Gallery: Acura TL on Vossen VVSCV4 Wheels

4G Acura TL on Vossen VVSCV4 Wheels

A recent shoot from Vossen Wheels puts a 4G Acura TL in front of a gorgeous view of Manhattan’s city skyline lit up at night. The featured Crystal Black Pearl TL sits on Vossen’s Silver Polished VVS-CV4 Wheels – F: 20×10.5 / R: 20×10.5.

Enjoy the images in the gallery above or visit for super high-res images.

[Source: Vossen Wheels, Ronaldo Stewart Automotive Photography]

2013 Acura TL Wins “Best Cars for Families” Award

2013 Acura TL SH-AWD

2013 Acura TL SH-AWD

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Acura TL Wins “Best Cars for Families” Award From U.S. News & World Report

2013 Acura TL named Best Upscale Midsize Car for Families

03/12/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The 2013 TL, Acura’s performance luxury sedan, has been named “Best Upscale Midsize Car for Families” by U.S. News & World Report in its 2013 “Best Cars for Families” awards.

“The Acura TL offers the ideal blend of performance, comfort and safety, resulting in a luxury sedan that’s a smart choice for families,” said Mike Accavitti, vice president of national marketing operations. “The TL provides parents with the performance they desire in a luxury sedan paired with a well-appointed interior, top safety ratings, a host of standard Acura technologies and spacious second row seating that is ideal for clients and children.”

The “Best Cars for Families” awards combine quality, size and family-friendly features into a composite score. Quality is measured using a weighted average of scores from the U.S. News rankings at the time the awards are published. The rankings compare cars on the basis of safety, reliability and a consensus of automotive critics’ opinions. Size is based on a vehicle’s seating capacity and interior space. For family-friendly features, U.S. News factors in the availability of features deemed to be helpful to families by its editors.


Acura TL Gets Avengers Artwork by Humberto Ramos

Humberto Ramos Avengers Acura TL

We’ve seen the Acura TL in Marvel’s film The Avengers, but with this special car, we see the Avengers on the Acura TL. Clearly this isn’t a S.H.I.E.L.D. Edition Acura TL, this one of a kind TL features Avengers character artwork hand-drawn by talented comic book artist Humberto Ramos. Working from an Acura Mexico dealership, Humberto spent the past few days applying his creative touch to the vehicle’s exterior. With Humberto’s distinct artistic style, the black “inked” characters look amazing stretched across the sides and on the front hood of the white Acura TL.

Hopefully there will be additional info and photos to come, but if you’re looking for a better view of the artwork, check out the video below.


JJ’s Nighthawk Black Pearl 2006 Acura TL

JJ’s Nighthawk Black Pearl 2006 Acura TL

It’s a new year, and for the first gallery of 2013 I’ve picked a model that surprisingly hasn’t yet been featured on Acura Connected. The third generation TL is one of the most popular Acuras ever built, and even today some say it’s still the best looking Acura sedan to date.

JJ’s Nighthawk Black Pearl 2006 Acura TL doesn’t disappoint, it keeps that clean and classy OEM look, but also adds subtle style with tasteful features and an aggressive stance.

Here’s a full list of mods:

19″ WORK Equip wheels • ATLP Exhaust • Tein SS • ASPEC lip kit • Progress rear sway bar • AEM intake • blacked out headlights • HID kit • OEM visors • RV6 strut bar •  Ingalls camber kit  •  Accord fog lights

Enjoy the gorgeous set of photos above courtesy of JJ. The front profile shot is absolutely amazing!

[Source: JJ via AcuraZine]

2013 Acura TL Earns the New Highest IIHS Rating of TOP SAFETY PICK

2013 Acura TL


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Four additional Acura models earn TOP SAFETY PICK ratings

12/20/2012 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The 2013 Acura TL luxury performance sedan is among the first vehicles to receive the highest possible safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) under its more-stringent testing guidelines that now include the new small overlap frontal crash test. The IIHS’ small overlap frontal crash test is designed to simulate a collision between a vehicle and a fixed object, such as a tree or utility pole, where only 25 percent of the vehicle’s front structure is engaged by the opposing object.

In addition to the TL achieving TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, four additional Acura vehicles have received TOP SAFETY PICK ratings from the IIHS. The Acura ILX, TSX, MDX and RDX have all earned the top rating of GOOD in all four rating areas, including the more rigorous roof-strength test.

The new IIHS small overlap frontal crash test involves a collision between a fixed five-foot-tall rigid barrier and a vehicle traveling at 40 miles per hour. This frontal impact test focuses stress on a narrow section of the vehicle, outside of the side frame, which is typically the primary energy absorbing structure in frontal crashes, and requires a strong cabin structure. According to a 2009 study by the IIHS, small overlap crashes accounted for nearly 25 percent of frontal crashes resulting in a serious injury or fatality. The Acura TL was the first of two vehicles to achieve the highest rating of GOOD in the small overlap frontal crash test.


Alan’s White Diamond Pearl 2009 Acura TL

Alan's White Diamond Pearl 2009 TL

SHARP. That’s how I would describe Alan’s White Diamond Pearl 2009 TL in one word. White and silver colored cars do it best, they tend to bring out all the angles and lines on a vehicle, and the 4G TL has got plenty of them. The RonJon grille accentuates the sharpness of the front design, and in this case, is actually a nice compliment to the design of the Vossen VVS082 wheels. I also love some of the more subtle features on Alan’s car, like the blacked out headlights and red tail lights which are a nice contrast on white.

Here’s a full list of mods:

3,000K HID fogs • OEM spoilers • P2R Spacer/Gaskets • 20″ Vossen VVS082 • PowerSlot slotted F&R • ATLP resonated exhaust • Progress RSB • Blacked out headlights • Takeda SRI • FLP SS brake lines w/ Dot4 • Rv6 Hfpc • ISC N1 • RonJon grille

Thanks goes out to Alan and photographers Jliu Photography, Lowered Congress and Ed Photos for the absolutely gorgeous shots. You can follow Alan’s(aka Eazy) progress thread on AcuraZine .