Conclusion Acura's attention to detail pays special dividends when turned in the direction of safety.
FEATURES | 9 out of 10
The TL is at its best as a showcase for high-tech functions and features. The sedan connects easily to a wide range of personal devices. Even the base 2010 TL features a standard USB iPod/MP3 interface, an eight-speaker audio system, and a crisp, high-resolution center-mounted display for controlling the infotainment system. The circular controller is as user-friendly as an Apple device. The aural quality of the system is quite good even in base form, and with the 10-speaker upgrade, it's a thunderous setup.
Still, all this hardware means the TL's dash is festooned with buttons. After a few weeks of familiarity the controls become more obvious, and it becomes easier to operate the navigation, audio, and Bluetooth.
The "base" Acura TL is hardly as stripped down as the title might indicate. Key standard items on the 2010 Acura TL include "iPod and Bluetooth connectivity."
The center stack's intuitive click-and-turn interface controls the available GPS, and an optional voice command system makes it even easier to find and input your itinerary. You can even access Zagat reviews on the fly. The Technology Package unleashes your inner geek, with a "voice-activated navigation system."