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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD
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2021 Acura TLX
FWD
MSRP
$37,500
Invoice
$36,554
Average Price Paid
$35,863
1,094 listings nationwide

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2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD
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2021 Acura TLX
FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$48,200
2021 Acura TLX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,834
22 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD

Entering its final year of production, with a successor expected to make its debut at the New York International Auto Show in April 2012, the 2012 Acura RL has not undergone any change...

2021 Acura TLX
FWD
Cherise Threewitt Test Drive Review:

Acura, the premium brand in the Honda portfolio, has released the second-generation of its midsize sport sedan, the TLX. Now on its own new platform, no longer shared with the Honda Ac...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD
25
Tracy writes:
For a tech car it did not do it for this techie.
Power Ranked 2013 Buick Regal GS Sedan FWD better.
"HO turbo with the adjustable dampening suspension"
Looks/Style Ranked 2012 BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive Sedan AWD better.
"Its lines are bold and confident."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2012 BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive Sedan AWD better.
"golf clubs for 2 is what I cared about."
Value Ranked 2013 Buick Regal GS Sedan FWD better.
"Made in USA, Buick top 3 in Consumer Reports is in agreement with the buying experience and the quality. "
2021 Acura TLX
FWD
GuruCXBRQ writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2020 Acura TLX V6 SH-AWD with A-Spec Package worse.
"yes"

Specs

2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD
2021 Acura TLX
FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.3 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
300 hp @ 6,300 RPM
272 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
271 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.2:1
9.8:1
Displacement
3,700 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.54 in x 3.78 in
3.39 in x 3.38 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 42.5 in
Back Legroom 36.3 in 34.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.8 cu ft 13.5 cu ft
Exterior
Length 195.8 in 194.6 in
Width 72.7 in 75.2 in
Height 57.2 in 56.4 in
Wheelbase 110.2 in 113 in

Available Options

2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alberta White Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Forged Silver Metallic
  • Graphite Luster Metallic
  • Platinum Frost Metallic
  • Pomegranate Pearl
2021 Acura TLX
FWD

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