18: 1997 Acura CL 2.2
What happens when you call an Accord a luxury car? You get the Acura CL 2.2. The CL was a brave attempt at Honda to build a luxury sport coupe. The finished product, however, was not much different than a two-door Honda Accord. This attempt didn’t fool buyers to rebadge the Accord, and the CL was never a sales success (via The Drive).
The performance of the CL was not overwhelming, but it wasn’t boring either. On the plus side of things, you got the stellar Honda reliability to fall back on. But at the end of the day, luxury shoppers are picky, and the CL simply didn’t cut the mustard. There were many better options when it came to a luxury coupe.