The Acura TL has traditionally been one of the best choices available for a midsize luxury sport sedan. The Acura TL typically does not deliver the excitement or prestige of the European sedans competition is offset by exceptional value and durability and above average reliability.
As mid-size sedan offering Acura, the Acura TL offers a spacious interior, powerful V6 engine and all-wheel drive. It also has a number of gadgets and gizmos that should keep most luxury buyers satisfied.
There are two trim levels: the base model and the Acura TL sporty SH-AWD. Base cars are motivated by a 3.5-liter V6 280 horsepower check. As the name implies, the SH-AWD all-wheel drive version and is powered by a 3.7 liter V6 of 306 horsepower. The six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel is standard on the both trims and the 6-speed manual is available on the SH-AWD.
The Acura TL third generation was available for model years 2004-08. This TL is distinguished by his chiseled exterior styling, firm suspension setting, powerful V6 and impressive level of standard equipment. Either a six-speed manual transmission and five-speed automatic with shift paddles were available.
The current fourth generation Acura TL debuted for the 2009 model year. Compared with previous NT, the current model boasts a brasher look, highlighted by aggressive lines and a front grill-dramatic looking. The current model offers more interior space than the third generation TL and more power under the hood and its ride more compliant than its predecessor. There have been few changes since then. Most notable in 2009-11 Acura TL had a five-speed automatic transmission and a more controversial looking grille.
The original Acura TL debuted in 1995 as a replacement for the unloved Acura TL Vigor 3.2 engine and 3.2-liter V6 2.5 TL with a 2.5- liter inline two versions are offered. Both models were available through the operation of the first generation, which lasted more or less unchanged until 1998. As now there is little difference in price between the two, we suggest to consumers interested in Acura TL first -generation is used to go for the more powerful 3.2.