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Along with the Integra, the Acura Legend was the other of Acura's earliest models ever manufactured in North America. It began as just a 4-door sedan in 1986, with a 2-door coupe joining the lineup in 1987, along with the L and LS trim levels.

Today's Acura TLX is as big as a 1991-1995 Acura Legend.


Year-to-year changes[]

1991[]

During the second-generation Acura Legend's first three years, it was available as a 2-door coupe (L and LS) or a 4-door sedan (base, L and LS), all of them with 3.2-liter V6 engines, 200 horsepower, and 5-speed manual transmission each. No base coupe was sold as of this model year.

1992[]

Standard for 1992 was a new passenger airbag on LS models, and cupholders were added to all models.

1993[]

All Acura Legend 2-door coupes were now given 230 horsepower.

1994[]

On October 1, 1993, for the 1994 model year, the base sedan was replaced by a new GS sedan. This model, with its 3.2-liter 230-hp Type II V6, was one of the most powerful front-drive imports sold in America. Understeer was a problem with high horsepower and front drive, so Acura has made traction control part of the package along with sport suspension, dual-piston front brake calipers and VR-rated tires. It was the only sedan offered in the United States with a standard 6-speed manual transmission (the optional 4-speed automatic was more often ordered). The other trim/driveline levels made do with a standard 200-hp Type I V6. A 5-speed manual transmission was standard on the L, with the automatic optional. The automatic was standard on the LS. The Type II engine received its power advantage from more aggressive valve timing and a different version of the 3-stage tuned intake system. 

The Legends (except the L sedan) had leather upholstery, an electric tilt/telescope steering wheel with memory that works in conjunction with the 8-way power seat, a 4-way power passenger seat, air conditioning and Bose stereo equipment. The L sedan had cloth upholstery standard, leather optional.

Unlike other manufacturers, Honda/Acura had developed its own ABS system. The traction-control system on the GS used the same wheel speed sensors as the ABS, combined with steering input and yaw angle to limit throttle and maintain traction.

The 2-door coupe was introduced in January 1994.

1995[]

When the 1995 Legend models were introduced in September 1994, the same trim levels (L and LS coupes and GS, L and LS sedans) were available. On February 7, 1995, a limited-time-only Special Edition (SE) sedan was added to the Legend's lineup as a late 1995 model. This SE trim level included a CD player as standard equipment.

The Legend was last produced in November 1995, before it was replaced by the Acura CL (coupe) and RL (sedan) in 1996.

Retail prices[]

Model year(s) Trim level Body style List price Destination charge Effective date
1986 Base 4DR Sedan $20,048
1987 Base 4DR Sedan $20,793
1987 Base 2DR Coupe $22,983
1987 L 4DR Sedan $23,493
1987 L 2DR Coupe $26,403
1987 LS 2DR Coupe $28,253
1988 Base 4DR Sedan $21,830
1988 Base 2DR Coupe $23,970
1988 L 4DR Sedan $25,920
1988 L 2DR Coupe $27,550
1988 LS 4DR Sedan $28,525
1988 LS 2DR Coupe $29,380
1989 Base 4DR Sedan $22,895
1989 Base 2DR Coupe $22,895
1989 L 4DR Sedan $23,780
1989 L 2DR Coupe $27,620
1989 LS 4DR Sedan $29,455
1989 LS 2DR Coupe $30,335
1990 Base 4DR Sedan $22,600
1990 Base 2DR Coupe $24,760
1990 L 4DR Sedan $24,285
1990 L 2DR Coupe $27,325
1990 LS 4DR Sedan $29,610
1990 LS 2DR Coupe $30,690
1991 Base 4DR Sedan $26,800 $345 February 10, 1991
1991 L 4DR Sedan $28,800 $345 February 10, 1991
1991 L 2DR Coupe $30,900 $345 March 1991
1991 LS 4DR Sedan $33,400 $345 February 10, 1991
1991 LS 2DR Coupe $35,500 $345 March 1991
1992 Base 4DR Sedan $27,450 $345 February 9, 1992
1992 L 4DR Sedan $29,850 $345 February 9, 1992
1992 L 2DR Coupe $31,300 $345 February 9, 1992
1992 LS 4DR Sedan $34,350 $345 February 9, 1992
1992 LS 2DR Coupe $35,700 $345 February 9, 1992
1992 Base 4DR Sedan $28,000 $345 March 1, 1992
1992 L 4DR Sedan $30,400 $345 March 1, 1992
1992 L 2DR Coupe $31,850 $345 March 1, 1992
1992 LS 4DR Sedan $34,900 $345 March 1, 1992
1992 LS 2DR Coupe $36,250 $345 March 1, 1992
1993 Base 4DR Sedan $29,900 $385 September 8, 1992
1993 L 4DR Sedan $31,900 $385 September 8, 1992
1993 L 2DR Coupe $35,150 $385 Q4 1992
1993 LS 4DR Sedan $36,400 $385 September 8, 1992
1993 LS 2DR Coupe $38,550 $385 Q4 1992
1994 L 4DR Sedan $33,800 $385 October 1, 1993
1994 L 2DR Coupe $37,700 $385 January 1, 1994
1994 LS 4DR Sedan $38,600 $385 October 1, 1993
1994 LS 2DR Coupe $41,500 $385 January 1, 1994
1994 GS 4DR Sedan $40,700 $385 October 1, 1993
1994 L 4DR Sedan $34,160 $385 May 9, 1994
1994 L 2DR Coupe $38,100 $385 May 9, 1994
1994 LS 4DR Sedan $39,000 $385 May 9, 1994
1994 LS 2DR Coupe $41,900 $385 May 9, 1994
1994 GS 4DR Sedan $41,100 $385 May 9, 1994
1995 L 4DR Sedan $35,500 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 L 2DR Coupe $39,400 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 LS 4DR Sedan $39,700 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 LS 2DR Coupe $43,200 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 SE 4DR Sedan $38,900 $420 February 7, 1995
1995 GS 4DR Sedan $42,000 $420 September 9, 1994
1995 L 4DR Sedan $36,100 $420 April 17, 1995
1995 L 2DR Coupe $39,980 $420 April 17, 1995
1995 LS 4DR Sedan $40,290 $420 April 17, 1995
1995 LS 2DR Coupe $43,850 $420 April 17, 1995
1995 SE 4DR Sedan $39,590 $420 April 17, 1995
1995 GS 4DR Sedan $42,650 $420 April 17, 1995

Modern-day Acura ILX and TLX sedans from 2014 to 2018 are roughly the same prices as second-generation Acura Legend sedans. For example, a basic 2018 Acura ILX costs as much as a 1992 Acura Legend base sedan, while a 2018 Acura TLX base V6 costs as much as a 1995 Acura Legend L sedan at its highest price.


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Acura Legend LS 4DR Sedan

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Acura Legend GS 4DR Sedan