2011 Acura TL

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
4dr Sdn 2WDGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 18
Hwy: 18
4dr Sdn 2WD TechGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 18
Hwy: 18
4dr Sdn 2WD Tech 18 WheelsGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 18
Hwy: 18
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD TechGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 17
Hwy: 17
4dr Sdn Auto SH-AWD Tech HPTGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 17
Hwy: 17
4dr Sdn Man SH-AWD TechGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 17
Hwy: 17
4dr Sdn Man SH-AWD Tech HPTGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 17
Hwy: 17
4dr Sdn SH-AWDGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 17
Hwy: 17

4-door Mid-Size Passenger Car
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $35,305.00
Invoice: $32,856.69
Hwy MPG: 26 mpg
City MPG: 18 mpg


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

Model Highlights

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.

On the inside, the 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.

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 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.

Options are limited on the 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.

Model News

The Acura TL receives few changes for 2011, though the grille has been restyled slightly.

Value Writeup

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.


To get up to date 2011 Acura TL values, we highly recommend you evaluate and compare the Retail, Private Party, and/or Trade-In Values from the following reputable market pricing providers:

Preview ImageManufacturer's Color Code
Manufacturer color code BB
Manufacturer color code BX
Manufacturer color code BK
Manufacturer color code WY
Manufacturer color code WZ
Manufacturer color code SX
Manufacturer color code RX
Manufacturer color code GR
Manufacturer color code BF
Manufacturer color code GY
Manufacturer color code SL
Manufacturer color code BS
Manufacturer color code BR


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score4
EPA ClassificationMid-Size


DrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive
Trans Type5
Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)2.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1)1.61
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)0.69
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.49
Reverse Ratio (:1)1.89
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)4.31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy26 MPG
Cruising Range - City333.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City18 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined21 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy481.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine TypeGas V6
Fuel SystemPGM-FI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM280 @ 6200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM254 @ 5000
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)130
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity9.1 qts


Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume98.2 ft³
Front Head Room38.4 in
Front Leg Room42.5 in
Front Shoulder Room58.1 in
Front Hip Room55.7 in
Second Head Room36.7 in
Second Leg Room36.2 in
Second Shoulder Room56.2 in
Second Hip Room54.8 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase109.3 in
Length, Overall195.3 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors74.0 in
Height, Overall57.2 in
Track Width, Front63.2 in
Track Width, Rear63.8 in
Min Ground Clearance5.9 in
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume13.1 ft³


Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3721 lbs
Suspension Type - FrontIndependent
Suspension Type - RearIndependent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front1.18 in
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear0.75 in
Front Tire SizeP245/50VR17
Rear Tire SizeP245/50VR17
Spare Tire SizeN/A
Front Wheel Size17 x 8 in
Rear Wheel Size17 x 8 in
Spare Wheel SizeN/A
Front Wheel MaterialAlloy
Rear Wheel MaterialAlloy
Spare Wheel MaterialN/A
Steering TypeVariable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall14.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)2.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb38.4 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brake TypePwr
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness12.6 x 1.1 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness13.2 x 0.4 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx18.5 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

4 Years/50,000 Miles

6 Years/70,000 Miles

5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating


Overall Rating: Not Rated

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: Not Rated

Overall Side Crash Rating: Not Rated

Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 9.3%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information


Mfg's Report Date:
FEB 03, 2016


Potential Number Of Units Affected:

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. Remedy parts are expected to be available in Summer 2016. Interim notices will be mailed to owners during March 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JY0, JY1, and JY2.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Rebate Information

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