The Acura SLX was the company's first SUV ever made, first released in late 1995 as a 1996 model. The car very closely resembles the Isuzu Trooper.

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
1997 $35,300 $435 January 1997
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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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