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Reviewed by Marty Padgett
Editorial Director, The Car Connection
BASE INVOICE
$30,847
BASE MSRP
$33,625
Quick Take
On all counts, the 2007 Acura TL is a sophisticated, luxurious, and dependable car. What it lacks is excitement. Read more »
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sportier seating, carbon fiber trim, and racy steel pedals

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the current TL sedan exhibits a wider, more aggressive stance

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the TL's cabin is nicely finished

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a mid-product-cycle face-lift added a revised front fascia and new headlamps and taillights

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Pricing and Specifications by Style
$33,625 $38,325
MSRP $33,625
INVOICE $30,847 Browse used listings in your area
4-Door Sedan AT
Gas Mileage 20 mpg City/28 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas V6, 3.2L
EPA Class Mid-Size
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style 4dr Car
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In order to create the most comprehensive review of the 2007 Acura TL available on the Web, the editors at TheCarConnection.com scoured reviews from other sources. At TheCarConnection.com, editors read what others have to say about cars, drive the cars themselves, and unite those experiences into one sum-total review that values consensus and shares conflicting opinions. Drivers also find comparisons of the 2007 Acura TL to other vehicles in its class.

Acura's mid-size luxury sport sedan is the TL. In the 2007 Acura TL, shoppers will find specific updates to the interior and exterior styling versus the 2006 model. An upgraded navigation system, featuring AcuraLink satellite communication and nifty real-time traffic information, is new for 2007.

Apart from these changes, 2007 also brings back the high-performance Type-S model, which offers performance features such as a sport-tuned suspension and a redesigned transmission. Plus, it comes in a color called "Blue Pearl Kinetic" that isn't available on other models.

But mostly, the 2007 Acura TL Type-S stands out from other entries in the line because of its higher-output, 286-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine (which drivers normally find in the more high-end RL sedan). Other TL models get a 3.2-liter V-6 making 253 horsepower.

While the Type-S can be specified with either a manual or automatic transmission, the standard 2007 Acura TL comes only with a five-speed Sequential SportShift automatic transmission. As such, the TL performs with plenty of gusto, though TheCarConnection.com’s editors wish it would shift with a verve to match the engine; shifts can be hesitant.

The 2007 Acura TL has a look that’s both conservative and stylish, with a mix of angularity and subtler, more sweeping surfaces; the result is a well-proportioned profile of a sport sedan. The Type-S makes the look sit even better, with added quad exhaust tips, ten-spoke alloy wheels, and a rear spoiler. Inside, as with other Acura vehicles, the TL has a swoopy, curved instrument panel with plenty of eye-catching surfaces and a cabin appointed in rich materials that stands out as among the better in its class.

The good news and bad news here are the same: The 2007 Acura TL is, for better and for worse, closely related to the Honda Accord. The plusses are clear; it's a practical, relatively affordable vehicle with an especially roomy interior that works flawlessly in most respects. The minuses, however, are also troublesome. The Acura TL lacks oomph and excitement overall. It has front-wheel drive, and not much can be done to make such a high-power model handle as well as rear-wheel-drive (or all-wheel-drive) sport sedans.

In any case, drivers appreciate that the 2007 Acura TL comes with plenty of standard equipment—including a system that plays the DVD-Audio format. These are the kinds of things that other manufacturers usually convince drivers to tack on as extras, and together they make the TL a strong value. Acura also offers a voice-activated nav system and high-performance summer tires.

Likes:

  • Smooth, powerful engine
  • Comfortable interior
  • Build quality
  • Crisp handling, yet supple ride

Dislikes:

  • Lacks personality
  • Torque steer with front-wheel drive
  • Balky automatic transmission
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