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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.


Year-to-year changesEdit

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
RS 4DR Sedan N/A
L 4DR Sedan
L 2DR Coupe
LS 4DR Sedan
LS 2DR Coupe
N/A GS 4DR Sedan
N/A SE 4DR Sedan

1991Edit

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.

1992Edit

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

1993Edit

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

1994Edit

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.

1995Edit

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.

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

Retail pricesEdit

4DR SedanEdit

Model year(s) Trim level List price Effective date
1991 RS $26,800 (manual)
$27,600 (automatic)
February 10, 1991
1991 L $28,800 (manual)
$29,600 (automatic)
February 10, 1991
1991 LS $33,400 (manual)
$34,200 (automatic)
February 10, 1991
1992 RS $27,450 (manual)
$28,250 (automatic)
February 9, 1992
1992 L $29,850 (manual)
$30,650 (automatic)
February 9, 1992
1992 LS $34,350 (manual)
$35,150 (automatic)
February 9, 1992
1993 RS $29,900 September 8, 1992
1993 L $31,900 September 8, 1992
1993 LS $36,400 September 8, 1992
1994 L $33,800 October 1, 1993
1994 LS $38,600 October 1, 1993
1994 GS $40,700 October 1, 1993
1994 L $34,160 May 9, 1994
1994 LS $39,000 May 9, 1994
1994 GS $41,100 May 9, 1994
1995 L $35,500 September 9, 1994
1995 LS $39,700 September 9, 1994
1995 GS $42,000 September 9, 1994
1995 L $36,100 April 17, 1995
1995 Special Edition $39,590 April 17, 1995
1995 LS $40,290 April 17, 1995
1995 GS $42,650 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.

2DR CoupeEdit

Model year(s) Trim level List price Effective date
1991 L $30,900 March 1991
1991 LS $35,500 March 1991
1992 L $31,300 (manual)
$32,100 (automatic)
February 9, 1992
1992 LS $35,700 (manual)
$36,500 (automatic)
February 9, 1992
1993 L $35,150 September 8, 1992
1993 LS $38,550 September 8, 1992
1994 L $37,700 October 1, 1993
1994 LS $41,500 October 1, 1993
1994 L $38,100 May 9, 1994
1994 LS $41,900 May 9, 1994
1995 L $39,400 September 9, 1994
1995 LS $43,200 September 9, 1994
1995 L $39,980 April 17, 1995
1995 LS $43,850 April 17, 1995

Shipping pricesEdit

  • $345 (1991-1992)
  • $385 (1993-1994)
  • $420 (1995)

GalleryEdit

Video ClipsEdit

Acura Legend LS 4DR Sedan

Acura Legend LS 4DR Sedan

Acura Legend GS 4DR Sedan

Acura Legend GS 4DR Sedan