Used 2005 Acura TL Sedan Consumer Reviews - 449 Car Reviews | Edmunds

Consumer Reviews

2005 Acura TL Sedan

View reviews for a specific TL model:

sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Love my TL Elegant & Sporty
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By garymbachap
on

Vehicle

2005 Acura TL Sedan 3.2 4dr Sedan w/Navigation System (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This is a great vehicle. I love the navigation and the voice control. Mine is a sporty and elegant Desert Mist Metallic with the Parchment interior. This is one of the most unique color combinations. The entire family loves the comfort, styling and power it has. It is the best value out there.


Best Features

Navigation and Voice Control


Worst Features

All Wheel Drive and back up camera


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

It is fun to drive; turns many heads
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Don Cousar
on

Vehicle

2005 Acura TL Sedan 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I picked up my Acura TL in Feb 2004. I have enjoyed every trip. It is fun to drive, and I always get comments and looks from people who want to know moe about it. The 270 HP and the sporty style are what 1st attracked me too. The stereo, road handling, and dash locked me in!


Best Features

The blue backlight dask, stereo, leather seats, and 270 HP are my favorite features


Worst Features

It came with bridgestone performance tires but they only lasted 20,000 miles. I drive fast but these tires should still last longer. After I upgraded to Michelin performance tires I noticed an even better drive in the TL. I recommend upgrading the tires.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Fun to drive
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Motorcarz
on

Vehicle

2005 Acura TL Sedan 3.2 4dr Sedan w/Navigation System (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

A great ride and fun to drive. Outstanding standard features. A sporty look and drive with luxury features. I'll keep this one for awhile.


Best Features

Touch screen navigation along with voice activated features make this the easiest navigation system of any car I have used. Bluetooth technology make the hands free phone use an easy task. Gas charged headlamps light up the road.


Worst Features

Passenger seat can be uncomfortable without the power capabilities of the driver seat.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Mercedes to Acura
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Retired Mercedes CLK
on

Vehicle

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


Review

Although pretty, the Navigation stinks!! Has a very wide turning radius. Seats took a little getting used to, initially felt uncomfortable and hard. Handles pretty well and sturdy for a 6 cylinder. Pick up is slow, don't expect a sports vehicle or ride. I love the aesthetic appeal both inside & outside!! It's a cute car that reminds of a BMW 3-series. Overall, I recommend for the money even over the Mercedes.


Best Features

Bluetooth technology. Handsfree voice command steering wheel features. Large and roomy inside. Radio display via the Navi screen (sound is also nice & crisp).


Worst Features

Definitely need a sports version with rear wheel drive. If Acura had that this car would be absolutely AWESOME!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Luster worn off
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By doug
on

Vehicle

2005 Acura TL Sedan 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

When I first got this car I was thrilled with it. After a year and a half though, problems are rising up that are making me think twice. 1) The brakes screech. I’ve had a service done where they replaced the pads and turned the rotors. That silenced them for 5k miles. I now have to drive with the windows up. 2) Rattles are getting noisier. 3) Rust! I’ve got rust bubbling up from under the paint on the trunk already. 4) The originally gray dashboard is quickly fading to an off white. Very ugly. I’m wondering if I should have bought something else.


Best Features

The drivetrain in this thing is an engineering masterpiece. Smooth, powerful, great shifter, while averaging 25 miles/gal.


Worst Features

Fix the brakes!!! It sounds like a '73 galaxy with metal to metal brakes. Unacceptable for a $33k vehicle. You'd think honda had figured brakes out by now.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT