2013 Acura TL

September 17th, 2013 | Comments Closed | Acura

The 2013 Acura TL is a luxury sedan midsize offered in two trim levels: TL and TL SH-AWD. The 2013 Acura TL comes standard with 17-inch wheels, alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlights, sunroof, heated side mirrors, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, heated eight-way power front seats (with driver memory functions and lumbar adjustment) and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Bluetooth phone and the audio connectivity and a sound system with eight speakers, six-CD changer, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio input and an audio interface / USB iPod are also standard for the base TL.

The 2013 Acura TL special edition wheels also features 18-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler, keyless ignition / entry, and leather upholstery with contrasting stitching. The TL SH-AWD adds a more powerful V6, four-wheel drive, alloy wheels, 18 inches, sports suspension and steering, upgraded brakes and sport contoured front seats with contrasting stitching leather.

Packages and anticipated technological options can be added to the standard TL and the TL SH-AWD, but not the special edition. For the Advance package, you should buy the Technology package. The Technology package brings the key-less ignition / entry, a navigation system, voice command, rearview camera, adaptive climate control GPS alternately, perforated leather upholstery and a premium audio system 10-speaker surround sound. The Advance package includes Technology package content, as well as larger wheels (18-inch wheels for the base TL and 19-inch wheels on the SH-AWD), ventilated front seats and a warning system of blind spots.

2013 Acura TL Interior

In a word, the interior of the 2013 Acura TL is best described as “contemporary”. Acura TL puts at the forefront of its high-tech, so those looking paraphernalia wood finish traditional luxury cars will not find in the TL. Aluminum trim and detailing prevailing austere, perhaps at the expense of a little heat. You can not criticize the materials inside the TL or the build quality. Even in areas where the most expensive luxury vehicles slide into some cheaper plastics, TL comes through with smooth surfaces are invited to have a high quality appearance.

Note immediately the extra width of the 2013 Acura TL fronts in relation to most rivals. There is a remarkable amount of space for extra shoulder, both front and rear. The driver will be easy to find a comfortable driving position and the rear seats are spacious plenty, at least for two occupants. Controls infotainment Acura are among the most efficient and direct in the business; although script and advanced controls for the car may seem intimidating at first glance, are remarkably friendly to use. Navigation System Voice Controlled Tech package works perfectly and does not require you to learn complicated commands or special. Trunk space is poor, however, with only 13.1 cubic feet of space (12.5 cubic feet for the TL SH-AWD).

2013 Acura TL Engine

The base 2013 Acura TL has a 3.5-liter V6 that generates 280 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque and drives the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission wheels. At the test track a TL with this propulsion system to run from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, a competitive time for class. Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 23 mpg combined (20 city / 29 highway).

The model 2013 TL SH-AWD system has All-Wheel-Drive Super Handling Acura, which not only shifts power between the front and rear wheels, but the power flow is also set between the rear wheels to improve how the TL SH-AWD corners. It also gets more V6 3.7-liter that develops 305 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The 6-speed automatic continues as the standard, but a manual six-speed transmission is optional. The manual-equipped TL SH-AWD zips to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds, but at the cost of some fuel efficiency. The EPA estimates that the TL SH-AWD with an automatic gets 21 combined (18 city / 26 highway), while rates of manual 20 mpg (17-25).

2013 Acura TL Safety

Every 2013 Acura TL comes with antilock disc brakes with brake assist, the stability control and traction control, the front seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and active front headrests. When braking, the TL done in the middle of the class, with front-wheel drive TL stopping from 60 mph in 122 feet and the 2013 Acura TL SH-AWD taking 120 feet.

2013 Acura TL Technology Package

2013 Acura TL Technology Package

In government crash tests, the 2013 TL received four of five stars for overall protection, with 4 stars for overall frontal crash protection and four stars for overall side impact protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the 2013 Acura TL received the highest rating of “Good” in side-impact frontal-offset and roof strength tests. It is also one of the few vehicles that earned a top mark of “good” in the IIHS newly instituted early small overlap frontal crash test.