Sign in | Register | My account |

2005 Acura TL Overview


Looking for a Used TL in your area?

CarGurus has 9,472 nationwide TL listings starting at $2,490.


Find the Right Car Model for You

Not sure where to start? Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.



5-Spd AT
Avg. Price: $11,862
5-Spd AT w/Navigation
Avg. Price: $11,799
5-Spd High Performance Tires
5-Spd w/ High Performance Tires and Nav
Avg. Price: $11,792
6-Spd MT
6-Spd MT w/Navigation
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $11,790

Acura TL Experts

#1 miraclemike
Reputation 400
#2 freya34
Reputation 180
#3 lightGear
Reputation 140
View All

Average User Score

4.75 stars

Based on 29 reviews

The Third Generation Tl Is A Winner by kjgaret
 — The third generation TL is a good combination of looks, luxury, and low cost maintenance. Acura is known for added value for your money and the third generation TL seems to have the perfect mix of ... Read More
Rocket Ship by Tyler
 — `This car is a rocket, luckily i got one of the very few manual tl's out there before the year where the engine was refined. 0-60 in less than 6 seconds in a family/luxury sedan out of a 3.2 liter i... Read More
I Wish I Still Had My Tl... Mine Was Silver. by jdLaRock
 — In 2005 I leased a 2005 TL for 42 Months. Wow! what a car. I remember being taken to the indoor garage in the back of the showroom for delivery. The car doors were open to welcome me and my family ... Read More

2005 Acura TL Overview

Overall User Score

4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.75

Based on 29 reviews

2005 Acura TL

Other than some technical tweaking to front airbag deployment, the TL didn't change much for 2005.  This luxury sedan has 4 doors, seats 5, and uses a 3.2 L, 270 hp V6 powertrain with either 5 speed automatic or 6 speed manual transmission.  The TL comes in 4 trims: 5 speed AT, 6 speed MT, 5 speed AT with navigation system, and 6 speed MT with navigation system.

Expect to get a solid 20 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway.  All 4 trims have standard sunroof, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, power/leather seats, cassette, cd player, ABS brakes, stability control, and traction control.  As you might guess, the 5 speed automatic with navigation and 6 speed manual with navigation have a standard navigation system.  Need to build up a head of steam fast?  No problem; the TL goes from 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds.

Overall, reviewers have a positive impression of the 2005 Acura TL.  In particular, drivers like the luxurious interior, smooth handling, and long list of standard features.  On the other hand, the TL has a ways to go before it matches its overseas counterparts.  Regardless, the 2004 remodelling went over well and Acura has ascribed to the philosophy that if it ain't broke yet, don't fix it.


What's your take on the 2005 Acura TL?

People researching a 2005 Acura TL contacted a dealer about

2005 Acura TL 6-Spd MT picture, exterior
Acura TL
36% of the time
Nissan Maxima
8% of the time
Honda Accord
6% of the time
BMW 3 Series
6% of the time
Looking for a Used TL in your area?
CarGurus has 9,472 nationwide TL listings starting at $2,490.

Acura TL Questions

Jenny Mixon

2005 Acura Tl

How do I reset the oil % light now that it has been changed?

5 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
Jenny Mixon

Acura Tl Backseat Fold Down

Will backseat fold down?

6 views with no answers yet

With The Stereo In My 2005 Acura Tl Having True 6.1 And A Controllable Cent...

2005 Acura TL, has great audio and blue tooth but no usb connection. My aftermarket Panasonic has the usb and a remote but no separate controls for a center speaker. Am I going to ruin the sound quali...

13 views with no answers yet

Tooth Hands Free Link In Acura Tl 2005 Not Working. Dealer Asking Alot To ...

Hi, Please read Topic. Dealer is asking over $660.00 to fix Hands free link, with just a half hour of labor! This price seems overinflated. I have seen numerous post on within the last 2 w...

4,932 views with 15 answers (last answer about a month ago)
Leonny Burgos

I Was Driving My Car And I Felt Like It Was Loosing Power, The Lights Got D...

It does make a click noise sometimes

30 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)