The Vigor entered into the US market in 1992 as a mid-size sedan from Acura, the luxury car unit of Honda Motor. Sold until 1994, the Vigor shared the chassis of the Honda Inspire and Honda Legend. The only engine available for the US iteration of the Acura Vigor was Honda’s 2.5L five cylinder gasoline engine, which was longitudinally mounted. The Vigor was the result of Honda’s anticipation that the car market would gravitate towards small, well-equipped sports sedans similar to the BMW 3 series and that a less-expensive but well-equipped option to the BMW entry would be a strong seller.
But the Honda people were proven wrong. The market favored the roomer luxury cars like Lexus ES which also offered softer rides. Buyers found the Vigor stiff and small. Nevertheless, the Vigor earned points for its handling ability which was unexpected for a front-wheel drive sedan. Attempts to improve on the Vigor’s weak points, however, failed to win converts and the series was abandoned in 1994 in favor of the Acura TL.
Estimated Price Range for Used Acura Vigor: $2750-$4000
Estimated MPG for Used Acura Vigor: 22 City/33 Hwy
Available Trims: GS, LS
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