2012 Acura TL

Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan V6 auto trans

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2012 Acura TL
2012 Acura TL
Evolution has been kind to the Acura TL. Although we judged the all-new model, launched in 2009, as cold and uninspiring, the company spent the last three years continually refining, reworking, and improving its mid-size offering. Suspension revisions, which arrived in 2010, improved handling, and an available six-speed manual transmission endeared itself to buyers looking for a premium performance machine. Arguably, the 2012 model -- which actually arrived at dealerships in early 2011 -- is the best TL yet, thanks to another round of polishing. Perhaps the best example is the exterior -- the car's ungainly, beaklike nose has been abolished, replaced by a more conservative grille and new, proportional front and rear bumper fascias. The makeover isn't quite as extensive inside, but the optional technology package does toss in luscious Milano leather seating surfaces. Beneath the skin, a six-speed automatic transmission improves fuel economy, and it's also a little smoother shifting than the outgoing five-speed unit. Front-wheel-drive TLs continue to use a 280-hp, 3.5-liter V-6; stepping up to the all-wheel-drive model forces an upgrade to a potent 305-hp, 3.7-liter six-cylinder. Enthusiasts will prefer the latter, but not simply for the power: the torque-vectoring driveline increases grip in cornering. Better yet, it's also the only way to opt for that crisp, slick-shifting six-speed manual.
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Volvo S60 and Acura TL Earn Good Ratings in Revised IIHS Frontal Crash Test
Following the roof crash test in 2010, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is adding yet another strict test to the Top Safety Pick award criteria: a revised frontal crash test. After evaluating a handful of new vehicles, the Volvo S60 and Acura TL earned good ratings in the new test.
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IIHS Announces 18 New 2012 Top Safety Picks
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety today announced 18 more model-year 2012 vehicles that have received the group’s coveted Top Safety Pick designation. The vehicles recognized include seven Hondas, three Acuras, one Buick, three Toyotas, one Scion, one Subaru, one BMW, and one Mercedes-Benz.
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Feature Flick: Siri Personal Assistant Remotely Starts Acura TL
It seems Siri, the personal assistant for the iPhone 4S, is constantly learning to adapt to your individual needs. At least one person has gone beyond the mundane burger-joint searching and movie time listings to teaching Siri how to remotely start his Acura TL.
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Nissan Sales Rise 25.3 Percent in September, Toyota, Honda Sales Fall
September was similar to June, July, and August 2011 for Japanese automakers, with Nissan again increasing sales, and Toyota and Honda still struggling to keep up. Though production for  returning to normal in September, for the first time since the Japan earthquake and tsunami in March, it appears that getting back to pre-earthquake sales performance may still take some time.
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2012 Acura TL SH-AWD Advance
The Acura TL is an excellent car, and duly impressed my family when I chauffeured them to a Father's Day dinner. The TL manages to blend impeccable comfort with enthusiastic performance. One moment, the TL is a subdued large sedan with a comfy ride, gentle transmission shifts, and slick styling. The next it's a snarling sports sedan, with prodigious acceleration from its V-6, tight steering, and a transmission that's eager to jump between ratios.
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2012 Acura TL Specifications

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3.5L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
20 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
29 MPG
280 hp @ 6200rpm
254 ft lb of torque @ 5000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt (optional)
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front (optional)
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Radio
  • CD Changer (optional)

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