2014 Acura TL

Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan V6 auto trans

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2014 Acura TL

New For 2014

There are no major changes for the 2014 Acura TL. A Special Edition model was added in June 2013 and it is also offered for 2014. It includes ten-spoke, eighteen-inch wheels; keyless entry; push-button start; and special badging.

Vehicle Summary

The 2014 Acura TL is marking time until its expected redesign for 2015. The TL has been a solid product for Acura, but has not seen any significant changes in recent years -- its last major update was for 2009, and it had a mild refresh for 2012. Instead of wholesale changes, Acura has instead decided to fine-tune the TL, and although sales have declined somewhat, they remain relatively strong. In fact, throughout the first part of 2013, the TL was outselling the new ILX. The TL sits right at the heart of Acura's lineup, slotting in above the ILX and the TSX, but below the RLX. Expect the TL to be renamed the TLX and get a hybrid variant when the next generation debuts.

Overview

The 2014 Acura TL is essentially a carryover model from 2013. The model lineup is fairly simple. You can opt for front-wheel drive, which comes with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated at 280 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque. The all-wheel-drive setup, which Acura calls Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, teams with a 3.7-liter V-6 making 305 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, although the AWD variant can be had with a six-speed manual. Standard features include upscale HID headlights; a moonroof; an eight-speaker, 276-watt audio system; and seventeen- or eighteen-inch wheels. The Technology Package adds leather, the AcuraLink suite of communications technologies, and an upgraded sound system, while the Advance Package includes heated and ventilated seats, blind-spot detection, and larger aluminum wheels.

The 2014 Acura TL exhibits very good driving dynamics. The torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system works very well on the front-wheel-drive platform. The car happily rotates into sharp corners and remains planted at all times.

In recent years, Acuras caught some flak for their in-your-face design featuring a bold, beaklike grille that drew comparisons to a locomotive. The front-end design was toned down a bit for the '12 refresh, and the TL's front-end appearance now has a more standard appearance. The new fascias front and rear and the overall effect have made the car look lower and wider.

Once behind the wheel, the TL exhibits very good driving dynamics. The torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system works very well on the front-wheel-drive platform, and the car happily rotates into sharp corners, remaining planted at all times.

You'll like:

  • Excellent AWD system
  • Strong V-6 power
  • Available six-speed manual

You won't like:

  • Design can be polarizing
  • Busy instrument panel

Key Competitors

  • Audi A4
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Infiniti Q50
  • Lexus IS

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New 2014 Acura TL Pricing

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$30,668
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
$36,030
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Certified Pre Owned Price
$24,575

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2014 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
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.)


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
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2014 Acura TL

Depreciation
29.8%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$9,580
29.8%
Insurance
$6,770
21.1%
Fuel Cost
$8,686
27%
Financing
$3,061
9.5%
Maintenance
$2,826
8.8%
Repair Costs
$814
2.5%
State Fees
$401
1.2%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $32,138 What's This?
Value Rating: Excellent