Ongoing styling enhancements and mechanical upgrades for 2012, the Acura TL sedan is offered in both front-wheel and the brand’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system. The front-wheel drive version 2012 Acura TL is powered with a 280 horsepower, 3.5 liter V-6 engine while the all-wheel drive model features a 305 horsepower 3.7 liter V-6 powerplant. The six-speed manual transmission returns on the 2012 TL alongside an all-new Sequential Sport Shift 6-speed automatic. Same power as the previous year model, the base 2012 Acura TL offers improved fuel economy averaging 23 miles per gallon. For 2012, both front-wheel and all-wheel drive Acura TL models include an external transmission cooler to best endure extreme driving conditions. Carved with a sport stance, a new front and rear bumper positively resets the aerodynamics of the sedan. Aluminum 17-inch wheels, leather seating, power moon roof and Bluetooth connectivity is standard on all models. Much of the 2012 Acura TL optional equipment are compiled within Advance and Technology packages. On the Acura TL Advance package, 18-inch aluminum wheels, climate controlled seats and Blind Spot Indicator system. On the Technology package, Acura Link Real-Time Traffic and Weather combines with a 10-speaker Acura/ELS Surround sound system featuring an 8-inch VGA display.

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The Acura TL receives several changes for 2012, including a revised grille and updated nose contours. Headlights are now darker, and new tail lamps have been fitted. Inside, the TL is now quieter thanks to increased noise isolation materials and a new navigation system has been fitted. Last year's 5-speed automatic transmission has been replaced with a 6-speed unit, which Acura says will increase fuel economy by 3 mpg. Finally, an Advance option package is now offered, including blind spot detection, upgraded wheels and ventilated seats.

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Distinctive styling; roomy interior; ride quality; high-tech features

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Thanks to its aggressive styling, the TL stands out in its class; its two separate models cater separately to comfort-oriented buyers and performance enthusiasts. Although the TL is not priced particularly low, the sum of technology features offered in the TL is better than most other mid-size luxury cars.


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