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2005 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 270 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Acura TL

  • Luxurious, extremely well equipped and enjoyable to drive, the stylish TL should be on your test-drive list if you're shopping for a sedan under $40K.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Luxurious interior, long list of standard equipment, powerful V6 engine, slick-shifting six-speed manual, pleasant blend of ride comfort and fun, superb sound system.

  • Cons

    Can't match the athleticism of some German rivals, V6 could use more low-end torque.

  • What's New for 2005

    The front seatbelt buckles are now mounted to the seat frame, and sensors in the front-passenger seat alert the driver when an occupant is out of a safe position for the side airbag.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Awesome 'ride'

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Vehicle: 2005 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan w/Navigation System (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

I bought my TL new and after doing a bit of specializing, had the stock rims dipped in black chrome, drove off the lot & only return when it's time for regular maintenance. I love this car, it's sophisticated styling inside & out still make it a head turner 5 years in. It handles great and is very responsive when you need to 'get going'. The large screen Navi is great, XM feature w/ awesome 6 speaker stereo sound, voice command features incl bluetooth cellular...this car has it all. I think my 2005 looks is better than the 2011 I see at the dealership. Never regreted this purchase...ever!



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Best car i've ever owned,

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Vehicle: 2005 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan w/Navigation System (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

Purchased used with 19.5 k miles, ULEV rated (were available for sale in CA and upper New England at the time). I've put about 34 k miles on it and it has performed flawlessly for the 3.5 years I've had it. No repairs, rattles or anything negative over this period. It IS tire-sensitive. Now I'm using Bridgestone Serenity series and the ride is smooth and quiet, haven't noticed any significant tire wear for 20+ k miles. It's fast and fun to drive. I am familiar with the BMWs and yes they handle well, but the TL is right up there with them IMHO. TL is a little quieter than many of BMWs (especially wind noise at speed). At 70 mph, gives about 31 mpg but I don't punch it much.




Best car owned so far!

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Vehicle: 2005 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan w/Navigation System (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

Only one thing bad is the turning! And original tires are bad too.




Too many rattles inside &

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Vehicle: 2005 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan w/Navigation System (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

I was excited to get this car, but after 3 months of owning this car, I found the ride handling is floaty when hitting bumps or when changing lanes. Car tends to sway side to side. There is too much wind noise, rattles on the driver side door, rattles also coming from the glove box, and rattles from the rear speaker area. I use to own a 1997 Acura CL and I never had any rattling noises from that car. This new generation TL needs lots of improvement. Seats are also uncomfortable for long trips.




My tl

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Vehicle: 2005 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan w/Navigation System (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

This car has been a complete joy. For Under $40k this car has every option a consumer could possibly desire. This car moves out of the way and comfortably fits 3 plus a carseat with plenty of room to spare. I wouldn't give this car up for the world.




2005 tl nice ride

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Vehicle: 2005 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan w/Navigation System (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

Nice, reliable car. Great lines. Disappointed in the quality of the leather seats. They are showing signs of wear already, 3 months. Got a great price.



Full 2005 Acura TL Review

What's New for 2005

The front seatbelt buckles are now mounted to the seat frame, and sensors in the front-passenger seat alert the driver when an occupant is out of a safe position for the side airbag.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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