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2014 Acura TL makes its debut

Acura’s award-winning 2014 TL is now available. This sport sedan, which balances performance, luxury, and style in its own unique way, can now be bought starting at a retail price of $36,300. In addition to its active performance, the 2014 TL also boasts a 29-mpg fuel economy rating as measured by the EPA.

Similar to the previous models, it was recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as a TOP SAFETY PICK+. It has also been rated by the IIHS as GOOD in the small overlap front crash test.

The whole lineup for the 2014 TL has eight versions including a front-wheel drive with a 3.5-liter engine, a two-wheel drive, and an all-wheel drive. All variants can be upgraded with the Advance, Special Edition, or Technology packages.

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2013 Acura TL Special Edition is now available at $37,405 MSRP

The new 2013 Acura TL Special Edition could be availed at a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $37,405. As a mid-2013 model, the TL Special Edition provides an upgrade for the standard TL. The front-wheel-drive luxury four-door sedan now features unique 10-spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels and a color-matched deck lid spoiler as well as trunk-mounted Special Edition badging. 

Interested buyers could choose from four exterior colors -- Bellanova White Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic and Silver Moon Metallic – that are matched with leather-appointed Ebony interior with contrast stitching. It also boasts of the standard keyless access with pushbutton start, ensuring convenience and ease of use. Its Keyless Access System allows a driver to enter and drive the 2013 Acura TL Special Edition without having to handle a key or fob. The Keyless Access Remote features a distinct digital identity that is automatically communicated to the car.

When a driver pulls one of the front door handles while the remote in his possession, the door unlocks and opens.When a driver is carrying the fob, or when all doors are unlocked, the luxury sedan’s trunk can be opened by just pressing a button on the TL Special Edition's rear spoiler. The standard Keyless Access System determines which of the two supplied fobs is in use each time the driver's door is opened.

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2013 Acura TL is this year’s ‘Best Upscale Midsize Car for Families’

The 2013 Acura TL has received recognition from the U.S. News & World Report as the "Best Upscale Midsize Car for Families" during the 2013 "Best Cars for Families" awards. Mike Accavitti, Acura’s VP for national marketing operations, said that this luxury sedan remains a smart choice for many families since it has the right mix of comfort, performance, and safety.

Accavitti added that the safety ratings, the technology expected in every Acura, and the luxurious interior make it an ideal luxury sedan. The spacious seating is also ideal for families with children. To qualify for the awards for "Best Cars for Families," the vehicle must not only have the prerequisite size and quality expected from family cars but also features that are family-friendly.

The awarding body measures quality through a weighted average of scores from rankings culled by U.S. News when the awards are given. The rankings look into a number of factors like reliability, safety, and even reviews by critics. In terms of size, the scoring is based on the seating capacity of the car and the amount of interior space.

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2013 Acura TL gets Top Safety rating despite stricter rules

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded Acura’s 2013 TL with a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating. This is considered as one of the highest ratings that the IIHS hands out. The award was obtained despite stricter standards set by the IIHS.

The guidelines now include the small overlap frontal crash test. This is a test designed to show the collision of a vehicle running at a certain speed and a fixed object, where 25% of the car’s front structure comes into contact with the object.

Aside from the TL model, the ILX, MDX, RDX, and TSX models have all received the TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings as well. All five models have also been rated GOOD in all four different rating categories.

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Acura announced today that the 2011 TL will carry a base price tag of $35,605. Still, the pricing will rise with the addition of the Technology Package to $39,335, or $41,535 when equipped with the available Advance Package.

Moreover, the 2012 TL SH-AWD will be priced from $39,155, while the same model equipped with the Technology Package will be priced from $42,885, or $45,085 when equipped with the available Advance Package. The 2012 TL SH-AWD 6MT with Technology Package will have an MSRP of $42,885.

For those who don’t know, for 2012, the Acura TL will be offered in two distinct versions. One of this versions will be powered by a 3.5L V-6 engine delivering 280 horsepower and will be front-wheel-drive, while another version will carry the same engine but delivering 305 hp and paired with Acura's exclusive Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. 

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As we announced it few weeks ago, Acura unveiled today at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show the new 2012 Acura TL, its latest model which will deliver fresh looks, improved performance and upgraded technology. As you can see from the photos, the 2012 Acura TL features a redesigned front bumper with improved aerodynamics, a revised grille, updated headlights and turn signals, a new fog light design and a shorter front overhang.

The rear end of the new 2012 Acura TL features a new rear bumper with repositioned license plate opening and smaller rear reflectors, updated taillights and a thinner rear trunk edge trim. For the 2012 model year, the Acura TL will be available in two distinct versions. One of these is the front-wheel-drive version powered by the standard 3.50liter V6 engine delivering up to 280 hp of motive power. The other is the Acura TL with the brand’s exclusive Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), as powered by a 3.5-liter mill tuned to deliver up to 305 hp of output.

Acura also promises a new Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission which will be available on all TL models with automatic transmission. As a result, the city/highway fuel economy is now 20/29 mpg*- an increase of 3 mpg in highway driving over the 2011 TL.

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