2012 Acura TL SH-AWD First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2012 Acura TL - Road Test Specs

2012 Acura TL Sedan

(3.7L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 4dr Sedan (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
Vehicle TypeAWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Estimated MSRP$40,015
Assembly locationMarysville, Ohio


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, all-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated port-injected V6, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,664/223
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainSOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing and lift
Compression ratio (x:1)11.2
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)305 @ 6,300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)273 @ 5,000
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic with console shifter and steering-mounted paddles
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 3.59; II = 2.10; III = 1.49; IV = 1.07; V = 0.75; VI = 0.56; R = 2.27
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.72


Suspension, frontIndependent double wishbones, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist speed-proportional rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)13.96
Tire make and modelMichelin Pilot HX MXM4
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire sizeP245/45R18 98V front and rear
Wheel size18-by-8 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front12.6-inch ventilated discs with two-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear13-inch solid discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)6.3 (estimated)

Fuel Consumption

Fuel economy, mfr. est. (mpg)18 city/26 highway/21 combined
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionEight-speaker, 276-watt audio system with six-disc CD, AM/FM/XM/Bluetooth audio
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB port and aux jack
Satellite radioStandard XM
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Optional 15GB music storage capacity
Rear seat video and entertainmentNot available
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional 60GB hard drive with traffic and weather, 8-inch display screen
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Not available
Smart entry/StartOptional ignition doors
Parking aidsOptional back-up camera
Blind-spot detectionOptional
Adaptive cruise controlNot available
Lane-departure monitoringNot available
Collision warning/avoidanceNot available
Night VisionNot available
Driver coaching displayNot available

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,968
Length (in.)194
Width (in.)74
Height (in.)57.2
Wheelbase (in.)109.3
Track, front (in.)63.2
Track, rear (in.)63.8
Turning circle (ft.)38.4
Legroom, front (in.)42.5
Legroom, rear (in.)36.2
Headroom, front (in.)38.4
Headroom, rear (in.)36.7
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.2
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)12.5
Ground clearance (in.)5.7


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain6 years/70,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available

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