Acura TL

2008 Acura TL

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  • (4.7) 66 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,402$14,478
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 21-22
  • Engine: 258-hp, 3.2-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2008 Acura TL

Our Take on the 2008 Acura TL

Updated significantly for 2007, Acura's best-selling sports sedan changes little in 2008. The base TL comes with a 258-horsepower, 3.2-liter V-6 engine, and the performance-oriented Type-S edition has a 286-hp, 3.5-liter V-6. The TL retains its front-wheel-drive status, even as more than hal... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Wide turning circle
  • Torque steer
  • Smallish trunk
  • Backseat doesn't fold
  • Not as sporty as rear-drive competitors

Notable Features

  • New paint colors
  • Real-time traffic navigation
  • Optional 286-hp V-6 and six-speed manual
  • Acura/ELS DVD Audio 5.1 surround sound
  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity
  • XM Satellite Radio

2008 Acura TL Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

The 2008 Acura TL Type-S didn't rock my world. I was really expecting sparks to fly, but I'm a few weeks away from giving birth and probably a bit crabby, which undoubtedly affects my worldview. While the car performed relatively well, there were too many things that disqualified it from being my perfect mommy-mobile. In short, the TL was fine, but not fabulous. I drove the TL Type-S ... Read full review for the 2008 Acura TL

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Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 66 reviews

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Decent car

by MadCammer from Hanford, CA on February 8, 2009

Comparing this car to my previous one is like night and day. I traded in a 2007 BMW 335i for this car (had to do it out of necessity for a bigger car in the 30k-40k price range). If I didn't need the ... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

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2008 Acura TL Safety Ratings

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Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

72mo/70,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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