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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First Test: 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD

This car is not loaded with a bunch if trashy gimics that Detroit is trying to differentiate itself with. The paddle-shifters are nicely positioned and in S-mode, the transmission responds quickly. And this is based on exactly what…?

AWD does nothing for braking distances as snow tire 2wd are much shorter Terrible price to pay for mpg the TL looses to…well everyone else getting mpg. I walked away and gave the car to my teenage kid. Believe it or not, a well sorted computer controlled gearbox will shift faster, cleaner, and more reliably than you ever have. Stacked roads are also ugly A few years ago, that would have meant top-of-class output.

Since the Acura system was designed to make a FWD chassis feel more like a RWD car, its programmed to allow the dynamics that Michael described, basically it allows the chassis to oversteer like a RWD car, allowing you to correct steering with the throttle at higher speeds. Even with those, VERY stable in snow.


In the rear seat, knee room is plentiful and headroom sufficient for adults up to or so. We should all take his advice. I live in Montreal where winters get pretty brutal and a lot of snow and Ice. To save paper and time, you can download the latest manuals now. Honda American Honda Motor Co. In the competitive landscape, the manual-trans SH-AWD TL is almost in a class of one with its combination of a V-6, all-wheel drive, and a manual transmission.

The burners were outstanding, though, and the materials looked and presented well. My main problem with this car when I drove it related back to the zillion-switches dashboard — the car feels overly teched and electronic. Acura may have a reputation for reliability but the lack of any real respect for its designs or brand makes its prices absurd.

The latest rear-wheel-drive luxury sports sedan features a hp 5. I was hesitant to go with the restyled TL-6MT because of the absent cache.

It’s not a head-turner but is rather handsome in general. 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.

Oh yes, with all this on my commute to work, two things become manhal clear: For the record, a M3 made both of them seem like 60s Cadillacs with alignment problems. All were newer cars usually driving the Boston to Wellesley stretch on the mass pike.

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

That’s right, with the new Genesis 5. The chassis is above average but doesn’t stand out. Either a or refreshed with 6MT. JJ should check back in with us in …. The Technology Package adds goodies such as navigation with voice commands, power moonroof, and Bluetooth, while the Advance Technology Package further adds a rearview camera, real-time traffic, and keyless entry.


His hook dented bumper on way up and he scratched the front bumper on way down as he was unloading it. Just listen to this TL pull away from a stop. My aunt and uncle have an 03 3. That is a far more expensive car. Toyota should bring back the All-trac Camry! But then the Accord was super-sized, and took its Acura platform mate with it.

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

Compared to what this current-generation TL looked like when it first debuted, the mild redo it received for the model year looks a whole lot better. If it lasts as well as my 98 3. There is no shortage of gadgets and do-dads in the interior. Come on now, do you really even own a car?

Coachbuilding for the Relatively Regular Customer? In 2 years from now, I wonder if I will be able to flip it cheaply. Tp many will be fooled into thinking that this really better value for the money than a 3-series, C-class, or CTS? Honestly it is BS attitudes like yours that frequently put me off otherwise great websites like this.