Fwd cars and trucks are simply powered by the two front wheels and typically feature a transverse engine as opposed to a more conventional longitudinal engine arrangement. The tl, in typical honda acura fashion, comes in only three variations in shawd trim. Search over 2,100 listings to find the best local deals. Read on to learn more on the 2012 acura tl shawd in this first test article brought to you by the automotive experts at motor trend. I really like acuras shawd system, but the tls steering makes the s4s seem chatty, its chassis isnt nearly as poised, and its tires dont provide nearly enough grip to fully exploit what the. To that end, acura uses a 60degree angle between cylinder banks. Acuras ohiobuilt midsize sedan may not be beautiful, but it does bring a lot of luxury and technology for the money. Jun 16, 2011 despite being the original japanese luxury brand, predating lexus and infiniti by several years, acura, with the notable exception of the now legendary nsx, has always been somewhat tentative about its luxury aspirations. Audi a5, a6, a8, s6, q5, q7, rs 5, rs 7 and r8 060 specs. Get reliability information for the 2012 audi a6 from consumer reports, which combines extensive survey data and expert technical knowledge. The tls catchall market positioning is reflected in acuras ambitious choice of also noting the new audi a6 as a competitor.
Select up to 3 trims below to compare some key specs and options for the 2012 acura tl. The result of our test with the acura tl, bmw 335i and infiniti g37s, may 2010. Nov 16, 2011 i really like acuras shawd system, but the tls steering makes the s4s seem chatty, its chassis isnt nearly as poised, and its tires dont provide nearly enough grip to fully exploit what the chassis is capable of. These prices reflect the current national average retail price for 2012 audi a4 trims at different mileages. There are a great deal of factors that affect the acura cars 0 60 stats, so different sources may test the same vehicle and each may arrive at a unique 0 60 mph and quarter mile result. Search from 1,045 acura tl cars for sale, including a used 2007 acura tl types, a used 2009 acura tl, and a used 2011 acura tl shawd w technology package. Mar 23, 2012 rivals include the bmw 3series, buick regal, acura tl, mercedes cclass and volvo s60.
Thats threetenths slower than the g37 automatics time, but definitely in the thick of the range expected. Get the scoop on 20112012 new cars from acura, audi, bmw, buick, and cadillac in part 1 of the ultimage buying guide from the automotive experts at motor trend. Jun 16, 2011 read on to learn more on the 2012 acura tl shawd in this first test article brought to you by the automotive experts at motor trend. Weve taken the reins of a wellequipped 2012 tl shawd to see if acuras cash cow is ready for another shot at. Underneath the exterior changes the tl sports a new sixspeed automatic transmission that delivers more miles per gallon. Acura needs some serious improvements in every aspect, especially if it wants the tl to remain a player n its.
This section includes numerous 0 60 times for frontwheeldrive fwd vehicles. Despite being the original japanese luxury brand, predating lexus and infiniti by several years, acura, with the notable exception of the now legendary nsx, has always been somewhat. There are also a lot of things that people might not realize about audi that can only be seen in some subtle ways. Of course that when it comes to competition, the 2014 acura tl is far behind. We consider a wide range of things when gathering our quarter mile and zero to sixty sec, including the skill level of the driver, the source of the information, and the specifics. Acura needs some serious improvements in every aspect, especially if it wants the tl to remain a player n its market. Except for the shawd 6m model, the tl remains more of a sporty luxury sedan than a luxurious sporty sedan. In 1986, it released its dedicated luxury brand, the acura. Find information on features like performance, audio, navigation, and more. How do these two cars compare because i heard the audi. Features and information 2012 acura tl acura owners site. This section contains numerous 0 60 times for allwheeldrive awd vehicles.
For full details such as dimensions, cargo capacity, suspension, colors, and brakes. The result of our test with the acura tl, bmw 335i and infiniti g37s, may 2010 was a. This is possible via a center differential that allows each tire on the vehicle to rotate at different speeds. The owners manual explains the various features and functions of your acura, offers operation tips and. The truth is, however, audi is one of the three best selling luxury carmakers in the world. Though not quite as compelling as a couple other rivals, the 2012 acura tsx is nonetheless a smart choice for an entrylevel luxury sedan or. Acura 060 times acura integra, legend, nsx, rsx, tl and tsx. For full details such as dimensions, cargo capacity, suspension, colors, and brakes, click on a specific tl trim. They are based on real time analysis of our 2012 audi a4 listings.
For the latest audi zero to 60 and quarter mile stats, we have taken the time to gather the most accurate level of information possible. May 22, 2014 an impressive zero to sixy time the time at which a car can accelerate from a dead stop 0 mph, up. In our first drive of the tl manual, we relayed acuras boast that. Fairly heftyfeeling compared to its competition, yet surprisingly. Compare rankings and see how the cars you select stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. View the most accurate audi 060 times and 14 mile times for all audi models from the most popular car magazine sources.
Sep 19, 20 of course that when it comes to competition, the 2014 acura tl is far behind. Acura tlx vs audi a4 in the long run for example if im driving these cars for 7 years, how much more would the audi cost in parts the acura tlx. You probably never thought of the acura tl shawd and the audi s4 on the same day, much less. So now with styling by and for adults, were revisiting the acura tl shawds ontrack performance to see if this is the tl weve been expecting for four years now. The 2012 acura tl upgrade is a little show, a little go. Find 060 mph and quarter mile times for thousands of 4door sedans. So we have two sixspeed manuals here, matched against two. Rev battle 20 audi s4 vs 2012 acura tl shawd youtube. We update these prices daily to reflect the current retail prices for a 2012 audi a4. It has produced cars that excel in performance and features that the competition is striving to beat. The 2012 model strikes a balance between cars like the lexus es 350 and infiniti g37. The s4s attractive interior is up to audis typical high quality standards, but the.
May 22, 2014 acura speed from zero to sixty may 22, 2014 an impressive zero to sixy time the time at which a car can accelerate from a dead stop 0 mph, up to 60 mph has always been a performance factor for any vehicle. The manualtrans version comes only one way, with the tech package. Rivals include the bmw 3series, buick regal, acura tl, mercedes cclass and volvo s60. The aggressive, blunt styling of the acura tl has given way for 2012 to a smoother, more mainstream look. Awd cars and trucks feature a fulltime 4wheeldrive system whereas all four wheels receive torque from the motor at the same time. Its surprising that a lot of ordinary people have never heard of audi. Honda is one of the most known and loved car manufacturers in the world. We consider a wide range of things when gathering our quarter mile and.
Mar 28, 2011 and that bmw comparison is apt, we think, given that the tl remains acuras very best drivers car, and a good one, at that. Please take into account that the acura 0 to 60 times and quarter mile data listed on this car performance page is gathered from numerous credible sources. The owners manual explains the various features and functions of your acura, offers operation tips and suggestions for vehicle care and maintenance, provides specific details on safety systems, and includes comprehensive technical specifications. Fwd vehicles 060 find fwd car 0 to 60 performance specs. The 2012 audi a6 sedan is a tough sell for performance enthusiasts. How do these two cars compare because i heard the audi a4 has horrid reliability and acura is honda so i assume ill save a lot of money buying the acura tlx on partsmaintenance. Getting comfy with our new audi s4, and not missing those extra two cylinders at all. Focusing almost all of our time and energies toward driving the largerengined shawd version of the tl, we came away with the renewed opinion that car is an enthusiast gem that deserves more of a share of the spotlight. Compare msrp, invoice pricing, and other features on the 2012 acura tl and 2012 audi a4. Since 1986, acura, like honda, has been a force to be reckoned with. Any of you that read the monthly instantiation of winding roads digital magazine, are likely to have digested your authors wideranging diatribe about the styling of this new. The nicely built cars controversial front beak is gone, replaced by a reshaped. Jul 16, 2011 the aggressive, blunt styling of the acura tl has given way for 2012 to a smoother, more mainstream look.1102 557 1175 666 870 547 657 1397 466 103 1451 501 397 464 985 356 1300 368 770 590 21 371 668 1293 517 33 455 1490 733 1308 185 358 728 60 1129 1277 233 1395 989