Model Information Exceptional Models from Several Years Past.

The 2012 TL received several upgrades from revised styling to more advanced technology. Most noticeable is the refined front-end styling with a new grille, hood and front bumper. The rear of the car receives similar treatment; and in between are new 17” and 18” wheels. Under the hood is a new 6-speed automatic transmission which result in significant improvements in fuel economy.

EPA Fuel Economy Ratings38(city / hwy / combined)
TL18 / 26 / 21
TL SH-AWD17 / 25 / 20
TL SH-AWD MT17 / 25 / 20
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AVAILABLE TL MODELS Compare Model Features

  • TL
  • TL with Technology Package
  • TL with Advance Package
  • TL SH-AWD with Technology Package
  • TL SH-AWD 6-Speed Manual Transmission with Technology Package
  • TL SH-AWD with Advance Package



  • Acura Navigation System10, rearview camera and Zagat Survey® ratings and reviews
  • Voice Recognition system for navigation, audio, Bluetooth®11 HandsFreeLink® and climate control systems
  • Acura/ELS Surround®32 440-watt Premium 10-speaker Sound System with HDD music storage, in-dash CD, DVD-Audio, MP3, WMA6 and DTS® player, Dolby®5 Pro Logic® II and AM/FM tuner
  • AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System
  • AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and Weather™ with Traffic Rerouting™13
  • Keyless Access System with smart entry, pushbutton ignition and Acura personalized settings for driver's seat, side mirrors, select audio and navigation settings and more
  • GPS-linked, solar-sensing, temperature control10
  • XM® Radio4 with Note function music reminder
  • Song By Voice™
  • Bluetooth®11 HandsFreeLink® phonebook exchange
  • Automated Appointments™
  • Interface dial
  • Body-colored decklid spoiler with integrated rearview camera
  • Sport seats with perforated Milano Premium Leather-trimmed interior


  • 6-level heated and ventilated front seats
  • Blind spot information system
  • 18-inch, 5-spoke alloy wheels (FWD)
  • 19-inch, 5-split-spoke alloy wheels (SH-AWD)


  • 305-hp, 3.7-liter, 24-valve, SOHC, V-6 engine with intake/exhaust VTEC®
  • Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®)
  • Hill Start Assist
  • 18-inch, split-spoke alloy wheels
  • 245/45 R18 96V Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 All-Season tires



  • Acura/ ELS Premium Surround Sound system

    Grammy® award-winning recording engineer and producer, Elliot Scheiner (ELS32), helped design the TL audio system to reproduce music the way it’s heard in the recording studio. The 10-speaker system can reproduce the 5.1 surround sound of DVD-A discs, while Dolby® Pro Logic® II5 signal processing can extract 6-channel surround sound from 2-channel digital sources, such as the 15 GB memory hard disc drive music storage, CDs, XM® Radio4 or an Apple® iPod®8 player or flash drive through the USB connection. Almost all functions can be performed by Voice Recognition.

  • Super Handling All-Wheel Drive

    Acura developed its revolutionary Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system not only for better traction utilization on wet and slippery surfaces, but also to enhance high-performance dry-road handling. Unlike many all-wheel drive systems that merely react to wheel slippage, SH-AWD continuously determines the optimal level of power distribution between the front and rear axles and between the rear wheels, based on a reading of a wide variety of vehicle conditions. The system also helps enhance steering by sending available rear power to the outside wheel and rotating it slightly faster than the front wheels, propelling it through the turn. The result is enhanced high-performance cornering that neither front, rear, or conventional all-wheel drive systems can equal.

  • Navigation w/ Voice Recognition

    The Acura Navigation System10 features an eight-inch screen mounted high in the center control panel for easy visibility, which also serves as the monitor for the rearview camera. Using the interface dial or the Voice Recognition system, you can enter an address or have the system find a location from its vast destination database. The screen will plot your path on the map and show special displays to guide you through freeway ramps, interchanges and forks in the road. The system can show you nearby gas stations, ATMs and other points of interest and even display Zagat Survey® restaurant reviews.

  • AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and Weather

    To help you plan your journeys, this easy-to-use proprietary data network uses the XM® Radio4 communications interface to provide on-screen traffic and weather information13 that‘s easy to read and access. If a route is set, the system can automatically alert you of possible weather delays and can even reroute you to avoid traffic congestion. Traffic and weather data services are offered separately on a subscription basis for a nominal fee. The AcuraLink® system features a preprogrammed feature guide, dealer appointment reminders, and direct communication with your dealer.

  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink

    The Bluetooth®11 HandsFreeLink® system works with many Bluetooth®-enabled cell phones to let you receive and initiate phone calls through the audio system without ever taking your hands off the wheel. The Multi-Information Display can show the caller’s name or number, while the center panel display can show reception and battery strength, depending on the phone. A one-time pairing process enables your Acura to communicate wirelessly with the phone, and up to six different phones can be paired with it at a time. After the initial pairing, a phone can be operated through the vehicle audio system without ever leaving your pocket or purse.


  • Sport seats with leather-trimmed interior
  • Driver's 10-way power seat, including 2-way power lumbar support
  • Front passenger's 8-way power seat
  • Dual-level heated front seats
  • Rear-seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through
  • Retractable rear-seat head restraints
  • Simulated chestnut wood trim
  • Textured metal interior trim
  • Seatback pockets
  • Aluminum threshold garnish
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob
  • Acura 276-watt Premium Sound System with AM/FM tuner, 6-disc in-dash changer (CD, MP3, and WMA6 compatible), Dolby®5 Pro Logic® II and 8 speakers, including 8-inch subwoofer
  • XM® Radio4
  • USB7 Audio Interface with iPod®8 integration
  • MP3/auxiliary input jack
  • Bluetooth®11 Audio
  • Radio Data System (RDS)
  • Speed-sensitive Volume Control (SVC)
  • Front center console with integrated sliding tray and dual-level storage compartments
  • LED backlit gauges with progressive illumination
  • Multi-Information Display (MID)
  • Maintenance Minder™ system
  • Trip computer
  • Exterior temperature indicator
  • Compass
  • Illuminated ignition, power-window and door-lock switches, steering-wheel controls, and overhead controls
  • Dual-zone, dual-mode adaptive climate control system with humidity control and air filtration
  • Rear-passenger ventilation controls
  • Remote entry system with folding key and Acura personalized settings for driver's seat, outside mirrors, select audio settings, and more
  • Power windows with driver's and front passenger's auto-up/down, auto-reverse, and key-off operation
  • Remote and driver's door lock-operated windows-open function
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls for cruise control, audio, phone, and MID
  • HomeLink® remote system
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt and telescoping steering column
  • Front and rear overhead LED map lights
  • Ambient cabin lighting
  • Driver's and front passenger's footwell lighting
  • Door-mounted courtesy lights
  • Front and rear beverage holders
  • Front- and rear-door storage compartments
  • Center console utility compartments
  • Driver's and front passenger's illuminated vanity mirrors
  • 12-volt power outlets in front and center console
  • Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer


  • Power moonroof with tilt feature, auto-open/close with auto reverse and key-off operation
  • Heated side mirrors with reverse gear tilt-down and integrated directional signals
  • Auto-on/off headlights
  • Stainless steel body-contoured roof trim
  • Speed-sensing, variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Integrated dual-outlet exhaust
  • Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
  • Fog lights
  • Driver’s and passenger's illuminated door handle recesses
  • Rear window defroster with timer
  • 17-inch, aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Acoustic glass front windshield
  • LED mirror-integrated directional signals, taillights, brake lights and Center High-Mount Stop Light
  • Automatic dimming rearview mirror


  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)12 with traction control
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist
  • Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS)
  • Front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
  • Side curtain airbags with front and outboard rear seat coverage
  • Active front head restraints
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seat belts with load limiters and automatic tensioning system
  • 3-point seat belts for all rear seating positions
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child-seat mounting system
  • Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location and pressure indicators
  • Front and rear impact-absorbing crumple zones
  • Side-impact door beams