2008 Acura TL  -  $34,485

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $34,485
Base Invoice: $31,768
Destination Charge: $760
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Auto
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 18 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: Automatic
Transmission: 5-speed sequential SportShift automatic transmission w/OD, grade logic control, shift-hold control
Engine: 3.2L SOHC PGM-FI 24-valve VTEC V6 engine


Luxury, performance, and reliability, all in one; loaded with features; tremendous value.

Model Highlights

The front-wheel-drive 2008 Acura TL continues to offer one of the best combinations of luxury and performance in its segment. The entry-level engine is a 3.2L SOHC V6 that produces 258 horsepower and is paired with a five-speed sequential SportShift automatic transmission. A 286-horsepower 3.5L V6 is standard in the resurrected Type-S. It is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, but can also be ordered with the same five-speed found in the base TL.

Regardless of the engine, you get a roomy, comfortable four-door sedan that comes with standard features more often found in the top-echelon luxury cars. An eight-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, a power moonroof, and dual zone climate control are just a few of the luxury items. The audio system is outstanding, with XM satellite radio found alongside the standard six-CD changer and surround sound DVD audio. Every TL also comes packed with safety features, including side, front, and curtain air bags, anti-lock brakes, and traction control.

Aside from the potent V6 and six-speed stick, the Type-S adds stiffer springs, 17-inch alloy wheels, Brembo disc brakes, a sport exhaust, distinct exterior and interior styling, and active noise cancellation.

The only option on the TL is for a satellite navigation system, which happens to be one of the very best systems available. It includes voice-recognition and real-time traffic information. Since the nav system is standard on the Type-S, aside from selecting the transmission and the color, the only decision to make on Acura's performance flagship is whether or not to swap the all-season tires with summer performance treads.

But more important than the gadgets is the driving experience, and the TL is a wonderful mixture of fun and relaxation. With the Type-S, it verges on exhilarating.

Model News

2008 is a carry-over year for the Acura TL, following the 2007 mid-cycle revision. As such, very little changed.

Value Writeup

The 2008 Acura TL skillfully combines power, luxury, safety, and reliability in a practical package, all while remaining at the lower end of pricing in its segment. Its appeal is broadened further with the Type-S satisfying the performance enthusiast.

Front-Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
307.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
444.60 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6


Fuel System

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
258 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
233 @ 5000

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Total Cooling System Capacity
8.5 qts

EPA Classification

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
97.9 ft³

Front Head Room
38.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.3 in

Front Hip Room
55.6 in

Second Head Room
37.2 in

Second Leg Room
34.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.7 in

Second Hip Room
53.8 in

107.9 in

Length, Overall
189.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.2 in

Height, Overall
56.7 in

Track Width, Front
62.1 in

Track Width, Rear
62.0 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.8 in

Trunk Volume
12.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3623 lbs

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.07 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.72 in

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
17 x 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Steering Type
Variable Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.7 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.1 x .35 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.1 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.2L SOHC PGM-FI 24-valve VTEC V6 engine

Drive-by-wire throttle system

5-speed sequential SportShift automatic transmission w/OD, grade logic control, shift-hold control

Vehicle stability assist (VSA) system w/traction control

Front wheel drive

Independent double wishbone front suspension

Independent multi-link double wishbone rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P235/45WR17 all-season tires

17" x 8" alloy wheels

Variable pwr-assisted torque-sensing rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution, brake assist

Integrated dual exhaust outlet

Pwr operated moonroof w/tilt, auto-open/close, auto-reverse, key-off operation

Chip resistant rocker panels

Bi-xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights w/auto-on/off feature

Fog lights

LED taillights

Smoked side marker lights

Heated pwr mirrors w/memory, dual reverse-gear tilt down, integrated directional signals

Heat-absorbing green-tinted glass

Speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers

Body color door handles

Heated perforated leather bucket seats w/8-way pwr driver, 4-way pwr passenger seat adjusters & driver pwr lumbar, memory

Adjustable front & rear headrests

Front center console w/adjustable armrest, dual level storage

Rear seat center armrest w/locking trunk pass-through

Carpeted front/rear floor mats

3-spoke leather-wrapped collapsible tilt & telescoping steering wheel w/audio, cruise, phone, multi-info display, voice recognition, Bluetooth control

Theft deterrent system w/electronic immobilizer

LED back-lit instruments w/progressive illumination

Trip computer

Outside temp gauge

Maintenance Minder system

HandsFreeLink wireless telephone interface w/phonebook exchange

Tire pressure monitor w/location & pressure indicators

Pwr windows w/auto up-down, auto-reverse, key-off operation, remote & driver door lock operated window open function

Pwr door locks

Keyless entry system w/memory settings

Remote trunk/fuel door release

HomeLink programmable transmitter

Dual zone/mode automatic climate control w/rear vents

AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer-inc: (8) speakers

MP3 player auxiliary input jack

XM satellite radio *Available in 48 contiguous United States* *First 90 days are compliments of Acura*

Integrated glass antenna

Rear window defogger

Aluminum w/simulated wood-grained console & door trim

(2) 12-volt pwr outlets

Front door storage compartments w/sunglasses holder

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Dual illuminated vanity mirrors

Front/rear overhead map lights

Programmable blue ambient cabin lighting

Seatback pockets

In-trunk storage tray, shopping bag hook, cargo net

City 18/hwy 26 (3.2L engine/5-speed auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution, brake assist

Dual stage dual threshold front airbags

Front side-impact airbags w/passenger occupant position detection system

Front/rear side-curtain airbags

3-point seat belts

Front seat belt height adjusters, load limiters, pretensioners

Childproof rear door locks

Rear child seat tether anchors (LATCH)

Emergency trunk release

Vehicle stability assist (VSA) system w/traction control

Front/rear crumple zones

Side-impact door beams

Collapsible steering column


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