2012 Acura TL

2012 Acura TL Competitors

$36k luxury car, designed in Japan, built in U.S.A. 20 city / 29 hwy 370-536 mile range, gas engine
280 hp 213 cu. in. V6

As well as being compared against other luxury cars, the 2012 Acura TL is also often compared to cars, full-size SUVs, minivan and SUVs and hybrid cars. The 2012 Acura TL's top rivals come from BMW (such as the 528i and the 750Li) and Ford (such as the Fusion Sport)

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the TL compared to other luxury car competitors include: it slightly better cornering ability (0.9 g vs 0.84 g), has standard paddle shifters (standard vs not available), has standard leather (standard vs optional), has standard CD changer (standard vs not available) and has standard premium radio (standard vs optional).

However, on average it doesn't have rear air conditioning (not available vs optional), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), has slightly less cargo space (13.1 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3), has worse traction (front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive) and doesn't have roof rails (not available vs standard).

2011 BMW 528i

2011 BMW 528i
$45,925

Significant advantages of the 528i (vs the TL )

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Significantly more gears: 8 vs 6
  • Optional navigation system

Significant disadvantages of the 528i (vs the TL )

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Leather must be bought separately
  • CD changer not available

common strengths of the 528i and TL

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 32 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 20 mpg
  • Good highway range: 592 miles vs 536 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW 528i vs the 2012 Acura TL

2011 Acura TSX

2011 Acura TSX
$31,845

Significant advantages of the TSX (vs the TL )

  • Much more cargo room: 60.5 ft3 vs 13.1 ft3
  • Roof rails comes standard
  • Many more cupholders: 8 vs 4

Significant disadvantages of the TSX (vs the TL )

  • Significantly worse cornering ability: 0.81 g vs 0.9 g
  • Sluggish performance: 17.9 lb/hp vs 13.3 lb/hp
  • Premium radio not available

common strengths of the TSX and TL

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 30 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 20 mpg
  • Good highway range: 555 miles vs 536 miles
arrow Compare the TSX vs the TL

2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Audi A4 Premium
$33,175

Significant advantages of the A4 Premium (vs the TL )

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Significantly more cargo room: 34.0 ft3 vs 13.1 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the A4 Premium (vs the TL )

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6
  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Sluggish performance: 16.7 lb/hp vs 13.3 lb/hp

common strengths of the A4 Premium and TL

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 30 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 20 mpg
  • Good highway range: 516 miles vs 536 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi A4 Premium vs the 2012 Acura TL

2011 Mercedes-Benz E350

2011 Mercedes-Benz E350
$50,275

Significant advantages of the E350 (vs the TL )

  • Significantly more airbags: 7 vs 5
  • Optional navigation system
  • Entertainment system comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the E350 (vs the TL )

  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 24 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Leather must be bought separately
  • No subwoofer

common strengths of the E350 and TL

  • Good highway range: 506 miles vs 536 miles
  • Good city range: 359 miles vs 370 miles
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 vs the 2012 Acura TL

2012 BMW 750Li

2012 BMW 750Li
$90,075

Significant advantages of the 750Li (vs the TL )

  • Rear air conditioning comes standard
  • Navigation system comes standard
  • Significantly roomier back seats: 57.4 ft3 vs 43.2 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the 750Li (vs the TL )

  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 22 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Significantly worse city mileage: 14 mpg vs 20 mpg
  • Significantly wider turning radius: 41.7 ft vs 38.4 ft

common strengths of the 750Li and TL

  • Both have spacious front seats: 57.7 ft3 vs 55.0 ft3
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both come standard with paddle shifters
arrow Compare the 2012 BMW 750Li vs the 2012 Acura TL

2012 Acura TL

2012 Acura TL
$40,040

Significant advantages of the TL (vs the TL )

  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive

Significant disadvantages of the TL (vs the TL )

  • None found

common strengths of the TL and TL

  • Inexpensive: $40,040 vs $36,490
  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.0 ft3 vs 55.0 ft3
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
arrow Compare the TL vs the TL

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the TL compared to car competitors include: it has an auxiliary audio input jack, slightly faster 0-60 time (6.8 seconds vs 8.9 seconds), slightly better cornering ability (0.9 g vs 0.79 g), has standard paddle shifters (standard vs unknown) and has standard moon roof (standard vs not available).

However, on average it has worse traction (front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive), slightly wider turning radius (38.4 ft vs 36.1 ft), doesn't have navigation system (not available vs optional), doesn't have folding rear seats (not available vs standard) and slightly less ground clearance (4.5" vs 5.9").

2012 Ford Fusion Sport

2012 Ford Fusion Sport
$29,795

Significant advantages of the Fusion Sport (vs the TL )

  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
  • Folding rear seats comes standard
  • Optional entertainment system

Significant disadvantages of the Fusion Sport (vs the TL )

  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 396 miles vs 536 miles
  • Significantly shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 280 miles vs 370 miles

common strengths of the Fusion Sport and TL

  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
  • Let your passengers conveniently adjust their seat with the {better}'s power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the {worse}
arrow Compare the 2012 Ford Fusion Sport vs the 2012 Acura TL

2011 Kia Forte EX

2011 Kia Forte EX
$17,590

Significant advantages of the Forte EX (vs the TL )

  • Significantly longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 4 year
  • Tighter turning radius: 33.9 ft vs 38.4 ft
  • Longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the Forte EX (vs the TL )

  • Significantly worse cornering ability: 0.79 g vs 0.9 g
  • Significantly slower 0-60 mph time: 10.3 seconds vs 6.8 seconds
  • Significantly slower 1/4 mile time: 17.6 s s @ 80.8 mph mph vs 15.3 s s @ 96.0 mph mph

common strengths of the Forte EX and TL

  • Longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 4 year
  • Longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.8 ft3 vs 55.0 ft3
arrow Compare the 2011 Kia Forte EX vs the 2012 Acura TL

2012 Volkswagen Passat 2.5L S

2012 Volkswagen Passat 2.5L S
$20,765

Significant advantages of the Passat 2.5L S (vs the TL )

  • Folding rear seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Passat 2.5L S (vs the TL )

  • Significantly shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Significantly shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 4 year
  • Sluggish performance: 18.6 lb/hp vs 13.3 lb/hp

common strengths of the Passat 2.5L S and TL

  • Good highway range: 592 miles vs 536 miles
  • Good city range: 388 miles vs 370 miles
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2012 Volkswagen Passat 2.5L S vs the 2012 Acura TL

2011 Honda Accord LX

2011 Honda Accord LX
$22,150

Significant advantages of the Accord LX (vs the TL )

  • Significantly roomier front seats: 59.3 ft3 vs 55.0 ft3
  • Folding rear seats comes standard
  • Fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 610 miles vs 536 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Accord LX (vs the TL )

  • Significantly worse cornering ability: 0.79 g vs 0.9 g
  • Significantly shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Significantly shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 4 year

common strengths of the Accord LX and TL

  • Good highway range: 610 miles vs 536 miles
  • Both have spacious front seats: 59.3 ft3 vs 55.0 ft3
  • Good city range: 426 miles vs 370 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Accord LX vs the 2012 Acura TL

2011 Infiniti G37

2011 Infiniti G37
$38,045

Significant advantages of the G37 (vs the TL )

  • Longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Folding rear seats comes standard
  • Better road traction: rear-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive

Significant disadvantages of the G37 (vs the TL )

  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 31.4 ft3 vs 43.2 ft3
  • Paddle shifters not available

common strengths of the G37 and TL

  • Longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Good highway range: 540 miles vs 536 miles
  • Both provide sporty handling: 11.0 lb/hp vs 13.3 lb/hp
arrow Compare the 2011 Infiniti G37 vs the 2012 Acura TL

2012 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0T

2012 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0T
$25,405

Significant advantages of the Sonata SE 2.0T (vs the TL )

  • Sonata SE 2.0T's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Significantly roomier front seats: 61.0 ft3 vs 55.0 ft3
  • Significantly longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 4 year

Significant disadvantages of the Sonata SE 2.0T (vs the TL )

  • Passenger power seats not available
  • Moon roof not available
  • Premium radio not available

common strengths of the Sonata SE 2.0T and TL

  • Both have spacious front seats: 61.0 ft3 vs 55.0 ft3
  • Good highway range: 629 miles vs 536 miles
  • Longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 4 year
arrow Compare the 2012 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0T vs the 2012 Acura TL

compared to full-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the TL compared to full-size SUV competitors include: it is significantly sportier (13.3 lb/hp vs 16.2 lb/hp), has a much longer-lasting basic warranty (4 year vs 3 year), has a much longer basic warranty (50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile), slightly tighter turning radius (38.4 ft vs 40.4 ft) and has standard paddle shifters (standard vs unknown).

However, on average it has much less cargo space (13.1 ft3 vs 116.9 ft3), much less ground clearance (4.5" vs 7.4"), has much fewer seats (5 vs 8), has significantly less spacious front seats (55.0 ft3 vs 59.8 ft3) and doesn't have roof rails (not available vs standard).

2012 GMC Acadia SLT

2012 GMC Acadia SLT
$39,640

Significant advantages of the Acadia SLT (vs the TL )

  • Much more cargo room: 116.9 ft3 vs 13.1 ft3
  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 7.4" vs 4.5"
  • More seats: 8 vs 5

Significant disadvantages of the Acadia SLT (vs the TL )

  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 4 year
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Sluggish performance: 16.2 lb/hp vs 13.3 lb/hp

common strengths of the Acadia SLT and TL

  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats for the passenger
arrow Compare the 2012 GMC Acadia SLT vs the 2012 Acura TL

compared to minivan and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the TL compared to minivan and SUV competitors include: it is slightly more fuel efficient in the city (20 mpg vs 15 mpg), is significantly more fuel efficient on the highway (29 mpg vs 21 mpg), is much sportier (13.3 lb/hp vs 20.4 lb/hp), gets significantly more from a tank of gas in the city (370 miles vs 292 miles) and gets much more from a tank of gas on the highway (536 miles vs 406 miles).

However, on average it has much less cargo space (13.1 ft3 vs 60.9 ft3), costs more ($36,490 vs $22,490), has slightly less spacious back seats (43.2 ft3 vs 51.1 ft3), has worse traction (front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive) and significantly wider turning radius (38.4 ft vs 34.7 ft).

2011 Jeep Liberty Limited Edition

2011 Jeep Liberty Limited Edition
$29,045

Significant advantages of the Liberty Limited Edition (vs the TL )

  • Much more cargo room: 60.9 ft3 vs 13.1 ft3
  • Better road traction: four-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
  • Folding rear seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Liberty Limited Edition (vs the TL )

  • Much worse highway mileage: 21 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent
  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 150 ft vs 128 ft

common strengths of the Liberty Limited Edition and TL

  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Power steering availability
  • Both have power seats for the passenger
arrow Compare the 2011 Jeep Liberty Limited Edition vs the 2012 Acura TL

2011 Kia Sportage LX

2011 Kia Sportage LX
$22,490

Significant advantages of the Sportage LX (vs the TL )

  • Much more cargo room: 54.6 ft3 vs 13.1 ft3
  • Significantly tighter turning radius: 34.7 ft vs 38.4 ft
  • Folding rear seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Sportage LX (vs the TL )

  • Much slower 0-60 mph time: 10.3 seconds vs 6.8 seconds
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 406 miles vs 536 miles
  • Sluggish performance: 19.7 lb/hp vs 13.3 lb/hp

common strengths of the Sportage LX and TL

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 29 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 21 mpg vs 20 mpg
  • Both have electronic stability control
arrow Compare the 2011 Kia Sportage LX vs the 2012 Acura TL

compared to hybrid car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the TL compared to hybrid car competitors include: it is much sportier (13.3 lb/hp vs 27.7 lb/hp), has slightly more airbags (5 vs 4), is significantly more powerful (280 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 98 HP @ 5,800 RPM), has slightly more spacious front seats (55.0 ft3 vs 49.5 ft3) and has slightly more spacious back seats (43.2 ft3 vs 35.1 ft3).

However, on average it is significantly less fuel efficient in the city (20 mpg vs 44 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (29 mpg vs 44 mpg), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), is not a hybrid car and costs more ($36,490 vs $18,970).

2011 Honda Insight

2011 Honda Insight
$18,970

Significant advantages of the Insight (vs the TL )

  • Hybrid
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Significantly better city mileage: 40 mpg vs 20 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Insight (vs the TL )

  • Sluggish performance: 27.7 lb/hp vs 13.3 lb/hp
  • Much worse cornering ability: 0.79 g vs 0.9 g
  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6

common strengths of the Insight and TL

  • Both have speed-sensitive volume
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Insight vs the 2012 Acura TL

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid
$27,520

Significant advantages of the Civic Hybrid (vs the TL )

  • Hybrid
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Significantly better city mileage: 44 mpg vs 20 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Civic Hybrid (vs the TL )

  • Sluggish performance: 26.1 lb/hp vs 13.3 lb/hp
  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6
  • Worse brakes

common strengths of the Civic Hybrid and TL

  • Both come standard with leather interiors
arrow Compare the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid vs the 2012 Acura TL