Complete Honda Saber lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

1998 Honda Saber (UA4) - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions1998 - 2003 Honda Saber SedanSaber (UA4)2 Trims 200 to 225 Hp 1995 Honda Saber (U1/U2) - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions1995 - 1998 Honda Saber SedanSaber (U1/U2)2 Trims 160 to 180 Hp

The Honda Saber is a mid-size sedan manufactured and marketed by Honda from 1995 to 2003. The Inspire was redesigned in 1995 with the second generation model, built on the same platform as the Honda Legend and sold in the United States as the Acura 3.2 TL, with the Vigor nameplate being substituted by the Honda Saber.

History of the Honda Saber

The Honda Saber is a front-wheel-drive, five-seater business-class sedan. As a successor to Honda's first-generation Legend, the second-generation Inspire was nearly comparable to the Honda Legend of 1986, upgraded and extended to fulfill better the flagship position for the Honda and Acura brands. On July 6, 1995, the second generation Inspire was made available with the Type I 3.2 L V6 from the Legend, but the straight 5 was still available in both 2.0 L and 2.5 L models.
After its release on October 15, 1998, the Honda Inspire/Saber third generation was the first Honda to be designed and made in the United States before being exported to Japan. The Acura TL was the name given to this car in the United States, whereas the Honda Legend was the only model available through Honda Clio dealerships in Japan. Honda Verno sold the Saber variant of this automobile as their top-of-the-line sedan. As a result of this generation, Honda debuted Internavi, an internet-based navigation system. As part of Honda Japan's sales networks merging into Primo, Clio, and Verno, Honda withdrew the Honda Saber in April 2003.


Honda retailed the Honda Saber with prices that ranged from $16,783 to $27,145, which is $27,397 to $44,313 in 2022.

Specs and Performance of the Honda Saber

Honda used two engines for the Honda Saber: a 3.2L J32A1 VTEC V6 engine and a 2.5L J25A VTEC V6 engine. The Honda Saber delivers 222 hp (165 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 216 lb-ft (294 Nm) of torque at 5,500 rpm. This Honda Saber accelerates from 0-60 mph (97 kph) in 7.9 seconds with a top speed of 142 mph (229 kph). The car's curb weight is 3,351 lbs (1,520 kg). Honda manufactured the Saber model with a 4-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel-drive (FWD) drivetrain.

Release Date

Honda manufactured and marketed the Honda Saber from 1995 to 2003.