2005 Acura TL Overview


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2005 Acura TL Overview

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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2005 Acura TL

I lowered my car and now when I drive the car dance or slides left and right. I know that the lower I go the more it dances because of the camber but it eats my tires fast and I wanted to know how ...

Temperature Gauge

I have a 2005 Acura TL and my temperature on my Dash keeps going up on down. It’ll go all the way to the H and back down to the middle if I keep going. If I pull over and turn my car off the fan wi...

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

It does make a click noise sometimes


Acura 2005 TL Sounds Like It Is Not Going To Start But Then Does - Can This...

Hi I have a 2005 Acura TL - the past 2 days when i go to start it it sounds like it is not going to start, almost like it is dying, but after a few seconds of this it does start up. Anyhone know wha...

Radio Start

So my car has just had an engine put on cuz the old one was messed up. And now my radio/ cd player or tape does mot work it says error so Icant listen to music anymore. How can I get it to work aga...