Acura Legend- Somewhat True To Its Name

February 18, 2011 |
Filed under Acura



It takes a lot of courage to name anything a “Legend”, and when you are making a car of this then you have to make sure that you don’t end up becoming a joke in automotive world with your car. Luckily Honda’s luxury car brand succeeded in doing so, and their Acura Legend is a real legend in all sense. The Acura Legend was introduced in 1986 alongside the Aura Integra sport hatchback with intent to create Acura brand in North America. The Acura Legend was manufactured in co-operation with the British automaker Rover, which also got the version of the car as the Sterling 825. It was offered in coupe and sedan body styles, and was an instant hit among the customers.

The latest Acura Legend in the market was the Legend manufactured form 1991-’95, and was also offered in two body styles of Sedan and Coupe. While the sedan was offered in base, LS and L trims, the Coupe was available with L and LS all through its run. The core engine for the Legend was a 3.2 ltr V6 engine generating maximum power of 200 hp and 210 lbs-ft of torque. The engine here was paired with a 5 speed manual transmission, but there was an option of four-speed automatic transmission. The model year 1993 saw some more developments in the Acura Legend, and the maximum power for the Coupe trim was now 230 hp and the manual transmission now was a 6 speed transmission, while all the other Legends got dual airbags.

Come 1994 and a completely new top-of-the-line GS sedan were launched with bigger 16 in wheels and even stronger engine. All the Acura Legend models got tilt and telescopic power steering and a brand new bumpers and grille. Also the base sedan of the Acura Legend was dropped from the lineup. The model year 1995 was the final year for the model and this year the Acura Legend received a limited-production SE sedan having minor cosmetic distinctions.

Just as all the Acura Legend, the options for SE sedan were also limited. Some of the optional equipments for the car included CD changer, an upgraded Bose stereo and an automatic transmission; there also was an option of getting leather on lower trims. The list for the standard equipments for the car included antilock brakes, dual front airbags, complete power accessories, alloy wheels, a sunroof, steering-wheel audio controls and a power driver seat having memory. Some other standard items on the upper trims included keyless entry, Traction control, a power passenger seat, heated seats and 2 tone paint.

The Acura Legend not only was good-looking but also was respectably equipped, and at the same time was immensely pleasing to drive.

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