"I have the FWD with the advance package. If I had to do it all over again I might get SH-AWD but that is my issue. In general I am very satisified. We had a 2009 TSX before this TL and both have been very fine cars. I am really looking forward to the RLX this spring."
Pros: "Great drive, outstanding sound system and seats"
Cons: "Missing a few elementary features."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Bought a 2012 Tl with SH-AWD after cross-shopping MB, Volvo, Infiniti and Hyundai Genesis. Its excellent value for money - the Genesis is really the best value. The driving experience is just terrific and the SH-AWD really transforms this car into a nimble road hugger. The only real downside of the AWD technology is that it can have you believing that you are a better driver than what you really are :-)
The 6 speed tranny is smooth and the paddle shifters work well. Haven't paid much attention to the FE as the car is very new and it takes a few months to really gauge the mileage efficiency."
"This car has great handling and acceleration. The fit and finish is on par with any BMW or Lexus you may look at. The AWD system is great too. You get all the performance and features of a 5 series for 10K less."
"Currently own 2010 TL, this is my 4th Acura, guess you can say I'm sorta fond of the TL. Love this car and I don't understnad why everyone hates the grill. I think it says get out of my way I'm coming through. I was sad to see it trimed down on the 2011 model.Now it just blends in with the other models. Its a great car to drive, I've enjoyed it for many years."
Pros: "surprisingly quick, instant response to throtle input, agile, loaded with latest tech"
Cons: "road noise (honda/acura ongoing issue)"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I've checked out all other cars in 40K range and nothing came close to TL when comparing the features, realibility and with 2012 facelift even looks. I'm extremely satisfied with the car thus far and would definitely recommend it to friends and family. The 2012 facelist (it was needed) seems to have tamed the beast and makes the car look more elegant. Acura reliability in the past brought me back from other marques."
"The only thing people ever seem too knock on the TL is the grill, I floated for the chrome package to flaunt it. My car stands out in a sea of Beamers and Audis.. I have the SHAWD with the 6 speed. Rare car since there were only 6000 6 speeds produced that year.. I love it! I wish they didn't give into all the haters and tame the grill this year, Acura should have made all the Tl's with chrome grills instead of the brushed aluminum.. Looks way better!"
"This is the best TL that Acura has ever built, from performance to style its got it. I had a 08 TL and traded it off. It was worth it. The radio is 100% better, navigation more friendly and a brighter screen, LED lights in the car, 12GB memory to store all you music in the HDD feature. No more CD mess in the car. This is a must see and drive. You will fall in love."
"Before I bought my Acura I had driven Toyotas. For my 60th birthday I splurged and got the Acura TL. In four years I have never had a problem with my car. The pick up is great and it is excellent as far as comfort, especially for someone with back issues."
"I checked them all out. The TL has more room, More technology, Better interior, Better sound system and better voice activation system than anything under 60K.The exterior is nice looking. the interior is total class (I miss the wood trim of my old 2006 TL though).This is the car for anyone looking for a good mix of Class ,comfort and room if you find yourself often having 4-5 people in your car. The AWD is awesome but hampers the MPg and initial acceleration.I thought my 2006 TL was the best car I,ve had but this could top it."
"I bought a black 2012 TL after a lot of research, lots of test drives, and most importantly a lot of analysis and this was the most value I could get for my money. It has all the features(though most of the vehicles have all the features these days) and the power and comfort I always wanted to have. It is very spacious and for a 6 foot 3 inches guy like me, I find it extremely comfortable.
I love the new look for the 2012 TL and the gas mileage is not that bad either gives me 24 on an average in the city and in near perfect driving conditions there have been instances where it gave me 32 as well.
Things that could be added on or even given as additional options to choose from in the future models could be side view cameras and some more ambient color options, and touch screen and advanced options like lane departure system and intelligent cruise control and that would put the TL right there at the top of the line with nothing else to complain about.
On the whole the car is a very smooth ride with very good exterior features and great comfort. All in all i'm in complete awe of the car."
"In the car 2500-3000 miles per month. Both long and short trips. 6'-7" 270 lbs and have found the car to accomodate me comfortably. Watch out when you hit the gas, this car can really move. Lots of fun to drive. My only fault with the car is too much interior noise at highway speeds - especially on concrete surfaces."
"My wife has an Acura TSX. I took it in for service and they gave me an Acura loaner for a simple oil change. Refreshing! It was an Acura TL. Wow! I was instantly impressed wiith the quality of craftmanship and materials used. Seems they did not skimp on any aspect. 6 months later, I bought one. It just gets better as it goes. This is one smart car, qualtiy car."
"I have the 2011 SH-AWD and this is one solid car, which is my 2nd TL. Although a firmer ride than the FWD, it is still comfortable and the handling is geat.....it sticks to the road, particularly wet roads like glue. Can't beat it for the features, realiability and price"
"We purchased the new TL with tech pkg. I fell in love at first sight. She hadn't been on the lot but a few days and fresh from the factory. Dealer had added some features that really made her stand out. Looked at a BMW and Infinity before seeing this car and there was no comparison to the Acura. The sound system is awesome and Acura has much more leg room in the back for my son than the other two makes I was interested in. Love the premium leather as well. A perfect fit for me. As far as reliability, only time will tell. First Acura we have ever purchased and no problems thus far. The Acura commercial for the TL with the spinning bullet transforming into the TL is "right on"."
"I love the edgy in your face style. It drives great and the interior is well layed out. Looks like a cockpit and this baby drives like a dream. This is the best car that I have ever owned. Roomy enough for the family to enjoy and powerful enough for the driver. I love hitting corners in this baby. Sweet!"