Used 2012 Acura TL Sedan Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2012 Acura Tl - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

37 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific TL model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Awesome car and a great value too
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By chop100
on

Vehicle

2012 Acura TL Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

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.


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Serious safety defect
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By acuradefect
on

Vehicle

2012 Acura TL Sedan SH-AWD 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


Review

Whenever my wife 125# or son 200# sit in passenger seat the Air bag alarm sounds announcing thgere airbag is off Aftger 4 unsuccessful attmepts at fixing the dealer spoke with Acura and was told we were sitting wrong..Same reply at Acura central This suggests that cura is aware of defect cannot fix and is awaiting recall NB I have had the same acura model before without problem and ahve ridden in loaner model without this problem


Suggested Improvements

Fix the defect before someone is killed


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Great Buy
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By sramanathan
on

Vehicle

2012 Acura TL Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

I did ton of research before buying this car. This is the best luxury car in terms of price that pretty much gives you an interior spacing of BMW 5 series for the price of 3 series. Absolute pleasure driving it. After buying it had to take it for a 1000 mile round trip drive, felt no pain or fatigue as compared to the other cars I had driven. Rear view cameras are good. Other than that nothing really great about the tech package.


Favorite Features

1. Seating ergonomics 2. Audio 3. Voice activated commands 4. Smooth steering. 5. Big wide screen in dash. Looks sophisticated and modern


Suggested Improvements

1. Trunk space. Fits only 1 standard size check-in baggage. If you have 2 large bags, rather use a cab as you dont want your leather seats spoiled. Wierd V-shaped trunk interior looks big in the mouth but bottle necks making most space unusable. 2. GPS. Absolutely PATHETIC. Acura needs to co-ordinate with Garmin or TomTom or any decent GPS companies and get their navigation system sorted out. To make their "tech package" really worth the money, this absolutely needs to be fixed.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Satisfied new lease owner
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By hcpsmarshall
on

Vehicle

2012 Acura TL Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

Car handles well and is impressively equipped with the technology package. The sound system is great as is the voice command. The number of buttons can be daunting, but I find them useful. Styling is good and overall it is a great value, especially for a lease.


Favorite Features

Tech package includes backup camera, 5.1 surround sound system, impressive on screen data including weather and traffic info. Leather is soft and interior is stylish, especially at night. Styling is drastically improved for 2012. The fact that you don't need to insert or use the key to enter and start is extremely convenient. Auto dimming rearview and tinted side mirrors help at night.


Suggested Improvements

Exterior could use more work to make it more of a luxury car and less looking like the Corolla. Driver's seat needs more adjustment options for comfort, especially for a shorter driver. Install sub in console or under seat in middle of cabin for better effect. Front parking sensors needed. Need larger opening for trunk and fold-down seats are a must. Power and steering around curves are somewhat limited in this model from what I can tell so far.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Wish Had Not Purchased Tech Package!
1 of 5 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By rfghmd
on

Vehicle

2012 Acura TL Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

Had an Altima that had better electronics and it was 4 yrs old. The dealer and Acura dont seem to care to even discuss it. The $4000 really could have been better spent. GPS unreliable. Auto door unlock feature slow and undependable. And the air cond is terrible! The bluetooth constantly switches w/o warning to the handset. BTW, they even registered my name wrong with their website and still dont have it fixed.


Favorite Features

Power, Quiet ride.


Suggested Improvements

Get rid of chrome on hood and trunk. Improve the electronics!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411