Acura’s midsize sedan was (controversially) restyled for the 2009 model year, changing what once was a conservatively-styled midsize sedan into one of the most polarizing automotive designs since the Pontiac Aztek. For 2012, the Acura TL gets a bit of rhinoplasty
, making its front end less controversial
, and in our opinion, somewhat better looking than its 2011 counterpart.
Underneath the sheet metal, the 2012 Acura TL has a lot of selling points. It’s available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, can be had with either a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission (in AWD models), offers day-long-comfortable seating and comes with an outstanding audio system if you opt for the Tech Package.
That said, the 2012 Acura TL
isn’t perfect, and it can’t seem to decide if it wants to be a sport sedan or an entry-level luxury sedan. Truth be told, front-wheel drive TL models don’t offer a lot of entertainment value for serious drivers. The...