2014 Acura TL

Original MSRP Range
$36,030 - $45,510
Available Style(s)
17 - 20 MPG City / 25 - 29 MPG Hwy
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2014 Acura TL

What We Like

Optional all-wheel drive; impressive acceleration and performance; proven reliability

What We Don't

Mediocre fuel economy from both V6 engine choices; front-wheel-drivemodels suffer from understeer when pushed too hard in the curves; snug rear seating


Expert Rating

3.7/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.8/ 5


What's New in the 2014 Acura TL?

The 2014 Acura TL carries over unchanged

Which TL is the Best?

We're not convinced the standard 3.5-liter, front-wheel-driveTLis worth the sticker price. Instead we recommend that shoppers interested in the TLgo full-boreand buy the SH-AWD-equippedTL. It's an extra $4,000 but well worth the money considering its performance and handling advantages.

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How Much Does a 2014 Acura TL Cost?

The 2014 AcuraTLcomes in three trims: TL, TLSpecial Edition and TLSH-AWD. The TLand TLSH-AWDcan be equipped with two packages, the Technology and Advanced Package, while the AWD models can also be ordered with a manual transmission.

The TL($36,925) comes well-equipped and includes a power moonroof, HID headlights, 8-way power driver's seat with 2-way power lumbar support, 8-way power passenger seats, steering-wheel-mountedpaddle shifters, heated outside mirrors with reverse tilt down feature, 17-inch alloy wheels, leather trimmed seating, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate controls, manual tilt/telescoping steering wheel, an 8-speaker 276-watt audio system with 6-disc CD changer and Bluetooth audio, USB port connectivity and Bluetooth cellphone connectivity.

The TL Special Edition($38,425) adds distinctive 18-in alloy wheels, color-keyedrear spoiler and Special Edition badging.

The Technology Package ($40,655) adds AcuraELS440-watt audio upgrade, AcuraLinktelematics, voice-activatednavigation with 8-in LCD view screen, GPS-linked solar-sensingclimate control, keylessaccess with push-buttonstart and premium perforated Milanoleather seating. Adding theAdvanced Package ($42,855) brings heated and ventilated front seats, a blind spot monitoring system and 18-in alloy wheels.

The TLSH-AWD ($40,475) gets a larger 3.7-liter engine, sport seats and 18-in wheels, while theTLSH-AWDwith 6-speed manual ($44,205)adds a manual transmission and the Technology Package.

The TLSH-AWDwith Technology Package ($44,205) adds an automatic transmission and the Technology Package, while theTLSH-AWDw/ Advanced Package ($46,405) adds all the SH-AWD features plus the Technology and Advanced Packages.

TL Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
TL 4dr Sdn Auto 2WD$36,030 / $33,8276 Cylinder28020 / 296-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
TL 4dr Sdn Auto 2WD Advance$41,960 / $39,3156 Cylinder28020 / 296-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
TL 4dr Sdn Auto 2WD Special Edition$37,530 / $35,2166 Cylinder28020 / 296-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
TL 4dr Sdn Auto 2WD Tech$39,760 / $37,2796 Cylinder28020 / 296-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
TL 4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD$39,580 / $37,1136 Cylinder30518 / 266-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
TL 4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD Advance$45,510 / $42,6016 Cylinder30518 / 266-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
TL 4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD Tech$43,310 / $40,5656 Cylinder30518 / 266-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
TL 4dr Sdn Man SH-AWD Tech$43,310 / $40,5656 Cylinder305N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Acura TL Safety

Is the 2014 Acura TL a Safe Car?

For 2014, the TLfeatures six airbags and active head restraints for both the driver and front passenger. And like most of the Acuralineup, the TL is built with Acura's Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure technology.

In tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the TLscored four out of five stars if the frontal and side-impactcrash tests, and five stars in the rollover test. The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awards the 2014 AcuraTLits highest rating of Good in allits tests, and ranks the TL a Top Safety Pick.

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Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain6 Years/70,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/50,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
  • HID Headlights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Technology Pkg
  • Advance Pkg
  • Blind-Spot Alert


2014 Acura TL vs the competition

Cadillac CTS--Starting at over $45,000, the CTS is Cadillac's answer to the BMW3 Series. Larger and more powerful than the TL, the CTS can get expensive as options are added.

BMW 3 Series--As the gold standard of the midsize luxury sports sedan, the 3 Series is a force to be reckoned with. With a 240 hp 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder, the basic 3 Series is easily overshadowed by the base-levelTL.

Audi A4--The base model A4 is a fun vehicle but in no way matches the TL's performance. Also, customers may be disappointed with the A4's continuously variable transmission, which is less responsive under hard acceleration.

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