The 2009 Acura TL introduced a new face for the TL model. One
not everybody will find appealing. Aside from the distinctive
grille the rest of the 2009 Acura TL is quite unadventurous,
a plus in the sort or discreet luxury segment it is aimed at.
Powering the Acura TL is a choice of two engines. Standard fitment
is a 3.5 litre V6 which develops 280 horsepower and sends its
power to the front wheels through Acura's Sequential SportShift
5-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle
shifters and Grade Logic Control.
For the more performance conscious there is the Acura TL SH-AWD
model, equipped with a 3.7 litre V6 option which manages to
produce a respectable 305 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque
at 5000 rpm. During rapid cornering, the SH-AWD system distributes
more torque to the outside rear wheel to create what Acura call
a "yaw moment" to help the the car turn in faster.
Available on both the Acura TL and TL SH-AWD is a technology
package that includes the most comprehensive array of advanced
electronic features ever offered by Acura. The Technology Package
includes the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition,
AcuraLink real-time traffic, AcuraLink weather with Doppler-style
radar mapping, an Acura/ELS Surround premium audio system and
Keyless Access System with pushbutton ignition. The included
Navigation System features a new 8-inch full VGA high-resolution
color display for improved visibility.