Acura TL Models and TL History

The Acura TL arrived in 1996 as a midrange, front-wheel drive luxury sedan. Among with the RL, the TL naming was presented as Acura's brand's goal to define its line-up by letter designations rather than names. The first generation Acura TL offered four-cylinder and six-cylinder engine choices. Starting in 1999, a second generation Acura TL would be built on the same platform as the Honda Accord. For 2002, a sport-oriented Type-S version of the TL sedan was offered with a 286-horsepower engine. Following a 2004 redesign, the Type-S returned again in 2007.Super Handling All-Wheel Drive would be added as an option on the Acura TL starting in the 2009 model year. A 2015 model year TLX sedan replaced the TL as well as the TSX in the Acura line-up. From 1999 to 2014, the Acura TL has been produced in the United States at Honda's Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio.

New and Used TL Prices, Acura TL Model Years and History

A unique blend of safety, sport, and reliability, the 2014 Acura TL can be equipped with standard FWD or optional AWD.
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 5 / 5
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 3 / 5
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 3 / 5
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A mid-size luxury sedan with seating for five, the 2013 Acura TL is a unique blend of safety, sport, and reliability.
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 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
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 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The mid-line sedan within the Japanese auto brand, the 2012 Acura TL benefits from an entire styling as well as engineering refit improving luxury and fuel economy.
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 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.3
Interior Comfort
 4.3
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.7
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 3.7
Overall Rating
 4.0

The 2011 Acura TL combines serious sports sedan horsepower of up to 305 with an attractive set of luxurious features, making it a premium vehicle for just under $50,000.
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 4 / 5
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 2 / 5
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 4 / 5
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Available with FWD or AWD, the 2010 Acura TL is a mid-size luxury sedan available with tons of technological features and a 280 hp or 305 hp V6 engine.
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 5 / 5
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 3 / 5
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 4 / 5
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A mid-size luxury sedan, the 2009 Acura TL breaks the mold with new designing and techno-gadgetry.
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 5 / 5
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 3 / 5
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 5 / 5
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Unchanged for the 2008 model year, the 2008 Acura TL is a mid-sized sedan that merges sporty performance with luxury.
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 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 4.8
Fuel Economy
 4.2
Interior Comfort
 4.2
Acceleration
 4.5
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 4.5

The 2007 Acura TL is a mid-size luxury sedan that blends a sporty driving experience with top-notch technology and comfort features.
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 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 4.7
Interior Comfort
 4.3
Acceleration
 4.7
Dependability
 4.7
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.7
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2006 Acura TL is a five-passenger luxury sedan that comes heavily loaded right from the factory with great standard features.
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 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 4 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 4.5
Fuel Economy
 3.5
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2005 Acura TL is a premium mid-size sedan that seats five passengers and is now available with Bluetooth handsfree for your phone.
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Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.5
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.8
Overall Rating
 4.8

A mid-size luxury sedan, the 2004 Acura TL comes very well-equipped with standard features and is powered by a 3.2L 270 hp V6 engine paired with either a manual or automatic transmission.
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Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.7
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

A mid-size luxury sedan, the 2003 Acura TL comes standard with heated seats and dual-zone climate control to keep all five occupants happy.
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Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.7
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.7
Dependability
 4.7
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.7
Overall Rating
 4.0

The 2002 Acura TL is a well-equipped mid-size luxury car that seats five passengers and comes standard with dual-zone climate control and HID headlights.
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Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.3
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.7
Dependability
 3.3
Handling
 4.3
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 4.0

The 2001 Acura TL is a mid-size luxury sedan that seats five passengers and offers a sporty driving experience mixed with an upscale interior.
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The 2000 Acura TL is a mid-size five-passenger sedan that blends sport and luxury in one stylish package.
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Braking
 3.5
Fuel Economy
 2.5
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 3.5
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 3.5

The 1999 Acura TL is a mid-size luxury sedan that seats five passengers and has a sporty side thanks to the 225 hp V6 engine under the hood.
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Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

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Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
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The Rest
2 / 5

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