Considerably improved for its third generation, 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.