Best Bet
(4.8) 41 reviews
MSRP: $8,237$17,645
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 21-22
Engine: 280-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2009 Acura TL

Our Take on the 2009 Acura TL

Our Take

Completely overhauled for 2009, Acura's best-selling sports sedan now comes with a new 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine and is newly available with Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive. The model also receives an exterior redesign and an interior face-lift, as well as voice activation for many... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Exterior design isn't for everybody
  • No AWD base model
  • Too many buttons on dash
  • No manual transmission

Notable Features

  • New exterior design
  • New interior design, materials
  • Voice-activated navigation
  • New engines
  • Newly available AWD

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.