2014 Acura TL

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Acura TL. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    21-23 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    280-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
  • View more specs

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Manual transmission option
  • AWD performance
  • Standard leather
  • Interior comfort

The Bad

  • Premium gas required
  • Backseat doesn't fold
  • Trunk relatively small
2014 Acura TL exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2014 Acura TL

  • Choice of V-6 engines
  • Six-speed automatic or manual transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Available heated/ventilated front seats

2014 Acura TL Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The TL midsize luxury sedan is offered with a choice of a 3.5- or 3.7-liter V-6 engine, a six-speed automatic or manual transmission, and front- or all-wheel drive. The TL competes with models like the Audi A6, Lexus ES 350, Lincoln MKZ and Volvo S60.

New for 2014
There are no significant changes.

Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch alloy wheels; 18- and 19-inch wheels available
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Fog lights
  • LED taillights
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Dual exhaust tips

Interior Highlights

  • Leather-trimmed seats; premium Milano leather available
  • Heated power-adjustable front seats
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats
  • Six-CD stereo with MP3 jack, USB port and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Available push-button start
  • Available ELS Surround premium stereo with 15GB hard drive for music storage
  • Available navigation system with backup camera

Under the Hood

  • 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 base engine
  • 305-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 for all-wheel-drive models
  • Both engines require premium gas
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Available six-speed manual (AWD models)

Safety Features

  • Front-seat side-impact torso airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Available blind spot warning system

 

Vehicle Overview

The TL midsize luxury sedan is offered with a choice of a 3.5- or 3.7-liter V-6 engine, a six-speed automatic or manual transmission, and front- or all-wheel drive. The TL competes with models like the Audi A6, Lexus ES 350, Lincoln MKZ and Volvo S60.

New for 2014
There are no significant changes.

Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch alloy wheels; 18- and 19-inch wheels available
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Fog lights
  • LED taillights
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Dual exhaust tips

Interior Highlights

  • Leather-trimmed seats; premium Milano leather available
  • Heated power-adjustable front seats
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats
  • Six-CD stereo with MP3 jack, USB port and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Available push-button start
  • Available ELS Surround premium stereo with 15GB hard drive for music storage
  • Available navigation system with backup camera

Under the Hood

  • 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 base engine
  • 305-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 for all-wheel-drive models
  • Both engines require premium gas
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Available six-speed manual (AWD models)

Safety Features

  • Front-seat side-impact torso airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Available blind spot warning system

 


Latest 2014 TL Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Recently purchased

by Inchworm on October 29, 2017

So far I love it. It's a lot of car for the price that I paid. Acceleration is impressive and features are great. Read full review

(5.0)

Amazing handling and performance

by Acura Guy on October 17, 2017

It totally met the descriptor of 'Luxury Performance Car'. Loved the memory, 8way,heated and cooled, Driver&Pass seats. Sound system is the best- 10 speaker Surround Sound. Handling and performance is ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Acura TL currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Acura TL 3.5

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Overall evaluation
good
Retraints and dummy kinematics
good
Structure and safety cage
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Acura

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, trip-planning services, emergency fuel delivery, emergency lockout service and Acura Concierge Service

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    1-year/12,000-mile non-powertrain warranty begins after expiration of original warranty (4 years/50,000 miles) or on date sold as certified (no deductible); 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty begins from the original in-service date (no deductible)
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 182 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The TL received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker