Advertisement
Go
2012 Acura TL Photo
7.0
/ 10
On Green
BASE INVOICE
$33,526
BASE MSRP
$35,705
On Green
The 2012 Acura TL is a straightforward V-6 sedan with no hybrid technology, so gas mileage is merely average.
7.0 out of 10
Browse Acura TL inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

GREEN | 7 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

18 mpg city, 26 highway (AWD auto); 17/25 (AWD manual); 20/29 (front-wheel drive, 3.5-liter)
U.S. EPA





For a mid-size to large luxury sedan, with all-wheel drive, the 2012 Acura TL gets about the gas mileage you'd expect.

Base front-wheel-drive versions of the 2012 Acura TL get a reasonably good 20 mpg city, 29 highway; but those with the somewhat larger 3.7-liter engine and all-wheel drive aren't nearly as frugal or efficient. With the automatic transmission, models with SH-AWD get 18 mpg city, 26 highway, and with the six-speed manual gearbox it's rated at just 17/25.

Those ratings might be slightly on the pessimistic side, if several real-world drives with our editorial team are representative. For instance, we averaged nearly 23 mpg in about 400 miles of cold-weather driving—about two-thirds of it on the highway, but most of it taking advantage of the TL's strong acceleration. That's better than many other V-6 sedans with all-wheel drive.

Conclusion

The 2012 Acura TL is a straightforward V-6 sedan with no hybrid technology, so gas mileage is merely average.

« Prev: Features
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Advertisement
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

More From High Gear Media


 
 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by Homestar, LLC. Send us feedback.