This Week’s Wheels: 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD

This week I have traded the 2012 Honda Civic for another Honda product, the 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD. Apparently I got a bonus as this one has a six-speed manual transmission.

I’m not expecting to hit EPA mileage numbers as this particular car is literally brand new. I’m the first journalist to get it, so it is still in its break-in period. That said, I fully look forward to the complex all-wheel drive system known as super handling all-wheel drive.

Initial impression, thankfully the beak has been tamed back a bit. The clutch feels overly light with little feedback and the center stack has buttons growing everywhere. But these are 10 second impressions.

Stay tuned.


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2 Responses to “This Week’s Wheels: 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD”

  1. Kim #

    Overall, do you like the car? What are the negatives? I’m about to sell my Cadillac Escalade for the 2012 Acura TL, trying to see if it will be worth it or it wil be a mistake?

    06/21/2012 at 6:12 pm Reply
    • The car is perfectly fine. It drives nicely. It’s not the prettiest thing on the road. It’s not the most fuel efficient, then again, you are coming from an Escalade. So fuel efficiency will definitely be better than what you are used to. I wouldn’t stop you from getting it. Here’s our full review for work on The Car Connection http://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/acura_tl_2012.

      07/11/2012 at 9:49 am Reply

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