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Old 06 Sep 2011, 05:20 pm
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Default 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD

Filed under: Sedan, Acura, New Car Reviews, Luxury
Acura's Best Is Still Tough To Beat



Acura has been a bit of an enigma of late. Honda's premium marque has endured its share of struggles, with new entries like the ZDX and more established models like the RL falling short of buyers' expectations. Even the mighty TL, which has been Acura's top-selling sedan for years, has seen better days.

At the height of its popularity in 2005, Acura moved 78,218 copies of its mainstream luxury sled, putting the TL behind only the BMW 3 Series and Lexus ES in luxury car sales. But then two things happened to turn the TL's world upside-down. First, vehicle sales took a dive beginning in the second half of 2008, and at the same time, Acura unveiled a newly styled TL that stoked more controversy than conquests.

To steer its bread-and-butter mid-sizer back on the right course, Acura designers nipped and tucked the TL this year to quell some of the car's disagreeable design decisions, while engineers worked to improve its already excellent driving dynamics. Has it worked? We've taken the reins of a well-equipped 2012 TL SH-AWD to see if Acura's cash cow is ready for another shot at Lexus and BMW.Continue reading 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD
2012 Acura TL SH-AWD originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 06 Sep 2011 11:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.


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