2010 Acura TL Consumer Reviews

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2010 Acura Tl
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A Luxury sedan with a Heart Beat

by 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,...
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, in contrast, is simply brilliant inside and out. The ride is remarkably quiet and controlled (even on rough roads), the steering is precise, and there is plenty of low-end torque. Inside, the large high-res. nav. system with rear-view camera, the keyless entry system, the dazzling sound of the HDD-based ELS system, and the premium leather seats (all of which come with the Tech. package at a bargain price) bring the car's substance on par with its stunning looks. Now, add to this Acura's legendary reliability and resale value, and you have a car that’s second to none in its segment. In the last 15 years, I had only driven German cars. Before buying the TL, I took a close look at the Audi A4, BMW 535xi, VW CC VR6, MB C300, and Infiniti G37x. In this group, the only close contender for the TL w/ Tech. package was the VW CC VR6, but only for those who can live with its two- seater rear arrangement! So, all things considered, my final analysis led me straight to the TL. And I'm absolutely delighted!
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Better and better

by from Atlanta on May 11, 2010

I owned an all-black 2004 TL (6M), loved it, and traded it away to give my MVR a rest. Now circling back to sports sedans, my wife and I were eyeing a masculine, loaded 2010 535i, thinking it was abou...
I owned an all-black 2004 TL (6M), loved it, and traded it away to give my MVR a rest. Now circling back to sports sedans, my wife and I were eyeing a masculine, loaded 2010 535i, thinking it was about time to own one. We gave the new TL SH-AWD 5A a final squizz before we committed to BMW, and we never went back to the German dealership. We just couldn't walk away from the TL's vectored AWD driving experience, superior reliability, superior sound system and dizzying cabin technology. It's not a BMW 5, but it'll keep up with one on winding roads, for nearly $20k less. The car we purchased in Atlanta is the 305-hp SH-AWD version with a 5-speed automatic and the technology package. We chose the bronzy gray 'grigio' color with a taupe and black interior, and we added 19-inch Acura upgrade wheels that happened to be a perfect color match for the car color. We also added Acura's ground effects pieces and a black chrome beak and tail. The car is a hot-looking ride. We went for the 5A inspite of the fact that it underperforms the optional 6M introduced for the 2010 model year. Rationale: with less testosterone on the floorboard, the driving record will look better for longer. Fact is, though, the 5A in sport mode is plenty fun and plenty fast. Combine the AWD with the hairpins in North Georgia's mountains, and you have a recipe for exhilaration that would satisfy any sports car enthusiast. But let's go back to that sound system. In addition to playing DVD-Audio discs, the system's onboard HDD will rip CDs (original and burned iTunes) for stored playback of about 3,500 songs. The system can remotely control and play playlists that are stored on a USB-connected iPod, iPhone or memory stick. Bluetooth-enabled music storage devices (e.g., iPhones) can pipe playlist selections to the sound system with amazing fidelity. Oh, and there's XM and FM. The most impressive aspect of the TL's sound system is the presence and clarity of its 440w Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. While DVD-Audio discs are limited in selection, you can find some road-trip music that will carry you away: Zeppelin, Santana, Eagles, Clapton/BB King, Crystal Method, and Fleetwood Mac, among others.
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Love at First Drive, A blast to drive

by from Arlington on January 9, 2013

I was one of those people who initially judged the book by the cover with the 2010 Acura TL.I had very strong feeling about the design of the car regarding sharp edges and bold in your face styling. I...
I was one of those people who initially judged the book by the cover with the 2010 Acura TL.I had very strong feeling about the design of the car regarding sharp edges and bold in your face styling. I had been searching for a car for about 5-6 months and drove the Chrysler 300M, Infiniti M35, Range Rover HSE before coming across a 2010 TL SH-AWD on cars.com with the 6spd manual, it appealed to me so much that i completed the transaction in 1 week of seeing the car.I picked the car up and test drove it and boy was i in for a surprise, the car was spacious, comfortable, fast, smooth, luxurious, had technology to boot, quiet on the interior, has tons of grip with that SH-AWD as the name states it is absolutely super when cornering at speeds with very little body roll.The design which i once disliked has steadily grown on me as it stands out, unlike most cars today that try to blend in with the crowd.The design was way beyond its time, a solid product which i would highly recommend having discovered for myself after driving this car.If styling is your turn off forget the styling and drive the car if you think i lying, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the ability of this car. Furthermore you won't be able to see the front as you'd be too occupied enjoying the driving experience nor will the person behind you be able to see your tail lights with its 305HP. Grip grip and more Grip
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Best Car I've Owned

by from Arlington, TX on August 22, 2011

I don't know where to start. I've had my TL SH-AWD for 4 months now. The handling on the vehicle is unlike any other vehicle. Sitting in the driver seat places me into another realm. This vehicle is e...
I don't know where to start. I've had my TL SH-AWD for 4 months now. The handling on the vehicle is unlike any other vehicle. Sitting in the driver seat places me into another realm. This vehicle is everything that I expect out of a luxury sports sedan. I've test driven the 535 and G35, and I can honestly say I'd choose the TL hands down anyday. The styling is amazing. I think Acura goofed up with the latest revisions. The car is bold and the styling sets it apart from "the rest". I plan on keeping this vehicle for many years.
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OKAY!

by from San Diego, CA on July 16, 2010

This fully loaded TL replaces a 2007 TL Type S. I'm not certain where to start. My TL is SH-Awd, 6-speed manual transmission, with the Tech Package and HP Tires. The Tech Package is GREAT SH-Awd is ab...
This fully loaded TL replaces a 2007 TL Type S. I'm not certain where to start. My TL is SH-Awd, 6-speed manual transmission, with the Tech Package and HP Tires. The Tech Package is GREAT SH-Awd is absolutely Super Handling, it sticks the curves and straightens out the road like the old Type S could never do. The 305 hp is great. The old TL, with paddle shifters, was difficult because it was quiet, I couldn't hear my shift points - had to look at the tach or wait for the revs to start bouncing off the limiter. The new TL has a tuned sound to the exhaust when the RPMs reach 4000+, much easier to make the shift points. When I slow down and drive like the grey haired old guy I am, the car is quiet and comfortable, with a good feel of the road. The ride is maybe a little harsh for somebody expecting to ride on a cloud. The sound system is awsome. All around - a wonderful automobile!! I have no doubt I could buy more luxury or more performance, the key word being BUY. The value for the dollar is with the TL. This is my second one!
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Lovely and Amazing!

by from Los Angeles on November 20, 2010

This car is such a beauty. I just love everything about it. It's a pleasure to drive and handles like a dream. It's everything I ever wanted in a sedan. Big enough for the family yet it drives and han...
This car is such a beauty. I just love everything about it. It's a pleasure to drive and handles like a dream. It's everything I ever wanted in a sedan. Big enough for the family yet it drives and handles like a sports car. I love that it's not generic and boring looking like other cars in its class. It comes standard with so many conveniences for the price it's unbelievable. Don't sleep on this treasure from Acura.
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This car makes my heart go pitter patter

by from Olney, MD on July 8, 2010

First of all, it is GORGEOUS! I get so many complements from not only my friends (who are green with envy) but people I dont even know just coming up to me. It drives like a dream and I like to drive ...
First of all, it is GORGEOUS! I get so many complements from not only my friends (who are green with envy) but people I dont even know just coming up to me. It drives like a dream and I like to drive fast! The navigation/bluetooth/weather/traffic is nothing short of amazing. It is overwhelming at first because it does everything and it takes time to learn it all and learn how to talk to it and tell it what you want or need. It is an Acura so you know it will last forever, I have an MDX that has 144,000 miles on with no major issues.
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Best TL ever

by from Corona, CA on October 27, 2010

I purchased this car after test driving the Lexus ES350 and the Buick Lacrosse. Although both the Buick and the Lexus are very nice car they just don't handle like the TL. I am an aggressive driver an...
I purchased this car after test driving the Lexus ES350 and the Buick Lacrosse. Although both the Buick and the Lexus are very nice car they just don't handle like the TL. I am an aggressive driver and the Lexus seem to roll a bit on the corners. The TL drives very close to the Corvette which I also owned in the past. I love the voice command Navigation system and the interior plushness. I love the look of the new Acura although some people hated since they are still stuck in the past. All I can say is that to me this is the best TL ever. Cheers, rp
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Great Car

by from Minnesota on January 5, 2013

Purchased a Acura TL with Tech package. Love the interior and exterior qualities. Very comfortable and has numerouse features. My only complaint is this model is not the best for snow. Get the AWD mod...
Purchased a Acura TL with Tech package. Love the interior and exterior qualities. Very comfortable and has numerouse features. My only complaint is this model is not the best for snow. Get the AWD model if you live in a place that experiences significant snow falls.
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Great value

by from Philadelphia, PA on August 1, 2010

I love the unique look of this car, it really shocks me when I read negative reviews about the way this car looks! Mine's FWD model & it handles great in the city, on the hwy & even up hill. Hugs the ...
I love the unique look of this car, it really shocks me when I read negative reviews about the way this car looks! Mine's FWD model & it handles great in the city, on the hwy & even up hill. Hugs the rd on sharp turns & wet rds. You can barely feel bumps & imperfections in the rd. Plus it's fun to drive. As of right now, I only have 2 issues with my car: 1)- I was hoping for better gas mileage, it's rated 18-20mpg in the city but i'm barely getting 15mpg in city which is where I do most of my driving. 2)- There's an issue with the XM radio on TL models without tech pkg, it'll shut off when you're driving & you have to turn the ignition off & on to get it back on. Acura's currently working on a fix. Other than that, I am very happy with my decision to trade my Audi in for my TL.
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