2013 Acura TL

Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan V6

2013 acura tl Reviews and News

2013 Acura TL
2013 Acura TL

New For 2013

After tweaking the exterior styling and adding a six-speed automatic transmission last year, Acura has no revisions in store for the 2013 TL.

Overview

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Acura did just that with its TL. On first review, we found the third-generation model a bit cold and uninspiring, but years of refinement have vastly improved Acura’s mid-size luxury sedan. There aren’t any changes in store for 2013, which isn’t surprising, given how Acura has polished the TL in previous years. Suspension revisions that arrived in 2010, improved handling, and a six-speed manual-transmission option won the hearts of enthusiasts shopping for a performance-oriented machine. Another round of improvements for the 2012 model year tidied up the TL’s geometric styling while reducing the size of its controversial beak-like grille opening. A six-speed automatic was also added last year and boasted improved shift quality and fuel economy. Front-wheel-drive TL models continue to use a 280-hp, 3.5-liter V-6. Stepping up to the all-wheel-drive TL SH-AWD model means an upgrade to a potent 305-hp, 3.7-liter V-6. Enthusiasts will prefer the latter, but not only for the all-wheel-drive system’s ability to increase grip in cornering. It’s also the only way to opt for the crisp six-speed manual transmission.

Safety

Front, side, and side curtain air bags; ABS; and traction and stability control are standard. Rear parking sensors and a rearview camera are included with the technology package. Blind-spot detection, radar-based cruise control, and a collision-mitigating automatic braking system are included in the advance package.

You'll like:

  • Attractive front fascia
  • Six-speed automatic improves fuel economy
  • SH-AWD available with a six-speed manual

You won't like:

  • Dated navigation system
  • Cluttered audio and climate controls

Key Competitors For The 2013 Acura TL

  • Audi A4
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Infiniti G37
  • Lexus IS
2014 Acura TL Special Edition Front Three Quarter
Honda and Acura have revealed changes for more of the companies' products for the 2014 model year. The 2014 Acura TL, and 2014 Honda Pilot, 2014 Honda Ridgeline are on sale now.
2013 Acura TL Special Edition Rear Side View
The current-generation Acura TL sedan has been around longer than many of its competitors, so, for the 2013 model year, the automaker is introducing a new special-edition model. Simply called the 2013 Acura TL Special Edition, the car takes a couple features from higher-trim TLs, but at the comparatively lower price of $38,300 including destination.

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Certified Pre Owned Price
$22,675

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Suggested Retail Price
$35,905

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2013 Acura TL Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.5L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
20 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
29 MPG
Horsepower:
280 hp @ 6200rpm
Torque:
254 ft lb of torque @ 5000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
70,000 miles / 72 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
50,000 miles / 48 months
Maintenance
50,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:36:00
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX Clarity, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequences
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. Remedy parts are expected to be available in Fall 2016. Interim notices will be mailed to owners beginning on March 14, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JX2, JX3 and JX4.
Potential Units Affected
2,230,000
Notes
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)


IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
3
NHTSA Rating Front Side
3
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
4
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2013 Acura TL

Depreciation
27.9%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$9,348
27.9%
Insurance
$6,745
20.2%
Fuel Cost
$8,686
26%
Financing
$2,782
8.3%
Maintenance
$4,088
12.2%
Repair Costs
$1,430
4.3%
State Fees
$388
1.2%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $33,467 What's This?
Value Rating: Above Average