All-wheel drive, a strong V-6 engine, plenty of high-tech features, and plenty of space make the 2011 Acura TL a strong contender in the luxury sedan market--despite its Honda Accord basis. MotorAuthority rates the Acura TL a 7 on these strengths, though it falls short of the cream of the luxury sedan crop in term of styling and handling.
Speaking of styling, the TL is a controversial car--something uncharacteristic for Honda or Acura--and not everyone will love it. Those that do are likely to be more technology-oriented, younger, or those just looking for something different. The large, beak-like grille in particular stands out as a polarizing feature.
If you can get past the looks, or if they draw you in, there are many very good things going on inside the TL. Under the hood lies a 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine with VTEC mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and powering the front wheels. If you want Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), you'll move up...