Ratings & Reviews

Awards model TL


The exhilarating performance and modern luxury of the TL hasn’t gone unnoticed. It has even made headlines for earning top safety ratings.


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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

The 2014 TL achieved a Top Safety Pick designation by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) by earning their top rating ("Good") in frontal and side impact crash tests, as well as roof strength and head restraint & seat evaluations.

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ALG Residual Value

Acura currently holds the Automotive Lease Guide (ALG) Residual Value Award for Overall Luxury Brand. Acura has previously earned this honor in 2009 and 2010 and has never ranked below 2nd place for the past five years.


TL Consumer Impressions Video

Running Time: 1:55Size: 31 MB

Hear what longtime Acura owners have to say about the TL.

A select group of Acura owners took a test drive on the streets of Los Angeles and then got an opportunity that few get—to push the TL to its limits on an exhilarating autocross course. What did these discriminating Acura buyers have to say? Watch the video to find out.


Automobile Magazine

“The TL manages to blend impeccable comfort with enthusiastic performance. One moment, the TL is a subdued large sedan with a comfy ride, gentle transmission shifts, and slick styling. The next it's a snarling sports sedan, with prodigious acceleration from its V-6, tight steering, and a transmission that's eager to jump between ratios.”

“I think the ELS system is one of the best car-audio setups I've ever heard.”

“…the new six-speed [automatic] makes the most of the TL's great 3.7-liter V-6. It provides smoother shifts, slightly better fuel economy, and a better arrangement of ratios that help keep the engine within its power band”

“...the six-speed-manual car felt inspiring, invigorating, and special.”

“Acura's new 6-speed automatic.[is] super smooth and is quick to downshift when the throttle is mashed making highway passing effortless.”

Read the whole article here.