2013 Acura TL

Buyer's Guide

CHANGES FOR 2013:

- A-Spec trims added, limited to 350 units.

Changes are minor for 2013 as the mid-size Acura received a conservative redesign last year. Mechanically, base models continue with a 280-hp 3.5L V6, while Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) TLs receive a 3.7L six with 305 hp that can rocket the Acura from rest to 100 km/h in only 5.4 seconds. Not only does the SH-AWD version take corners with poise and balance, it also corners amazingly flat. Driving enthusiasts will also welcome the TL’s rare-in-this-class six-speed manual, a no-cost option on the SH-AWD, but all TLs come standard with a six-speed automatic with a “double-kick-down” feature and Drive-by-Wire throttle system that creates a “blip” of the throttle to help match gear speeds while downshifting.

Features on the base TL include 3.5L SOHC V6 engine, six-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel drive, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, four wheel disc brakes with ABS, airbags (front, front side, side curtain), LED mirror-integrated turn signals, vehicle immobilizer, TPMS, automatic headlights, fog lights, power heated mirrors with reverse tilt-down, HID headlights, dual exhaust, power moonroof with tilt and auto-open/close, stainless steel roof and door window mouldings, auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, exterior temperature indicator, Bluetooth phone connectivity, illuminated steering wheel-mounted audio/phone/MID/cruise controls, remote entry system with driver position memory, map lights, maintenance minder system, multi-information display (MID), power windows with front window auto-up/down, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, eight-speaker 276-watt 6-disc AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA audio, auxiliary input, Bluetooth audio, USB port, satellite radio, 8-way power front seats, heated front seats, and leather-trimmed interior.

TL A-Spec adds 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, front/side/rear underbody spoilers, rear decklid spoiler, contrast leather stitching, push button start, Keyless Access System with driver recognition, and A-Spec badging.

TL Tech adds (to base TL) rear decklid spoiler with integrated rearview camera, Acura 60GB HDD navigation system, GPS-linked solar-sensing dual-zone automatic climate control, Keyless Access System (smart entry and push button start) with driver recognition, 10-speaker Acura/ELS 440-watt premium sound system with 15GB HDD storage, and perforated premium Milano leather trimmed interior.

TL SH-AWD adds (to base TL) 3.7L SOHC V6 engine, all-wheel drive, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, hill start assist, headlight washers, and steering wheel with sport grip and interior colour stitching.

TL SH-AWD A-Spec adds 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, front/side/rear underbody spoilers, rear decklid spoiler, contrast leather stitching, push button start, Keyless Access System with driver recognition, and A-Spec badging.

TL SH-AWD Tech adds (to TL SH-AWD) the choice of automatic or manual transmissions (only trim with the manual choice), rear decklid spoiler with integrated rearview camera, Acura 60GB HDD navigation system, GPS-linked solar-sensing dual-zone automatic climate control, Keyless Access System (smart entry and push button start) with driver recognition, 10-speaker Acura/ELS 440-watt premium sound system with 15GB HDD storage, and perforated premium Milano leather trimmed interior.

TL SH-AWD Elite adds 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, cooled front seats, and blind spot information system.

2013 Acura TL Specifications

There are 6 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $39,950 MSRP
8.6
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
280 hp @6200 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Sedan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
4dr Sdn Auto 2WD $39,950 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto 2WD 280 hp @6200 rpm 254 ft-lb @5000 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto 2WD 194" 74" 57.2" 109.3"
4dr Sdn Auto 2WD
4dr Sdn Auto 2WD Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Auto 2WD
4dr Sdn Auto 2WD
4dr Sdn Auto 2WD w/Tech Pkg $43,450 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto 2WD w/Tech Pkg 280 hp @6200 rpm 254 ft-lb @5000 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto 2WD w/Tech Pkg 194" 74" 57.2" 109.3"
4dr Sdn Auto 2WD w/Tech Pkg
4dr Sdn Auto 2WD w/Tech Pkg Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Auto 2WD w/Tech Pkg
4dr Sdn Auto 2WD w/Tech Pkg
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD $43,950 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD 305 hp @6300 rpm 273 ft-lb @5000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD 194" 74" 57.2" 109.3"
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD w/Tech Pkg $47,450 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD w/Tech Pkg 305 hp @6300 rpm 273 ft-lb @5000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD w/Tech Pkg 194" 74" 57.2" 109.3"
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD w/Tech Pkg
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD w/Tech Pkg Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD w/Tech Pkg
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD w/Tech Pkg
4dr Sdn Man SH-AWD w/Tech Pkg $47,450 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Man SH-AWD w/Tech Pkg 305 hp @6300 rpm 273 ft-lb @5000 rpm 6-Speed M/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Man SH-AWD w/Tech Pkg 194" 74" 57.2" 109.3"
4dr Sdn Man SH-AWD w/Tech Pkg
4dr Sdn Man SH-AWD w/Tech Pkg Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Man SH-AWD w/Tech Pkg
4dr Sdn Man SH-AWD w/Tech Pkg
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD w/Elite Pkg $49,450 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD w/Elite Pkg 305 hp @6300 rpm 273 ft-lb @5000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD w/Elite Pkg 194" 74" 57.2" 109.3"
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD w/Elite Pkg
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD w/Elite Pkg Leather Seats
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD w/Elite Pkg
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD w/Elite Pkg

Owner Reviews: 2013 Acura / TL

Average Rating

2013 Acura TL

Trim: 2.5 TL
by ABC9495 on 03-08-2013
It's a terrific ride
It's a terrific ride. I really love it. Very comfortable, and great acceleration. Leather seats are terrific. Radio is soooo good.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
3/5
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2013 Acura TL

Trim: 3.2 TL easy
by donk100 on 11-09-2012
Its a fun ride
The car has everything you could ever want in a car a smooth design and its easy to ride. Low gas mileage too. It's real easy on gas which is always a big plus. It has great reliability and performance. The car is wonderful and is very comfortable as well. I love my car and you should too as well.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2013 Acura TL

by laurie on 10-31-2012
The Best Ride!!!
We spend a lot of time in our car. When I went out to test drive, I drove everything in the 40,000.00 to 45,000.00 range. The one thing I new for sure was I was going to buy the car that had lots of pep and rode the best. Acura TL won hands down. We are very happy with the car. Wish I spent the extra 5000.00 on navigation though.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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