2009 Acura TL Review

Thursday September 11th, 2008 at 10:99 AM
Posted by: kirkbell

2009 Acura TL SH-AWD
By Kirk Bell


  • Powerful engines
  • Sharp steering and handling
  • Pleasant ride
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Premium audio offered
  • Value for the dollar


  • Polarizing styling
  • No split-folding rear seat
  • Bland base wheels

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2009 Acura TSX Review – Nice package for the conservative Brooks Brothers type

Wednesday September 10th, 2008 at 1:99 PM
Posted by: Francois

Review by Francis Cebedo | Photos by Derek Mau


  • The build quality is top notch
  • The slick shifter is a joy to use
  • The engine is very willing and has a broad power range


  • Power, power, power. A car of this stature can seem badly underpowered at times
  • There is a bit of body roll and tire squeal when driven at the limit

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All-New 2009 Acura TL Has All-Wheel Drive

Thursday September 4th, 2008 at 6:99 AM
Posted by: Derek

2009 Acura TL SH-AWD

Hot-diggity! Acura comes out swinging hard with the redesigned 2009 TL and it looks “good“. Two distinct models are offered and both are heavy hitters with pumped-up engines. The FWD model gets a 3.5L V6, with VTEC®, that puts out a healthy 280 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque. The big news is now a SH-AWD® drive version of the TL is offered and it puts out pumps out more power than the Energizer Bunny with 305 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque from a 3.7L V6 VTEC®engine.

Lots of luxury items and performance features promise to make the 2009 TL a big hit with the home run crowd. We recently drove the new TL and will publish a full review with our impressions the week of September 8. If you haven’t seen too many pictures of the new TL, I included a handful of photos for your viewing pleasure. Official press release and more photos from Acura are below the jump.


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2009 Acura TSX Video Review

Wednesday September 3rd, 2008 at 6:99 AM
Posted by: Derek

With an updated engine, revised styling and new features, the 2009 Acura TSX is hoping to gain some traction as an entry-level luxury sedan. Somehow the latest generation TSX comes up short when compared to other entry-level sedans. Competitively in the same class as the BMW 3-series, Audi A4 and the Volvo S40, the 2009 TSX could use a little extra to get ahead in class crowded with over-achievers. The handling could be a little tighter and being a FWD drive car doesn’t help much. Limited by its single engine offering, a normally aspirated 2.4-liter inline-4 producing 201 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque, the engine’s real power band begins in the upper rev range and the VTEC kicks in. Plus, it could use a little more low-end torque. The upside is above average gas mileage if you stay out of VTEC range. Watch our video review and find out how the new TSX sums up in overall value and performance.

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2009 Acura TSX Photo Gallery

2009 Acura TSX Specs

2009 Acura TSX Specs

AcuraThe official website of Acura – www.acura.com

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2008 Acura TL Type-S Video Review

Wednesday March 5th, 2008 at 1:33 AM
Posted by: Derek

The 2008 Acura TL Type-S provides a blend of comfort, convenience, and sportiness, at a reasonable price. The TL has a 6-Speed Manual Transmission with Performance Tires, 3.5L V6, 286-horsepower engine, an updated vehicle security immobilizer system, two new exterior colors and expansion to 76 metropolitan areas for the AcuraLink real-time traffic system.

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2008 Acura TL Type-S Photo Gallery

Acura TL Type-S Specs

2008 Acura TL Type-S Specs

AcuraThe official website of Acura – www.acura.com

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All-New 2009 TSX to Debut at New York International Auto Show

Friday February 15th, 2008 at 11:22 AM
Posted by: Derek

2009 Acura TSX

02/10/2008 – TORRANCE, Calif. -
Acura announced today it will debut the all-new 2009 Acura TSX sports sedan at the 2008 New York International Auto Show and released an exterior photo of the new model. Scheduled to go on-sale in the spring, the 2009 Acura TSX will be the second generation of Acura’s popular entry level sedan and feature numerous advancements in performance, styling, technology and safety.

“The new 2009 TSX speaks clearly to the direction we are taking our Acura sedans in the future,” said Dick Colliver, executive vice president auto sales, “The TSX is a significant step in the advancement of our sedan lineup and the continued enhancement of the Acura brand.”

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2008 Acura TL Type-S Review – Acura Tests Your Self-Control

Tuesday February 5th, 2008 at 9:22 AM
Posted by: hollyrrr

2008 Acura TL Type-S
By Holly R.


  • Super-stiff suspension (a sedan that drives like a sports car)
  • Easy to read gauges and controls
  • Super-comfortable seats
  • Superb acceleration


  • Headlamp beam pattern is not good (dark, curvy roads using the low beam setting was downright scary)
  • Bluetooth® was too hard to program (of course, I still haven’t been able to program my portable one, so take this criticism with a grain of salt)
  • The windows didn’t roll down or up smoothly and it would be hard and frustrating to just crack the window open for some ventilation

If you have self-control issues, you do *not* want this car. You won’t be able to afford to keep it after all the tickets you’ll get. With that said, this was my first car for a review. Wow, what a car! I was thrilled to drive it, to say the least.

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2008 Acura TSX Video Review

Tuesday January 15th, 2008 at 6:11 PM
Posted by: aquadog

The 2008 Acura TSX is a popular entry-level luxury sedan that is fun to drive, has great fuel economy, precise steering, a smooth shifter, many high tech features, a luxurious interior, is really safe, and might just be the perfect all around vehicle. The TSX is equipped with a 2.4 liter, 16 valve i-VTEC four-cylinder engine, puts out 205 horsepower, 165 lb-ft of torque and does a 0-60-mph in 7 seconds. It has a ton of technological features that include heated leather seats, a sunroof, climate control and an optional navigational system with voice recognition so you can control the stereo and heating controls by voice. The 2008 Acura TSX earned a 5-star crash test rating from the NHTSA for driver side and frontal impact and 4-stars for its passenger and rear impact. Overall, the TSX is a great buy.

Watch the video review as Kurt sums up the character of this extremely sporty, high tech, entry-level luxury sedan.

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2008 Acura TSX Photo Gallery

Acura TSX Specs

2008 Acura TSX Specs

AcuraThe official website of Acura – www.acura.com

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2008 Acura TSX Review – Balance Found

Tuesday January 15th, 2008 at 6:11 PM
Posted by: Kurt Gensheimer

2008 Acura TSX
By Kurt Gensheimer


  • Shifter feels like it’s greased with Crisco
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • High fun-to-drive factor
  • Luxurious and high tech interior
  • Comes standard with everything but navigation


  • Vague clutch pickup in first gear
  • Four cylinder is a little lacking in grunt

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2008 Acura MDX Review and Driving Impressions

Wednesday December 26th, 2007 at 11:1212 AM
Posted by: twain

2008 Acura MDX
By Twain Mein


  • An SUV that handles well
  • Every electronic gadget you could imagine
  • Luxurious interior
  • Real 3rd row seating


  • Modest acceleration
  • Mediocre gas mileage
  • Electronics overload


This is the upgrade to the very popular mid/full-sized SUV, the Acura MDX. This SUV slots between the Toyota Highlander and Chevrolet Tahoe in size and offers 3rd row seating. Equipped with lots of features, 300 horsepower, and bold new styling, its no mystery why the MDX is already Acura’s best selling model.

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