In the eighties, Honda was not really sure of the acceptance of the public if they put the Honda emblem on a more expensive, more luxurious line of cars. During that time, Honda only produced small size, low-priced, and quality cars. And a high-priced big car would not fit to its current image. Thus in the effort to enter the luxury market, Honda created their luxury division called Acura in March 27, 1986. Their first two models were the Acura Integra and the Acura Legend.
The 1991 Acura Legend is larger than the former generation. It also uses the same front wheel drivetrain but with several trims unlike the previews Legend. Coupe became available with shorter wheelbase in L and LS trims. The sedans came in base, L and LS luxury trims. All had thicker anti roll bars, more galvanized body, and bigger engines with hydraulics front mounts.
By 1992, L and LS sedans models received driver- and passenger-side airbag and seatbelt pretensioners and cupholders.
The 1993 Acura Legend features a passenger-side airbag on the base which was once only available for the L and LS models. This year also featured the entry of coupe models that were 30 hp more than the sedan with 6 speed manual transmission and traction-control system. The sedans retain the same engine
In the last year of the Acura Legend, which will eventually be replaced by the Acura RL, carried very minimal changes. The 1995 Legend soon faded in the picture. Yet Acura Legend had a very fruitful 10 years in the luxury market and as one of the pioneering models of the Acura, the Legend became the basis of Acura models to follow.