The 1998 Acura CL classifies as a midsize, entry-level, luxury car manufactured by Honda, a Japanese automaker, under the Acura luxury brand. The first generation of Acura CL debuted in 1996 as a replacement for the Acura Legend Coupe. The CL marks the first luxury car manufactured by Honda in the U.S. under the Acura brand. All Acura CLs come from Honda’s manufacturing plant in Marysville, Ohio. The 1998 Acura CL belongs to the first generation of Acura CL cars. The second generation of Acura CLs began in 2001. The 1998 Acura CL provides an ideal car for “yuppies? or couples without children.
Body Styles: two-door coupe
Engines: 2.3-liter I-4, 3.0-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Acura TL 2.3, Acura TL 2.3 Premium, Acura TL 3.0, Acura TL 3.0 Premium
The Acura CL remains largely unchanged for 1998. The only new addition concerns the introduction of a 2.3-liter engine, to replace the 2.2-liter engine, and new alloy wheels and a revised grille for all models of the 1998 Acura CL.
Built on a wheelbase of 106.9 inches, the 1998 Acura CL measures 190 inches in length, 70.1 inches in width, and stands 54.7 inches tall. The exterior design of the 1998 Acura CL looks simple and classy. It features body-colored, body-side moldings and body-colored front and rear bumpers. The CL also features chrome trim around the side windows, power-heated driver and passenger body-colored mirrors, power door locks, a power moonroof, a rear window defroster, and a keyless entry system.
The Acura CL belongs to the luxury car segment, so several luxury and convenience features provide standard equipment. Some of the notable comfort and convenience features in the 1998 Acura CL include leather steering wheel trim, automatic climate control, air-conditioning, cruise control, steering wheel audio controls, cloth seating, a power driver's seat, remote trunk release, power steering, AM/FM/CD audio system, and bucket seats. The Premium model of the Acura CL features all leather seating instead of cloth seating.
Performance & Handling
Powered by a 2.3-liter engine cranking 150 horsepower, the 1998 Acura CL offers a spirited performance. The 16-inch wheels accompanied by an anti-lock braking system never make you feel insecure even when you push the a Acura CL to higher speed limits.
As an entry-level luxury car, the Acura CL includes very few standard safety features, such as passenger and driver front airbags, a four-wheel anti-lock braking system, power brakes, and an anti-theft alarm system. The company has made no provision to offer optional safety equipment for the 1998 Acura CL.
EPA Fuel Economy
Acura CL 2.3 Coupe: 19/27 mpg city/highway
Acura CL 2.3 Premium Coupe: 21/29 mpg city/highway
Acura CL 3.0 Coupe: 17/26 mpg city/highway
- Comfortable interior
- Good looking
- Good gas mileage
You Won't Like
- Average transmission performance
High-end luxury, entry-level price.
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