Acura TL vs Acura CL Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2014 Acura TL
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$15,167
14 listings nationwide

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2003 Acura CL
3.2 FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$5,897
6 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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...

2003 Acura CL
3.2 FWD
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2014 Acura TL
FWD
50
Angel writes:
Great tuning potential
Guru9BCJ5F writes:
Transmission was quite weird. Steering was a bit too much considering the power was not really there on the i4...
Handling Ranked 2014 Lexus GS 350 better.
"It is a lot smoother and in Sport makes it nice and firm. The TL had pretty jerky steering at all speeds."
Looks/Style Ranked 2014 Lexus GS 350 better.
"The TL trunk and grill make the car look like a stove. "
Michael writes:
Really enjoy it
Back Seats Ranked 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class worse.
"Alittle more leg room"
Value Ranked 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class worse.
"The price"
2003 Acura CL
3.2 FWD
Dee writes:
Good car
375
HBreck writes:
I have owned all 4 of these cars (as well as a '91 Civic DX, an '88 Prelude Si, and an '02 CL type S). This ...
GuruYNRNS writes:
Great

Specs

2014 Acura TL
FWD
2003 Acura CL
3.2 FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 17 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
280 hp @ 6,200 RPM
225 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
254 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
216 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.2:1
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Displacement
3,500 cc
3,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.66 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags 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 --
Rollover 4 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard
Cassette Player -- 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 4 seats
Front Legroom 42.5 in 42.4 in
Back Legroom 36.2 in 33 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.1 cu ft 13.6 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 194 in 192 in
Width 74 in 69.2 in
Height 57.2 in 53.3 in
Wheelbase 109.3 in 106.9 in

Available Options

2014 Acura TL
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Basque Red Pearl II
  • Bellanova White Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Graphite Luster Metallic
  • Silver Moon
  • Still Night Pearl
2003 Acura CL
3.2 FWD

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