Toned-down Acura TL SH-AWD sports latest tech

CNET Car Tech reviews the 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD.

2012 Acura TL SH-AWD
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The last iteration of the Acura TL launched with too bold a look, and after only a couple of years in production, the 2012 version comes out with a toned-down grille piece and more subtle lines. Although the 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD is not as distinctive as its predecessor, its Acura identity remains intact.

And although it doesn't sit at the top of Acura's model lineup (that position is reserved for the RL), the TL SH-AWD shows off Acura's latest technology, and exhibits a level of comfort and luxury that outstrips its siblings. New features for the 2012 TL SH-AWD include a bigger hard drive for more onboard music storage, voice command that lets you choose music by name, and a six-speed automatic transmission.

Read our review of the 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD .

About the author

Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.


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