Advertisement

Why ads?
Popular at KBB.com
  • 10 Best Luxury Cars Under $40,000
  • Small Luxury Sedan Buyer's Guide
  • Class of 2015: New Vehicles Ready to Roll
  • 10 Best Midsize SUVs

Acura TL

Select a Year

(20 available)

Narrow year range (drag arrows to filter):

1995
2014
See photos
2014 Acura TL What's new for 2014? 
2014 Acura TL

No major changes have been made to the Acura TL for the 2014 model year. The mid-level Special Edition model that was introduced in mid-2013 remains as a high-value trim option.

See photos
2013 Acura TL What's new for 2013? 
2013 Acura TL

There are no major changes to the Acura TL for 2013.

See photos
2012 Acura TL What's new for 2012? 
2012 Acura TL

The 2012 Acura TL upgrade is a little show, a little go. Underneath the exterior changes the TL sports a new six-speed automatic transmission that delivers more miles per gallon. The TL is still available in base and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive trim levels, and a new Advance Package has been added to the option list.

See photos
2011 Acura TL What's new for 2011? 
2011 Acura TL

The Acura TL sees no major changes for 2011.

See photos
2010 Acura TL What's new for 2010? 
2010 Acura TL

In a nod to enthusiast drivers, Acura offers a new six-speed manual transmission on all-wheel-drive models only. Manual models also receive retuned front coils and dampeners, stiffer engine and transmission mounts, unique electric power steering tuning, and heavy-duty front differential, CV joints and driveshafts.

See photos
2009 Acura TL What's new for 2009? 
2009 Acura TL

There's more sport in the 2009 Acura TL thanks to an available 305-horsepower V6, a performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system, and an automatic transmission with paddle shifters. A redesigned chassis provides a safer and quieter ride, while new interior features take some of the sting out of long drives.

About Acura TL

The 2014 TL is Acura's entry in the mid-size luxury sedan segment, where it competes with vehicles such as the BMW 5 Series, Infiniti M, Audi A6 and Cadillac CTS. Compared to most of its rivals, the TL has a much lower starting price but more polarizing exterior design. Acura enthusiasts have grown to either like the TL's skin or see the beauty beneath it, where lies a strong V6 engine and an available all-wheel-drive system that offers excellent grip. The Acura TL has a strong reliability record and a good dose of performance with its premium ride quality, but with no rear-drive model in the lineup, driving purists my overlook the Acura in favor of a BMW, Infiniti or Cadillac.

Advertisement

Why ads?

Consumer Reviews

2012 SH AWD Advanced Package

By on Monday, October 29, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,036

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great handling car with good technology"

Cons: "Small trunk, no fold down rear seats"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is my first Acura. I had an Avalon that I had to replace do to a accident. I drove a 2013 Lexus ES 350, a 2012 Avalon and a couple of other. Then I drove a front wheel drive TL and was ready to purchase. My 34 year old son advised me to drive the AWD model before I made the purchase. He said it was fun to drive and his favorite car to drive. I test drove the front wheel drive again and then drove the SH AWD TL. Amazing the difference in the handling and performance between the front wheel drive TL and the SH AWD TL model. I was use to the soft ride of the Avalon so this was a big change with the SH AWD package. I have driven this car for 4,000 miles in rain, heavy traffic and on open curvy roads and really enjoy the handling and power. Road noise on grooved roads can be annoying and the trunk could be a little larger. At first I did not know if I could get use to the very firm ride of the SH AWD package but now I have adjusted to the ride I just love the car. The Advanced package is great with the blind spot indicators in freeway traffic. Control on wet roads is amazing. Gas mileage has been less than expected but now is improving, averaging 25.4 in mixed driving. Great car for the money and it is fun to drive. Best value of all the other vehicles I drove. Glad I purchased the TL. No problems with the vehicle so far and several in my office have had Acura’s and all have bragged about the quality and durability of the brand."

14 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Terrific Touring Car! Incredible value!!

By on Tuesday, April 02, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Refinement, controlled ride, 6MT"

Cons: "A wee bit more engagement!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have only recently bought the 2013 TL (SH-AWD 6M). So my views are more like initial impressions. It is less fun to drive than my previous car (two Infiniti G's over the past 10 years) -- so I would not say it is a genuine sports sedan. The manual transmission, clutch, and steering are all very good, however they do not communicate road feel as well as the best sport sedans do. On the other hand, the Acura is a very refined car, quiet and very competent. It comes loaded with luxury and technology, but still retains a taut suspension and compliant ride. It is unique in its class -- combining sport suspension, manual transmission, all-wheel-drive, and luxury/technology at an unbeatable price."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Just a phenomenal vehicle!

By on Saturday, February 02, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 49,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great car, awesome handling, power & MPG"

Cons: "None at this time."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought the SH-AWD Tech Package for my wife for Christmas and we fell in love with the car. We've owned Lexus before this and just can't get over the bang for the buck. It's quality is outstanding and the fit and finish is excellent."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful