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2014 Acura TL Review

2014-02-12 08:10:54
2014 Acura TL Review
2014 Acura TL Review

Acura is the luxury motor vehicle division of the leading Japanese automobile manufacturer, Honda Motor Company. The brand has been available in Canada and US also from 1986 onwards. The cars of Acura as known for offering utmost luxury, performance, and style to the owners. We will further review the most advanced model of the 2014 Acura TL with its specifications.

After US and Canada, the Acura brand of vehicles were introduced in Hong Kong, Mexico, and China also and now is one among the most competitive player in the luxury car market in these countries. Honda was planning to introduce the Acura bran to Japanese market also in 2008, which, however got delayed due to the global financial crisis.

Acura now holds the honor to be the first Japanese luxury automotive brand. In the first few years after establishment, Acura was one of his best selling luxury models in the US too. Early in 1990s the company was facing a drastic drop in sales, however, they have experienced in revival in the early part of 2000s with many classic redesigns and many new models.

The 2014 Acura TL

Quick Look - Pros & Cons


Classically designed comfortable seats

High quality interior.

Sporty handling in the SH-AWD models

Many new features included in standard version.


No so impressive fuel economy

The all-new 2014 Acura TL now being ranked 4 among the 25 Upscale Midsize models of cars in the US. This new ranking is released on the basis of the analysis of all published reviews and test drives of Acura TL and also considering the safety and reliability data. As per the feedback of the reviewers, Acura TL’s big list of standard features, high-quality interior, and more balanced performance all make it of an excellent value when compared to many other models in its class.

Under the hood, the new 2014 Acura TL has got a powerful 3.5-L V6 engine, which as per the test drivers has got a very strong and solid acceleration. The SH-AWD models come with a 3.7-L V6, which is more powerful, however, as per the reviewers not much powered than the base engine. It is clubbed with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which comes in standard. However, there is six-speed manual transmission also available in the SH-AWD models, and as per some feedback it seems to be more fun to use than the automatic transmission.

As per the EPA reports, the based model 2014 Acura TL offers 20 mpg on city and 29 mpg on the highway, which is surely lower than that of the class average to dissatisfy those who want a more economic model. But for power-lovers, it doesn’t count. The all-new 2014 Acura TL also comes standard with the front-wheel drive. Also the SH-AWD models feature all-wheel drive along with the sport-tuned suspension mechanism. As per the test drivers, the TL can handle it very well on the roads, and it is more so in the SH-AWD models. It is noted that TL has a very firm and comfortable ride and very powerful brakes. As per the reviews, TL’s steering system is one of the most accurate, but with a feel of being somewhat numb. The critics agree that the 2014 Acura TL’s interior is very well planned and designed with all high-quality materials.

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