2012 Acura TL
This TL has the entry 280 HP 3.5L SOHC VTEC V6 & it's paired to a 6 speed auto which is new for 2012.
Decent car but there were a few quick here & there in terms of Fit & Finish. The 3.5L delivers impressive MPG's but I would high recommend the 3.7L V6 for the extra punch (305 HP). Car of this class in standard form ought to be delivering over 300 HP.
Would really be great is if Honda/Acura brought back the Type-S & offer it with a Twin turbo V6 Mmmmmm
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2013 Acura TL Walkaround & Specs
Type SH - The base TL is front-wheel drive and is powered by a 3.5-liter V6
that makes 280 hp (210 kW) and 254 lb·ft (344 N·m) of torque, an increase
of 22 hp and 21 lb·ft over the previous 3.2-liter V6. The new TL SH-AWD
("Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive") replaces the previous TL Type-S and is
powered by a 3.7-liter V6 that produces 305 hp and 275 lb·ft of torque,
an increase of 19 hp . The 3.7L engine also uses VTEC variable-lift timing
on both the intake and Exhaust valves
(the base TL and previous models only applied VTEC to the intake valves).
SH-AWD ("Super Handling" All Wheel Drive) is a multi-vectoring all wheel
drive system designed more for performance than for simply providing
traction in adverse circumstances. While cruising, the system sends 90% of
the power to the front wheels and 10% to the rear wheels. Acceleration puts
more torque on the rear wheels. The car can put up to 70% of the total
available power to the rear wheels to assist with rapid acceleration, and
of that 70%, 100% can be pushed to either the left or right wheel in order
to assist the vehicle through a corner.
The brakes on the new TL have been increased in size, from the older 11.8
in front disc and 11.1 in rear disc to the now Ridgeline-sized 12.6 in
front discs and 13.2 in rear disc, still incorporating an internal rear
drum e-brake while maintaining hydraulic discs for the foot applied brakes.
The bolt pattern on the car is no longer a 5 mm × 114.3 mm (0.20 in ×
4.50 in) but a 5 mm × 120 mm (0.20 in × 4.72 in) for this generation.
The SH-AWD model also includes some interior refinements over the base
model and is tuned for slightly firmer suspension and steering feedback. It
is visually distinguishable from the base model on the exterior by its
SH-AWD badge on the trunk, quad Exhaust pipes (as opposed to dual Exhaust on the base model) and larger air ducts
in the front bumper to cool the larger brakes (the base model's turn signal
indicators in the bumper extend all the way to the center.) The TL rides on
245/50R17 tires, while the TL SH-AWD has 245/45R18 tires with optional
245/40ZR19 summer performance tires. Both models use electric power
steering rather than hydraulic, and a revised five-speed automatic
transmission featuring shift paddles on the steering wheel is standard
equipment for both models.
The fourth generation Acura TL adds further electronic convenience items,
now including a central multifunction display, an eight-speaker 276-watt
audio system with a six-disc CD changer, XM Satellite Radio, USB port
connectivity (including full iPod control support), and Bluetooth Audio
(for streaming music from a cell phone). Both models offer an optional
Technology Package, which includes premium Milano leather seats, keyless
start, a joystick-based (no longer touchscreen) navigation system updated
with a new 8-inch (200 mm) full VGA display and the ability to provide
weather information and traffic-based rerouting, and the Acura/ELS audio
system with 10 speakers, 440 watts of power, DTS CD compatibility for 5.1
surround sound, DVD-A, as well as an internal hard drive with 13 GB of
storage dedicated for audio. With the ELS audio system, audio CDs are
automatically ripped to the hard drive upon insertion for future playback.
The navigation system also stores its map data on the hard drive (as
opposed to the previous model's DVD-based storage), producing faster boot times.
2013 Acura ILX 2.0 Tech Walkaround, Review, and Test Drive
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2013 Acura TL 6 Spd AT SH AWD
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2012 Acura TL 0-90 MPH... 1st-4th gears 6 speed auto!
I love this 6 speed, while watching the 6 speed auto videos on youtube... I
thought the gearing was still quite wide, but in person... I can tell you
that, the gearing is PERFECT! If 1st was any lower, there would be more
wheelspin and trq steer... Not acceleration. WONDERFUL car! :)
2012 Acura TL Review
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The ugly stick had quite an effect on 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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"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)
Acura TL 2012 vs old model TL review
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Video Tour of 2014 Acura TL Tech in Bellanova White Pearl
A video Review Tour of the 2014 Acura TL Tech in Bellanova White Pearl for
Exterior with Ebony Interior Sports Sedan.
This the the last year that Acura is making the TL. The new TL will be
combined with the TSX called TLX for 2015 Model Year.
Since I'm both a TSX and TL fan, I decided to opt for the TL so I'm making
this video to highlight my new sports car.
Please note the windows are tinted 50% front and 20% rear.
This vehicle with the V6 engine FWD outputs 280HP with torque at
The ride is very firm and handling is it's strengths. I'm able to achieve
23.5mpg with city/highway driving.
The handling is more firm and stable compared to Honda Accord V6. It's more
roomy than the Infiniti G37 sedan. It handles way better than the Lexus
I'll give you a tour of the exterior and interior as well as show you the
engine bay and trunk.
All minor issues with the paint and garnish are taken care by Acura and
outside body shop now.
This vehicle is classified as a mid-size luxury sedan.
Long live Acura TL.
Please check it out the video.