Used 2002 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S

2002 Acura TL

2002 Highlights

The TL Type-S makes its debut this year, sporting a 260-horsepower engine, sport-tuned suspension, Vehicle Stability Assist and 17-inch tires. 2002 also sees some styling revisions to the TL's front end and taillights. An in-dash six-CD changer, one-touch-up driver's window and two-position memory system for driver seat and mirrors are newly standard on both the 3.2 TL and the Type-S, and Acura has added insulation materials to the doors and reshaped the side mirrors to cut down on wind and road noise inside the cabin. Anthracite Metallic, Aegean Blue Pearl and Eternal Blue Pearl are the new exterior colors.



  • Excellent value, comfortable front seats, impressive power from Type-S engine, SportShift transmission is fun to use.


  • Average interior materials, cramped rear seat room, lacks the panache of some competing luxury sedans.

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Used 2002 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S for Sale

Acura TL 2002 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A) Satin Silver Metallic Ebony95,372 miles
Used 2002Acura TL3.2 Type-S
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Acura TL 2002 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A) Nighthawk Black Pearl Parchment105,200 miles
Used 2002Acura TL3.2 Type-S
Est.Loan: $96/mo
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Acura TL 2002 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A) 259,789 miles
Used 2002Acura TL3.2 Type-S
Est.Loan: $41/mo
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Noble Green Metallic Parchment186,933 miles
Used 2002Acura TL3.2 Type-S
Est.Loan: $72/mo
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Est.Loan: $96/mo
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Features & Specs

3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
Transmission5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower260 hp @ 6100 rpm260 hp @ 6100 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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  • Side Crash Rating

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  • Side Barrier Rating

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  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Great mix of Power/Gas Mileage
02 TL-S bought the car with 64k miles which is amazingly low miles for an 8 year old car. First thing that i noticed right away soon as i bought the car is the POWER the car is extremely fast and the gas mileage is pretty darn good for a 260 hp engine, audio system is also very good.Good old Honda reliability. Unfortunately owning this car is stressful because you never really know when your transmission is going to fail even though i haven't had that problem i know it's coming and there's nothing i can do about it. If this car didn't have these transmission issues i would literally want this car forever.
Bad transmission
We purchased this acura from a private ownership @ 47,000. It performed beautifully until the transmission went on @ 116,000. I had it serviced at 104,000 and nothing was wrong with it. I have learned that a rebuilt one from the acura dealership would cost $4900. Hello, anyone in there! I paid over $14,000 and still owe $8800. This is truly a LEMON of the technology aged vehicles.I have been told I can build a case with acura that is so far a joke because they told me that I will not get enough credit because I take it to another service provider for the car serviced. If I took it to an acura dealership, I could receive more credit for a new rebuilt transmission. Discrimination?
Not worth the money
Not only will I never buy another acura again, but I will warn everyone I know to never buy one. Transmission went out a thousand miles over our purchased "extended warranty". Acura should be ashamed that a 1994 Geo Prism has outlasted my way overpriced Acura. $3,000.00 later, transmission still not working, and the car is only worth 5,000!!!! Run, run away from Acura products!!!!!
Used 2002 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S Overview

The Used 2002 Acura TL 3.2 Type-S is offered in the following styles: 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A), and 3.2 Type-S 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.2L 6cyl 5A).

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