2010 Acura TL Owner Satisfaction - Consumer Reports
This revised version of the Acura TL is a nice car, with responsive handling, a slick powertrain, and commendable fuel economy. But when compared with the previous TL, the current TL is not as impressive. Vague steering saps the fun out of its handling and the trunk opening is small.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The car is a pleasure to drive - be it straight or in the curves; fast or slow, accelerating or decelerating."

REED W., NV (2010 Acura TL)

"Dependable"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Acura TL)

"Very comfortable. Easy to drive,"

LEONARD W., AZ (2010 Acura TL)

"Very sporty for a 4-door sedan. Acceleration and handling are great, but at the sacrifice of some road noise."

ONNO P., FL (2010 Acura TL)

"Accelerator is too aggressive when starting out - tend to accelerate harder than I want to."

JACK H., BC (2010 Acura TL)

"Vehicle has the Sports package SH AW and is extremely responsive handling"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Acura TL)

"Modern body style."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Acura TL)

"This car has 300 Hp so it has amply passing power. Handling is great with the SH AWD, even in winter"

Anonymous, AB (2010 Acura TL)

"Nice acceleration, smooth ride. way above average in every respect."

Richard S., MA (2010 Acura TL)

"Fun to drive, great handling."

Elise P., PA (2010 Acura TL)

"Brakes fail when braking on bumpy roads making this unsafe until I squeeze down on the brakes. Struts had to be replaced costing $640."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Acura TL)

"Plenty of power and very good handling"

Anonymous, MO (2010 Acura TL)

"love the handling and acceleration"

Anonymous, KS (2010 Acura TL)

"Handl s better than other luxury vehicles and has more real power. No bs turbo!"

George H., PA (2010 Acura TL)

"Good acceleration and handling - V6 engine and AWD. No issues driving in the snow."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Acura TL)

"Excellent, immediate response Great acceleration, never feel it straining"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Acura TL)

"already stated"

Gene M., MD (2010 Acura TL)

"The acceleration and handling are outstanding in all weather especially considering that it is not a small car."

Brian G., ON (2010 Acura TL)

"The AWD is so fantastic to have with the hybrid. I feel like this car is safe and environmentally friendly."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Acura TL)

"Both the accelerator and the brakes tend to be very abrupt. It takes time to learn how to drive it smoothly"

Jack H., BC (2010 Acura TL)

"It is a 5 second car with outstanding handling"

Robert B., SK (2010 Acura TL)

"The side view mirrors are too small. It creates blind spots large enough for an entire car to fit in. This requires me to turn my head far enough so I can see out the rear passenger window to confirm that a car isn't there when I want to change lanes (this takes my eyes off the road for about 3/4 of a second. This could be a life ending problem in an emergency situation. I drive very conservatively."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Acura TL)

"This TL SH-AWD has 300 HP and it really does accelerate well, holds the corners well and tracks well. Despite its 7 years of age and 54M miles it still handles excellently."

Kenneth S., NJ (2010 Acura TL)

"Accelerates like a rocket and has very nice handling characteristics."

Anonymous, NC (2010 Acura TL)

"Accelerate like a muscle car. Handling is impressive especially for such a large car"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Acura TL)

"Just a good solid vehicle"

Anonymous, LA (2010 Acura TL)

"The all wheel drive system and handling are superior in this vehicle. I have had occasion when I had to make rapid lane change and was forced off the road to avoid a collision with vehicles in my path. The car handled flawlessly and enabled me to avoid a disaster. Much better than any cars I had owned previously."

Dan S., OK (2010 Acura TL)

"The acceleration is superb for pulling onto highways and I have never had a problem with the handling."

A P., MO (2010 Acura TL)

"Acceleration is outstanding and the SH-AWD gives terrific handling."

Brian G., ON (2010 Acura TL)

"Accelerates very strong from any speed. Especially impressive considering the engine displacement, feels like a V-8. Although a Front Wheel drive, torque steer is non-existent even under full acceleration from a stop."

Onno P., FL (2010 Acura TL)

"Good acceleration for passing and on ramps. Handling is much better than the average car."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Acura TL)

"Much better and more fun to drive than previous TL owned ( 2004)"

James T., NC (2010 Acura TL)

"Nice ride. Steering is ok."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Acura TL)

"AWD handling is very good but the 5 speed automatic either has too few gears or often goes to higher gear sooner than I would like. Paddle shifters compensate somewhat."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Acura TL)

"love the 6 speed standard transmission, the power and the interior accommodations, the bullet proof reliability is also appreciated"

Robert B., SK (2010 Acura TL)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"We have the SH-AWD Tech package and the seats are superb. Climate control is simple to use and very effective. The only down side is that the ride is very hard over any surface that isn't perfectly smooth."

BRIAN G., ON (2010 Acura TL)

"Seating adjustments are good. Ride is sporty, but a but rough, even with summer tires. Road noise and wind noise could be better for a vehicle in this price range."

ONNO P., FL (2010 Acura TL)

"My only complaint with the TL is the noise factor as a function of poor sound-deadening materials in the roof and doors, particularly the rear doors."

KENNETH S., NJ (2010 Acura TL)

"Drivers seat unable to be raised enough to suit me. Highway noise is present but decreased with purchase of Michelin tires"

PHIL S., ON (2010 Acura TL)

"Reliability ,style and road handling"

CHARLES G., NJ (2010 Acura TL)

"I use my seat heaters 365 days of the year and never turn them off but they are up to the challenge and perform an even high heat"

BARBARA B., ON (2010 Acura TL)

"More road noise than I woud like"

JOHN G., NJ (2010 Acura TL)

"I can drive all day and still be comfortable at the end of the day."

REED W., NV (2010 Acura TL)

"I recently took a trip from Ohio to Georgia in this car. The driver's seat was extremely comfortable, and my passengers also commented that they were comfortable in the passenger seats."

Anonymous, OH (2010 Acura TL)

"We drove from Ontario to Florida, a three day drive and felt very comfortable all the time, both driver and front seat passenger."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Acura TL)

"I have owned 155 vehicles and this is the one I have owned the longest, 7 years. It is the 305 HP, 6 speed standard transmission model. At 180000K it still feels like a new car. The seats, sound system, navigation system and heat and air conditioning. The clutch was replaced at 160000K an I take responsibility for that. Nothing else has been done to the car."

Robert B., SK (2010 Acura TL)

"drive for hours in comfort."

Walter S., GA (2010 Acura TL)

"Car is 8 years old and there are days it feels I just took it out of the showroom"

Anonymous, TN (2010 Acura TL)

"The seats in the TL SH-AWD Tech are very supportive and comfortable with plenty of adjustment options for all sizes of driver. Noise is ok although the ride can be harsh over road imperfections. The suspension is definitely set up with a bias towards handling over comfort."

Brian G., ON (2010 Acura TL)

"Passenger seat is very comfortable; it extends unlike a lot of other cars. It is also is very adjustable."

R S., MD (2010 Acura TL)

"The Limited trim is very comfortable and quiet ride."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Acura TL)

"The seats for me and my wife are just comfortable. The car is quiet and the ride smooth"

Anonymous, MO (2010 Acura TL)

"Bought for my wife; short commute to work; great visibility, handling, comfort. Wife loves it"

Gene M., MD (2010 Acura TL)

"More road noise than I would like."

John G., FL (2010 Acura TL)

"Luxurious interior but rolling middle console broke."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Acura TL)

"Quiet Very comfortable leather seats with heating Smooth ride with great speed pick up"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Acura TL)

"Very comfortable front leather seats. The seat heaters in the winter are great. Ride noise is fairly decent. Very nice ride."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Acura TL)

"Seats are extremely supportive and comfortable and noise levels are low but the ride can be jarring over rough surfaces."

Brian G., ON (2010 Acura TL)

"the sound deadening materials in this TL are useless. The rear doors sound like tin and rain on the roof is deafening. also very dissatisfied with the manual adjustmentment to the steering wheel height."

Kenneth S., NJ (2010 Acura TL)

"Ride is harsh for everyday city driving but out on the road at speed it sticks to the road!"

Carlos C., PR (2010 Acura TL)

"Ride position and memory seats are tops. Road noise is minimal with the proper tires, wind noise is likewise minimal. This car is an excellent compromise of comfort and sportiness."

Onno P., FL (2010 Acura TL)

"The seats fit my body very well( 5'10", 170 lbs). I can drive for hours without getting tired."

A P., MO (2010 Acura TL)

"Because I'm considered very short, I feel very comfortable in the MDX. I can see over the steering wheel (with a cushion). It is a quiet car, very comfortable , and I love to drive the car! I feel safe. This is my second MDX. The last one was 10 yrs old."

Anita B., OK (2010 Acura TL)

"Very comfortable seats and ride. The road/wind noise is low when driving - good."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Acura TL)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Great value for money. Accura not seen in same "league" as Lexus or BMW. In fact, it is."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Acura TL)

"Strong engine, responsive steering, excellent styling and trim package for the money"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Acura TL)

"Although for a 6 yr old vehicle, I have low mileage (<38,000 mi), my car has been nearly flawless. ALL of my accessories, voice, keyless entry, ALL of my TL SH-AWD technologies have stilled performed as the day I drove it off the lot with 30 miles on it. There is NO loosening or rattling of interior fixtures. Everything remains tight. My engine compartment and doors are so well insulated with rigid foam like materials and engine covers, that I still can't always tell the car is running when at a"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Acura TL)

"I feel as if it is a very good value for the quality and ride of the car."

CHAS M., FL (2010 Acura TL)

"Great value, no money spent on repairs, just general maintenance."

Anonymous, AB (2010 Acura TL)

"Best car I ever bought"

Anonymous, TN (2010 Acura TL)

"Excellent value. Very satisfied."

Leonard W., AZ (2010 Acura TL)

"Better value than Han other luxury vehicles."

George H., PA (2010 Acura TL)

"No problems"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Acura TL)

"Exceptional limited maintenance issues"

James T., NC (2010 Acura TL)

"No problems. No major repairs."

Anonymous, IA (2010 Acura TL)

"Dependable and great on longer trips."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Acura TL)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"It has unique lines that you don't see with the prior generation TLs or most recent TLs, which they smoothed out too much. Even this new TLX line, which I feel looks like a melting of the lower TSX and a TL. I feel all those others look too much like other cars shapes out there. There is no mistaking what my car is and is not. My car is actually in high demand as a used vehicle and my dealer continuously wants to buy it at above book value - with NO obligation to purchase a new Acura for that of"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Acura TL)

"The inside of the car always gets positive comments. The finish is great and the overall curved designs look great. It is six years old and looks almost new"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Acura TL)

"Classic look"

CHARLES G., NJ (2010 Acura TL)

"Interior is beautiful. I have never really loved the exterior styling of this generation of TL though. Bought it for the interior, the performance, and the reliability."

Anonymous, AB (2010 Acura TL)

"aggressive sleek look"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Acura TL)

"Styling too dramatic. Looks like a parrot beak."

Anonymous, WI (2010 Acura TL)

Would you buy this car again?

2010 vehicles
Acura TL
BMW 5 Series
Buick LaCrosse
Cadillac CTS
Lexus ES
Lincoln MKZ
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
Change Vehicle