Are you a sport sedan’s fan? I think you would love a new sport sedan like Acura TL 2008.
Totally reengineered way back in 2004, Acura’s mid-size TL entry-level luxury/sport sedan received a number of updates and improvements for 2007. These improvements included revised exterior and interior styling, as well as an upgraded navigation system with AcuraLink satellite communication system and real-time traffic monitoring. With so much changing last year, alterations for 2008 were limited. For Acura, 2008 is the year that the company added tire pressure monitors as standard along with a new color, Bold Beige.
The most sporting 2008 acura tl is the Type-S high-performance edition. It’s stuffed with a 286-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine, and its chassis gets a sport suspension. The TL Type-S can be visually distinguished by its rear spoiler, 10-spoke alloy wheels, quad exhaust tips, and other upgrades.
The TL’s standard 3.2-liter V-6 engine delivers 253 hp. While the Type-S can be ordered with either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission, the standard TL only comes with a five-speed Sequential SportShift automatic. The TL comes with lots of standard equipment, including a DVD-Audio system and a relative handful of available options.
On the plus side, these roots form the basis for a smooth and refined automobile that is also practical and not too pricey. However, a certain passion is lacking from the Acura TL, and this sedan doesn’t have the same level of personality that some other cars in the class have. Part of the problem is the front-wheel-drive powertrain that limits what Honda engineers can do with the car.