2009 Acura TL User Reviews

2009 Acura TL Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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jaykfromstatefarm writes:
2009 Acura TL Base w/ Tech Pkg Review
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4

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Aesthetically a beautiful car. Great tech features. Lower cost maintenance.

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Rudimentary looking nav system. Lower HP than its competitors. Poor materials in speaker system.

jaykfromstatefarm
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Beautiful To Look At But Power Is Lacking — I love this vehicle. It's beautiful to look at and has great features. However the power in this car as opposed to the car I had before was as different as night and day. My old car as FUN to drive and they both got around the same gas mileage. The maintenance has gone up but still lower than what I've paid for previous cars. I've taken the car to the shop several times for the same thing and was unable to get it fixed. My oil pressure sensor must be faulty because even with 100% oil life, it is constantly going off and when I told the dealership, they acknowledged what it could be but didn't offer to fix it. I have the same issue with a high pitched sounding noise that of course they say they can't hear but even with the radio all the way up, I can hear it over the music. At one point in time there was a creaking noise every time I turned the wheel and I took it to the shop time and time again, but supposedly it wasn't hear but I went searching online for a Technical Service Bulletin and there certainly was one. Apparently this was an issue and not just my imagination. I had to print out a copy of the TSB and take it to the service department. Only then was it replaced. Overall the car gets a good rating but certainly not a great one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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RogerMaggio writes:
2009 Acura TL SH-AWD w/ Tech Pkg and Performance Tires Review
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5

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Very responsive, very low maintenance costs. Also think Acura puts a very good navigation system and back up camera.

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Honestly, don't have a lot of complaints. If I was being picky I would prefer some wood accents in the interior but that's about it. Matybe a little better gas milieage

RogerMaggio
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Very Stylish — Acceleration is very sharp and the feel of the car is that I am in a much smaller sports car than a four door sedan. Very safe car and plenty of room for a family of five. Have never owned a car with as little maintenance required as this one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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whwojto writes:
2009 Acura TL Base Review
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5

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Car is comfortable

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I didn't see any negativity

whwojto
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Car Is Safe And Very Fun To Drive — There was not even one think that I disliked. Me and my whole family love's that car it easy to put kid to the back seat with car seat the trunk is very big. So I can just say only positive things about this car

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Scott writes:
2009 Acura TL SH-AWD Review
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Handling and comfort. Styling is superb. Just a beauty to own.

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Navigation needs work, often too difficult to operate while driving. Gets lost in big cities.

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2009 Acura Tl Sh-awd Black On Black On Black — A lot of power!!! Handling is superb. Better than a BMW 5 series any day. Has a lot of fun options i.e. voice activated systems, navigation, backup camera, great on gas. Oh and it is AWD which makes it virtually impossible to lose control on a wet road while braking, accelerating, passing, or going through a curve. The comfort level is unbeatable for its class. Edmunds.com rated is at the top of its class, with the Infinity Q80 a step higher due to a .15 second difference off the line to 60mph. Sorry but that is not significant to me. Did not buy the car to race but for its quality. This is the fourth Honda product I have owned.

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Tomwest writes:
2009 Acura TL SH-AWD w/ Tech Pkg and Performance Tires Review
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5

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This is a really fun car to drive.  It handles well on the back roads and on the highways.  I drive many highways and have no fatigue at the end of a long day.

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Premium gas but i bet i get about 23mph.

Tomwest
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Awesome And Unbelieveable — With the SH-AWD this car handles and accelerates very well. It pulls the car through the corner! The AWD system gives you confidence in the snow. I could not be happier with this car. This car is fun to drive at any speed!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bskillz808 writes:
2009 Acura TL Base w/ Tech Pkg Review
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4

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looks,mpg,luxury for the $,reliable

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over priced,cheap looking wheels,too much exterior plastic

Bskillz808
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Wonderful To Drive — stated in the cons.... you must get the tech pkg for this car to be worth purchasing. rear bumper is flimsy and front grille is too flaky looking should be real chrome and brakes wear out quickly but its a good car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brittany writes:
2009 Acura TL Base Review
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its sexy

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no reason to avoid

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I Just Want To See My Wife Wash It Now — its fast and luxurious and its like being in a fighter jet cockpit i always wanted to fly! its very responsive and has plenty of room. plaese the girls for shopping bag space and the guys for the get up and go attitude. give the finger to someone passing them going 130 mph on the interstate. fun times

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Scasper823 writes:
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5

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Great looks inside and out. Nav and sound system major positive

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Trunk space is just OK

Scasper823
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Stylish Without Spending Crazy $$ — Liked the distinctive look, Acura's blue is outstanding! Very comfortable with top notch sound system with nav and rear camera. The biggest surprise was the narrow turning radius, particularly since it's front wheel drive. Back seat is quite comfy too.

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Bert154 writes:
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drive, fuel economy, interior design, assembly

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road noise

Bert154
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What's Not To Love — sylish, beautifully built. well designed and a pleasure to drive. Acura has done it again. Value and luxury at an affordable price. Awesome. The car has the feel of an aircraft. The driver is in a cockpit, as is the passenger. Controls are well placed and well designed. No disappointments here!

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I Had It For ~10years By freya34

Great car. Only little things went wrong. Lots of good things to say. Only a couple bad things. Sometimes the replacement parts are hard to come by. You have to go through an Acura dealership mos... Read More

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1998 Acura TL Reviews

Best Car For The Year By benzboi32

I love that it is paid for, easy to maintain, drives great for a 15 year old car, handles awesome in wet weather at any speed, dependable, fast, and sporty. I hate that the tranny is only a 4-speed, c... Read More

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I've owned mine for 2 years now and it's been great to me. Only normal required maintenance so far. Read More

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1999 Acura TL Reviews

If You're A Car Keeper, The Acura Tl Is A Huge Value! By Osagirl

I bought this car new in 1999 and it has over 200,000 miles on it now. Last year I bought a new 2012 TL - that's how much I loved the TL - and still kept the old one as our spare. I drive a lot for wo... Read More

Shes Mine And I Lover Her Hard By Bill

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2000 Acura TL Reviews

Great Power And Looks And Its A Family Car To. By carlover187

I love my dad's TL, I'm really gonna miss it when it's gone and it's my favorite 4-door car of all time. My favorite thing about this car is the sound. The low RPM growls are just amazing and when vte... Read More

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I liked how the car drove like a Cadillac and was smooth with pretty good pick up from 0-60 and in lengthy drives the car was nice in the higher speeds and also was good on gas mileage on the highway.... Read More

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