2011 Acura TL  -  $36,190


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $36,190
Base Invoice: $33,742
Destination Charge: $885
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn 2WD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 18 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: 2WD
Transmission: 5-speed sequential SportShift automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 3.5L SOHC PGM-FI 24-valve VTEC V6 engine

Pros

Distinctive styling; roomy interior; ride quality; high-tech features


Model Highlights

The mid-size Acura TL returns mostly unchanged for 2011, though the grille has been revised. The car features the bold, angular yet sleek styling that Acura is now known for and a roomy interior with a host of high-tech features.

On the inside, the TL has a layout that affords both the driver and front passenger their own personal space, divided by a center console and audio controls that protrude outward. Front occupants get firm but comfortable sport seats and there's space in back for three adults across.

A 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 powers front-wheel-drive versions through a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel-drive SH-AWD model upgrades to a 305-horsepower, 3.7-liter V6 and a throaty high-flow dual exhaust system that brings more of a sport-sedan character. Although the all-wheel-drive model does improve the TL's available traction in snow and on slippery roads, the primary focus of the SH-AWD (super handling) is to improve stability in sharp corners by sending torque to the wheels that need it most. The SH-AWD offers an optional a 6-speed manual transmission, which is a full 110 pounds lighter than the comparable automatic and helps make for better handling, stopping and acceleration.

For both models, a double-wishbone front suspension and rear multi-link setup assure a firm but smooth ride. The SH-AWD model is tuned for more responsive handling without giving up much in ride comfort, by incorporating a performance-tuned suspension, larger wheels and tires and a version of the electric power steering system tuned for more feel of the road. Versions equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission also receive numerous other changes to the vehicle's dynamics, including an all-new self-adjusting clutch assembly and a specially calibrated Hill Start Assist that helps hold the vehicle on inclines of 8 degrees or more. The hood is made of aluminum for weight savings in both models.

Standard features on the TL include dual-zone climate control, a power moonroof, leather upholstery, a Bluetooth HandsFreeLink calling interface and an 8-speaker, 276-watt sound system. XM Satellite Radio and Bluetooth audio streaming are also standard.

Options are limited on the TL, the most noteworthy of them being the Technology Package. It brings premium Milano leather surfaces, plus Acura's voice-recognition navigation system, AcuraLink real-time traffic and weather info, a surround-sound premium system with ten speakers, 440 watts and a 2,500-song hard-drive system and Keyless Access. An active noise cancellation system and ambient lighting system are also included.


Model News

The Acura TL receives few changes for 2011, though the grille has been restyled slightly.


Value Writeup

Thanks to its aggressive styling, the TL stands out in its class; its two separate models cater separately to comfort-oriented buyers and performance enthusiasts. Although the TL is not priced particularly low, the sum of technology features offered in the TL is better than most other mid-size luxury cars.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
333.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
481.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/212

Fuel System
PGM-FI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49

Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.1 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
98.2 ft³

Front Head Room
38.4 in

Front Leg Room
42.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.1 in

Front Hip Room
55.7 in

Second Head Room
36.7 in

Second Leg Room
36.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.2 in

Second Hip Room
54.8 in

Wheelbase
109.3 in

Length, Overall
195.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.0 in

Height, Overall
57.2 in

Track Width, Front
63.2 in

Track Width, Rear
63.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.9 in

Trunk Volume
13.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3721 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.18 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.75 in

Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17

Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.0

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.2 x 0.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V061000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 03, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,232,187

Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. Remedy parts are expected to be available in Summer 2016. Interim notices will be mailed to owners during March 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JY0, JY1, and JY2.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating
Not Rated

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Not Rated

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Overall Side Crash Rating
Not Rated

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
9.3%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

3.5L SOHC PGM-FI 24-valve VTEC V6 engine

Drive-by-wire throttle system

5-speed sequential SportShift automatic transmission w/OD -inc: paddle shifters, grade logic control

Front wheel drive

Independent double wishbone front suspension -inc: coil springs

Independent multi-link rear suspension -inc: coil springs

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Electric variable pwr-assisted rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

Integrated dual outlet exhaust

17" x 8" 5-split-spoke alloy wheels

P245/50VR17 all-season tires

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

Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights w/auto-on/off

Front fog lights

LED tail lights

Acoustic glass windshield

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

Speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

Illuminated front door handle recesses

276-watt AM/FM stereo w/WMA/MP3 player & 6-disc in-dash CD changer -inc: Bluetooth audio, Dolby Pro Logic II, (8) speakers w/8-inch subwoofer

USB audio interface w/iPod integration

Aux audio input

XM satellite radio *Available in 48 contiguous United States, first 90 days are free*

Radio data system

Speed-sensitive volume control

Bluetooth HandsFreeLink wireless telephone interface

Heated leather-trimmed sport bucket seats -inc: 10-way pwr driver seat w/2-way driver pwr lumbar, 8-way pwr passenger seat

Active front headrests

Adjustable rear headrests

Rear seat center armrest w/locking trunk pass-through

Front center console -inc: sliding tray, dual level storage, utility compartments

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

3-spoke leather-wrapped collapsible tilt & telescoping steering wheel -inc: controls for audio, cruise, phone, multi-info display, voice recognition

Theft deterrent system w/electronic immobilizer

LED back-lit instruments w/progressive illumination

Multi-info display w/compass

Outside temp gauge

Trip computer

Maintenance Minder system

Alarm system

Pwr windows w/auto up-down, auto-reverse, remote open, key-off operation

Pwr door locks

HomeLink universal garage door opener

Cruise control

Remote keyless entry system -inc: personalized settings for drivers seat, mirrors, audio

Dual zone/mode automatic climate control -inc: air filtration, automatic humidity control, rear vents w/controls

Rear window defroster w/timer

Aluminum threshold garnish

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Dual illuminated vanity mirrors -inc: driver card holder

Ambient cabin lighting

Footwell lighting

Door-mounted courtesy lights

Illuminated controls -inc: steering wheel controls, ignition, pwr windows, door locks, overhead controls

Front/rear LED map lights

Leather-wrapped gearshift knob

Seatback pockets

Front/rear beverage holders

Front/rear door storage compartments

(2) 12-volt pwr outlets

Simulated chestnut wood trim

Textured metal interior trim

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

Vehicle stability assist (VSA) w/traction control

Advanced compatibility engineering (ACE) body structure

Side-impact door beams

Impact absorbing front/rear crumple zones

Daytime running lights

Dual stage multiple 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

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Rear child safety door locks

Emergency trunk release

Tire pressure monitor w/location & pressure indicators

 
WHITE DIAMOND PEARL
$0

 
WHITE DIAMOND PEARL
$0

 
BASQUE RED PEARL
$0

 
POLISHED METAL METALLIC
$0

 
POLISHED METAL METALLIC
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
GRIGIO METALLIC
$0

 
GRIGIO METALLIC
$0

 
PALLADIUM METALLIC
$0

 
PALLADIUM METALLIC
$0

 
BOREALIS BLUE PEARL
$0

 
MAYAN BRONZE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EBONY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PARCHMENT, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TAUPE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0


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