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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Acura TL Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.2 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • 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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great car but some flaws

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

I bought my 2005 Acura TL with about 90K miles on it. For the most part the car is fantastic, feels very high quality and rides excellent. At 80 MPH - typical cruising speed in Los Angeles when not stuck in traffic - the car feels as if it is on rails, and is very quite. Some people on internet forums have complained about squeeks and rattles from the windows in the doors when driving. I have found that this is true, but not to the point where it is a problem. The 6-speed transmission model which I have is probably not the best. The shifter is clunky, and the engine not suited to a manual since it has very little low-end torque.



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Best car i ever owned

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

I've had this car since 2005 and have had zero issues with reliability. I still receive alot of positive accolades for the navigation and bluetooth phone considering this was back in 2005. If you take care of the car with regular intervals of maintenance there will be no issues. The best part is there are millions of local Honda/Acura repairs shops that are highly competitive which makes repair costs a fraction of what you pay at the Dealership



4 of 21 people found this review helpful

Great looks, poor quality

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

I ordered my 2005 Acura TL Navi 6MT back in November of 2004 and took it home right off the truck when it arrived. Initially I had no problems with the car, it looked great inside and out and was a huge upgrade over my 2004 Maxima which I sold a few month earlier. The performance was great and the manual transmission was a blast to drive. However no less than 3 months into my owner ship I started having problems; first I had to have an axle replaced, and things started going downhill from there. 7 years and nearly 60k miles later, there were way too many problems, including two door actuators, rattles everywhere, poor leather seat quality, and things literary falling apart on the inside



17 of 17 people found this review helpful

Abyss blue pearl 6 speed

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

I purchased my 05 TL used in 2007 w/just over 24K miles. The car looked sharp, had a nice ride and was loaded w/everything (Navi, Hands Free Phone, Voice activation, moonroof etc.) The transmission operated smoothly and the car had great performance and handling esp. considering its a front wheel drive vehicle. One thing I did notice after a few months was that under brisk acceleration (not jack rabbit starts mind you) the car seemed to hesitate as if traction control had been activated. I ended up ditching the Michelin Pilot MXMV... and getting Bridgestone RE 960AS (stayed w/ 17") and the car has handled like a dream ever since.




Tl 05

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

car has great style,interior is fine,nav system is very high tech..sound system is exelent,my only complaint is the car has several rattles.it was left at service for 2 days for this problem,it is better but not the quality of a car of this price my trade an 02 audi a4 was quiet not a rattle ,outside of this it is a good car




Love it

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

I bought my TL 6 months ago and love it. It is fun to drive. Quick off the starting line. Handles curves like a true sports car. Gas mileage is good especially on highway. 30 MPG. Stereo system is awesome. Plenty of clearity and base. Not sure how it will be in snow. GPS system is worth the money. Easy to operate and works very well. I highly recommend the vehicle. I have black metalic and it is very diffucult to keep clean. Would have gotten the white if I had it over again.



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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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Talk About The 2005 TL

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naren82
naren82
08-20-2013
I have been trying to get a used car for myself, just wanted to know if 100K miles Acura TL is good buy??? How much would maintenance cost??...


dualtrace
dualtrace
11-02-2009
I have a hard time deciding between 2007 Acura TL and 2005 BMW 325xi....


priggly
priggly
03-14-2005
figures, not unlike those of the 2005 Acura TL. Both cars, the TL and the Avalon, purport to have premium audio systems, both are competent highway cruisers. It seems natural that there will be sig...



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