2003 Acura TL Overview


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Avg. Price: $5,514
3.2TL w/ Navigation
Avg. Price: $6,200
Avg. Price: $5,765
S w/ Navigation
Avg. Price: $6,148

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4.45 stars

Based on 35 reviews

2003 Acura Tl Stype Aspec by Jason
 — The Acura TL S type with the A spec package is a very high quality sports-luxury sedan. It is a beautiful car from the factory and does not need much performance enhancing. The car is fun to drive, ... Read More
Impossible Not To Love by Ricky
 — its not a racecar, but it will outrun most of anything you see on the road. acceleration is good and it handles great. it also has a great exhaust note that gets attention. the quality was outstand... Read More
Inexpensive, Family-friendly Sports Car by Ben
 — I've been very happy with my TL Type-S. I bought it with over 200000 miles on it, and (other than replacing the starter) it runs like a champ. It has plenty of pick-up and even more passing power.... Read More

2003 Acura TL Overview

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Based on 35 reviews

2003 Acura TL

In its last year before the '04 remodelling, the 2003 Acura TL presents a solid and comfortable domestic midsize sedan.  The main change for '03 comes in the trims equipped with a navigation system: OnStar now comes standard.  Otherwise, the 2003 TL stays pretty much the same in the wake of the introduction of the Type S trims in 2002.  You can choose from 4 trims: 3.2 TL, 3.2 TL with navigation, Type S, and Type S with navigation.  

So what distinguishes the 3.2 TL from the Type S?  One word: horsepower.  The 3.2 TL has a 3.2 L, 225 hp V6 while the Type S upgrades the powertrain to a 3.2 L, 260 hp V6 model.  All 4 trims have 5 speed automatic transmission, 4 doors, and room for 5 passengers.  Gas mileage comes out to 19 mpg in the city, 29 on the highway.

Overall, drivers appreciate the TL as a solid domestic midsize sedan.  The extensive standard equipment and capable powertrain get the job done.  However, the interior could use better materials and style.  In any event, the TL got a re-design in 2004, fixing some of the shortcomings and bridging the gap with the foreign competition.


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