In this review, we get a very exclusive up close and personal encounter with the newly refined 2012 Acura TL, with both Acura's Super Handling AWD, and the available Advance Package. This vehicle was kindly provided to me, courtesy of our good friends at MacChurchill Acura in Fort Worth, TX (www.macchurchill.com) for me to review. This review is designed to provide accurate vehicle information to both enthusiasts and potential consumers alike.
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2013 Acura TL SH-AWD Review, Walkaround, Exhaust, Test Drive
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Acura's once best-selling TL. Thankfully, the company has done a great job
with refining the look to bring back customers scared away by the
controversial styling. Once you get past the exterior, you will find a
comfortable, roomy, refined, and tech laden cabin that will have most
shoppers quite impressed. If you are in the market for a spacious, sport
luxury sedan with strong value, this TL should be at the top of your list.
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Redline Review: 2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD
As the original 7-passenger luxury crossover, the third-generation Acura
MDX quickly moves itself back to the top of a segment it created. It's
advanced safety features, excellent fuel-efficiency, and spacious cabin
ensure that families will flock to Acura's newest crossover. Offering
something for everyone, including driving enthusiasts, make sure and put
this vehicle at the top of your list.
How SH-AWD works: Acura's AWD system explained
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Have you been wondering how the Acura SH-AWD system differs from other
"Haldex style" AWD systems? In this video I explain how Super Handling All
Wheel Drive differs from Audi's Quattro, BMW's x-Drive and the other
transverse AWD systems on the market.
Aside from the fact that Honda/Acura doesn’t have a RWD drivetrain to
borrow, the benefit main benefit to a transverse engine layout is improved
“Super Handling All Wheel Drive” may not have been the best name for
the system, but it is arguably the best AWD system you can tack onto a
transverse FWD platform. The systems used by Infiniti, Lexus, Volvo,
Lincoln and just about everyone out there that had an AWD system tacked
onto a transaxle has no center differential. Instead the power flows from
the final gearset of the transmission to the front diff and the rear diff
via gears at a fixed 1:1 ratio. Between this gear arrangement and the rear
diff is a clutch pack that allows the car to connect, disconnect or have a
varied connection between the transmission and rear axles. When fully
connected the power is split 50/50 assuming all wheels have traction.
SH-AWD also uses the same arrangement but adds a unique differential unit
in the rear that does two things. First, it has a gearset to “speed up”
the rear wheels so that when they are connected, they spin 1.7% faster than the fronts. (The old RL used a
variable ratio system but it is no longer used.) Next it has a torque
vectoring unit that is capable of slitting power 100:0/0:100 left to right.
In a straight line, “overdriving” the rear wheels gives the MDX a more
RWD feel than otherwise possible and in corners the system is capable of
sending up to 70% of the power to the outside rear wheel helping the
MDX’s cornering manners and masking the “plowing” tendencies normal
in a front heavy car. For 2014 Acura took this a step further and uses a
system to brake wheels selectively to improve neutral handling. This is
beyond stability control because the system is always active rather than
active only when things are going pear-shaped.
2012 Acura TL SH-AWD Advance, Detailed Walkaround
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"More power, better fuel economy and a fresh look make the 2013 Acura RDX a
solid choice for a premium small crossover.The 2013 Acura RDX gets a
complete overhaul in an effort to provide wider appeal and better
efficiency. A naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 engine replaces the former
turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder,
and it provides more power along with improved fuel economy." (Edmunds.com)
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2012 Acura TL Test Drive & Car Review - RoadflyTV with Ross Rapoport
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Vehicle: 2012 Acura TL Advance
Base Price: $41,535
Sticker Price: $42,420