Compared to previous TLs, 2012 Acura had several improvements like more comfortable and supportive seats, decent suspension, excellent
freeway mileage, exciting electronic gadgetry and a much appreciated tire pressure monitoring system. All these features make the 2012 Acura TL a reliable and more composed TL.
Serving as the luxury division of Honda Motors, Acura has been producing highly efficient and strong performing Sedans under its TL line. Though the 2012 Acura TL has a controversial styling, it meets an array of driver demands.
When it comes to styling, some say the outside is a little too edgy. Others think the robot-inspired front is quite refreshing. It depends on the way you see things, but most heads turn when the Acura TL drives by. The front bumper has better aerodynamics, and its horizontal orientation concedes to a small but noticeable v-shape. Grille, headlights and turn signals are also quite impressive. The rear looks better with the repositioned license plate and well-designed taillights.
2012 Acura TL Technology Package features a good deal of tech conveniences that include the AcuraLink communication system, rear view camera, navigation with voice-recognition, and perforated leather trim sport seats. The package also includes push-button ignition, surround-sound audio, dual climate control linked with GPS, keyless security access system as well as all the standard electronics such as Bluetooth audio, satellite radio, hands-free phone link, and a hard-drive with the capacity of storing over 3,500 songs.
For safety, 2012 Acura TL houses a wide range of active and passive safety features. The TL was in the headlines for quite some time for earning top safety honors. It has Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure to boost protection and crash compatibility in frontal crashes.
Those who want deluxe accommodations will find its interior appointments quite satisfying. Individual climate controls let front seat occupants adjust the environment the way they want. Eight-way adjustability for passenger seats, stylish and supportive leather upholstery, and delicately bolstered seats are some other exciting features that create a comfortable and secure environment.
The 2012 Acura TL was launched in two engine packages. The base model features a 280-HP 3.5-liter V6 that produces 254lb/ft torque at 5000 RPM. The other TL is SH-AWD that comes with a 305-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 that offers 273 pound-feet of torque at 5000 rpm for higher performance. The TL 3.5-liter offers 20/29 mpg for EPA mileage, and the SH-AWD 3.7-liter with automatic transmission delivers 18/26 mpg. The 3.7 AWD with manual transmission was the fastest version that delivers 17/25 mpg EPA mileage figures.
In a nutshell, the Acura TL 2012 is a nicely engineered car that is equipped with all the quality features you find in most competitors like the Audi A4 and A6, BMW 3 and 5 Series, and Mercedes-Benz C and E-Class.