ASSOCIATE EDITOR DAVID ARNOUTS: The Acura TL continues to surprise as it evolves in its current fourth generation. The outside has. Acura TL – Owner’s Manual ( pages). Posted on 6 Nov, by Inimrepus. Model: Acura TL. File size: MB. First Test: Acura TL SH-AWD In the competitive landscape, the manual- trans SH-AWD TL is almost in a class of one with its.

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Acura TL – Owner’s Manual – PDF ( Pages)

Par for the course I gl but us that use smow tires of any kind, even performance snow tires, know we can run rings around them on their awd all seasons when the white stuff flies, fwd or rwd. I guess a new chassis and hp would make up for that. The gearing on the 6MT is remarkably short and I wouldnt be surprised if the 6MT revs higher in 6th 80mph then the 6AT in the same scenario.

The funny thing is that I saw PintoFan in another thread advising someone to dump theirmile Acura TL, as surely the point of diminishing returns and reliability headaches had been reached.

Get more info from Acura. I maunal sure it isnt BAD or unsafe, just not quite as good as a Subaru. Under the skin is where the money is well spent. It looks like a picture of an engine inside a frame!

In fact, I have reservation about buying and driving an Acura. After reading that, I feel like I just finished test-driving the car. Those who prefer not to be on a first-name basis with their service department, for one thing. It feels a little odd, and it seems unnecessary for street use.


The nav system includes a tll monitor to aid in rearward maneuvers. Break, rust and wear out. The TL also drives big, almost unexpectedly so, and it didn’t feel particularly cat-like on the road ,anual me.

Avatars by Sterling Adventures. The spoiler helps a bit, but not much. Not too long ago, the IIHS added the roof strength test, but with the stricter frontal crash test, the institute is already looking to make it a bit tougher acuea vehicles to earn the coveted designation.

The powertrain remains optimized for driver involvement, while the lighter steering and mandatory touring tires do a mushy in the other direction. Free Newsletters Get the best of autoweek. It will be a very long time before I own another Honda product.

BMW looks better and drives better.

Review: Acura TL SH-AWD 6MT – The Truth About Cars

This is the most expensive car I have ever purchased. The outside has grown in appearance with a more regal exterior. My wife is looking for an AWD sedan in this price range and is favoring the Infiniti right now.

Two problems I see: The car is just computer and besides elctric parts die. Torque converter automatics with manual shift are not as efficient because of the torque converter, and generally lack the direct feel. Receive updates on the best of TheTruthAboutCars. The manual-trans version comes only one way, with the Tech package.


You drive this one through a corner with the throttle, adding rotation as you see fit. I can live with the jutting plastic and electronic overload inside. I have been calling Acura client relations and they kept telling me to go manhal with dealer. In everyday driving, the engine pulls linearly across the rev range, smoothly from just above idle to approaching redline. Honda in Descent Mode.

At 72 mamual on a level road, the indicated fuel consumption was The ponies move the car well, but I could ask for just a bit more gusto when shifting into fourth on the expressway. I was hesitant to go with the restyled TL-6MT because of the absent cache.

And then you run up against the not-so-good changes. I think you assessment was fair and well aura as always. Today, it merely makes it competitive.

2012 Acura TL – Owner’s Manual (650 pages)

What a Difference a Grille Makes? Although it may seem like a backhanded compliment, it’s a testament to Acura’s refinement that the car doesn’t feel quite as quick as the test results bear out. Acura, what is that about?

Jesus guys — I am almost done with this. Wonder how that one turned out.