Masterfully combining luxury and performance, the 2010 Acura TL is in its fourth generation. Acura Super-Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) and front wheel drive configurations are available, each choice with its own engine. FWD TLs are fitted with a powerful 3.5L 280-horse 254 lb-ft V6 engine while SH-AWD trims step up in power to a 3.7L V6 that cranks out 305 ponies at 6300 RPM and 273 lb-ft of torque at 5000. Both of these engines are mated to a standard 5-speed automatic gearbox that features the Sequential SportShift manual shifting mode and paddle shifters on the steering wheel. Maximum towing capacity is rated at 1000 pounds and both trims require 19.2 feet of radius for turning. The TL SH-AWD Acura is a definitive class leader in terms of stability and its ability to maintain control in adverse weather conditions. An electric power steering assist system is also featured on both trims.
Every Acura TL for 2010 comes standard with loads of safety, comfort and convenience features. To list just a few, you can count on:
Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Wireless connectivity;
Automatic climate control;
Heated front seats;
Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights;
And much more…
SH-AWD TL Acuras with the available Technology Package are upgraded to include:
Frontal brake cooling ducts that are integrated into the front bumper;
18-inch alloy wheels;
Voice activated navigation;
Rear deck lid spoiler;
The 2010 TL from Acura is a carryover from last year when it was extensively redesigned. It experiences direct competition from the BMW 328, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Volvo S40. It features manufacturer’s suggested pricing ranging from $35,105 up to $38,655 with great new car loans available today. EPA estimations for fuel efficiency are reported at 18/26 mpg urban/highway and with the 18.5-gallon fuel tank full, you’ll be able to travel in excess of 350 miles. More than adequate interior spaciousness is presented with 38 inches of headroom, 58 inches of shoulder room, 56 inches of hip room and a very comfortable 42.5 inches of legroom. You’ll find a somewhat limited 13.1 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity as well. Standard seating is set for 5 adults.
On the outside of the 2010 Acura TL, you’ll find measurements for length, width and height at 195.3 x 74.0 x 57.2 inches respectively. Front wheel drive trims move the scales with 3721 pounds of curb weight while the SH-AWD trim weighs in at 3962. Ground clearance is measured at 4.5 inches for FWD models and 4.4 inches for SH-AWD trims and both travel on a 109.3-inch wheelbase. 5-star frontal crash test safety ratings are reported from the National Highway Transportation Safety Adminstration (NHTSA). Overall, you’ll find the Acura TL to be one of the most value-packed vehicles available on the planet. Do yourself a favor and test drive one today.