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Honda Legend
Honda
aka Acura RL (U.S.)
Production 1996-Present
Class Mid-Size
Body Style 4-Door, 5-Seat Sedan
Length 193.6 in.
Width 72.7 in.
Height 57.1 in.
Wheelbase 110.2 in.
Weight 4,014-4,076 lbs.
Transmission 5-speed Automatic, SH-AWD
Engine 3.5 litre SOHC V6
Power 290 hp @ 6200 RPM
256 lb-ft of torque @ 5000 RPM
Similar BMW 5 Series
Infiniti M
Infiniti Q45
Lexus LS 430
Cadillac STS
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Audi A6
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Honda Legend is the Worldwide nomenclature/version of the Acura RL.

See Autopedia's comprehensive Honda Legend Review.

Recent ChangesEdit

  • For 2009, the Honda Legend receives its first mid-cycle facelift, which may or may not foreshadow an updated RL. The executive Sedan now sports a 3.7 litre VTEC V6 compared to the previous 3.5. All this newfound power will be managed via an all-new paddle-shifted 5-speed transmission and the result are improved fuel efficiency, lower CO2 figures while still allowing the Legend to hurtle from 0-60 in 7.1 seconds, a 0.2 second improvement.[1]

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Unique AttributesEdit

The Legend gained two world-first safety features that benefit pedestrians. With the first feature, the rear portion of the bonnet is raised in an event of a collision with a pedestrian. The other feature involves infrared cameras that detect pedestrians in or apporaching the car's path.

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First Generation/Origins (YYYY–YYYY)Edit

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Honda Legend
Honda/Acura
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Production 1985-1990
Class Mid-Size
Body Style 4-Door Sedan, 2-Door Coupe
Length 1986-88 Sedan: 189.4 in (4811 mm)
1989-1990 Sedan: 190.6 in (4841 mm)
Coupe: 188 in (4775.2 mm)
Width 1986-88 Sedan: 68.3 in (1735 mm)
1989-1990 Sedan: 68.9 in (1750 mm)
Coupe: 68.7 in (1745 mm)
Height Sedan: 54.7 in (1389 mm)
Coupe: 53.9 in (1369 mm)
Wheelbase Sedan: 108.7 in (2761 mm)
Coupe: 106.5 in (2705 mm)
Weight 3,078-3,132 lbs.
Transmission 5-speed Manual, 4-speed Automatic
Engine 2.0 liter C20A SOHC V6, Turbocharged 2.0 liter C20AT SOHC V6, 2.5 liter C25A SOHC V6, 2.7 liter C27A SOHC V6
Power C20A: 143 hp @ 6300 RPM / 127 hp @ 5000 RPM
C20AT: 187 hp @ 6000 RPM / 177 hp @ 3500 RPM
C25A: 163 hp @ 6000 RPM / 155 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
C27A: 177 hp @ 6000 RPM / 166 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
Similar BMW 5 Series
Lexus ES
Audi 80
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

PRODUCTION VERSIONSEdit

KA1: Japan-spec sedan (RHD), 1986-1988
KA1: European-spec sedan (RHD), 1986-1988
KA2: Japan-spec sedan (RHD), 1986-1987
KA2: European-spec sedan (RHD), 1986-1987
KA3: Japan-spec coupe (RHD), 1987-1990
KA3: European-spec coupe (RHD), 1987-1990
KA4: Japan-spec sedan (RHD), 1988
KA4: European-spec sedan (RHD), 1988
KA5: Japan-spec sedan (RHD), 1989-1990
KA5: European-spec sedan (RHD), 1989-1990
KA6: Japan-spec sedan (RHD), 1989-1990
KA6: European-spec sedan (RHD), 1989-1990

PRODUCTION DATAEdit

1986-1987      V6 Xi 2500 (KA2) -- C25A
1986-1990      V6 Zi (KA1*) -- C20A
1986-1988      V6 Gi (KA1) -- C20A
1987-1990      2Dr Exclusive (KA3) -- C27A
1988-1990      V6 Xi Exclusive (KA4**) -- C27A
1988-1990      V6 Xi 2700 (KA4**) -- C27A
1988-1990      V6 Gi Exclusive (KA1*) -- C20A
1988-1990      V6 Mi (KA1*) -- C20A
1989-1990      V6 Ti Exclusive (KA5) -- C20AT
1989-1990      V6 Ti (KA5) -- C20T

  • In 1989 the KA1 platform was facelifted and renamed KA5
    • In 1989 the KA4 platform was facelifted and renamed KA6

~Options on the upmarket models included automatic headlights, integrated foglights, rear A/C & radio controls, power folding side mirrors, remote locking/keyless entry, tilt/slide sunroof, wood trim and leather upholstery.
~European Honda Legends came with side-marker lights, headlight wipers, and many JDM features, including tilt sunroof.

ORIGINAL MSRPsEdit

1986 V6 Xi 2500 -- $26,800
1989 V6 Mi -- $17,900
1989 V6 Ti -- $21,700
1989 V6 Gi Exclusive -- $21,900
1989 V6 Xi Exclusive -- $25,100
1989 V6 Ti Exclusive -- $25,100

DRIVETRAINEdit

EnginesEdit

C20A -- 2.0L SOHC V6, 143@6300, 127@5000 (CR 9.2:1), 82X63mm
C20AT -- T2.0L SOHC V6, 187@6000, 177@3500 (CR 9.0:1), 82X63mm (automatic transmission only)
C25A -- 2.5L SOHC V6, 163@6000, 155@4500 (CR 9.0:1), 84X75mm
C27A -- 2.7L SOHC V6, 177@6000, 166@4500 (CR 9.0:1), 87X75mm (automatic transmission only)

TransmissionsEdit

The 5-speed manual had the following ratios:
C20A: 3.250 / 1.857 / 1.346 / 1.033 / 0.794 / Reverse 3.000 / Final 4.200
C25A: 2.923 / 1.789 / 1.222 / 0.909 / 0.702 / Reverse 3.000 / Final 4.200

The 4-speed automatic had the following ratios:
86-87 C20A: 2.647 / 1.555 / 0.971 / 0.682 / Reverse 1.904 / Final 4.400
88-90 C20A: 2.705 / 1.629 / 1.058 / 0.750 / Reverse 1.904 / Final 4.533
C20AT: 2.764 / 1.500 / 0.972 / 0.707 / Reverse 1.904 / Final 4.714
C25A: 2.647 / 1.464 / 0.971 / 0.682 / Reverse 1.904 / Final 4.200
C27A: 2.647 / 1.448 / 1.028 / 0.707 / Reverse 1.904 / Final 4.266

SUSPENSIONEdit

The initial suspension system of the Legend used MacPherson struts with unequal-length control arms in front and a semi-trailing arm design in the rear. Antisway bars measured 26.5mm front and 12.5mm rear. In 1987, the coupe debuted with MacPherson struts front and rear and 27.4mm front/14.7mm rear antisway bars, and in 1989 the sedan followed suit. Steering is rack-and-pinion, with speed-sensitive power assist and an overall ratio of 15.9:1 on the coupes and 17.6:1 on the sedans.

BRAKESEdit

Every Legend has four-wheel disc brakes. The vented front rotors on 1986-1987 sedans measure 10.3 inches (262mm) in diameter and the solid rear rotors measure 10.2 inches (259mm). Sedans from 1988-1990 and all coupes had 11-inch (280mm) rotors in the front and 10.16-inch (258mm) in the rear. ABS was available on upmarket models.

WHEELSEdit

All models are fitted with 205/60R15 tires, with several different wheel options. The 1986-1988 sedans were equipped with 6.5x14-inch 16-spoke alloys, all coupes used a 20–spoke turbine design, and 1989-1990 sedans came with 20-spoke alloys.

COLOR OPTIONSEdit

Exterior Colors:Edit
  • NH-509 Olympia White
  • NH-503P Granada Black Metallic
  • NH-531M Charcoal Granite Metallic
  • NH-92M Gothic Gray Metallic
  • NH-95M Blade Silver Metallic
  • B-29M Midnight Blue Metallic
  • B-37M Florence Blue Metallic
  • B-50M Melbourne Blue Metallic
  • YR-74M Ascot Gray Metallic
  • YR-78M Volcanic Gray Metallic
  • YR-79M Savannah Gray Metallic
  • YR-82M Bahama Gold Metallic
Interior Colors:Edit
  • Type A Black Leather
  • Type B Ivory Leather
  • Type C Off Black Leather
  • Type E Grey Leather
  • Type G Silky Ivory Leather
  • Type H Burgundy Moquette

WorldwideEdit

Honda Legends were rebadged as Acura Legends in North America. In 1996, the Acura Legend was renamed Acura RL for North American markets.

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AwardsEdit

  • The Honda Legend was awarded for 2004 Japan's Car Of The Year.

See AlsoEdit

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Europe/Asia: City · Jazz · FR-V · Legend . Accord (European) . Civic Type-R

Japan: Inspire · Stream · Legend · Life . Odyssey (Japanese)· Step WGN . Freed

Historic

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Concept

Small Hybrid Sports · StepBus · Dualnote · HSC · JVX · Remix · Spocket · WOW · FCX Concept · Accord Tourer Concept · 1-4 Concept · 2007 CR-Z Concept · PUYO Concept · Accord Coupe HF-S Concept · Pilot SUV Concept · Inspire / Accord Modulo Concept · Pilot Prototype · Civic Type-RR Mugen Concept · Racer Hot Wheels · Open Study Model (OSM) Concept · Insight Hybrid Concept · City Concept · Civic HFP Concept · FC Sport Fuel-Cell Design Study · The Great Race 2025 Concept · Sports Modulo S2000 Concept · Sports Modulo Fit Concept · Life Style Study · NSX Mugen RR Concept · Accord SR-9 Study · 2009 CR-Z Concept · EV-N Concept · Skydeck Concept · P-NUT Concept · New Small Concept · Insight Sports Modulo Concept · SSM Concept · Odyssey Concept · 3R-C Concept · Li Nisn Everus Concept · Air Concept · CR-Z Hybrid R Concept · CR-Z Racer Concept · Fit EV Concept · BRIO Concept · Civic Concept · N800

Racing

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ACURA

Honda Motor Company


Honda | Acura | Li Nian | Honda Racing Corporation | Honda F1 Racing | Mugen


Current

USA: RLX · TL · TSX · ILX · MDX · RDX · ZDX

Canada: CSX · · · · · · · · ·

Mexico: · · · · · · · · ·

Hong Kong: · · · · · · · · ·

China: · · · · · · · · ·

Historic

RL · EL · Integra · Legend · Vigor · CL · SLX · NSX · RSX

Racing

ARX-02A LMP1

Concept

Advanced Sports Car · Advanced Sedan Concept · HSC · DN-X · ZDX Concept · RD-X


Keihin · Showa Corporation · Nippon Seiki · List of Honda engines


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