Only for three years, from 1992 through 1994, was the Acura Vigor sold in the United States, but it still has many who remember the vehicle fondly for its higher-end value compared to the Accord. This vehicle even served as the flagship car briefly for the company. These cars stood out for their distinctive five-cylinder engine, which was used on only a handful of models. Those who still own 1994 to 1992 Acura Vigor cars drive a piece of history from the company.
The hallmark of the Acura Vigor was its unusual 5-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine. This design combined the best of both 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines. Four-cylinder engines typically have better gas mileage, though 6-cylinder engines are known for having more power. Acura's Vigor had better gas mileage than a 6-cylinder and more power than a 4-cylinder car. It was capable of 20/27 miles per gallon in the city and on the highway, respectively, and the horsepower was more than most 4-cylinders of the time, rating 176 horsepower. The engine's orientation was also unusual, as it was mounted longitudinally, as is usually seen in a rear-wheel drive car, but the Acura Vigor was a front-wheel drive car.
At its release in American markets in 1992, the Acura Vigor had two trim models, the GS and the LS. The LS was the base trim level, though it had slightly more interior space. The GS offered more luxurious options including power windows, a powered driver's seat, power moonroof, leather trim on the interior, and a digital audio system. Though the higher trim level offered more options, both trim levels of the Acura Vigor were designed to compete against small, entry-level luxury vehicles. Models made in the first two years of production lagged behind other luxury vehicles, but updates in 1994 were made to make the interior roomier and the ride more comfortable, but sadly, it was a matter of too-little, too late, as the Acura Vigor's final year was 1994, and it was replaced in 1995 by the Acura TL.
Despite its lackluster sales, Acura Vigor fans are still around, and thanks to the connections brought by the Internet, have formed their own fan Acura Vigor car club to swap ideas about how to care for their cars and tips on where to get Acura Vigor used parts. Some of the things discussed include when to maintain the vehicle, and what services are needed. Those who still own Vigor cars find this a great resource for car care tips.
When it comes to finding the 1992, 1993, or 1994 Acura Vigor parts to put those car care tips into use, you should also go online. PartsGeek.com has you covered for all of the parts your Acura might need. Even with the unusual engine design and configuration, Acura Vigor parts can still be found, and PartsGeek.com should be your source for when you want to find all the parts you need and pay competitive prices. What else could you want in an online parts outlet?