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2000 Acura TL

2000 Acura TL

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$404 — $8,048 USED
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5 Seats
24 MPG
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2000 Acura TL Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Acura struggled to draw buyers away from the Lexus ES300, BMW 3 Series and other near-luxury sedans during the 1990s. The 3.2TL, introduced last year, apparently ends that struggle because it is outselling the ES300.

The 3.2TL splits the difference in size and price between Acura’s aged Integra, a sporty compact sedan, and the 3.5RL, a larger luxury sedan. The TL is based on the front-wheel drive Honda Accord platform and is built in Marysville, Ohio, on the same assembly line as the Accord.

Exterior
The conservative styling of the TL sedan makes it look like a trimmer version of the Acura 3.5RL, but it also shows family ties to the Accord, from which it is derived. The TL’s 108-inch wheelbase and 193-inch overall length are 2 to 3 inches longer than the Accord’s dimensions.

Interior
The five-passenger 3.2TL comes equipped with leather upholstery, power front seats, automatic climate control, power moonroof and a five-speaker sound system with an in-dash CD player. The only option is the Acura Navigation System, which covers the continental United States on one DVD.

Under the Hood
A 3.2-liter V-6 engine (also made in Ohio) with 225 horsepower teams with a new five-speed SportShift automatic transmission. The transmission can be left in drive for full automatic operation or in a SportShift slot that allows shifting up or down through the gears by tipping the lever forward or back.

Safety
For 2000, the TL gains standard side-impact airbags mounted...

Vehicle Overview
Acura struggled to draw buyers away from the Lexus ES300, BMW 3 Series and other near-luxury sedans during the 1990s. The 3.2TL, introduced last year, apparently ends that struggle because it is outselling the ES300.

The 3.2TL splits the difference in size and price between Acura’s aged Integra, a sporty compact sedan, and the 3.5RL, a larger luxury sedan. The TL is based on the front-wheel drive Honda Accord platform and is built in Marysville, Ohio, on the same assembly line as the Accord.

Exterior
The conservative styling of the TL sedan makes it look like a trimmer version of the Acura 3.5RL, but it also shows family ties to the Accord, from which it is derived. The TL’s 108-inch wheelbase and 193-inch overall length are 2 to 3 inches longer than the Accord’s dimensions.

Interior
The five-passenger 3.2TL comes equipped with leather upholstery, power front seats, automatic climate control, power moonroof and a five-speaker sound system with an in-dash CD player. The only option is the Acura Navigation System, which covers the continental United States on one DVD.

Under the Hood
A 3.2-liter V-6 engine (also made in Ohio) with 225 horsepower teams with a new five-speed SportShift automatic transmission. The transmission can be left in drive for full automatic operation or in a SportShift slot that allows shifting up or down through the gears by tipping the lever forward or back.

Safety
For 2000, the TL gains standard side-impact airbags mounted in the front seatbacks. Seven sensors in the front passenger seat determine the size and position of the occupant. The side airbag is disabled if the sensors detect a small child. The front airbag on the passenger side is the dual-inflation type that deploys with greater force in a severe collision.

Anti-lock brakes and traction control are also standard.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
31 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

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(5.0)

Best Car I've ever owned !!!

by Joe Doetch from Ft Lauderdale FL on July 9, 2020

Have 200k miles on it. Recently put 1300 miles on it in 24 hrs. The pickup is the best while merging on highways...you take off like a fighter jet! I love this car. Got it with 182k on it for 2 gran, ... Read full review

(3.0)

1st car, very reliable.

by (blancura) from durham, NC on August 30, 2019

Able to get me from point A to point B, Acura is a good company that last many years. Drives steady for long distance trips. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2000 Acura TL currently has 6 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The TL received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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