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Acura TL
2009-2014
2009 Redesign Year
Acura TL 2014 Trim Shown: 2014 Base

Good at almost everything, the 2004-2008 TL proved to be a tough act to follow and the second-generation TL fell short of the task. Although a fine car overall, it didn't stand out. The cabin is well finished, but road noise intrudes and the dash is cluttered with buttons. The front seats are comfortable, but the rear is cramped. Our tested FWD, 3.5-liter V6 returned 24 mpg overall with the six-speed automatic. While it has taut handling and a compliant, if somewhat firm ride, we found the steering vague and lacking feedback. AWD was available with the 3.7-liter V6.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2014 $22,375 - $27,525 $19,540 - $24,540
2013 $19,350 - $24,350 $16,550 - $21,400
2012 $16,975 - $21,400 $14,150 - $18,450
2011 $15,150 - $17,550 $12,300 - $14,600
N/A
2010 $13,600 - $15,675 $10,810 - $12,760
2009 $12,500 - $14,300 $9,720 - $11,420
2004-2008
2004 Redesign Year
Acura TL 2008 Trim Shown: 2008 Sedan

Based on the Honda Accord, the well-rounded TL has a great blend of comfort, convenience, and sportiness. Motivation comes from a 270-hp, 3.2-liter V6 that returns 23 mpg on premium fuel. While not quite rivaling the BMW 3 Series for sportiness, communicative and quick steering and well-contained body lean makes the TL enjoyable to drive. Steady and well-controlled, the ride provides good isolation from bumps and the cabin is quiet inside. Controls are simple to use, including the optional touchscreen navigation system. Precise attention to detail distinguishes the well-finished interior. Front seats are supportive and the rear seats are roomy. Minor gripes include a large turning circle and a rear seatback that doesn't fold to expand trunk space. Comprehensive standard equipment includes leather, a sunroof, and stability control.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2008 $10,300 - $12,550 $7,625 - $9,725
2007 $8,975 - $10,575 $6,320 - $7,820
2006 $7,750 - $7,900 $5,170 - $5,320
2005 $6,575 - $6,725 $4,070 - $4,220
2004 $5,500 - $5,500 $3,080 - $3,080
1999-2003
Acura TL 2003 Trim Shown: 2003 Sedan

The TL is based on the Honda Accord V6. It is among the few models in this class that provide a near-ideal blend of comfort, convenience, and sportiness. It delivers taut, agile handling, though ultimately is not as nimble as a BMW 3 Series. The engine delivers very quick acceleration and commendable fuel economy. The TL rides comfortably and quietly, though a wide turning circle is one of the few negatives. Interior quality is impressive.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2003 $4,350 - $5,025 $1,970 - $2,575
2002 $4,025 - $4,650 $1,700 - $2,205
2001 N/A N/A
2000 N/A N/A