2005 Acura TL Overview


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5-Spd AT
Avg. Price: $10,572
5-Spd AT w/ Navigation
Avg. Price: $10,132
5-Spd High Performance Tires
5-Spd w/ High Performance Tires and Nav
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Avg. Price: $10,164
6-Spd MT
6-Spd MT w/ Navigation

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Average User Score

4.75 stars

Based on 31 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

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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.


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