Acura TL Model Changes
Following an extensive refresh in 2012, the 2013 Acura TL returns with no changes.
Thanks to its aggressive styling, the 2013 Acura 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.
On the inside, the 2013 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, 3.5L V6 powers the front-wheel-drive TL through a Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel-drive SH-AWD model still gets a 305-horsepower, 3.7L 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 2013 Acura 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 6-speed manual transmission.
2013 Acura TL Prices
|2013 Acura TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic Transmission 2-Wheel Drive||$35,905|
|2013 Acura TL Advance 4-Door Sedan Automatic Transmission 2-Wheel Drive||$41,835|
|2013 Acura TL Advance 4-Door Sedan Automatic Transmission Super Handling-All Wheel Drive||$45,385|
|2013 Acura TL Special Edition 4-Door Sedan Automatic Transmission 2-Wheel Drive||$37,405|
|2013 Acura TL Tech 4-Door Sedan Automatic Transmission 2-Wheel Drive||$39,635|
|2013 Acura TL Tech 4-Door Sedan Automatic Transmission Super Handling-All Wheel Drive||$43,185|
|2013 Acura TL Tech 4-Door Sedan Manual Transmission Super Handling-All Wheel Drive||$43,185|
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 a 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 2013 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.
2013 Acura TL Parts and Accessories
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- Performance & Tuning
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- Interior Accessories
- Tires & Wheels
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Options are limited on the 2013 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. Also available is the Advance option package, which adds a blind spot warning system, larger wheels, and ventilated front seats.