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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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I Have An Acura TL 2004 And Haven't Done Any Major Repairs With 233,000 Mil...

till recently. Started engine and seemed clunky almost like a misfire. Had it checked and replaced the Sparks and coils but Doesn't run any better. Now the engine light blinks, Could it be the tr...


New Set Of Tires For Acura 2004 TL Automatic

I am looking for a New set of tires for Acura 2004 TL automatic. I think I have narrowed it down to: Cooper CS5 Ultra touring @$114. per tire or the Continental Extreme Contact DWS06 @$141.00. I ...

Time Can't Be Changed In 04 Acura TL With Navi

The battery in my '04 Acura TL died, and I did not replace it for several weeks (had another car to drive). After the new battery was installed, I entered the navi and radio codes, and everything see...

Cant Go Passed Nutral To Get In Reverse Or Park

I cant get the car to go past nutral I can put it in drive and low and even manual shift and it shift threw the gears just fine no slipping or any indication that it's the transmission but I cant g...

My Acura TL Won't Start And The Radiator Fluid Is Not Pumping Thoghe The Sy...

My Acura TL won't start and the radiator fluid is not pumping though the system please.and my engine light is on I work at a auto body shop and I scanned the car and it said throttel body sensor ...