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Acura TL Reviews from Consumer Reports

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Acura TL Reviews

The Acura TL is a sedan offered in a 4dr Sdn Man SH-AWD Tech, 4dr Sdn Auto 2WD, 4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD Tech, 4dr Sdn Auto 2WD Special Edition, 4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD, 4dr Sdn Auto 2WD Advance, 4dr Sdn Auto 2WD Tech and 4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD Advance. The powertrains include 3.5-liter V6 (280 hp) and 3.7-liter V6 (305 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. It is Front or AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 20 mpg city to 29 mpg highway. The TL uses Premium fuel.

Competing models include Infiniti G37, Hyundai Genesis, Lexus ES and Mercedes-Benz C-Class .

Last Model Reviewed: 2012

Reviewed Acura TLs from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2012 Acura TL Base V6
  • 2009 Acura TL Base V6
  • 2004 Acura TL V6

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