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2001 Acura TL Sedan

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Acura TL Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.2 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 225 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 Acura TL

  • Jack-of-all-trades but master of none, the TL provides an impressive mix of luxury, sport and affordability.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Excellent value, comfortable front seats, powerful and efficient engine, SportShift transmission is fun to use.

  • Cons

    Cheap interior bits, cramped rear seat room, excessive body roll in turns.

  • What's New for 2001

    Standard equipment now includes floor mats and an emergency trunk release.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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2001 acura tl 3.2l (65k

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Vehicle: 2001 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

The Acura TL is a basically a Honda Accord with more fit and trim. If that's okay with you, then you'll love this car. Personally, I think the car looks girly. I have it in white, and I'm not a huge fan of the design. I've seen it in blue and black and it looks much better. -Transmission was replaced at 56K miles. -The 3.2L is a reliable engine that has plenty of pep and a surprising amount of power down low. It won't exactly blow your hair back, but it's a quick car if/when it has to be. As per gas mileage, it's not that impressive. Edmund's says 20pmg, and they're pretty much dead on. For a V6, it isn't exactly a gas sipper.




Keep going and going

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Vehicle: 2001 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

I have been driving it for about 7 years now and had to change it's transmission once. Other than that no issues at all. I haven't changed the brakes even after driving 90k miles. I only changed battery, wipers and tires, and that's about it! Gas mileage is 29 in city which is excellent. It still drives like new and I'm planning to keep it forever or give it to my college kid in 10 years...:-))




Edmunds mpg correction

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Vehicle: 2001 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

I found the TL gets between 26 and 30 mpg depending on the type of driving and octane rating of the gas. I have no idea where Edmunds got the 20 mpg on their rating service.




Acura quality? not in this

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Vehicle: 2001 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

It's not a secret that Acura installed defective transmissions that blow anywhere from 50K to 100K miles. But we've had acid (yes, acid) leak from the electronic rear view mirror onto the shifter, melting the plastic overnight. Apart these unacceptable problems, you have a car that is underwhelming to drive. The engine has nice power, but it's mated to a jerky, malfunctioning transmission (manual mode doesn't cooperated either), and insensitive accelerator feel. Body roll was mentioned in the review, but this car has an absolutely laughable turning radius. If you want to drive to the other gas pump you'll end up back out in the street.




No problems

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Vehicle: 2001 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

I've driven my TL daily and put on 140,000 miles and have never had a problem with this car. I drove GM vehicles primarily prior to this and had more issues than I care to remember. Since owning this car, I'm sold on Honda quality.




I guess i'm a poser

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Vehicle: 2001 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

This is definitely a great car in every area except exterior design. Love the engine, gas mileage, Bose sound system, handling and build quality is superb. If I didn't have to look at it and think of a BMW M3, This would be the car for me. Think I'll trade it for one.



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What's New for 2001

Standard equipment now includes floor mats and an emergency trunk release.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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