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Acura TL Model Years

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The TL has been an Acura mainstay since introduced in 1995 as the brand's first foray into midsize luxury sedan territory. Over four generations, it has evolved into a more sophisticated and powerful machine that offers choices between front- or all-wheel drive; two V6 engines; and manual or automatic transmissions.

In grand Acura tradition, the TL comes with an array of standard features and high-tech gadgetry. This makes it ideal for buyers more interested in value-priced luxury and performance than the greater status of a European rival's badge.

Acura TL Generations

2009 - 2014 Acura TL

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The latest version of the TL features Acura's "Keen Edge Dynamic" styling. This new look has been a bit divisive since its introduction -- some feel the additional chrome and angular lines add an extra touch of class while others think it's a big factor in the recent slump in sales. Nevertheless, the newest TL is now available with an advanced multi-vectoring all-wheel drive system and added refinements.

See Year: 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014

2004 - 2008 Acura TL

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The third-generation TL saw a greater focus on performance with the addition of a sleeker body style, an available six-speed manual transmission, and a limited-slip differential and Brembo brake calipers on the manual models. An even more updated suspension system was available with the A-Spec model. Interior features were heavily updated with a DVD-CD player, a powerful stereo and a Bluetooth hands-free system.

See Year: 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008

2000 - 2003 Acura TL

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The second-generation saw the end of the 2.5-liter engine and introduced an updated 3.2-liter as the base powerplant. The old four-speed automatic transmission would be replaced a year into production by a more economic five-speed automatic. The new gearbox was notorious for failing, however, and caused quite a bit of negative press for Honda's luxury brand. A coupe version was added to the lineup in 2001.

See Year: 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003

1996 - 1999 Acura TL

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The first-generation Acura TL was introduced in 1996 as an upscale version of the Honda Accord amid the rising popularity of Japanese luxury brands. Even though it was replacing the outdated Vigor, it did use the same 176-horsepower 2.4-liter five-cylinder engine in the base model. Should you want a little more power and luxury, the 3.2 TL featured a 3.2-liter 200-horsepower V6 engine and a leather interior as standard.

See Year: 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999

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