Civilized, refined and luxurious, but tough as they came, the SLX was a 4-wheel-drive vehicle. It had a 190-horsepower V6 engine designed to provide plenty of low end torque to tackle uneven terrain. Standard equipment included shift-on-the-fly 4-wheel drive, dual air bags, an Acura Music System, Anti-Lock Brakes, power windows and door locks, and much more.
The SLX remained the only known SUV from Acura through April 2000, when it was replaced by the North American-produced Acura MDX, which remained the only SUV available since then until 2006.
Year-to-year changes[edit | edit source]
1997[edit | edit source]
An in-dash CD player became standard for the 1997 model year.
1998[edit | edit source]
The 1998 SLX gained 25 more horsepower than its 1997 counterpart, in a bigger 3.5-liter V6 engine.
1999[edit | edit source]
The price was unchanged for 1999, when the car was released for sale on December 1, 1998.
Retail prices[edit | edit source]
|Model year(s)||List price||Destination charge||Effective date|
|1996||$33,900||$420||February 16, 1996|
|1998-1999||$36,300||$435-455||November 10, 1997|
A 2015 Acura RDX with all-wheel drive costs as much as a 1998/1999 Acura SLX.