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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

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2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$48,200
2014 Acura TL
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$14,541
14 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...

2014 Acura TL
FWD
Rob Feeman Preview:

As it awaits a next-generation makeover tentatively scheduled for 2015, as well as a rumored name change to the TLX, the Acura TL midsize luxury sedan remains unchanged for 2014. Altho...

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

2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD
15
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. "
2014 Acura TL
FWD
40
writes:
Great tuning potential

Specs

2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD
2014 Acura TL
FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.3 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
300 hp @ 6,300 RPM
280 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
271 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
254 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.2:1
11.2:1
Displacement
3,700 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.54 in x 3.78 in
3.5 in x 3.66 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
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 3 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 3 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard 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 36.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.8 cu ft 13.1 cu ft
Exterior
Length 195.8 in 194 in
Width 72.7 in 74 in
Height 57.2 in 57.2 in
Wheelbase 110.2 in 109.3 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
2014 Acura TL
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Basque Red Pearl II
  • Bellanova White Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Graphite Luster Metallic
  • Silver Moon
  • Still Night Pearl

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