Acura's mid-size luxury sport sedan, the TL, has been completely redesigned for 2009. Based on the all-new Honda Accord introduced last year, the new TL is larger, more aggressively styled and sportier than before. Especially of note is the new all-wheel drive model, incorporating Acura's performance-oriented SH-AWD system and a more powerful 3.7-liter V6. The model, as before, serves to showcase some of the luxury automaker's top technology features, including AcuraLink real-time traffic and weather.
Distinctive styling; roomy interior; ride quality; high-tech features
Thanks to its more aggressive styling, the new TL stands out in its class; its two separate models now cater separately to comfort-oriented buyers and performance enthusiasts. And although prices are not especially low, the sum of technology features that the TL offers is better than most other mid-size luxury cars. Resale value has been impressive on the TL.
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