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Engine

3.5-liter V-6 Engine

The 3.5-liter V-6 ensures that the front-wheel drive TL delivers on its aggressive appearance while providing a smooth, quiet ride.

  • The 3.5-liter, VTEC® V-6 engine produces 280 horsepower and 254 lbs.-ft. of torque (both SAE net).
  • EPA MPG Rating is 20 in the city, and 29 on the highway.2
  • Fuel efficiency is enhanced by lower-friction piston rings and the ability to run on lower viscosity oil and transmission fluid.
  • Variable Valve Timing and Electronic Lift Control (VTEC) increases high-rpm horsepower through enhanced airflow by opening the intake valves deeper and longer when the engine speed reaches a designated rpm.
  • A high-flow exhaust system increases the engine's power efficiency.
  • The Drive-by-Wire throttle system adjusts throttle response so it can be easy to modulate in slow speeds, yet highly responsive when high performance is called upon.
  • All-aluminum construction, a hollow camshaft, and other weight-saving measures keep the engine lighter for better handling.

3.7-liter V-6 Engine

The TL features Acura's largest engine, which offers a remarkable combination of power, efficiency and refinement.

  • The 3.7-liter VTEC® V-6 dishes up 305 horsepower and 273 lbs.-ft. of torque (both SAE net).
  • EPA MPG Rating is 18 cities and 26 highways with the automatic transmission.2
  • Fuel efficiency is enhanced by lower-friction piston rings and the ability to run on lower viscosity oil and transmission fluid.
  • Variable Valve Timing and Electronic Lift Control (VTEC) increases high-rpm horsepower through enhanced airflow by opening the intake valves deeper and longer when the engine speed reaches a designated rpm.
  • A high-flow exhaust system increases the engine's power efficiency.
  • The Drive-by-Wire throttle system varies throttle sensitivity to provide the appropriate throttle response and feel to different driving conditions.
  • Lightweight magnesium-alloy cylinder head covers with hardened aluminum cylinder sleeves help improve vehicle balance and the power-to-weight ratio.
  • A forged crankshaft results in lower weight and increased strength.

Drivetrain

Sequential SportShift Automatic Paddle Shifters

The 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters gives you the best of both worlds by providing the convenience of precise and intuitive automatic shifting as well as shift-for-yourself control.

  • Set the transmission to "Drive" for smooth gear changes with an emphasis on fuel efficiency. Select "Sport" for quicker acceleration, as the transmission allows the engine to rev higher before up-shifting.
  • Tapping a paddle shifter while in "Drive" brings a quick gear change with automatic operation returning when reaching a steady speed. This allows you to make quick gear changes without changing in and out of manual mode.
  • Using a paddle shifter in "Sport" puts the transmission into full manual mode, where you'll have complete control in instances such as high-performance or hilly driving.
  • For better climbing or increased downhill engine braking, Grade Logic Control instructs the transmission to hold a lower gear when encountering a steep uphill or downhill grade.

6-Speed Manual Transmission

For those who consider no sport sedan complete without a clutch pedal, the TL SH-AWD offers a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission. The combination of a manual shift and Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD®) makes the TL SH-AWD a true driving enthusiast's delight.

  • The shifter features even shorter throws than the TSX's acclaimed linkage for quick, confident shifting.
  • The clutch has low-effort movement to reduce leg fatigue and short pedal movement for faster operation.
  • The hill start assist feature eases manual shift starts on inclines. Sensing an uphill grade, the system holds brake pressure momentarily to avoid rolling backwards as your foot moves from the brake pedal to the throttle.

Super Handling All-Wheel Drive

Though it has the same all-weather attributes of conventional all-wheel drive, Acura developed its revolutionary Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD®) system to enhance high-performance dry-road handling. By continuously directing engine power to match weight distribution, available traction, and other conditions, SH-AWD provides seamless power transitions and supreme agility. The result is enhanced high-performance cornering that simply can't be matched by front, rear, or conventional all-wheel drive systems.

  • The system continuously determines the optimal level of power distribution between the front and rear wheels, and also between the rear wheels based on an analysis of wheel speed, steering angle, lateral G-force and yaw rate.
  • For better fuel efficiency, up to 90% of the power is sent to the front wheels when cruising in a straight line.
  • As weight shifts to the rear of the TL during hard acceleration, the SH-AWD system transfers up to 45% of engine power to the rear wheels to take advantage of available rear-wheel traction.
  • In a curve under hard acceleration, 70% of torque can be directed to the rear-all of which can go to the outside wheel to improve cornering by directing power where weight has shifted.
  • The system reduces understeer and increases stability by turning the outside rear wheel slightly faster than the rest of the wheels, rotating the vehicle through the turn.

Handling

Suspension Systems

The TL's exceptional ride and handling combination is derived in part from its racing-inspired double-wishbone front suspension system and sophisticated multi-link rear design.

  • The front upper and lower control arms provide precise wheel-position control for a superb, linear steering feel.
  • The front suspension is mounted to an aluminum-alloy sub-frame, isolating noise for a quieter ride.
  • For improved control and stability, both front and rear suspensions have been designed to minimize body movement during braking and acceleration.
  • Rear wheels are firmly positioned by upper A-arms, a toe link, and lower tubular links. For noise reduction, the lower links are mounted to a floating sub-frame.
  • A low center of gravity and front and rear stabilizer bars diminish body roll.
  • TL SH-AWD models get revised suspension tuning for sportier handling.

Steering System

Precision-crafted electric rack-and-pinion steering allows drivers to feel how the wheels are encountering the road through their fingertips.

  • The TL achieves a firm, on-center feel at highway speeds while delivering a precise tactile response during curves, minimizing the need for small corrections.
  • Torque-sensing variable power assist makes steering easy during low-speed activities like parking.
  • At highway speeds, power assist is reduced for a firmer feel.
  • Electric assist does not drain engine power.
  • On models without SH-AWD, a torque steer reduction system reduces engine torque in first and second gears when torque steer is most likely to occur.
  • TL SH-AWD models get revised suspension tuning for a heightened road feel.

Performance Braking

The TL brake system features a firm pedal feel that enables the precise modulation demanded of high-performance driving.

  • Large 12.6-inch ventilated front discs with dual-piston calipers and larger 13.2-inch solid discs in the rear deliver confident, consistent braking in repeated high-use conditions such as spirited mountain-road driving.
  • Ducts in the front air dam of TL SH-AWD models channel air directly to the front brakes for additional cooling.
  • The system comes with the anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), and Brake Assist.

Rigid Body Structure

The TL body structure enhances acceleration, braking and turning response through weight-saving measures, while its remarkable rigidity allows the suspension to be tuned with greater precision.

  • The substantial use of high-strength steel simultaneously enhances the structure's overall strength while helping to reduce weight.
  • Additional weight savings come from using aluminum for the hood, front suspension subframe, and rear suspension knuckles.
  • A nearly flat underside reduces aerodynamic drag that helps enhance fuel economy and reduce interior noise levels.

Smooth & Quiet Ride

The TL engine provides smooth, vibration-free operation with best-in-class wind-noise performance.

  • Windshield noise is reduced as a result of three soft noise-absorbing layers sandwiched between two plates of acoustic glass and thick, 5mm side and rear glass.
  • Electronically controlled engine mounts reduce engine noise.
  • An aluminum steering hanging rack reduces vibration.
  • Strengthened chassis mounting points improve suspension isolation.
  • Extensive body sealing reduces road noise.

Battery

Battery Management System

The TL has a Battery Management System that can help prevent the inconvenience of a dead or weak battery. The system initially warns you through the MID screen when it detects the battery getting weak and will shut down accessories if it detects the battery may soon be too weak to start the engine.

  • 2  Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

Lighting & Visibility

Rearview Camera

When "Reverse" is engaged on a TL with the Technology Package, the large 8-inch navigation screen will display a view of the space directly behind the vehicle below the driver's normal field of vision.

  • A camera located discreetly above the rear license plate can provide clear visibility of many things directly behind the vehicle that are too low to be seen from the rear window.
  • The display is also extremely useful when parallel parking.
  • The side mirrors enhance rearward visibility by automatically tilting down when reverse is engaged to reveal any objects close to the side of the car.

Blind Spot Information System

The TL can be equipped with a blind spot information (BSI) system that assists you when making lane changes.

  • If the system detects a vehicle in an adjacent lane in the TL's "alert zone" (approximately from the rear half of the TL to half a car-length back), an indicator will appear on that side's windshield pillar.
  • The pillar light will flash if the driver activates the turn signal in the direction where a vehicle has been detected.
  • In order to avoid disturbing the driver or passengers, no sounds are emitted by the system.
  • The indicators only light up when the TL is traveling above 6 mph, so they won't come on when parking, at stop lights, or in stop-and-go traffic.

HID Headlights

All TL models are equipped with xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights for the low beams.

  • Xenon lights cast a whiter and brighter light for improved clarity.
  • The HID lenses allow a more precise beam pattern that increases road visibility without blinding oncoming drivers.

Access

Keyless Remote Entry

The TL key remote was given a few extra convenience features beyond the usual door lock, trunk release and panic button functions.

  • On a hot day, the remote can lower the windows and open the sunroof to air out the TL before you enter.
  • The two primary drivers can each store in memory their driver's seat and side mirror positions, radio presets, and climate preferences, which link to their key remotes. Their settings will be activated the moment the driver's door is opened.
  • On models without the Technology Package, the key folds into the remote, making it more compact for carrying.
  • Models with the Technology Package feature the Keyless Access System with pushbutton ignition.

Seating

Front Seats

The beautiful leather surfaces of the TL's front seats have you enveloped in comfort from the instant you slide in, through the duration of your journey.

  • Both front seats offer two levels of heating. With the Advance Package, the front seats can cool as well as heat by venting air through the perforations in the leather, allowing you to reach your desired comfort level more quickly.
  • The driver will easily find the perfect position with the driver's 10-way power seat.
  • The front passenger will bask in the luxury of an 8-way power front passenger seat.
  • The seats feature a combination of dense materials to filter out road vibration.
  • Soft, perforated Milano premium leather seating surfaces are included with the Technology Package.
  • TL SH-AWD has high-performance seats with more aggressive side-bolstering.

Rear Seats

The TL has spacious rear accommodations for three adults with generous legroom, knee clearance, and shoulder room.

  • Rear passengers get their own adjustable climate control vents.
  • The wide, fold-down center armrest has a lockable pass-through space from the trunk to accommodate long cargo items.

Storage

Cargo Area

The wedge shape of the TL body allows for generous cargo capacity.

  • The TL SH-AWD trunk has a 12.5 cubic feet capacity, and the front-drive TL trunk is slightly larger, at 13.1 cubic feet.
  • The trunk opening is low and wide for easy loading and unloading.
  • Minimal side intrusions and hinges that retreat into the lining allow for a large amount of usable storage space.
  • A pass-through space behind the rear seat armrest allows for the loading of items longer than the trunk's depth.

Cabin Storage

The TL keeps everything you need close at hand, with 15 versatile storage areas.

  • The driver has at least seven storage spaces within easy reach.
  • The center storage slide-out tray is perfect for cell phones and other personal communication devices.
  • The center storage bin contains the USB and auxiliary input connections, as well as a power jack, and also includes a cord notch so that devices can be connected and accessed outside the bin.
  • Unique footwell cubbyholes for the driver and front passenger are perfect for maps and small containers.

Climate Control

Automatic Climate Control

The TL dual-zone, dual-mode automatic climate control system allows the driver and front passenger to create their own microclimates.

  • Set your desired temperature and airflow distribution however you like, and your front passenger can do the same.
  • When alone, the driver can easily switch off the dual setting and set the whole cabin to a single temperature.
  • Almost all climate control functions can be operated by voice commands.
  • An air filtration system helps keep particulates, dust, and pollen out of the cabin.

GPS-linked Climate Control

On models equipped with the Technology Package and above, the automatic climate control system can further enhance occupants' comfort level by tracking the sun's position and intensity.

  • The GPS10 positioning technology monitors the sun's location relative to the car's position, while a sensor on the dash measures the sun's intensity.
  • Knowing the sun's position and strength enables the system to more effectively keep each side of the cabin at its designated temperature.
  • The system is completely automatic and requires no manual adjustments, regardless of outside conditions.

Bluetooth Interface

Bluetooth HandsFreeLink

The Bluetooth®11 HandsFreeLink® system works with many Bluetooth-enabled cell phones to let you receive and initiate phone calls through the TL audio system without ever taking your hands off the wheel.

  • A one-time pairing process on a compatible phone enables you to communicate wirelessly, and up to six phones can be paired to the system.
  • When available, an incoming call will display the number if it is entered into the speed-dial list.
  • The phone can then be operated through the vehicle audio system without ever leaving your pocket or purse.
  • On models with the Technology Package and above, the system will automatically download your compatible phone's phonebook and call history into the navigation system's hard drive.10
  • Models with the Technology Package and above also let you store voice tags to quickly access frequently used numbers.

For more details, please visit the Acura Bluetooth HandsFreeLink minisite.

Keyless Ignition

Keyless Access System

The Keyless Access System with push button ignition allows you to walk up to the TL, unlock the doors, have the car set your preferences, and start the engine without ever having to take the key out of your pocket.

  • The vehicle will sense the key remote but will not unlock the door until you touch the handle.
  • Two backup systems include an ignition insert slot for any transmitter failure and a slide-out key and "valet" mode to keep locked contents secure.
  • 10  Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for information regarding navigation system area coverage.
  • 11  The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks is under license.

Audio Systems

Standard Audio System

The standard TL audio system boasts many features competing systems lack. The 8-speaker system with a center speaker and 8-inch subwoofer is a perfect setup for the Dolby®5 Pro Logic® II sound imaging, which can be applied to CD, SiriusXM Satellite Radio4, USB7 or any digital source. Audio sources for the system include:

  • AM and FM with RDS readout.
  • SiriusXM Radio, with more than 140 channels of digital programming and near-CD quality sound.
  • MP3- and WMA6-compatible 6-disc CD changer.
  • USB Audio Interface for iPod®8 or flash drive that enables full operation of the devices through the audio system controls.
  • MP3/auxiliary input jack.

Other system features include:

  • Detailed audio information, including title information from the top-mounted instrument panel display.
  • A large selector knob for easy control of several functions.
  • A special category selector for SiriusXM and RDS Radio stations.
  • An automatic preset select button that allows you to preset the most powerful stations in a given area.

Acura/ELS Surround Sound System

Grammy® Award-winning recording engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner helped design the Acura/ELS Surround®32 Premium 10-speaker Sound System to reproduce music the way it's heard in the recording studio. The system can play 5.1 surround sound DVD-A discs, the highest-fidelity sound medium available. Surround sound can also be extracted from any stereo digital source, thanks to Dolby®5 Pro Logic® II circuitry. In addition to all the source inputs of the standard TL audio system, features of the Acura/ELS system include:

  • 15GB or approximately 3,600-song hard disk drive media storage with shuffle, playlist creation, and an updatable Gracenote® database.
  • DVD-A, MP3, WMA6 and DTS-compatible disc player.
  • Bluetooth®11 audio system to play songs wirelessly from a compatible cell phone while song data can appear on the navigation screen.
  • 10 speakers-1 per door, 2 tweeters, 1 center mid-range, 2 rear surround, 1 powered 8-inch subwoofer.
  • Almost all functions can be performed by voice recognition.
  • The Note function music-reminder allows you to store song information and a 10-second sample as it is aired on an SiriusXM Satellite Radio4 station so you can recall it later.

USB/iPod Integration

It's easy to take your digital music library along for the ride in your TL. A USB7 connection interfaces with Apple® iPod®8 players and other USB mass storage devices, such as flash drives that contain MP3, WMA6 or AAC music files.

  • Track information appears on the center display. Selection can be controlled using the audio system, including the steering wheel-mounted controls.
  • Pressing the Audio button will display song data on the navigation screen, as well as an album cover image if stored in the iPod.
  • An auxiliary input jack can be connected to any iPod, MP3 player or other audio device.
  • Both the USB and auxiliary inputs are within the center console-covered storage area, where devices can be conveniently carried and discreetly stored.

Song By Voice

The Song By Voice® feature uses the Voice Recognition system to help the TL driver find music from the hard disc drive or a USB7-connected iPod®8 simply by voicing a preference.

  • The system is initialized with either of the commands, "iPod search" or "HDD search," after which you can find your preference by first stating your chosen category, such as: song, artist, album, or genre.
  • Follow your category choice by stating your desired music selection. For example, if "Equilibrium" is the title song of an album, the command "Play song "Equilibrium" will play the song, while saying, "Play album "Equilibrium" will play the whole album.
  • An auxiliary input jack can be connected to any iPod, MP3 player or other audio device.
  • You can also have the system display lists of artists, albums, and other categories on the navigation screen.

Navigation System

Functionality and Controls

The Acura Navigation System10-the centerpiece of the TL Technology Package-is Acura's most advanced navigation system. Operated by a hard drive and viewed though a full VGA 8-inch screen, the system is fast, easy to read and incredibly convenient.

  • The full-resolution, 8-inch screen is mounted high in the center control panel to minimize eye diversion from the road.
  • You can enter an address or search a location from its vast destination database, using the interface dial or the voice recognition system.
  • The screen will plot your path on the map, show special displays to guide you through freeway ramps, interchanges and forks in the road, and even provide voiced guidance if desired.
  • Additional features include Zagat Survey® restaurant reviews, and AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and Weather13 information, which can help you get around delays while traveling to your desired destination.
  • Following the 90-day free trial period, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and Weather services are available on a subscription basis for a fee, which can be combined with or separate from other SiriusXM Satellite Radio4 subscriptions.

AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic

The AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic13 feature helps you steer clear of gridlock by providing continuously updated traffic information in major metropolitan areas across the 48 contiguous United States.

  • Interstates and expressways are color-coded to indicate traffic flow levels.
  • Icons indicate the location of incidents and traffic conditions affected by construction and weather.
  • Traffic Rerouting will suggest an alternative route if the system determines that the alternative is at least 2 minutes or 10% quicker.
  • The information is aggregated by NAVTEQ from multiple sources, including highway patrol incident reports and transportation departments, and is updated approximately every 90 seconds.
  • Following the 90-day free trial period, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic data services are available on a subscription basis for a fee, which can be combined with or separate from other SiriusXM Satellite Radio4 subscriptions.

AcuraLink Real-Time Weather

You can determine the weather conditions in your immediate area or anywhere you plan to be with the AcuraLink Real-Time Weather13 system. It will even alert you if a potential weather-related issue exists along your plotted route.

  • Current weather is shown on the TL map display in the form of icons, which can be clicked on to receive details.
  • Weather forecasts for the next three hours, six hours, and across the next three days in a given area are available any time.
  • A warning map and an additional map showing adverse weather conditions across the U.S. are also accessible.
  • Following the 90-day free trial period, AcuraLink Real-Time Weather data services are available on a subscription basis for a fee, which can be combined with or separate from other SiriusXM Satellite Radio4 subscriptions.

AcuraLink

To keep you up-to-date with the latest information related to your TL, this easy-to-use proprietary data network uses the SiriusXM Satellite Radio4 communications interface. Some of the features available through AcuraLink®13 include:

  • A pre-programmed TL feature guide.
  • Automated Appointments with your Acura dealer.
  • Direct communication with your dealer.
  • If you have linked your cell phone to the Bluetooth®11 HandsFreeLink® interface, the system can also contact Acura headquarters and your dealer for the latest diagnostic information.

Destination Database

The Acura Navigation System10 has an extensive database of addresses and points of interest for a variety of handy information.

  • For instance, you can ask the system to show you the nearby ATMs, and if you don't want to pay a service charge, just tell it to show your bank's machines.
  • You can also find the exact type of restaurant you're in the mood for, as well as locate schools, parks, hospitals, drugstores, museums and more.

Zagat Reviews

The Acura Navigation System10 will not only tell you where restaurants are and how to get to them, it can also tell you their price range and provide customer reviews.

  • The system's Zagat Survey® restaurant reviews provide detailed information from a database that you can read on screen, or if you're driving, they can be spoken over the audio system.
  • If you need reservations, the system can even dial the restaurant for you through a paired, compatible Bluetooth®11-enabled cell phone.

Voice Recognition

The voice recognition feature that accompanies the optional Acura Navigation System10 allows you to perform the most frequently used functions of the audio, climate control, and navigation systems without ever taking your hands off the wheel.

  • With a simple click of the "Talk" steering wheel-mounted control, the audio system will instantly mute as you issue one of over 600 voice commands to the audio, climate or navigation systems.
  • If you come to an unfamiliar information display on the navigation screen, voiced guidance prompts can help you with command choices. Displayed command choices will also be highlighted.
  • Some commands can replace multiple manual functions, for example: "CD 3, song 4", will turn on the audio system, select the third CD, and play the fourth song.
  • You can enter a specific address, as the navigation system will recognize over a million city and street names.
  • 5  Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
  • 4  SiriusXM Satellite Radio, subscription purchasable after trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change. Not all vehicles are capable of receiving all services offered by SiriusXM. Current information and features may not be available in all locations, or on all receivers. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous USA and DC. SiriusXM Internet Radio service is available throughout our satellite service area and in AK, HI and PR. © 2014 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. SiriusXM Satellite Radio, NavTraffic and NavWeather subscriptions sold separately or as a package after trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change. Not all vehicles are capable of receiving all services offered by SiriusXM. Current information and features may not be available in all locations, or on all receivers. SiriusXM is not responsible for any errors or inaccuracies in the NavTraffic or NavWeather service or their use in the vehicle. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous USA and DC. SiriusXM Internet Radio service is available throughout our satellite service area and in AK, HI and PR. © 2014 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
  • 7  The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your local Acura dealer for details on compatibility.
  • 6  Windows Media® Audio is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft® Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • 8  Currently includes fifth generation or later Apple iPod, and all generations of iPod Nano, iPod Classic, iPod Touch, or iPhone®. iPod® and iPhone® are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
  • 32  ELS Surround® and ELS Studio® are registered trademarks of Panasonic Corporation of North America. All rights reserved.
  • 11  The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks is under license.
  • 10  Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for information regarding navigation system area coverage.
  • 13  AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and Weather are operable only in select markets within the 48 contiguous United States. AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic is also operable in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and Weather are available by separate NavTraffic and NavWeather subscriptions after a complimentary 90-day trial period. Other AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System features do not require a subscription.

Braking & Stability

Braking Systems

The TL's disc brakes are backed up by several electronic systems to provide you with enhanced braking under any circumstance.

  • The anti-lock braking system (ABS) helps you retain steering control in hard braking by preventing the wheels from locking up, while still letting them achieve their maximum level of stopping power.
  • The Electronic Brake Distribution system uses the ABS system to direct braking power among the four wheels, depending on their load, to help optimize braking effectiveness.
  • The Brake Assist system detects emergency braking by monitoring the speed at which the brake pedal is depressed and steps in to ensure the ABS system is activated-terminating immediately upon the driver's release of the brake pedal.

Vehicle Stability Assist

The Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®)12 system uses an array of sensors along with ABS to minimize the dangers of oversteer or understeer.

  • The system continually monitors vehicle speed, throttle position, individual wheel speeds, steering angle, and vehicle yaw rate.
  • When the potential for oversteer or understeer is detected, SH-AWD® models will redirect power among the front wheels and each of the rear wheels to maintain stability.
  • All models will, when necessary, reduce engine torque and use the anti-lock braking system (ABS) to apply brakes to each wheel as needed to help stabilize the vehicle.
  • The response is so quick that the instability may be corrected before the driver even knows it's occurring.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Since an under-inflated tire impedes handling and can be a safety hazard, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) uses pressure sensors mounted in each wheel that send readings to a central electronic control unit. The system then evaluates whether the pressure is in an acceptable range.

  • If a reading is approximately 25% below the recommended level, the TL will alert the driver through the Multi-Information Display (MID) located on the instrument panel.
  • The under-inflated tire will be indicated, along with the individual pressure for all four tires.
  • The pressure display can be accessed anytime, using the MID controls on the steering wheel.
  • As useful as TMPS is, it is still recommended that you manually check your tires on a regular basis.

Safety

Seat Belts and Airbags

The TL is equipped with a sophisticated six-airbag system41, which includes two front and two front side airbags, and two side curtain airbags with coverage for the front and outboard rear seats. All five seating positions have 3-point belts and head restraints. The front seats also have load-limiting tensioners and active head restraints.

  • The front airbags are equipped with two-stage, multiple-threshold inflators. One or both airbags will be deployed only in the event of a sufficient frontal impact. If deployed, these airbags are capable of being inflated at different rates depending on crash severity, seat belt usage and/or other factors. Frontal airbags are designed to supplement the seat belts to help reduce the likelihood of head and upper body injuries in frontal crashes.
  • Sensors in the front passenger seat determine if it is empty or if the passenger is too small for the passenger's front airbag to deploy safely and disengage the front passenger's front airbag, if necessary.
  • Tensioners react in the first milliseconds of an impact to automatically tighten the belts and help hold the individual in position against the seatback.
  • To help prevent the tensioners from causing undue pressure on the chest, load limiters slightly relieve belt tension, as needed, to help soften the force.
  • In a rear-end collision, when the front seat occupant's body is pushed against the seatback, the pressure forces the head restraint upward and forward to reduce the gap between the occupant's head and the head restraint.
  • Impact forces on the neck and spine are diminished, helping reduce the likelihood of whiplash injuries.

Child Safety

The TL has several features addressing child safety, from sophisticated airbag sensors to anchors that secure child seats.

  • The Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) utilizes sensors in the front passenger's seatback to detect if the occupant is a child or small-statured adult. If such an occupant is leaning into the side airbag's deployment path, the side airbag will be deactivated until they resume a more upright position.
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) anchors, plus upper-tether anchors in the rear seat allow LATCH-compatible child seats to be installed in the outboard positions without the use of seat belts.
  • All windows and the moonroof have an auto-reverse feature that prevents them from closing if an obstacle is encountered.

Body Structure Design

Acura utilizes Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure to enhance occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal crashes.

  • The ACE design utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle.
  • This enhanced frontal crash energy management helps to reduce the forces transferred to the passenger compartment and can help to more evenly disperse the forces transferred to the other vehicles in a crash.

Security

Security

Like every Acura model, the TL comes equipped with a security system. In the event of a break-in, the following events will occur:

  • The ignition will be disabled.
  • The horn will sound.
  • The lights will flash.
  • 12  VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle's course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
  • 41  Acura reminds you and your passengers to always buckle up. Children 12 and under are safest when properly restrained in the rear seat.

Acura TL Specifications

Dimensions and Capacities

Wheelbase
  • 109.3 in (2775 mm)
Length
  • 194.0 in (4928 mm)
Width
  • 74.0 in (1880 mm)
Height
  • 57.2 in (1452 mm)
Front Track
  • 63.2 in (1606 mm)
Rear Track
  • 63.8 in (1620 mm)
Ground Clearance (unladen)
  • TL:
    6.1 in (155 mm)
  • TL SH-AWD:
    5.7 in (145 mm)
Curb Weight
  • TL:
    3726 lb (1690 kg)
  • TL Special Edition:
    3756 lb (1704 kg)
  • TL w/ Tech Pkg:
    3741 lb (1697 kg)
  • TL w/ Advance Pkg:
    3770 lb (1710 kg)
  • TL SH-AWD:
    3968 lb (1800 kg)
  • TL SH-AWD w/ Tech Pkg:
    3982 lb (1806 kg)
  • TL SH-AWD MT w/ Tech Pkg:
    3858 lb (1759 kg)
  • TL SH-AWD w/ Advance Pkg:
    4001 lb (1815 kg)
Weight Distribution (% front / rear)
  • TL:
    61 / 39
  • TL SH-AWD AT:
    59 / 41
  • TL SH-AWD MT:
    58 / 42
EPA Passenger Volume
  • 98.2 cu ft
EPA Cargo Volume (SAE net)
  • TL:
    13.1 cu ft
  • TL SH-AWD:
    12.5 cu ft
Headroom
  • Front:
    38.4 in (976 mm)
  • Rear:
    36.7 in (932 mm)
Legroom
  • Front:
    42.5 in (1080 mm)
  • Rear:
    36.2 in (920 mm)
Hiproom
  • Front:
    55.7 in (1415 mm)
  • Rear:
    54.8 in (1392 mm)
Shoulder Room
  • Front:
    58.2 in (1477 mm)
  • Rear:
    56.2 in (1428 mm)
Fuel Tank Capacity
  • 18.5 U.S. gallons (70.0 liters)
Maximum Seating Capacity
  • 5

Engine

Engine Type
  • Aluminum-alloy V-6
Displacement
  • TL:
    3.5 liters
  • TL SH-AWD:
    3.7 liters
Valvetrain
  • 24-valve, SOHC VTEC®
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net)
  • TL:
    280 @ 6200
  • TL SH-AWD:
    305 @ 6300
Torque, lb-ft @ rpm (SAE net)
  • TL:
    254 @ 5000
  • TL SH-AWD:
    273 @ 5000
Compression Ratio
  • 11.2:1
Throttle Control
  • Drive-by-Wire throttle system
EPA Fuel Economy Ratings2 (city / highway / combined)
  • TL:
    20 / 29 / 23
  • TL SH-AWD AT:
    18 / 26 / 21
  • TL SH-AWD MT:
    17 / 25 / 20
Recommended Fuel19
  • Premium unleaded 91 octane
CARB Emissions Rating
  • ULEV-2
Tune-Up Interval3
  • No scheduled tune-ups required for 100,000 +/- miles
  • 2  Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.
  • 19  Some models require premium fuel and for others, it's recommended. Consult your dealer for details.
  • 3  Does not apply to fluid and filter changes or periodic inspections. Please refer to the maintenance section of your owner's manual to determine all appropriate maintenance intervals.

Drivetrain

Type
  • Front-wheel drive or Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD®)
Automatic Transmission
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters
Manual Transmission (SH-AWD only)
  • Close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission
Maximum Torque Distribution range (front:rear)
  • TL SH-AWD:
    90:10 to 30:70
Maximum Left/Right Distribution of Available Rear-Wheel Torque(left:right)
  • TL SH-AWD:
    100:0 to 0:100
Gear ratios (:1)
1st
  • AT:
    3.36
  • MT:
    3.63
2nd
  • AT:
    2.10
  • MT:
    2.12
3rd
  • AT:
    1.49
  • MT:
    1.53
4th
  • AT:
    1.07
  • MT:
    1.13
5th
  • AT:
    0.75
  • MT:
    0.85
6th
  • AT:
    0.56
  • MT:
    0.69
Reverse
  • AT:
    2.27
  • MT:
    3.66
Final Drive
  • TL :
    3.72
  • TL SH-AWD AT:
    3.72
  • TL SH-AWD MT:
    3.84

Chassis

Suspension
  • 4-wheel independent double-wishbone front / multi-link rear
Front stabilizer bar, mm
  • TL:
    30.0
  • TL SH-AWD:
    31.0
Rear stabilizer bar, mm
  • TL:
    19.0
  • TL SH-AWD :
    20.0
Steering
  • Electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion (EPS)
Turning diameter, curb to curb, ft
  • 38.4
Front disc brakes
  • 12.6" ventilated
Rear disc brakes
  • 13.2" solid
Braking systems
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), and Brake Assist
Wheels
  • TL:
    17" x 8.0" aluminum-alloy
  • TL SH-AWD (TL Special Edition and TL with Advance Pkg):
    18" x 8.0" aluminum-alloy
  • (TL SH-AWD with Advance Pkg):
    19" x 8.0" aluminum-alloy
Tires
  • TL:
    P245/50 R17 98V high-performance all-season
  • TL SH-AWD (TL Special Edition and TL with Advance Pkg):
    P245/45 R18 96V high-performance all-season
  • TL SH-AWD with Advance Pkg:
    P245/40 ZR19 94Y high-performance Summer

Warranties

Vehicle16
  • 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty
Powertrain16
  • 6-year/70,000-mile limited warranty
Outer body rust-through
  • 5-year/unlimited-mile limited warranty
Acura Genuine Accessories17
  • 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty
Acura Total Luxury Care® (TLC®) with Roadside Assistance18
  • 4-year/50,000-mile
Seat belts
  • 15 years
  • 16  Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
  • 17  When installed at the time of new-vehicle delivery.
  • 18  See your local dealer for details about Total Luxury Care® (TLC), Roadside Assistance, and Concierge Service.

Standard Features

Engine: 280 horsepower, 3.5-liter, VTEC®, V-6
EPA MPG Rating (city / hwy / combined)2: 20 / 29 / 23
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters
Seating: Sport seats with leather-trimmed interior
Climate Control: Dual-zone, dual-mode adaptive climate control system with humidity control and air filtration
Audio: Acura Premium Sound System 8 speakers, including 8-inch subwoofer, USB7 Audio Interface with iPod®8 integration, SiriusXM Satellite Radio4
Cellular Interface: Bluetooth®11 HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface
Wheels: 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • 2  Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.
  • 7  The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your local Acura dealer for details on compatibility.
  • 8  Currently includes fifth generation or later Apple iPod, and all generations of iPod Nano, iPod Classic, iPod Touch, or iPhone®. iPod® and iPhone® are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
  • 4  SiriusXM Satellite Radio, subscription purchasable after trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change. Not all vehicles are capable of receiving all services offered by SiriusXM. Current information and features may not be available in all locations, or on all receivers. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous USA and DC. SiriusXM Internet Radio service is available throughout our satellite service area and in AK, HI and PR. © 2014 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. SiriusXM Satellite Radio, NavTraffic and NavWeather subscriptions sold separately or as a package after trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change. Not all vehicles are capable of receiving all services offered by SiriusXM. Current information and features may not be available in all locations, or on all receivers. SiriusXM is not responsible for any errors or inaccuracies in the NavTraffic or NavWeather service or their use in the vehicle. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous USA and DC. SiriusXM Internet Radio service is available throughout our satellite service area and in AK, HI and PR. © 2014 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
  • 11  The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks is under license.

TL Special Edition (Adding to or replacing standard features)

Seating: Contrast stitching for leather trimmed interior
Access: Keyless Access System with smart entry and pushbutton ignition
Exterior: Body-colored decklid spoiler, exclusive 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with chrome-look finish and Special Edition badge

Technology Package

Audio: Acura/ELS Surround®32 Premium Audio System with hard disk drive (HDD) media storage and 10 speakers, Note function music-reminder for SiriusXM Satellite Radio4 and Song By Voice©
Acura Navigation System10: Zagat Survey® ratings and reviews, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and Weather13, Traffic Rerouting13, Automated Appointments
Voice Recognition System: For navigation, audio and climate control systems
Climate Control: GPS-linked and solar-sensing10
Cellular Interface: Phone-book exchange for Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
Seating: Perforated Milano premium leather-trimmed interior
Ignition: Keyless Access System with smart entry and pushbutton start
Exterior: Body-colored decklid spoiler with integrated rearview camera
  • 32  ELS Surround® and ELS Studio® are registered trademarks of Panasonic Corporation of North America. All rights reserved.
  • 4  SiriusXM Satellite Radio, subscription purchasable after trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change. Not all vehicles are capable of receiving all services offered by SiriusXM. Current information and features may not be available in all locations, or on all receivers. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous USA and DC. SiriusXM Internet Radio service is available throughout our satellite service area and in AK, HI and PR. © 2014 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. SiriusXM Satellite Radio, NavTraffic and NavWeather subscriptions sold separately or as a package after trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change. Not all vehicles are capable of receiving all services offered by SiriusXM. Current information and features may not be available in all locations, or on all receivers. SiriusXM is not responsible for any errors or inaccuracies in the NavTraffic or NavWeather service or their use in the vehicle. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous USA and DC. SiriusXM Internet Radio service is available throughout our satellite service area and in AK, HI and PR. © 2014 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
  • 10  Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for information regarding navigation system area coverage.
  • 13  AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and Weather are operable only in select markets within the 48 contiguous United States. AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic is also operable in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and Weather are available by separate NavTraffic and NavWeather subscriptions after a complimentary 90-day trial period. Other AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System features do not require a subscription.

Advance Package

Includes Technology Package
Seats: Heated and ventilated front seats
Visibility: Blind spot information (BSI) system
Exterior: Alloy-wheels and tires size up: TL to 18-inch; TL SH-AWD to 19-inch

TL SH-AWD Additional Features

Engine: 305-hp, 3.7-liter, 24-valve SOHC V-6 engine with intake/exhaust VTEC®
EPA MPG Rating (city / hwy / combined)2: AT: 18 / 26 / 21, MT: 17 / 25 / 20
Drivetrain: Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD®), choice of 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters or close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with hill start assist
Exterior: 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and tires
  • 2  Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

*Prices shown do not include taxes or license but do include a $895 destination and handling charge. Actual vehicle/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

 
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