Used Car: 2014 Acura TL Review
The 2014 Acura TL is an appealing midsize car, critics said, with an attractive, well-built interior and spacious rear seats.
The 2014 TL's base V6 engine provides good power, according to reviewers, and the all-wheel drive models' somewhat larger V6 delivers slightly stronger punch. The TL comes standard with front-wheel drive and an automatic transmission. All-wheel drive and a manual transmission are available. According to the EPA, the base 2014 Acura TL gets 20/29 mpg city/highway, which is about average for a six-cylinder car in this class. The 2014 TL feels nimble during cornering, reviewers said, especially when equipped with all-wheel drive. However, they noted that the TL's steering feels a bit numb, which can make the car less engaging to drive. The ride is stiff, auto writers noted, making it potentially less comfortable on rough pavement.
Automotive journalists wrote that the 2014 Acura TL's cabin has a pleasing design, upscale materials and excellent build quality. The TL's rear seats are spacious for the class, critics said. Trunk space is about average in base models and below-average in models with all-wheel drive. Standard features include leather upholstery, heated front seats, a moonroof, satellite radio and Bluetooth. Available features include push-button start, voice-controlled navigation, a rearview camera, an ELS surround-sound audio system, ventilated front seats and blind spot monitoring. Some reviewers complained that the TL has too many buttons on its dashboard, though a few noted that the controls for the navigation system are easy to use.
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Other Cars to Consider
The 2014 Lexus ES provides a comfortable ride and a strong V6 engine, according to auto writers. The Lexus ES also earned praise for its large back seat and solid interior build quality.
The 2014 Audi A4 offers a smooth ride and sporty handling, critics said. The A4 also has strong acceleration, they added, and it gets better fuel economy than the TL.