The 2012 Acura TL has an updated look, improved performance and upgraded technology. In addition to visual changes to the exterior, the new TL also offers additional safety features and a quieter cabin.
Starting at $39,335, the 2012 Acura TL offers front-wheel-drive with a 305 hp TL paired with Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). The 6MT model (with 6-speed manual transmission) will are offered in the 2012 TL SH-AWD lineup.
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TL's Advance Package includes new ventilated front seats, larger wheels and a new blind spot information system that alerts the driver when another vehicle is detected behind the TL in an adjacent lane.
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The 2012 TL is covered by a comprehensive 4-year/50,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty and a 6-year/70,000 miles powertrain limited warranty. Free 24-hour roadside assistance, concierge service and trip routing are also included.
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For 2012, the use of new body sealing techniques including improved weatherstripping design, and added expanding foam pillar separators help reduce high frequency noise in the TL's interior. Making for a quieter cabin.
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Safety features for the TL include six airbags including dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; dual-chamber front seat side airbags with front passenger seat Occupant Position Detection System; and side-curtain airbags.
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The 2012 TL comes standard with 17-inch 7-spoke aluminum wheels with P245/50R17 all-season tires. The TL SH-AWD comes standard with 18-inch, 5-spoke aluminum wheels with low-profile P245/45R18 tires. When equipped with the available advance package, the TL will come with 19-inch split five-spoke aluminum wheels.
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To increase performance, a new Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission is applied on TL models fitted with an automatic transmission. A new double-kick-down feature lets the driver command a double downshift-- such as from fifth to third gear.
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The 2012 TL's new look includes 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.
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Changes to the rear include a bumper with a repositioned license plate opening and smaller rear reflectors, updated taillights and a thinner rear trunk edge trim.
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The Acura TL technology improvements include upgrades to Bluetooth and a 60 gigabyte hard-drive. The technology package includes Acura Navigation System, AcuraLink, with weather and traffic updates) and an Acura/ELS Surround 440-watt Premium Audio System.