• Nov 14, 2005

Automakers have a tendency not to develop original models for our neighbors to the north and instead rebadge existing models under different brands. Pontiac of Canada, for instance, has the Wave (a rebadged Aveo) and Pursuit (a rebadged Cobalt). Acura also has the EL (a rebadged Civic), which will be replaced by the CSX soon since the Civic's been completely redesigned for 2006. The CSX will go on sale sometime later this month, though no one on the AcuraWorld forums where we found these pics know what it will cost. There are various differences between the Civic and the CSX, most notable being the latter's 2.0L DOHC i-VTEC engine that produces 155 hp/139 lb-ft. or torque versus the former's 1.8L SOHC i-VTEC with 140 hp/128 lb-ft. of torque. Full specs and features of the new CSX can be found here on the AcuraWorld forums.

[Thanks to Corey for the tip]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Hi-five to Autoblog for my credit! Its basically the JDM FG Civic, but this is the 1st? time a DOHC has been put in a civic in N/A, so thats interesting. It would be nice if Acura USA offered these out here, heck, Lexus sells the ES which is nothing more than a jazzed up Camry.
      • 9 Years Ago
      We also have the '06 Subaru Legacy GT Limited Wagon with a 5spd. manual that you yankees don't get!
      • 9 Years Ago
      "Canadian market Acura CSX will replace EL still looks like rebadged Civic" What's the problem? Your crappy cadillac escalade is just a rebadged chevrolet, and you still buy it twice more expensive
      • 9 Years Ago
      At least we get it up in Canada and you don't more choice for us :-)
      • 9 Years Ago
      #12, Don't get too excited... The quoted MPG on the Nissan Canada website is in with Imperial gallons (4.55L/gal), not American gallons (3.8L/gal). With American gallons, it works out to around 22/30 MPG for FWD Xtrails and 21/29 MPG for AWD Xtrails. I had considered an Xtrail but went with a Subaru Forester instead -- better AWD system, better fuel milage, much nicer dash and interior materials (no goofy center dials!!), and most of all, less cash.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Isn't this just the JDM Civic?
      • 9 Years Ago
      We Canadians already have the Mercedes Smart cars, and the new B-Class as well. Nissan also sells the X-Trail SUV that is really popular in Europe. The fuel cost difference is only part of the cost equation as to why we drive smaller cars. People say it is because we are more enviromentally friendly, but that may only be partially true. We can't afford larger vehicles because of the taxes we pay on the purchase price. Can you say 15%!!! (Ontario) People buy what they can afford, not what they want all the time. Our government takes a large chunk of every aspect of owning a car. That is why the smaller cars sell more here, but the nice part is that the manufacturers are starting to send us the premium small cars that other markets around the globe get to enjoy. It still blows my mind though that Toyota has not introduced the Scion brand here.
      • 9 Years Ago
      The first generation Acura EL (97-99) was generally cheaper than similarly loaded Civic. Honda increased the prices a bit for the second generation ELs, but they were still extremely popular in Canadian urban centres. Personally, I bought my 98 EL because I wanted a reliable and efficient Honda car, but with the looks that were way better than the Civic's.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Sweet...a Civic sedan with a K20.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I just bought one a premium with heated leather seats and I got it for almost a grand off Im really happy im getting it soon I traded in my 05 civic si sedan.. This CSX is a one step up period....
      • 9 Years Ago
      This comment is to Nono You obviously don't "Nono" much about the car market here. Consumer reports just released reliability ratings and your BMW, VW, MB,and Audi is all over the worst reliability list. Their quality and reputation is deteriorating and guess which companies dominate the best list? yep you guessed it, Honda Toyota and Nissan. "american people have very bad taste" I've been to Europe and I've seen plenty of funky looking people there, and you guys need to brush your teeth more frequently. And speaking of bad taste, why do you guys follow our pop culture like its a religiion. You watch all our films and know the names of all our celebs. I went to a danceclub in London and all I heard was American rap/pop music.
      • 9 Years Ago
      '02 EL is not bad... lots of rattles from interior panels though and an annoying rattle from the exhaust that the dealer was never able to hear (but it's very much there). The seat keeps rocking loose too.. been fixed 6 times. Acura service is uber-crappy in Ottawa due to lack of competition (only one dealer, not counting one nearby in the Republic of Quebecistan)- would never buy an Acura in this town again. CSX looks nice though! Would love to get a loaded Civic Si though... 200HP! Yeah!
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