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2012 Acura TL Sedan

Price Range: $35,705 - $45,185 | 17 MPG City - 25 MPG Highway

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2012 Acura TL Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Acura TL Sedan

Thanks to its aggressive styling, the TL stands out in its class; its two separate models cater separately to comfort-oriented buyers and performance enthusiasts. Although the TL is not priced particularly low, the sum of technology features offered in the TL is better than most other mid-size luxury cars.

What's new for 2012?

The Acura TL receives several changes for 2012, including a revised grille and updated nose contours. Headlights are now darker, and new tail lamps have been fitted. Inside, the TL is now quieter thanks to increased noise isolation materials and a new navigation system has been fitted. Last year's 5-speed automatic transmission has been replaced with a 6-speed unit, which Acura says will increase fuel economy by 3 mpg. Finally, an Advance option package is now offered, including blind spot detection, upgraded wheels and ventilated seats.

Model Strengths

  • Distinctive styling
  • roomy interior
  • ride quality
  • high-tech features

Model Review

The mid-size Acura TL returns with some notable changes for 2012, including a host of visual updates to help set it apart from the 2011 model. The car continues to feature the bold, angular yet sleek styling that Acura is now known for and a roomy interior with a host of high-tech features.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Std
Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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2012 Acura TL Sedan

4dr Sdn Auto 2WD

Engine

Engine Type 3.5L Gas V6
Horsepower 280 @ 6200 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 254 @ 5000 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Capacity 18.5 gal
Fuel Economy 20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 536.5 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 17 x 8.0 in.
Tires P245/50VR17
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 38.4 in. / 42.5 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 36.7 in. / 36.2 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 13.1 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 109.3 in.
Curb Weight 3726 lb.
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2012 Acura TL Sedan

4dr Sdn Auto 2WD

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Climate Control Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Rear Air Conditioning Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Sunroof Standard
Leather Seats Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Mirror Position Memory Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Satellite Radio Standard