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You should consider a Used Acura TL if you’re looking for a sporty, luxurious mid-sized sedan from an upscale brand. A New TL can be quite expensive, which makes used Acura TL carsan even more attractive option for shoppers on a budget. The TL is currently on its fourth generation with the original dating back to the 1996 model year.
Acura offered two trims for this generation – the 2.5TL and the 3.2TL. The 2.5TL carried a 5-cylinder, 170 horsepower (HP) engine while the 3.2TL had a V6 engine with 200 hp. Standard options included power windows, door locks and dual front airbags.
In 1999 Acura discontinued the 2.5TL and instead carried over the 3.2TL with an updated engine rated at 225 hp. The second generation TL came standard with an impressive list of luxury items including leather, power seats and a moonroof. A navigation system was the only available option. In 2002, the TL received a minor facelift and the addition of a “Type-S” model with a high-performance 260 hp engine and sport-tuned suspension. If you are considering a used Acura 3.2 TLfrom this generation, it’s important to note that Acura recalled certain 2000 to 2003 models for problematic transmissions.
Although this generation still carried a 3.2-liter engine, Acura decided to shorten the name by simply calling it the “TL”. Horsepower increased to 258. The Type-S was discontinued but brought back in 2007 with a 286 hp engine. Transmission choices included a 5-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual, with the latter receiving limited slip differential, Brembo brakes and high performance tires. Notable standard features included Bluetooth connectivity and HID headlights.
The current TL is available in two trims. The first comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 280 hp, while the second trim comes with a 3.7-liter, 305 hp engine with Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system that enhances handling in both dry and wet conditions. Features include a tire pressure monitoring system and a navigation system with available real-time traffic updates.
The wide range of TLs available should make it easy to find and buy a used Acura TL that fits your lifestyle and budget.Show More »
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