Honda is one of the few automakers left that still sprinkle manual transmission options throughout its lineup, with the Acura TL being the. Whatever you think of the new Acura TL’s er, unusual styling, you’ve got to hand it to the boffins working on the car — they’re enthusiasts. Thankfully, shortly after the TL went on sale, Acura announced plans to add a manual gearbox back to the lineup. Unfortunately, it would.

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Review: 2010 Acura TL SH-AWD 6MT is a mouthful, not a handful

Additional passive-safety features include three-point seatbelts for all seating positions, driver and front passenger seatbelt load-limiters with an automatic tensioning system and a Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren LATCH system that permits quick, secure attachment of up to two child seats in the outboard locations of the rear seating area. Select a Model 3. In addition, the front dampers generate 14 percent less high speed compression damping which helps improve ride quality.

Shifter feel could be more mechanical, but it’s a minor complaint. Autoblog accepts vehicle loans from auto manufacturers with a tank of gas and sometimes insurance for the purpose of evaluation and editorial content. Wheels and tires are as expressive as the exterior styling.

In addition to being 2 percent larger in diameter, the driveshafts have a larger inboard spline size and team with more heavy-duty CV joints.

Forthe standard TL is now available with an inch diameter aluminum wheels with all-season tires, giving the TL a more aggressive, sporty appearance. Like most of the auto news industry, we also sometimes accept travel, lodging and event access for vehicle drive and news coverage opportunities. You must be logged in to perform that action. The Acura engineers met their target: Delivery time is approximately five weeks.


Acura also recalibrated the Hill Start Assist system to keep the car from rolling back on inclines. Here’s how to disable adblocking on our site.

It automatically engages at inclines steeper than eight degrees. Privacy Policy Terms of use. Steering feels better thanks to an electric power steering system recalibrated for additional heft at higher speeds, although a slight dead spot remains.

Review: Acura TL SH-AWD 6MT is a mouthful, not a handful – Autoblog

The six-speed manual will be available only with the hp, 3. The Owner’s Guide provides a quick how-to on basic functions and features. Engineers worked to get Acura’s first SH-AWD manual’s gearshift and clutch to feel as good as any front-drive Acura or Hondawith an 8mm shift throw, which it claims is shortest in the segment.

Six air bags and active head restraints for the driver and front passenger seats are just a few of the long list of passive safety features built into the TL. You still haven’t turned t, your adblocker or whitelisted our kanual.

The car will cost the same as an automatic TL with the tech package, and in. An impressive array of standard features includes a power moonroof, dual-zone adaptive climate control, way power adjustable driver seat, eight-way power adjustable passenger front seat, and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for the Sequential Fl automatic transmission. New gear synchronizers deliver manyal shift accuracy and feel, and a short-throw shifter assembly generates confident shifting combined with low shift effort.

With sweeping shapes, generous use of premium materials and passionate attention to detail, the TL rewards the discriminating eye. By keeping the pedal effort linear, the driver has improved feel that results in better clutch interaction. Photo Gallery 4 Photos in this Gallery. Premium Milano leather seating surfaces included with acuraa Technology Package further enhances comfort and visual appeal.


These files contain detailed information about your vehicle, and can be downloaded, searched, and printed. Select the option to run kanual for autoblog. Stiffer front and manyal engine mounts are fitted and percent stiffer, respectivelyplus a percent stiffer rear hydro mount and a percent stiffer upper transmission mount.

The Navigation System features an 8-inch full VGA high-resolution color display for excellent visibility. Honda is one of the few automakers left that still sprinkle manual transmission options throughout its lineup, with the Acura TL being the latest offering from the Japanese automaker’s upscale arm to get a shift-for-yourself six speed.

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Driving the Wildest Production Lambo Ever. Unfortunately, a rare bout of inclement weather in the Los Angeles area kept us from putting it through our testing wringer, so we can’t say if it’s faster than our similarly-equipped long-termer. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

The new self-adjusting, dual-mass clutch delivers extremely consistent effort throughout the entire stroke of the pedal. In simple terms, the ACE body design enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal crashes.

Lastly, the front driveshafts and CV-boots are replaced with heavier-duty units. The exact text will differ depending on the actual application you have running.