black-housing headlights, octagonal tail-lamps, and revised front bumper and fog lights. While not new to the line-up, the 17-inch alloy wheels once exclusive to the Type S are now standard on all models. New features for 2009 include Bluetooth hands-free link and USB audio connectivity.

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