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1996 Acura TL Overview


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Average User Score

4.55 stars

Based on 8 reviews

Well Built Car, Excellent Performance And Great Looks! by Timothy
 — I love the car. I've only owned it for about a month, but I've driven it for over a year. The performance is great when I need it, and it still gets the occasional head-turn. Fuel economy isn't the be... Read More
Fastes V6 I Have Ever Owned!! by Sean
 — This is the most powerfull V6 car Ive ever owned. This car handles like a sports car and has a smooth ride like a Cadilac. This car has been maintance free. This car blows away any other car that trie... Read More
Great Old Car by Christopher
 — Best car I have. Love the willingness of the engine. Needs better brakes, my new Honda puts the brakes to shame... I just love the way it looks and feels to drive. Does have some minor problems, sm... Read More

1996 Acura TL Overview

Overall User Score

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1996 Acura TL

1996 brought the official debut of the TL, the new "Touring Luxury" vehicle from Acura.  The 1996 certainly brought a luxurious feel with it, including power doors and locks, and standard leather seats for the 3.5 trim.

The base engine is a 2.5-liter I5 rated at 176 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.2 trim comes with a 3.2-liter V6 rated at 200 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque.  Mileage is estimated at 20/25 for the 2.5 and 19/24 for the 3.2.

Drivers of this car bemoan a lack of aftermarket parts.  Complaints also include scratches on the windows left by the guides, a problem of which Acura is aware.  A few have remarked on a lack of legroom in both the front and back seats.  Conversely, they love the I5 engine, declaring it gives them much more power than similar vehicles with differently configured engines.  They also engine the smooth ride and big trunk.


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Acura TL Questions

Donalda Feith

Spark Plug Shot Out.

Driving down the road there was a loud bang. My first thought was we snapped a belt. Pull off to the side if the road and the plug was sitting there on the engine like nothing happened. The plug i...

43 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

My 1996 Acura 3.2 Tl Won't Start. When I Try, The Dash Light Shows It's In ...

84 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)

1996 Acura 3.2 Tl

I bought an Acura 3.2 TL ( 1996 ) and I don't have the code to reset the radio etc. because I disconnected the battery. Any way to bypass this issue? Thanks in advance. Mikey...$

54 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 months ago)
Dalton Doubrava

Cars Over Heating

right fan for a/c not working. does it have a relay,if so where is it located. I am a mechanic,but cannot use right arm due to surgery.

89 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 months ago)

When I Turn The Key, I Get Power To Lights, Radio, And Air But The Car Will...

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