2013 Acura TL

April 5th, 2013 · Comments Closed · Acura

The 2013 Acura TL is a midsize luxury sedan offered in two trim levels: TL and TL SH-AWD. The standard 2013 Acura TL comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlights, sunroof, heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a tilt-telescoping steering wheel, heated eight-way power front seats and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and an eight-speaker sound system with six-disc CD changer, satellite radio, audio auxiliary jack and an iPod / USB audio interface are also standard for the base 2013 Acura TL.

The 2013 Acura TL Special Edition also offers 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, keyless ignition / entry and leather with contrast stitching. The 2013 Acura TL SH-AWD adds a more powerful V6, all-wheel drive, 18-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension and steering, upgraded brakes and contoured sports seats with contrasting leather stitching.

The Technology and Advance option packages can be added to either the standard 2013 Acura TL or 2013 Acura TL SH-AWD, but not the special edition. To receive the package in advance, you must purchase the technology package. The technology package brings keyless ignition / entry, a navigation system, voice commands, a rearview camera, GPS-linked climate control, perforated leather upholstery and a 10-speaker premium surround-sound audio system. The Advance Package includes the contents of the technology package as well as larger wheels (18-inch wheels for the base 2013 Acura TL and 19-inch wheels on the SH-AWD), ventilated front seats and a blind-spot warning system.

2013 Acura TL Interior

In a word, the interior of the 2013 Acura TL is best described as “contemporary.” Acura TL constitutes at the forefront of high-tech image, so those looking for traditional luxury car wood trim trappings not in the TL find them. Aluminum trim and detailing rules strictly, perhaps at the expense of some heat. You can not criticize the 2013 Acura TL interior materials or workmanship. Even where expensive luxury cars push the 2013 Acura TL comes in some cheaper plastics by using soft, comfortable feel, which have a high quality appearance. One notices immediately the extra width of the TL fronts with respect to most of its competitors. There is a significant amount of additional shoulder room, front and rear. The driver, it is easy to find a comfortable seating position and the rear seats are roomy enough for at least two occupants.

Acura infotainment controls the most efficient and uncomplicated in the business; when the car advanced look dash and controls may intimidating at first glance, they are remarkably friendly to use. Voice-activated navigation system The Tech package is working properly and there is no need to learn complicated or special commands. Trunk is mediocre, but with only 13.1 cubic meters (12.5 cubic feet for the TL SH-AWD).

2013 Acura TL Engine

The base 2013 Acura TL has a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 280 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque, and drives the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. On the test track, a TL with this powertrain sprinting from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, a competitive time for the class. Fuel consumption is combined by the EPA at 23 mpg (20 city / 29 highway) estimated.

The 2013 Acura TL SH-AWD model features super handling all-wheel drive system Acura, which not only shifts power between the front and rear wheels, but also provides to improve the flow of power between the rear wheels, like the TL SH-AWD corners. There is also a larger 3.7-liter V6 that develops 305 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The six-speed automatic default situation, but a six-speed manual transmission is optional. A manual-equipped TL SH-AWD zippers to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds, but at the cost of some fuel efficiency. The EPA estimates the TL SH-AWD with an automatic gets 21 combined (18 city / 26 highway), while the manual rates 20 mpg (17/25).

2013 Acura TL Safety

Every 2013 Acura TL is equipped with antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control and traction control, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. During braking, the TL leads on average for the class TL with a front-wheel drive stop from 60 mph in 122 feet and the TL SH-AWD with 120 feet.

2013 Acura TL Coupe

2013 Acura TL Coupe

In government crash tests, the 2013 Acura TL received four out of five stars for overall protection, with four stars for overall frontal crash protection and four stars for overall side impact protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, the 2013 Acura TL reached the highest rating “Good” in the frontal offset, side impact and roof strength tests.