Acura Releases Pricing on 2013 TL, Manual-Transmission Model Starts at $44,080

September 10, 2012
2013 Acura TL SH AWD Front Side View1
The 2013 Acura TL may not have changed compared to the 2012 model, but we're glad the automaker hasn't removed the manual-transmission model. The 2013 TL with Acura's SH-AWD system and a six-speed manual and the Technology package will cost $44,080. The basic front-drive 2013 TL starts at $36,800. The luxury sport sedan's pricing is $200 over the 2012 model and includes an $895 destination charge.
The 2013 Acura TL will still offer a six-speed manual with the SH-AWD system, the automaker revealed this week. Pricing on the 2013 Acura TL starts with a base model at $36,800, while the all-wheel-drive TL with the manual transmission will again only be offered with the Technology package, priced at $44,080. All prices include the $895 destination charge and represent a $200 increase over 2012 Acura TL prices.
After debuting in the 2009 model year to mixed reviews — largely because of its controversial styling — the Acura TL was refreshed in the 2012 model year and carries over unchanged for 2013. The entry-level TL, at $36,800, is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 making 280 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque. Using a six-speed automatic, the 2013 Acura TL gets an EPA-rated 20/29 mpg city/highway. Standard features include HID headlights, fog lights, a power moonroof, eight-speaker sound system, 17-inch wheels (18s are available).
The TL more people are likely to buy is the one equipped with the $3730 Technology package, which includes a navigation system with a 60GB hard drive and a larger central screen, perforated leather seats, and a 10-speaker premium sound system. For $2200 more ($42,730 with the 3.5-liter V-6), the Acura TL with the Advance package includes heated and ventilated front seats, a blind spot monitoring information system, and 18-inch wheels.
2013 Acura TL models with the automaker’s “super-handling all-wheel drive” start at $40,350, and have under the hood a 305-hp 3.7-liter V-6 with 273 lb-ft of torque. When we tested an all-wheel-drive 2012 Acura TL with the six-speed manual, the 0-60 mph sprint was completed in 5.3 seconds with the quarter mile in 13.9 seconds at 99.6 mph. Eighteen-inch wheels are standard on the all-wheel-drive TL, which can be had with the Technology package with the six-speed manual or automatic for $44,080. An all-wheel-drive TL with the Advance package adds 19-inch wheels (pictured at top) and will carry an MSRP of $46,280.
The 2013 Acura TL, which was recently named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, may be replaced by a new model called the TLX for the 2014 or 2015 model year. An Acura TLX would again be based on the Honda Accord, and since that 2013 four-door shrunk in length by 3.5 inches, expect the next-generation TL or TLX to get slightly shorter, as well. The 2013 Honda Accord’s 3.5-liter V-6 makes 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque and is estimated to get 21/34 mpg. The Acura TLX could mark the automaker’s first use of direct-injection on a V-6 but, for now, Acura sedan buyers can choose from the ILX and TSX compacts or TL and RL midsize entries.
Source: Acura

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