July 27, 2011:
2012 Acura TL – CBS News | Acura’s top car gets better
July 21, 2011:
2011 Acura RDX – AutoWeek | 2011 Acura RDX Tech, an AutoWeek Drivers Log Car Review
July 20, 2011:
2012 Acura TL – Family Car Guide | 2011 Acura MDX Review
July 16, 2011:
2012 Acura TL - The Fast Lane Car | the 2012 Acura TL goes all mainstream & the results are very good
July 15, 2011:
2012 Acura TL – National Post | First Drive: 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD Elite
2012 Acura TL - Motorweek | Road Test: 2012 Acura TL
July 11, 2011:
2012 Acura TL – Automobile Magazine | 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD Advance
July 5, 2011:
2011 Acura ZDX – Car Throttle | 2011 Acura ZDX Review – Defying Categorization
July 1, 2011:
2011 Acura RDX – Winding Road | Quick Drive: 2011 Acura RDX
2012 Acura TL – Auto123.com | 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD Review
June 29, 2011:
2012 Acura TL - Los Angeles Times | 2012 Acura TL improves with makeover
2011 Acura RL - Family Car Guide | 2011 Acura RL
2011 Acura TSX - Autoblog | Review: 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
2010 Acura ZDX - MotorTrend Magazine | Long Term Update 7: 2010 Acura ZDX
June 27, 2011: 2012 Acura TL - Automobile Magazine | REVIEWS: 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD Tech
June 24, 2011: 2012 Acura TL - The Truth About Cars | Review: 2012 Acura TL
June 23, 2011: 2011 Acura TSX - Motor Trend | Long Term Update 2: 2011 Acura TSX Wagon
You really can’t find any bad press on the six-speed manual transmission found in the 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD. In a recent Automobile Magazine review, every editor could agree the smooth shifting Honda gearbox is a rare treat they could all appreciate.
“The six-speed manual changes that. Thanks to one of Honda’s legendary gearboxes, the Acura TL can claim a superlative: Best Shifting Sport Sedan. It’s better than the slightly rubbery gear change in the BMW 3-series and better than the somewhat notchy action in the Audi A4/S4. Whereas I couldn’t really remember anything defining about the slushbox TL, I will be blathering for weeks about the precise perfection that is the TL’s manual transmission.” – David Zenlea, Assistant Editor
Check out the photo gallery and the rest of the review at www.automobilemag.com.
[Source: Automobile Magazine]
NADAguides(National Automobile Dealers Association) has selected the 2011 Acura TL as one of six vehicles recommended in its Quarterly Car Buyers Market Report.
The study recommends current new car buys based on depreciation value, current incentives, warranty and features.
“The 2011 Acura TL was selected as an NADAguides Top Recommended Current Buy based on the vehicle’s first-year depreciation rate of 19 percent, its estimated 22 MPG combined fuel efficiency, great customer financing incentives, and its abundance of safety and comfort features. Acura is currently offering 1.9 percent financing for 36 months, and 2.9 percent on either 48 or 60 months**. With a four-year, 50,000 mile warranty, 62 days-supply of inventory as of the end of May 2011, and a competitive starting price of $35,305, the Acura TL has a lot to offer consumers. The Acura TL comes standard with Acura’s Total Luxury Care® program which provides 24-hour nationwide emergency and travel services, roadside assistance, Acura Concierge Service and a host of special privileges available exclusively to Acura owners.” – NADAguides
Also making the 2011 second quarter list is the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T, the 2011 GMC Terrain SLE-2, the 2011 Hyundai Azera Limited, the 2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 Manual, and the 2011 Toyota Venza I4 AWD.
View the full release at www.nadaguides.com.
It would seem the Editors over at Motor Trend have grown quite fond of their 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon after just four months of testing.
In the second update of their Long Term Road Test there is much praise for the TSX, one editor even had to remind himself it was an Acura he was driving and not a BMW.
“First, after hopping in the TSX Sport Wagon for the first time since we’ve had it in fleet, after driving for a few miles, I momentarily lost track of what vehicle I was driving. With the texture and quality of the leather, the size and feel of the steering wheel (Lieberman calls it “hefty without being overly meaty”), the weight of the steering, and the comfort and luxury of the seats, I thought I was driving a BMW. I had to look at the badge on the steering wheel to remind myself I was driving the Acura.” – Motor Trend
Head over to www.motortrend.com to read the full update.
[Source: Motor Trend]
A recent Motor Trend Road Test reviews the 6-speed manual transmission 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD.
“The one area where some of the old Honda “surprise and delight” magic comes out is in the shifter. The lever itself is relatively stubby, with short throws and a precise feel. Although not quite perhaps to the same gearhead-porn level as the Mazda MX-5, it’s an unexpected delight in a midsize sedan. Likewise, the clutch is light without feeling fragile, although smooth engagement does take a little more practice than it does on some cars.” – Motor Trend
Visit Motor Trend for the full review.
[Source: Motor Trend]
The Car and Driver crew took the 2012 Acura TL for a Short Take Road Test in their recent mini review.
“We tend to like Acuras. They usually offer decent handling (the company’s torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system only helps), a high level of technology, and good value relative to the German luxury brands. Since the current-generation TL was introduced in 2008, though, we’ve been unable to get over a couple of significant shortcomings: an automatic transmission that missed the six-speed boat—making do with only five forward ratios—and that awful beak. For 2012, Acura has attempted to address these complaints.” – Steve Siler
Check out the rest of the review and photos at www.caranddriver.com
[Source: Car and Driver]