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2012 Acura TL Sedan

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Sports car for the family man/woman
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By acuratloh
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2012 Acura TL Sedan SH-AWD 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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Owned the car for a few months, so it's hard to rate the reliability.
It's made by Honda, so it should be reliable.
Once you drive the AWD version, you would have to be crazy to buy the front wheel drive version.
I didn't get the tech version because I didn't want the navigation system.
Built in ipod connection and usb port is nice.
This car handles like it's on rails.
I no longer have to worry about pulling out onto a busy road when the roads are wet, this car flies.

I get 26mpg if I drive freeway only at 75mph.
I drive 70% city and 30% highways and average around 21mpg.
Test drove the infiniti g37x, which was nice, but much smaller interior.


Best Features

AWD- drives so much better than the front wheel drive. Powerful engine. This car puts a smile on my face every time I drive it :) Steering is excellent. Seats are form fitting (might be a problem if you're overweight). Excellent interior room for family. Black leather with white stitching. The car doors are solid. When you close the doors, the seal is excellent. Quiet interior. Love the automatic up and down front windows. Semifirm suspension/handling. The rear headrests fold down when not in use so they don't obstruct your view. Just drove in 8" of snow like I was on drive pavement.....priceless. Car's estimated mpg computer is dead acurate.


Worst Features

Subwoofer - doesn't hit the low notes that a true stereo person would like (ie nothing like the subwoofer for your home stereo). Should be able to get the back up camera without having to upgrade to the tech version. Automatic start has to be purchased as an option which consists of a 2nd key fob to connect to the original key fob which would be too bulky. A little difficult to buckle kids in the back seat with booster seat.


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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 Sedan 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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Serious safety defect
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By acuradefect
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2012 Acura TL Sedan SH-AWD 4dr Sedan AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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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


Worst Features

Fix the defect before someone is killed


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Great Buy
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By sramanathan
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2012 Acura TL Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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.


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Satisfied new lease owner
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By hcpsmarshall
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2012 Acura TL Sedan Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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.


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