2010 Acura TL

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37 reviews
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Available Price Range $11,191-$21,095 Trims2 Combined MPG 21-22 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2010 Acura TL

Our Take

Acura's best-selling sport sedan was overhauled for 2009, when it received new exterior styling, a base 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine and the addition of a Super-Handling All-Wheel Driv... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Steering feel
  • Many interior trim pieces don't seem luxurious enough
  • Backseat doesn't fold
  • Small trunk
  • Heated front seats have only two levels

Notable Features

  • New six-speed manual for 2010
  • Choice of two V-6 engines, one making 305 hp
  • Available real-time weather information
  • Available 19-inch wheels
  • FWD or AWD


Our Expert Reviews

The 2010 Acura TL is a sporty sedan that's great fun to drive, but it doesn't exactly bend over backward to accommodate families. It's more of a "make-it-work" car rather than one that simply works. I was willing to accommodate the TL's lack of family-friendliness because it was so much fun to drive, but in the end of my test drive I was happy to move on.My test car, which w... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Based on 37 reviews

A Luxury sedan with a Heart Beat

by JP2000 from Irvine, CA on August 6, 2010

I applaud Acura for finally taking the lead with a fresh bold design for the '09/'10 TL. The last gen. TL was a great car, but I didn't care much for its Plain-Jane ext. styling. The new TL's styling,... Read Full Review

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.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


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

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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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