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.


Winding Road

“Even with the relative heaviness of the all-wheel-drive system taken into account, the TL manages to feel a lot smaller than it is. To start, much of the mass of the 3900-pound car is disguised by low-effort steering that is exceptionally responsive. The car’s willingness to rotate is exaggerated (in a positive way) by the fast-acting nature of turn-in.”

“Mid-corner, no matter the speed, we had the sensation of being pulled around the apex, rather than the sort of controlled, sliding, loss of traction that is the norm at these velocities.”

“A similar ethos can be seen and felt in the cabin of the TL, which remains exactly as we remember it. That means an upscale blend of leather and metal finishes, along with the very serious-looking, but ultimately easy-to-use central stack. There are loads of buttons to be found here, but the combination of steering wheel controls and voice controls make it pretty easy to keep one’s focus on the road ahead.”

“We found the action of the sixer autobox to be relatively rapid and good to use, though not entirely different in a back-road situation than the five-speed affair that preceded it. The big wins for the new transmission are a slightly more refined (meaning quiet) character on the highway, and better fuel economy.”

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