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2009 Acura TL
2009 Acura TL
Available Price Range $8,685-$18,449 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 21-22 SeatsN/A

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


Our Expert Reviews

The fourth generation of the Acura TL midsize premium performance sedan has arrived, featuring numerous changes - beginning with an optional 305-horsepower V-6 engine, the most powerful in Acura's history.With the remake, the TL also has a bolder exterior design that goes way beyond the usual ho-hum styling of Honda products. The car is quite stunning, actually.Originally introduced in 199... Read full review for the 2009 Acura TL

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Consumer Reviews


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Best Car I have ever owned

by St. Clair George from Pittsburgh, PA on January 8, 2012

Bought my TL in 2009 and have 41,000 miles on the car. I have had absolutely no problems at all. Have only had oil changed and tires. Every time I take it in for oil change I ask if my brakes are OK a... Read Full Review


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Warranties Explained


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.


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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