What is the Acura RSX's top speed?

Is the Acura RSX a fast car? I’m trying to buy a new car for my son, who just got his license, and I don’t want him to be able to race his friends in the streets. If I can find a slower car, I’m hoping it will discourage some of the dangerous behavior.

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s very nice of you to get your son a new car! The
Acura RSX
has a top speed of 140 mph, which is pretty fast for a car of that size. If you’re looking for a slow vehicle, the RSX probably isn’t the one for you.
Some other vehicles to consider that are highly recommended for young drivers include:
  • Subaru Forester: top speed 127 mph
  • Nissan Altima: top speed 130 mph
  • Mazda 3: top speed 134 mph
Another way to ease your mind a bit is to make sure you have a good insurance policy in place. Check out the
app, where you can see a list of car insurance quotes that work for you in minutes. The average user saves $887 per year.
View full answer 
Jerry partners with more than 50 insurance companies, but our content is independently researched, written, and fact-checked by our team of editors and agents. We aren’t paid for reviews or other content.

Join 4M+ members in lowering their car insurance

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

No long forms
No spam or unwanted phone calls
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings