Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,647 - $45,185
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
280-305
Seats
5
1 / 85
  • Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
  • Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
  • Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
  • Drivers Side Headlight.
  • Passenger Side Taillight.
  • Drivers Side Door handle.
  • Front angle view.
  • Chrome tip exhaust pipe.
  • Gas cap open.
  • Sunroof/moonroof.
  • Front angle medium view.
  • Front angle view, low wide perspective.
  • Front angle medium view.
  • Overhead.
  • Low/wide front.
  • Low/wide rear.
  • Low/wide front 5/8.
  • Low/wide rear 5/8.
  • Drivers side mirror, rear
  • Drivers side fog lamp.
  • Rear manufacture badge/emblem
  • Rear model badge/emblem
  • Close up of Grill.
  • Rear 3/4 angle view.
  • Inside of drivers side open door,window open.
  • Drivers side inside window controls.
  • Front seats from Drivers Side.
  • Rear seats from Drivers Side.
  • Closeup of radio head unit
  • Centered wide dash shot
  • Front center divider.
  • Speedometer/tachometer.
  • Gas cap release.
  • Courtesy lamps/ceiling controls.
  • Seat Adjustment Controllers.
  • Cup holders.
  • Rear A/C controls.
  • Gear shifter/center console.
  • Passenger seat.
  • Interior Bonus Shots (no set spec)
  • Interior Bonus Shots (no set spec)
  • Auxiliary jack props.
  • Cup holder prop (primary).
  • Cup holder prop (tertiary).
  • Cup holder prop (quaternary).
  • Glove box open.
  • Front center console with closed lid, from drivers side looking down
  • Zune and auxiliary jack
  • Rear center console with closed lid from drivers side looking down.
  • Drivers floor mat and pedals. Mid-seat level from outside looking in.
  • Rear drivers side floor mat. Mid-seat level from outside looking in.
  • Key fob on drivers seat.
  • Centered wide dash shot night shot.
  • Main power point.
  • Third power point.
  • Fake Buck Shot Interior from Passenger B pillar.
  • Interior Hero (drivers side).
  • Steering wheel/Center Console.
  • Center Console/Passenger Side.
  • Steering Wheel Controls (Left Side)
  • Steering Wheel Controls (Right Side)
  • Mayan Bronze Metallic
  • Mayan Bronze Metallic
  • Mayan Bronze Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Forged Silver Metallic
  • Forged Silver Metallic
  • Forged Silver Metallic
  • Graphite Luster Metallic
  • Graphite Luster Metallic
  • Graphite Luster Metallic
  • Basque Red Pearl
  • Basque Red Pearl
  • Basque Red Pearl
  • Bellanova White Pearl
  • Bellanova White Pearl
  • Bellanova White Pearl
  • Basque Red Pearl Ii
  • Basque Red Pearl Ii
  • Basque Red Pearl Ii
  • Silver Moon
  • Silver Moon
  • Silver Moon
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,647 - $45,185
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
280-305
Seats
5

Acura TL Ranked #9 by Owners

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 3.8 Comfort 3.5 Styling 4.0 Value 3.6

Editor's Overview

Though aspects of its exterior styling remain polarizing, what's hard to argue with about the Acura TL is its value proposition among midsize luxury sedans. Of particular note are tech o...

Acura TL Models & Trims

Auto $10,647 - $12,610*
Horsepower: 280 hp - 305 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 18 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Tech Auto $39,435 - $42,985
Horsepower: 280 hp - 305 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 18 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Advance Auto $41,635 - $45,185
Horsepower: 280 hp - 305 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Tech Man $11,462 - $13,573*
Horsepower: 305 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.56

50 Reviews

60% 36% 4% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Very safe, great handling, excellent ride, and reasonable fuel economy given the size and power of the vehicle.

The car rides and handles beautifully. The SH-AWD provides incredible grip and handling. The ride is compliant and sporty. And with all of the features and more than 30 HP, I still get 27 or 28 miles to the gallon on the highway. Lastly, I have not had to make even a single repair to this car. The reliability is bulletproof.

- Allan c

Very sporty! Great handling!

Body style is favorable, handling is easy, inside features are great, all the technology available for the price at the time me. Good mileage, easy on gasoline, very comfortable. The only issue is that the ride could be better. It is a sporty car so it is not necessarily Focused on comfort, but speed. Has a great acceleration,

- Mel B

Make sure to note of all the recalls and that these recalls have been done at the Honda or Acura dealer. Acura preferably.

I previously owned a 2004 Acura TSX. When I was looking around for a TSX, I stumbled upon the TL. I liked that the TL was much roomier and also had a bigger engine which explains its smooth runs on the highways and the ability to overtake well. The interior design and comfy leather seats is a plus.

- Robert C

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$10,647 - $12,610
N/A

Horsepower

Horsepower
280 - 305 hp
280 - 305 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L SOHC PGM
3.7L SOHC PGM
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.5 in.
42.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 in.
38.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.2 in.
36.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 in.
36.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.5 - 13.1 cu. ft.
12.5 - 13.1 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Standard

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/50VR17
P245/50VR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.3 in.
109.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.4 ft.
38.4 ft.

Length

Length
194 in.
194 in.

Width

Width
74 in.
74 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3726 - 3968 .lbs
3741 - 3982 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
280 hp
280 hp

Torque

Torque
254 ft. lbs.
254 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 mpg
22 mpg

City

City
18 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 mpg
26 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings