The TL is a nice upscale sedan but no longer stood out from the crowd. Styling was slightly tweaked and the automatic transmission is a six-speed, boosting fuel economy by one mpg to 24. As always, it had a great drivetrain, sound ride, and a nicely-finished interior with supportive front seats. Handling was sound, but compromised by vague steering.
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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

"This is what pleases me most about this vechicle when I want to move or accelerate it moves without hesitation the steering After four years of ownership is still aligned holds a curve at high-speed’s like I have not seen in any other vehicle that I’ve owned I would rate this performance excellent"

Elaine M., GA (2014 Acura TL)

"excellent handling and acceleration, and luxury seating."

Tom M., VA (2014 Acura TL)

"very good acceleration, makes it easier to merge"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Acura TL)

"great pick-up, excellent handling, good mileage in almost all driving situations."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Acura TL)

"Awesome car for both commuting and long trips. Comfort plus acceleration is unsurpassed."

Thomas H., MN (2014 Acura TL)

"This car is an upscale sedan that can be driven it as a sport car (BMW) or as a well tamed comfortable quiet small limo (lexus) or as a family car. Excellent reliability. Reasonable mixed controls via button or screen select actions or voice activated commands. Smart phones pairing works well for android, apple, and Windows 10 phones. Navigation is pretty good."

Bernard G., CA (2014 Acura TL)

"The car accelerates quickly and smoothly. It handles very well around curves and in the snow."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Acura TL)

"Excellent 4wd handling"

J S., CA (2014 Acura TL)

"The car accelerates strongly with the 6 cylinder engine. I also handles well."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Acura TL)

"AWD hugs the road, tight in-control steering, smooth"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Acura TL)

"AWD coupled with Blizzak tires makes the TL nearly impossible to get stuck in snow or on ice!"

THOMAS M., CO (2014 Acura TL)

"Excellent in the snow, No road noise,"

ROBERT R., NH (2014 Acura TL)

"Rather hard road feel and noise"

RAYMOND C., CT (2014 Acura TL)

"The steering is numb, the turn-in is not precise. I expected this car to handle well, it handles much worse than my VW Jetta"

JOHN S., CA (2014 Acura TL)

"It's the best car I have ever driven. Acceleration is tops. Turning is super solid. A ten all around."

Anonymous, MA (2014 Acura TL)

"good ride, good response around corners, just a fun car to drive"

Anonymous, AB (2014 Acura TL)

"Very good drive, just a bit noisier."

Wieslaw S., ON (2014 Acura TL)

"The 2014 TL drives great and is very quick and powerful. The steering is tight and exact."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Acura TL)

"Great acceleration, handles beautifully. It's just so easy to drive."

James H., CA (2014 Acura TL)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Terrible headrest that sticks forward means having to sit with the seat back angled back. I have a frequent pain in my back/shoulder that may be caused by this."

Neil S., CA (2014 Acura TL)

"Lumbar support is not to my expectations, I like to drive and offer drive long distances and after 4 hours will start to experience low back pain never had this problem in my ford, can not get enough back support from the lumbar controls"

Elaine M., GA (2014 Acura TL)

"The seats are the most comfortable and have a glove like fit."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Acura TL)

"Good driver position."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Acura TL)

"silent in comparison to prior vehicles owned, great acceleration for a 6 cylinder, wide track lends stability to cornering; could use more leg room both front and rear; 22 mpg in town with 30 expected on the road."

Michael Z., CO (2014 Acura TL)

"The headrests which stick out (forwards) far too much make this a very uncomfortable car to drive. There exist direct fitting replacements (both genuine Acura from past vehicles and after-market with TV sets built in the back) but I understand in an accident my insurance could use this to deny coverage, I wonder if that's correct? But that is my main source of dissatisfaction with this car. I have developed pain in my shoulder that affects my sleep and suspect it could be related to this. So I w"

NEIL S., CA (2014 Acura TL)

"Noise from read suspension (bad design). Pedal height (brake and gas) are offset too much making it difficult to transition between the two."

Anonymous, AL (2014 Acura TL)

"The ride is a little harsh, probably because of the tire stiffness. Sporty but not a luxury ride."

RODNEY W., CO (2014 Acura TL)

"Comfortable in every way; short and long distance. Still could be made quieter from road noise; good performance and good mileage on a trip; 32-33 mpg"

E S., NY (2014 Acura TL)

"It's very comfortable for four adults. Excellent ride and super comfy seats."

Anonymous, MA (2014 Acura TL)

"Excessive road noise, wind, turbulence entering into cabin at all speeds. Poorly sealed for a near-luxury sports sedan!"

JOHN G., SC (2014 Acura TL)

"Very good."

Tim J., NJ (2014 Acura TL)

"More road noise than we think should be in a luxury sedan"

William S., CO (2014 Acura TL)

"Seats not too comfortable for longer distance , never had this problem with TL 2000. It is noisier because of bigger tires . Ride is good and safe. Very strong car"

Wieslaw S., ON (2014 Acura TL)

"nice ride, quick acceleration ;"

Anonymous, AB (2014 Acura TL)


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

What Owners Say

"All options such as leather, sunroof are included with base price when other cars consider these upgrades and charge considerably."

Anonymous, CT (2014 Acura TL)

"Best bang for your buck"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Acura TL)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Modern inside and out in every way."

E S., NY (2014 Acura TL)

"As with its replacement (TLX), a very bland vehicle by any standard. Technically superior. Styling??? Doesn't even measure up to a Honda V-6 EX-L or new Civic!!"

JOHN G., SC (2014 Acura TL)

Would you buy this car again?

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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.
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