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Acura TL – Fuel Efficiency and Luxury for Sedan Enthusiasts

Updated September 28, 2013

Exterior

The Acura exterior is sleek and refined, and is inclusive of various additions that make for safer driving. For example, the Xenon High Density Headlights are useful for improved clarity because they cast a brighter and whiter lights compared to conventional headlights. They also allow for a more precise beam pattern, which concentrates the light on the road better, helping to avoid blinding incoming drivers. The Acura TL comes in a variety of colors, such as red pearl, white, black, metallic grey and bronze metallic. Additional trims include a Blind Spot Information System which is great for making timely lane changes. Yet another extra is the rearview camera, that aids with parallel parking and providing adequate visibility, even with objects that are below the driver’s field of vision. Many Acura enthusiasts say they love the car’s masculine profile, making it a perfect choice for men who want something that will make them look good.

Engine and Performance

The Acura TL comes fitted with a 3.5 liter V-6 engine which has an output of 280 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque, matching the powerful look with an impressive performance. The engine is constructed from aluminum and has a shallow camshaft, which provides the lightness that is needed for better handling.

Additionally, the Drive-By-Wire throttle system does a great job of adjusting throttle response, making it easy to control the car at slower speeds, while at the same time providing engine responsiveness when needed.

The EPA estimated fuel economy is an impressive 20 in the city, and 29 on the highway, making it one of the most fuel efficient cars in the market which doesn’t compromise on power and performance.

Interiors

The sleek interiors of the Acura TL include plush leather that hugs each seat inside the cabin. The front seats have heating options, letting you sink in and get comfortable much faster. The advance package also offers cooling through the perforated leather. Additionally, the seats are made from a special combination of materials that are dense enough to cancel out any road vibration.

The wedge shape of the Acura TL body gives it more than adequate storage room in the trunk, making it the perfect family car for those times you want to go on a road trip and carry a ton of stuff with you.

The automatic climate control system is particularly useful for the driver and front passenger, who can create their own climates. An air filtration system circulates fresh air throughout the cabin, and the climate controls are easily controlled using voice commands.

Safety

The anti-lock braking system (ABS®) prevents the Acura’s wheels from locking up, offering added safety and smoother steering. Also, vehicle stability assist (VSA ®) uses a number of sensors that help in under-steering or over-steering situations.

Entertainment and Extras

The Acura TL comes equipped with a standard TL audio system with an output of 276 watts, pumped out of 8 strategically-placed speakers. XM Satellite radio is also part of the extras available for this model, as well as an mp3 and WMA compatible 6 disc CD-changer.

The sticker price on this feature-packed Acura stands at $35,705, and is the perfect car for those that desire equal amounts of aggressiveness and elegance, and for the loyal Acura enthusiast who wants the best of both worlds.

Acura is a great model vehicle from its interior to its wheelcovers you can not go wrong wih an Acura TL.

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