2012 Acura TL

At a Glance

Pricing $35,705 - $45,185
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.5l V6, 3.7l V6
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 17-20 (city), 25-29 (highway)

The TL is a premium mid-sized sedan loosely based on the popular Honda Accord. With prices starting at $35,000, the TL is a distinctively styled sedan with a high quality interior and a generous list of standard equipment. The front-wheel-drive TL base model is equipped with a powerful 280-bhp V6. For the performance enthusiast, the TL SH-AWD pairs a larger 305-bhp 3.7L V6 with Acura's all-wheel-drive system. The inclusion of all-wheel-drive widens the appeal to buyers who may be shopping rear-wheel-drive alternatives. An optional Technology package includes a voice activated navigation system, premium audio system and keyless operation. The short option list compares favorably to competitive offerings like the Cadillac CTS and Lexus ES whose base price quickly escalates with options.

What Changed:

The 2012 Acura TL wears revised styling and includes a new six-speed automatic transmission. Changes to the exterior styling include a new grille, front bumper and headlight design. A restyled rear bumper features a repositioned license plate location. The TL also receives updates to interior finishes and the navigation system. A new six speed automatic transmission increases fuel economy.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
TL 3.5l V6 (280-bhp) A6 FWD $35,705
TL Technology 3.5l V6 (280-bhp) A6 FWD $39,435
TL Advance 3.5l V6 (280-bhp) A6 FWD $41,635
TL SH-AWD 3.7l V6 (305-bhp) A6 AWD $39,255
TL SH-AWD 6MT Technology 3.7l V6 (305-bhp) M6 AWD $42,985
TL SH-AWD Technology 3.7l V6 (305-bhp) A6 AWD $42,985
TL SH-AWD Advance 3.7l V6 (305-bhp) A6 AWD $45,185