2004 Acura TL Overview


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2004 Acura TL Overview

Introduced in 1996, the Acura TL underwent a major re-design in 2004. Acura upped the ante with the engine, upgrading it to a 3.2-liter, 270-hp V6 and adding a critically acclaimed 6-speed manual transmission. The TL also got some fresh bells and whistles with a DVD-Audio sound system and Bluetooth connectivity for your phone.

As for trims, the 2004 Acura TL comes in 4 variations: with a 5-speed automatic transmission, a 6-speed manual transmission, a 5-speed automatic with navigation, and a 6-speed manual with navigation. Expect the automatics to get you 20 mpg in the city, 28 on the highway, while the manuals get you 30 mpg on the highway. All 4 trims have 4 doors and seat 5.

Overall, the 2004 redesign gets a thumbs-up from reviewers. Drivers like the 6-speed manual transmission, more luxurious interior and smoother handling, although the TL still has some room to grow before it can match its foreign competition. In any event, the improvements show Acura's dedication to making the TL a strong contender around the world.


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Acura Won't Start

My Acura won't start by key you turn it To gear three and it acts the same when its outta gas it cranks but won't start idk if it's a safety features or something like that and if it is can I disar...


Okay so my car still has the radio And speakers it came with, but for some reason it doesn’t get as loud as it should. The max is 40 but it sounds like it’s one 15. However it gets louder only afte...

Car Radio

Okay so I have an 04 Acura TL runs good but the radio/stereo randomly turns off and then back on as if it restarts. Sometimes this happens like 6 times in a row, sometimes it even causes my car to...


Replaced Power Steering And Flushed Whole System, Steering Wheel Is Still H...

I’ve flushed the system and replaced the pump and the steering wheel is still stiff. My uncle had told me that it could be a sensor in the power steering system that went bad . Is there one in a 2...