The Acura CL was a mid-size coupé produced by the Japanese carmaker, Acura. It replaced the Acura Legend Coupe in 1997 and was discontinued in 2003 with the introduction of the third generation TL.
First Generation (1997–1999): The first generation of the Acura CL featured styling cues from other Acura models such as the "beak" grille, shaped similar to that found on the second generation Integra. It was powered by a 2.2-liter inline four engine with 140 horsepower mated to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. Notable features included an available navigation system, 5-speaker audio system, power windows and driver's seat, anti-lock brakes, and side curtain airbags.
Second Generation (2000–2003): The second generation of the Acura CL featured a more aggressive styling with a larger grille, restyled headlights, and a revised front fascia. It was powered by a 3.2-liter V6 engine with 225 horsepower mated to either a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. Read more
The Acura CL offered responsive handling with good steering feedback and solid body control in both generations. Additionally, the second generation model had powerful performance thanks to the larger engine and more features. In either generation, the Acura CL was a reliable mid-size coupé with good performance characteristics. It has become a classic among Acura enthusiasts and can still be found on used car lots today.