2011 Acura TL Prices, Reviews and Pictures

November 29, 2015

2011 Acura TL Prices, Reviews and Pictures

The mid-size Acura TL returns mostly unchanged for 2011, though the grille has been revised. The car features the bold, angular yet sleek styling that Acura is now known for and a roomy interior with a host of high-tech features.

The Acura TL receives few changes for 2011, though the grille has been restyled slightly. Thanks to its aggressive styling, the TL stands out in its class; its two separate models cater separately to comfort-oriented buyers and performance enthusiasts. Although the TL is not priced particularly low, the sum of technology features offered in the TL is better than most other mid-size luxury cars.


Distinctive styling; roomy interior; ride quality; high-tech features

On the inside, the 2011 Acura TL has a layout that affords both the driver and front passenger their own personal space, divided by a center console and audio controls that protrude outward. Front occupants get firm but comfortable sport seats and there's space in back for three adults across.

A 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 powers front-wheel-drive versions through a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel-drive SH-AWD model upgrades to a 305-horsepower, 3.7-liter V6 and a throaty high-flow dual exhaust system that brings more of a sport-sedan character. Although the all-wheel-drive model does improve the TL's available traction in snow and on slippery roads, the primary focus of the SH-AWD (super handling) is to improve stability in sharp corners by sending torque to the wheels that need it most. The SH-AWD offers an optional a 6-speed manual transmission, which is a full 110 pounds lighter than the comparable automatic and helps make for better handling, stopping and acceleration.

2011 Acura TL Prices

TRIMStarting MSRP
2011 Acura TL 4-Door Sedan 2-Wheel Drive $35,305
2011 Acura TL 4-Door Sedan Super Handling-All Wheel Drive $38,855
2011 Acura TL Tech 4-Door Sedan 2-Wheel Drive $39,035
2011 Acura TL Tech 18 Wheels 4-Door Sedan 2-Wheel Drive $40,035
2011 Acura TL Tech Automatic Transmission 4-Door Sedan Super Handling-All Wheel Drive $42,585
2011 Acura TL Tech HPT Automatic Transmission 4-Door Sedan Super Handling-All Wheel Drive $43,585
2011 Acura TL Tech HPT Manual Transmission 4-Door Sedan Super Handling-All Wheel Drive $43,585
2011 Acura TL Tech Manual Transmission 4-Door Sedan Super Handling-All Wheel Drive $42,585

For both models, a double-wishbone front suspension and rear multi-link setup assure a firm but smooth ride. The SH-AWD model is tuned for more responsive handling without giving up much in ride comfort, by incorporating a performance-tuned suspension, larger wheels and tires and a version of the electric power steering system tuned for more feel of the road. Versions equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission also receive numerous other changes to the vehicle's dynamics, including an all-new self-adjusting clutch assembly and a specially calibrated Hill Start Assist that helps hold the vehicle on inclines of 8 degrees or more. The hood is made of aluminum for weight savings in both models.

Standard features on the 2011 Acura TL include dual-zone climate control, a power moonroof, leather upholstery, a Bluetooth HandsFreeLink calling interface and an 8-speaker, 276-watt sound system. XM Satellite Radio and Bluetooth audio streaming are also standard.

2011 Acura TL Parts and Accessories



Options are limited on the 2011 Acura TL, the most noteworthy of them being the Technology Package. It brings premium Milano leather surfaces, plus Acura's voice-recognition navigation system, AcuraLink real-time traffic and weather info, a surround-sound premium system with ten speakers, 440 watts and a 2,500-song hard-drive system and Keyless Access. An active noise cancellation system and ambient lighting system are also included.