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Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 30 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.2L SOHC PGM-FI 24-valve VTEC V6 engine
  • Direct ignition system w/knock control
  • Drive-by-wire throttle system
  • 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission w/OD
  • Limited slip differential
  • 4-channel Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system w/Traction control
  • Front wheel drive
  • 12-volt maintenance-free battery
  • 130-amp alternator
  • Independent double wishbone front suspension
  • Independent multi-link double wishbone rear suspension
  • Front/rear coil springs & stabilizer bar
  • Front/rear gas pressurized shock absorbers w/progressive valve technology
  • P235/45WR17 all-season high-performance Bridgestone Potentza tires
  • 17" x 8" cast aluminum wheels
  • Variable pwr-assisted torque-sensing rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr dual diagonal 4-wheel disc brakes (Brembo vented front)
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • 17 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Galvanized body panels
  • Chip resistant rocker panels
  • Pwr operated moonroof w/tilt, sliding shade, auto-reverse
  • Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights w/auto-off feature
  • Body-color dual heated pwr mirrors w/memory, dual reverse tilt feature
  • Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
  • Speed-sensitive intermittent wipers w/mist feature
  • Road noise reducing acoustic windshield

Interior Features

  • 10-way pwr driver bucket seat w/pwr lumbar support & memory feature
  • 4-way pwr passenger seat
  • Leather trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather trimmed door panels
  • Adjustable front/rear seat headrests
  • Rear seat center armrest w/dual cup holders
  • Trunk pass-through w/locking system
  • Center console-inc: adjustable armrest & illuminated storage
  • Dual front cup holders
  • Driver & front passenger seatback pockets
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Aluminum & wood-patterned trim
  • LED back-lit instruments
  • Dual trip meters
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Maintenance Minder system
  • Leather-wrapped tilt & telescoping steering wheel w/audio, cruise, HandsFreeLink controls
  • Keyless entry system w/panic alarm, window, moonroof controls
  • Theft-deterrent system w/electronic immobilizer
  • HandsFreeLink
  • Multi-info display screen
  • Pwr door locks & windows w/illuminated window switches
  • Auto up-down driver window w/auto-reverse feature
  • Remote trunk/fuel-filler door releases
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • Cruise control
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Dual zone/mode automatic climate control w/micron air filtration system & rear vents
  • Acura/ELS AM/FM stereo w/Dolby cassette & 6-disc CD changer-inc: anti- theft feature, (8) speakers, DVD-audio, DTS
  • XM satellite radio
  • Printed rear glass radio antenna
  • (2) 12-volt pwr outlets
  • Auto day/night breakaway rearview mirror
  • Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Programmable interior lighting
  • Front/rear overhead map lights
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Door storage compartments
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Trunk storage tray/shopping bag hook/cargo net
  • Phosphorescent emergency trunk release

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual stage/threshold driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags w/passenger occupant height & position sensors
  • Front/rear side-curtain airbags
  • Front/rear 3-point seat belts
  • Front seat belt height adjusters
  • Childproof rear door locks
  • Rear child seat tether anchors (LATCH)
  • Phosphorescent emergency trunk release
  • Traction control
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system
  • Front/rear 5-mph bumpers
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Pedestrian Impact Protection

Options & Packages

2004 Acura TL Owner Reviews

82 Reviews
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A/C is the best part and how the motor sound.

2004 Acura TL Base

The car has been really reliable. The only issues I have had is that the front, right tire has to be fixed from time to time since there was a crash on that side. I bought the car salvage. Also, the radio is really good and it has Bose speakers but it's troublesome to put in the code. I have requested them from the official page but neither of them work by putting them once. Aside from that, the car is really spacious front, back, and trunk and the A/C works nicely. I like how I can put the exact temperature I like on it. Also, I like to open the sunroof. I haven't tried the cruise control because I am afraid of how it works.

- Karla G

My car has been a very reliable car.

2004 Acura TL Base

It's been in the family for 10 years no major problems. It's been a very reliable car. The dash has started cracking due to sun exposure but that hasn't affected the car at all just the look. The frame is made safely and from what I've seen if wrecked the frame stick together and doesn't break apart easily. I have 206,000 miles on the engine which shows it's been a great car. The car is said to live up until 300,000 and then the engine may need rebuilt.

- Allison K

Pride of ownership is an easy one with this car

2004 Acura TL Base

My Acura has been my favorite car. Reliable and good to look at. With regular maintenance, it is a steady, reliable car. I would be open to purchasing another Acura right now, if I could afford it. I usually keep my cars for an extended period of time and this car has served me well. The only thing I have been disappointed with is the interior trim. It has not worn well, and the console cover that slides out, broke off a long time ago.

- Vicki K

Fifteen Years Old But Still Seems Brand New

2004 Acura TL Base

My car is fifteen years old and still has absolutely no problems. Each year, I do the mandatory maintenance and that is all that it ever needs. All of the features still work (Bluetooth Phone calls, Heated Seats, Auto Windows, Sunroof, 6 Disc Changer, etc.) Everyone who gets in my car asks me if it's brand new because the interior is still so beautiful. Acura really spent their time on the TL and I do not ever want another car!

- Maddie D

Smooth driving car with luxury feel but sporty performance

2004 Acura TL Base

The Acura tl I drive is a sturdy car. It has never died on me while I was driving. The problems I have encountered are 1) cracked dashboard 2) the leather seats crack too easily 3) the cap and tube that attaches to the coolant has melted but is easily replaceable 4) if you don't know how to maintenance your car, your car computer will tell you only at the same time of an oil change The shifting is smooth with a v6 engine

- Immanuel V

2004 Acura TL is a great buy!

2004 Acura TL Base

I haven't experienced any issues with my vehicle. Easy maintenance and very reliable. The only issue I have would be the gas mileage. It's a V6 and with gas prices this high, it can get a little pricey. Other than that I love my car! It is comfortable and has great features. The truck has a lot of space and a full size adult sits comfortably in the back seat

- Stephanie M

What I enjoy most about my Acura is the heated seats and the way it rides.

2004 Acura TL Base

The performance of the car is really good I like the way it rides. It is very smooth. The car is still in good condition minus a few cosmetic details but overall it is a nice looking car. I love the heated seats in the car and the dual passenger and driver air condition and temperature changes. I like the feature of setting the driver mirrors and seat.

- Ashley M

Gets my family where we need to go.

2004 Acura TL Base

This car is absolutely wonderful. I have only had minor issues since I started driving it and it has gotten my family to many soccer games, tennis tournaments, and wrestling tournaments. However, it's getting kind of older and the dash leather has begun to crack very badly, especially in the winter. This is only and appearance issue though.

- Macy E

Honest 2004 Acura TL review

2004 Acura TL Base

My Acura has been a reliable car,I like the adjustable seats but feel the seats themselves are a little low bucket seats.I use a cushion! I hate the black color it has been harder to maintain than my previous black car .This also has a problem with skidding. Overall a decent car but with the high Msrp I'd expect more!

- san A

How spacious it is for a little car

2004 Acura TL Base

I love my car its super fast and appealing to the eye the only thing is there is no aux input and it's annoying but other than that I love the car and it's beautiful in and out and very spacious. I put some tints on my car and it just finished the car off completely. Love the option of manual and automatic.

- Nicole T

It is great! It has heated seats, a sunroof, and runs very smoothly.

2004 Acura TL Base

The alarm randomly went off for a few days. It has to be filled with premium gas, and gas right now is super expensive. I love the heated seats, it runs really well, and it has a navigation system. I am also excited to use the sunroof this summer. I have had the car since the middle of December! I love it!

- Erika L

The Acura drives very smooth and has a nice interior. Take care of the car.

2004 Acura TL Base

The Acura TL is a great car. Keep the oil changed, make sure you fix parts when you hear them or your mechanic sees a problem, and the car will be very smooth and reliable. The only problem I've had is the radiator and the left side front end, would always seem to take a lot of damage.

- Drake B

Acura TL 15 years of driving

2004 Acura TL Base

It is a good car, the blue tooth broke a long time ago though so that is a problem and the gas mileage isn't great. The car interior hasn't held up as much as I would like. The front seat has ripped and there is more wear and tear. Overall though it is a really fun car to drive

- Anderson K

I love the pick up speed my car has. It is very smooth and it feels luxurious.

2004 Acura TL Base

My vehicle was purchased as a used car so of course it had a few flaws to it. However, more flaws would pop up along the way such as the keyless entry no longer working or the engine turning off after I just started the car. There is also a slow leak that is unidentifiable.

- China D

240 horsepower stock for the base model and supertech makes a supercharger.

2004 Acura TL Base

Very comfortable car, unique and a fun drive. The only problem its gave me was transmission issues other than that a solid car with the correct maintenance will last a long time. A nice vehicle for a first car inexpensive and very safe. I would definitely get it again.

- Frankie P

Very good car. Would recommend to anyone.

2004 Acura TL Base

Great for a first car. Leather seats. Air conditioner. Top roof. Adjustable seats. Cup holders. In the back row as well. Cassette player. Drives smoothly. Good brakes. Did I mention leather seats? Good speaker/sound system. Adjustable seats too. Rooftop.

- Kimberly X

An Acura overall is a great car, and was a car I've always wanted.

2004 Acura TL Base

I love my vehicle, it only has a few problems with it but those problems come over time Just like any older car. It's very reliable, comfortable, and it has not let me down yet. The only thing I don't like is how it takes premium gas which is a hassle.

- Milton C

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