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This is Modern Luxury
Pros: Interior materials, layout, and seat comfort.The Acura brand has a great reputation, and Acura vehicles are known for providing owners with styling, amenities, and interior richness which all come together to provide a crisp, modern luxury experience. After comparing a number of cars in the $35K price zone, the TL felt like the best value AND the best fit for me. I chose the Tech Package mainly for the navigation, ELS audio, and backup camera, and it was worth the $$ upgrade. Overall features and performance are quite satisfying. Bonus: It doesn't get lost in the crowd like comparable BMW or Benz products.
Best car I ever owned
Pros: Ease of driving
Cons: Voice recognition problemsFun to drive, great sound system, comfortable seating
TL Tech SH AWD
Pros: AWD handling
Cons: noneOutstanding car. Listed for $42,900, paid $37,000. The SH AWD sold me on the car. The ride, handling and S drive with paddle shifters makes this a four door performance car.
Pros: bluetoothexcellent driver, reliable
An astonishing value!
Pros: Hard drive Sound System
Cons: TransmissionPrice range is about $42K. In this range, one expects some luxury, connected drivability, and comfort. On drivability, the SH-AWD is remarkable in keeping the car headed in the right direction whatever the driver does. I would not buy this car without the SH-AWD, it's that good. My only complaint is that the 5-speed auto is not quite up to the task; I believe a 6-speed is needed. I average about 24mpg, which is acceptable for a 6cyl auto with 305hp. The interior is 'nice', but suffers from the normal cost-cutting measures; i.e. dashboard that are black regardless of the interior color chosen. The sound system is second to none (get Technology Package). I will never again buy any car without a hard drive sound system. The Nav system is very good. Would like a better lower back cushioning. Overall, a lot of capability in this price range. You can spend a lot more than this and still not get the features and capability of the Acura TL SH-AWD.