2009 Acura TL
There are 5 user reviews for the 5-Spd AT SH-AWD w/Technology Package HPT trim shown below
- Reliability, Performance and Value
- Needs Seat Coolers, Gas Mileage could be better
Purchased As Used
This car is fast, comfortable and extremely configurable. I bought my 2009 used with 27K miles on it and it still smelled new inside. The car gets good gas mileage on the highway but below average when driving around town. The car is a great value for a used car and I would recommend to anyone. I know there are strong reactions on the styling which resulted in the "beak" of the 2009-2012 being re-styled. I like the aggressive angular styling and in fact prefer the styling of the earlier version over the current iteration.
The 3.7L V6 is powerful and quick. The SH-AWD option also adds stability I've seen in few cars. This is the best handling car I've ever driven in rain and snow and I actuall prefer it to my 4X4 4Runner. If you shop smart through a dealer or through a private seller, you should really consider this car!...read morehide
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- You get a alot of Luxury standard that you would have to pay for in other Makes
- XM radio is not impressive but that is not Acuras fault! I love my TL!!!
Purchased As New
I have had this car for going on 4 months and I am discovering new things that it does all the time. Built in Hard drive that records your CD's in a matter of minutes! Real time traffic is great, gets me out of traffic all of the time. Love the bluethooth and the navigation. Not my first Acura and I will definetly be keeping this car for a long time!...read morehide
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- Very Good Ride, Enough Power, Great Technology
- Not as Smooth as the RL (but what is?)
Purchased As New
I just leased an '09 TL with the Tech package and I'm very impressed. You have to understand, I had an RL for four years, so I'm spoiled. I needed to downsize and got a great offer from Honda. Nice alternative. Saved money and still got a great car. Real Time traffic and XM are must haves....read morehide
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- not much! Seats a littel stiff, could use lumbar in passanger but who cares really!
Purchased As New
Just bought the black with umber seats.
First Acura for my wife and I. The dealer here in reno is the best auto dealer we have ever dealt with and i can not recommend enough. And i have bought from dealers in san francisco, all over bay area and utah.
Photo's of this car nor the website can do it justice. I can not explain it. I did not care for the silver trim on the front end so they showed me ones that they are painting solid and now it just looks awesome. I understand how some people had issues with the trim on the nose but now we have received many compliments in only one week! The drive is very very fun. We have the 19" High performance and yes its a little stiffer but not really that bad to me but thats the compromise you always make with fatter tires for handling. We opted for the 18" winter wheel exchange program here with the dealer, they store and rotate and swap at our will.
Here is the deal with this car...I have a weekness for cars and tend to get a new one every three years. I have owned BMW 3 series and 5 series and X5. I have had range rover discovery and just traded in a Full size range rover hse for this car, i have owned auidi cars and wagons, suburu..you name it ive had it. My parents are big lexus fans and ive driven every one they have owned for the last 20 years, all of them are nice, great value but boring to me. This is what i can tell you. This is the first car i have purchased that to me is a true value and is so darn fun to drive. It rips and handles and the stereo is off the hook. It looks so fantastic in person, the drive is a blast, to walk off with every option, extra tires, tinted windows, two sets of top of the lilne wheels and tires, full 7yr warranty etc...basically at invoice and that makes it 15k to 25k cheaper than similar model from europe!
Really folks you can not beat this combination. If you have any thoughts to see this car, go drive it and look online at some of the people who have painted the aumuninum front. They really look fantisatic. yes acura should have done this themselves but other than that the car is great. Some have complained about the buttons around the radio, but when you just use it for an hour you realize its not that many buttons and its pretty simple to use.
What i love - value value value, interior very nice looking, steering wheel great, leather on the seats seats soft but great, seats comfortable but a little stiff on longer drives, gauges just beautiful, stereo is a 10, handling perfect, power is tons of fun, brakes are excellent, exterior look way better in person and you will either love it or not but we love it (makes audi look boring), lots of room in back seats for adults on long ride, our dealer was the first acura dealer ever in usa and they are from oregon now they have this one in reno and i hope they clean up because the other dealers here are just god aweful!
Could it be better? For the money no, i just dont think a rational person could say they should have done this or that with this car, its just that good for the money and i highly recomend....read morehide
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- I absolutely love that the 2009 TL is more fuel efficient.
- Body Style
I am a 27 yr old female and I own an Acura TL 2005 (Pearl White). When I first saw the TL in 2004, I knew without a doubt that I would one day own one. I was most attracted to the compact size yet it was still packed with luxurious gadgets. To me, it was the most cutest girl car ever!!!!!! I am very disappointed with the 2009 body style. It's bigger and longer, which to me is more suited for males. However, since it is an Acura, I have no doubt that it will still be popular....read morehide
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