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Acura SLX

Summarization of Acura SLX:

Acura SLX have only one modification of doors quantity:4.
Minimum width of this car is 72.2 mm. in 4dr SUV 4WD (1998), and maximum is 72.4 in 4dr SUV 4WD (1996)
Car height is 72.2 mm.
Length min of Acura SLX:178.9 in 4dr SUV 4WD (1997). Max length: 187.8.
Years production:1996 - 1999
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Acura SLX was equipped with only one option of the engine with 6 cylinders.
Min clearance: in option 4dr SUV 4WD (1998) (8.3), max: in option 4dr SUV 4WD (1997)(8.5)

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Acura SLX information:

Introduction

Acura SLX is actually ISUZU Trooper manufactured by the Japanese auto giant from 1981 to 2005. The car was also known by several names and they include Isuzu Bighorn, Caribe 442, Subaru Bighorn, Chevrolet Trooper, Honda Horizon/ Opel /Vauxhall Monterey, Holden Monterey and Holden Jackaroo.  

Two generations of the Acura SLX were produced and the first was from 1981 to 1991. The second generation SLX was produced from 1991 to 1997 and was refreshed in 1998 and sold till 2005. In the starting the SLX started as a humble model with the most basic configuration and low power. It was a midsize SUV and was given a four cylinder engine coupled to a 5-speed manual and a four-wheel-drive was offered as part time.

Even during the first generation luxuries and amenities were added and SLX evolved to become a fine SUV. It had a more powerful powertrain, air-conditioning and power windows. The next generation had both four wheel drive and two wheel drives while it had more features added to it.  The Acura SLX was a rebadged version as per agreement with the Isuzu by Honda and sold in the United States from, 1996 to 1999. The same way the Isuzu Trooper was rebadged as Honda Horizon from 1994-1999 and sold in Japan.

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Technical specifications

The Acura SLX first generation SUV was a mid-size in its segment and it was manufactured from 1981 to 1991. The engine layout was front and was available in both the rear-wheel and two-wheel-drives. Second generation lasted till 2002 and assembly of the SUVs were conducted at Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan plant and at plants located in Philippines and Malaysia.  Keep the changes being taking place in the SUV segment  Isuzu for the 1992 model year totally revamped the design of the Trooper which turned out to be a bigger, more powerful and ultra luxurious vehicle. A single 3.2 L 177 PS SOHC producing 175hp was available to the first generation along with a 3.2 L dual overhead DOHC 193PS SOHC offering 175hp and both were petrol engines. In 1996 a 3.2 L petrol engine generating 190hp was introduced and it replaced the previous engines. Most of these models still used a four-wheel-drive part time system which actually required you stop the car so that you can engage or disengage the front axle.  The SE trim came up with the shift- on-the-go engagement in 1996. The transmission given to these engines were either a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual.

The SLX had a wheelbase of 91.7 inches for the 3-door version and 108.7 inches for the 5-door version. Length of the 3-door was 166.7 inches and for 5-door it was 183.5 inches. The 1995 to 1997 versions had a width of 72.2 inches while the 1992-94 versions 68.7 inches. Height of the 1992-94 models was 72.8 inches and the 1995-97 model 72.2 inches. The Australian version known as the Holden Jackagroo used a 3.1 L inline-4 turbo-diesel with the output of 114hp at 3000 rpm and 192 lb-ft at 2000 rpm. The diesel version was optionally offered in place of the 3.2 L gasoline. The engine was capable of rugged operation and fuel efficient.  5-speed manual gearbox was coupled to a part time for wheel drive system. In the UK the same diesel engine was available with belt drive and it generated a bit more power. With the introduction of the 3.0-litre diesel engine a 4-speed auto transmission in addition to the existing 5-speed manual was offered.

Models & Features

Acura division of Honda sold the Acura SLX first during 1995 to 1999 and was exclusive for the United States. The SLX series importantly omitted certain options originally available with the Isuzu Trooper vehicles as the model years progressed which included engines and manual transmission. Only the 3.2 L DOHC V6 was available for the 1996 to 1997 models and in 1998 a 3.5 L V6 was drafted in 1998. For model year 1998 a freshly designed front end for the SLX but that could not sustain the sales of the model. Acura decided to discontinue it in 1999 and it blamed the media for its poor sales. According to report bad press affected the sales of Acura SLX which was rated as “Not Acceptable”. As per consumer reports the car rolled over while it was being tested.  In Europe the SLX was marketed as Opel or Vauxhall starting from 1994 and the Vauxhall badge was used in the UK while it was Opel in Europe.

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The 1999 Acura SLX 4-door SUV had several special interior and exterior features. Some of the standard exterior features in the SUV included bucket seats, fog lights, center console, power heated mirrors, heated front seats, keyless entry, power brakes, limited slip differential, 16-inch wheels, rear window deforester, tacho meter, 4-wheel ABS, alloy wheels and it was given a 3.5 L V6 SOHC 24 V F1 engine and 4-speed auto transmission. Unleaded regular fuel was required for the SLX and it had a storage capacity of 22.5 gallons. In the interior  the mid-size SUV had anti-theft alarm system, driver and passenger safety airbags in the front, power front passenger seat, power driver seat, tilt steering, power steering, air conditioning, internal windshield wipers, privacy glass, power windows, skid pads and AM/FM/Cassette/CD sound system .

Fuel Economy & safety

The Acura SLX sport utility vehicle had a range of 292.5 miles in the city and 405 miles on highway with full tank capacity. Fuel average according to EPA was 13mpg in city and 18mpg on highway.  Safety measures have been soundly installed in the SLX and they included the 4-wheel ABS, fog lights, driver and passenger front seat airbags and anti-theft alarm. Crash test results according to NHTSA rating was 3 stars for passenger and driver. However the car got into a controversy when the press claimed that the SUV rolled over when it was being tested. The allegation was however refuted by Acura claiming that the press hype has severely dented the sales of the SLX.   

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Acura SLX modifications:

All Acura SLX years
modification price cylinder wheels doors width x length x height clearance

4dr SUV 4WD (1996 - 1999)

0$ 6 four wheel drive 4 72.2 x 187.8 x 72.2 8.3

Premium 4dr SUV 4WD (1997)

0$ 6 four wheel drive 4 72.2 x 178.9 x 72.2 8.5