www.autobytel.com/acura/tl/2012/ The 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD is not your normal everyday luxury sedan. This car features a 305 horsepower V-6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and Super Handling-All Wheel Drive. The TL falls right in the middle of Acura's luxury car line-up and offers the perfect blend of performance and luxury plus it looks so sexy. The base price for the 2012 Acura TL is $35,705 with the top of the line model starting at $45,185.

The 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD is powered by a 3.7 liter V-6 engine featuring VTEC and a high flow exhaust system. This engine makes 305 horsepower and 273 lb-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is 18 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway with the automatic transmission. The entry level models get a 3.5 liter V-6 engine that puts out 280 horsepower and 254 lb-ft. of torque. Besides being less expensive, this engine gets much better gas mileage at 20 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway.

The interior of the 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD is quite comfortable. The seats produced by Acura may just be the best in the business. The driver seat is 10-way adjustable while the passenger is an 8-way adjustable unit. Both front seats are heated and you can opt for the Advance Package which adds cooling. The rear seats are spacious and can comfortably accommodate 3 passengers. Other interior features are the dual-mode climate control, Bluetooth, Push-Button Start, optional ELS Stereo Surround System, and Navigation just to name a few.

The Acura TL is one of the IIHS Top Safety Picks for 2012 and with good reason. The TL benefits from ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution, and Brake Assist. The Vehicle Stability Assist works to keep the vehicle on the road at all times. A wonderful six-airbag system helps to decrease crash severity for the occupants.

The 6-speed manual gearbox paired with the SH-AWD system results in a competent performance car. With the 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD you are getting the best of both worlds!

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    • Ricky C-Bolt
      Ricky C-Bolt

      Do these cars have vtech?

      about 11 months ago
    • AnExcuseToBeUseless gold
      AnExcuseToBeUseless gold In reply to Ricky C-Bolt


      about 9 months ago
    • G R
      G R


      about 1 year ago
    • mccraejoey82

      I like the old grille better looked more aggressive to me

      about 2 years ago
    • Sal Amander
      Sal Amander

      What happened to the quad exhaust tips of the 2009-2011 TL SH-AWD with the 3.7 liter V6?

      about 3 years ago
    • Dan Pham
      Dan Pham In reply to Sal Amander

      that is the tech package

      about 2 years ago
    • J'Mar Michael Joyce
      J'Mar Michael Joyce

      so torn between giving up my TL-S and moving on to a 2012/2013.

      about 4 years ago
    • earthcry

      DOHC or SOHC?

      about 5 years ago
    • abdub7
      abdub7 In reply to earthcry


      about 4 years ago
    • social seahawks fan
      social seahawks fan

      Only a fool would compare this car to a Buick or a Vulva!

      about 5 years ago
    • John Vu
      John Vu

      The video is to short and doesn't talk about performance enough.

      about 5 years ago
    • James Wiles
      James Wiles

      I like that you comment on design elements, exterior and interior, it's something that more people should do in reviews. I subscribed, good stuff. 

      about 5 years ago
    • jvindyex33

      REALLY? Acura IS HONDA! Lexus IS TOYOTA! Infinity IS NISSAN! Cadillac IS CHEVROLET! It's just their luxury line. They're engineered better, and have better options on them, but Steven is 100% correct! I bought my 10 Acura TL SH-AWD 6 MT and all the papers I received had "HONDA MOTOR CORPORATION" at the top. Every time I get anything on it, I get the same thing. Same with LEXUS or INFINITY. Don't talk crap? Your ignorance suits you. Do some research before bashing Steven.

      about 6 years ago
    • bboness713

      Horrible review! If we wanted to just know how it looks take still pictures and stfu!

      about 6 years ago
    • Steven Huynh
      Steven Huynh

      Acura is Honda... Lexus is Toyota.. Infinity is Nissan.. They are the Luxury car make of the parent company, every material in there is still made from the parent company. It was the USDM marketing way of dividing the luxury cars from the rest of the "economical daily" options.

      about 6 years ago
    • FxNitr0

      No heads up display, then not enough techonology

      about 6 years ago
    • JC6817

      I agree, the S60 wouldn't win any awards for styling, but I think most would agree that Acura takes the cake for the UGLY award. I just meant "nice alternative" in the sense that I don't think the S60 is as nasty looking as the TL. Of the TL, S60, or the Lacrosse, I'd put my money on the Lacrosse, but that's only if I'm going by styling.

      about 6 years ago
    • johnherrera305

      The Volvo S60 is UGLY.

      about 6 years ago
    • SoulElitex

      lol i got a 15% discount on a 2012 acura tl sh-awd but i went with the audi

      about 6 years ago
    • Mark Wigfall
      Mark Wigfall In reply to SoulElitex

      audi probably broke down by now. haha.

      about 2 years ago
    • DrPepper

      The 3rd Gen TL is still the best looking Acura!!! The 2012 looks way better than the 09-11.

      about 6 years ago
    • Matthew Figueroa
      Matthew Figueroa

      It's a Honda you don't need to worry about RPMs when you shift these cars are made for those high rev shifts but i shift at 3K

      about 6 years ago
    • Melissa A
      Melissa A

      his tourettes kicked in at 1:40 lol. like this if u notice it lol!

      about 6 years ago
    • Cantime

      Comparison to Honda Accord is very inaccurate and can only be made by someone who has never driven the TL AWD model.
      It is kind of like saying that an iPod Touch and Iphone are the same because both are made by Apple.

      about 6 years ago
    • Jay75Euro

      One of the greatest cars ever made, only problem is that stupid front Grill. The handling and drivability is awesome compared to other cars. The Tech should be upgraded using a touch panel.

      about 7 years ago
    • Matthau San
      Matthau San

      Why would any you even throw a Lexus ES350 in that mix? ES350 won't even compete with the TL front wheel drive.

      about 7 years ago
    • JC6817

      Still ugly as hell. It's ok to drive, but the styling just bothers me. For the same price, or better, and the same performance, the Buick Lacrosse (touring model) is a better choice. The Volvo S60 is also and awesome alternative. This is a fancy Honda Accord--how can anyone overlook that?

      about 7 years ago
    • Jacob Colgrove
      Jacob Colgrove In reply to JC6817

      JC6817 a buick lacross is a fancy malibu?

      about 2 years ago
    • Fussinated

      I likw all those buttons on the dash. One pin head car reviewer complained about that, then all of them started to copy that line. LIke the way theyt complain about Corolla, each and every year they put Corolla down like they never done to a car and it still sells best in class. Car reviewrs either consider themselves as equal with Aristocrats who has superior likes over the common people, or they think that they really know better than both consumers and car makers..

      about 7 years ago
    • dzionassi

      you dont know how to drive stick, watch your rpms!!!

      about 7 years ago
    • 905Mississauga

      don't rly like this gen that much

      about 7 years ago
    • 310Sole

      i agree. this guy over doron but doron is still good.

      about 7 years ago
    • Gabriel Choi
      Gabriel Choi

      Wow this dude can TALK! I really enjoyed your review, thx!

      about 7 years ago