Acura TL Best Features for 2011
Starting at $35,305 the Acura TL is best described as a luxury vehicle that offers both, looks and elegance as well as performance. The TL SH-AWD model starts at around $38,855. It is offered in a 280 hp 3.5-liter v-6 (VTEC) engine or a 305 hp 3.7-litter v-6 (VTEC) engine for the TL SH-AWD model. The sleek and panther-like look speaks for itself, and this beast comes in Crystal Black Pearl, Basque Red Pearl, Polished Metal Metallic, Palladium Metallic, Grigio Metallic, White Diamond Pearl, Borealis Blue Pearl, and Mayan Bronze Metallic. All finishes seem to enhance the elegance of both models. The interior colors complete the package. They include Ebony Leather, Parchment Leather, Taupe Leather, Umber Leather (SH-AWD model), and Taupe Leather with black accents (SH-AWD).
Pricing goes up depending on the selected package. Packages include a technology package with 18-inch wheels, 6-speed manual with technology package, technology package and high performance tires, or the complete package (technology, high performance tires, and 6-speed manual).
The handling on this vehicle is outstanding due to a combination of performance braking system, suspension system, steering system, a rigid body structure, and a quiet and smooth ride – a marriage between performance and elegance. Lighting and visibility is enhanced with a rearview camera and HID headlights. So is access with the key remote functions. The navigation system is sophisticated and functional with tons of features such as voice recognition and real time weather and traffic, among others. The audio system excels offering surround sound system and iPod integration. It also has a Bluetooth hands free link. Keyless start is convenient. The seating is ample, comfortable, and luxurious. There is cargo area storage and cabin storage as well. One great feature is the automatic climate control and the GPS-linked automatic temperature control.
Some of the best safety features for the Acura TL are a tire pressure monitoring system and vehicle stability assist technology, which uses sensors and ABS to keep you safe on the road, by monitoring the speed of the vehicle, the wheel speed, the throttle position, the angle of the steering, among other issues. This quick response system operates in the background to prevent instability and ensure safety. Other safety features include six airbags system, child safety features using sensors to determine that the occupant is a child and adjust as needed, three point belts and head restraints, and enhanced crash energy management system in the body structure, and a security system. The security system allows this to happen – disable ignition, sound horn, and flashing lights – to make it hard to steal.
Accessories enhance this already-fantastic vehicle. Some accessories to consider are cargo hooks, all season mats, trunk tray, wood grain steering wheel or select knob, trunk drawer, cargo net, rear seat covers, door guards, wheel locks, underbody spoilers, splash guards, full nose mask, car cover, body side moldings, different alloy or chrome wheels, door edge film, deck spoiler, sport trim and/or grille, back up sensors, engine block heater, remote engine starter, and much more, depending on packages to be selected.
Ownership for the Acura TL comes with its rewards. It comes with a standard TLC total Luxury Care Roadside Assistance, and a 4-year/50,000 limited warranty.