Acura celebrates its 25th year of existence in the US automotive market. Due to this, the company has released a particular car model for this once in a lifetime event. Acura, which is popular for producing luxury cars rather than cheap new car models, has chosen the TL model as the vehicle that marks their anniversary. The Acura TL was first launched in 2009 but most critics and car experts were disappointed with its design. Due to this, these individuals were expecting that the 2012 Acura TL would be a refined version of the 2009 model upon its incorporation to Acura's latest new car prices list. Upon unveiling the 2012 Acura TL, critics and car experts were impressed with its features such as the following.
1. Engine performance
The 2012 Acura TL would be powered by a 3.5liter V6 engine. This is capable of taking the vehicle to a maximum power output of about 280 horsepower and a 254 lb-ft torque at 5000 rpm. This is a very powerful engine suited for a luxury car such as the TL. The TL's engine and performance upgrade was also intensified by the changes in its transmission. The 2012 Acura TL has a six-speed automatic transmission as a replacement for the previous five speed automatic transmission. Besides this, there is news that a six-speed manual transmission would also be offered for an all-wheel drive version of the 2012 Acura TL.
2. Interior features
Besides the upgrades that were implemented on the TL's engine and transmission, car experts and critics were also impressed by the 2012 Acura TL's interior improvements.
3. Exterior features
Some of the disappointing features of the 2009 Acura TL were removed and replaced by better features. This includes the major styling changes on its rear and front portions, the use of new tail lights, and the utilization of darker head lamps. Due to these changes the 2012 Acura TL looked decent, sporty, and sexy.
Given all of these improvements, the 2012 Acura TL would surely be one of the most sought-about luxury sedans in the market. However, its price would somehow become an issue for buyers who are planning to purchase this vehicle by using one of the best auto loans that are available. The TL would surely be expensive and means higher monthly loan payments.