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.
The two-wheel drive, for example, can be upgraded with the Special Edition package and will thus have an 18-inch alloy wheel with 10 spokes and a decklid spoiler that is color-matched. All Special Edition upgrades will also have the Special Edition badge.
Another variant is the 3.7-liter Super Handling All-Wheel Drive which, when upgraded with the Technology Package, will come with a 6-speed manual transmission at no cost. All models, by default, will have the 6-speed automatic transmission. To know more about the 2014 TL, visit http://www.acura.com/ModelLanding.aspx?model=TL.
The 2014 TL has the signature grille that everyone has come to recognize in the Acura. The exterior has the striking character lines and wheel arches. As expected with all models in the TL line, the body is made of stainless-steel, with the usual LED taillights, Xenon HID headlights, and power moonroof.
The 2014 TL, like all of the different Acura models, carries with it the Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure ensuring that occupants of the sedan are protected when it comes to frontal crashes. All other safety features are included the front seatbelts that have load limiters and automatic tension systems. Airbags are also available from the front, the front-side, to side curtain ensuring protection to all occupants.
Safety features also include the Vehicle Stability Assist, Daytime Running Lights, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Similar to the 2013 TL, the 2014 TL is rated by the IIHS as GOOD under the small overlap front crash test. This is a test that mimics the collision of a car that is traveling at least 40 mph with a fixed object like a wall or utility pole, and 25% of the front structure of the vehicle comes into contact with the object.
This type of collision has been said to account for a quarter of frontal crashes that have resulted in serious injuries or even fatalities. The 2014 TL is also the recipient of the TOP SAFETY PICK+ just like the 2013 TL.
The 2014 TL has the usual 4-year/50,000 mile warranty. It also has the 6-year/70,000 powertrain limited warranty. It has the Acura Total Luxury Care stamp which gives users access to different services like 24-hour assistance or routing. The Acura 2014 TL is manufactured by Honda of America Mfg., Inc., which is located in Marysville, Ohio.