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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Owner’s Manual & Warranty | Acura TL | Acura Owners Site

The is, contrary to what most probably believe, not nearly as stable at speed as the TL 6MT. They all function, and as they are labeled, but it does take a few minutes to acclimate yourself to what seems like the dash manuql a Boeing Although it may seem like a backhanded compliment, it’s a manuak to Acura’s refinement that the car doesn’t feel quite as quick as the test results bear out.

While the TL initially feels responsive and agile thanks to quick steering and the trick AWD system, push it and those inches and pounds make themselves known.

They were at least still coasting in that direction when I bought my TSX in The size-smaller BMW i xDrive offers such a combo, but not the larger The car just turned 4, miles and I checked manuap dipstick and it was bone dry. Or your Honcura dealer is a moron. The clutch is buttery smooth and the shifts are easy. Everything was great until the Friday right before Labor Day weekend I got a low oil light indicator came while on way to work.


Just listen to this TL pull away from a stop. 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 Bimmer is possibly faster in the tight stuff, but gets scary in bumpy sweepers before the TL does.

The engine is decent, though not blindingly powerful. In everyday driving, the engine pulls linearly across the rev range, smoothly from just above idle to approaching redline. At any price point? It makes us all sound like elitist grey-beard drunk rednecks. The interior has been refined, and the cabin is quieter. Ergonomics are first rate, with the secondary controls logically arranged and close at hand. The latter are built from the grounds up as luxury cars, meaning relatively costly basic platforms.

A little lower than I expected. Pushing the car far harder than it would normally be driven on public roads, associate road test editor Carlos Lago noted the all-wheel-drive system invited enthusiastic driving.

First Test: 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD

BMW looks better and drives better. With the pre-delivery inspection we have to drive the car 10mi. IMO the size class issue is a red herring.

Break, rust and wear out. That seems like the 3 series is also more reliable. Details can be found in the Warranty section. I dont understand your point. In fact, I think I have seen more of those on the side of the road than any other brand.

The Infiniti offers 23 more horsepower and roughly the same torque, and the pricier Audi S4 brings 28 more horsepower and 52 lb-ft of twist, thanks to a supercharger and direct injection. This car and the Infiniti G37 Sport has the ability to take sales away from the usual suspects but Acura refuses to sharpen it.


Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email. However, despite all the talk of Honda “forgetting its roots” and “getting soft,” it is encouraging that such a combination is still offered in the increasingly plain-vanilla midsize luxury segment. How the heck does anyone prove this based on likely outright lies to support ones biased argument. Two things for me stand out in the TL: Even with those, VERY stable in snow.

Another enigma from Honda. And, it will be reliable well into the midmile mark. Drop down a couple gears, and let the 3. Two new character lines have also been added to the rear bumper. We should all take his advice.

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

Sorry, but in my experience, they do not. Now, I just flip them rapidly. There are buttons, and buttons for buttons, and buttons that repeat and buttons that look good. My bigger problem, though, is the interior. Which has the same kind of hopped up and cared for feel, just turned up to I use it a couple times a week. One aone a