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Not bad, but needs improvements
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By 71peters
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2012 Acura TL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I have had my 2012 TL for a year now. I bought it as a CPO for $28K...4K miles on it. I traded in a BMW 328I. Ok, it is a nice car with a lot of options. The interior is nice and very modern. Been on a few long trips and it is very comfortable. Where I have issues is with it's performance. Two things right off the bat, 1) The transmission, second gear to be exact seems sluggish on take off. It really drags the the engine down and makes for a jerky ride. Granted, coming from a BMW...the Acura's performance is not even close. But it makes up for it in other areas. 2) The steering is not sport-tuned and you will feel torque-steer if you get in the gas. Feels like a Buick at times.


Best Features

Interior Ride Fuel Mileage for a 280 hp engine Power Overall value for your money


Worst Features

Transmission needs attention. Tighten up the steering a little! Get rid of the Bridgstone tires. I have had bad experiances with Bridgstones before. They are loud and always need to be balanced.


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Awesome car and a great value too
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By chop100
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2012 Acura TL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I bought my base model last spring after researching luxury sedans for months. I got a great deal ($29,500 and 0% interest for 60 months) and I couldn't be happier. The car looks and feels like an expensive luxury sedan and yet I paid the same as an average mid-size sedan. I went with the base to save $4K over the tech package, how loud of a radio does a 50 year old need anyway? I have my own GPS and it has bluetooth and an aux hookup for my iPod already. Handling is good but not great, wallows a bit due to the size of the car I guess. The gas mileage has been the biggest surprise...averaging 27 mpg in mixed driving and even got 33 on a 1400 mile road trip.


Best Features

Interior is awesome...feels very high end. I like the trip computer information.


Worst Features

Better tires on the base model...the Bridgestones are OK but why not just give every model the Michelins?


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Acura TL vs. Infiniti G37
59 of 59 people found this review helpful
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By carreview123
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2012 Acura TL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I drove both the Acura TL and the Infiniti G37x. Infiniti: extremely fast (almost too fast) with solid handling. Interior is nice, but seemed a little on the cheap side. Leather was nice, but I heard a few squeaks during my overnight test drive. I am 6'1" and 250lbs (wide shoulders). I was somewhat comfortable in the G37 but had the driver seat all of the way back and don't know how comfortable I would be after a 2 hour drive. Backseat was tight. Acura TL: Almost as fast as the G37 but not as fast (still PLENTY of power!) Interior was much more comfortable. Handling was just as solid as G37. Interior quality is nicer then Infiniti. Pricing = same exact monthly payment


Best Features

-Quality of interior in Acura -Power of TL (even though not as fast as G37.... I don't think many other sedans are faster then the Acura TL. Reliability - I had a TSX (Acura) before the TL and did not have one single problem with it. I have had the TL now for 3 weeks and love it. I get excited whenever I drive, and look for reasons to get in the car and go on nice long drivers. (Especially in "sport mode". )


Worst Features

I was disappointed that the backup camera only came with the navigation package.


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Awful 6 speed Transmission
3 of 36 people found this review helpful
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By pjmaz63
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2012 Acura TL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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The new 6 speed transmission is awful, in a weak attempt to squeeze extra MPG out of the car this is by far the worst transmission i have ever driven. It has a severe hesitation/hunting issue in off the line accelerations and awful harsh awkward shifts in low gears.


Best Features

nice quiet ride


Worst Features

Dump the new 6 speed !


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