2014 Acura TL Review

  • Performance
    3.9 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.4 of 5.0
  • Interior
    4.1 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    4.0 of 5.0
02 Jun 2014

Acura is known for manufacturing some of the most loved automobiles globally. The cars manufactured by the company are luxurious and economical as compared to others in its class. However, the most appealing aspect of an Acura is the build quality and durability. The latest model launched by Acura lives up to the company’s legacy. The 2014 Acura TL is economical, has a powerful engine and a comfortable interior. Moreover, the exterior design is also quite appealing. Let’s look into the 2014 Acura TL in detail:

Engine Specifications

The engine of the 2014 Acura TL comes in a single variant. However, the engine generates immense power. The standard 3.5-liter engine is uniform across all variants of the 2014 Acura TL. The 3.5-liter engine is a V-type with six cylinders. Even though the 2014 Acura TL is a luxury sedan, the powerful engine gives it a diverse class.

Transmission Option

There are two transmission options available in the 2014 Acura TL. This is to suit the preference of different drivers. The first transmission option is a 6-speed automatic. The automatic transmission is definitely a pleasure to drive. This transmission is equipped with GLC or Gear Logic Control. This allows the transmission to create accurate gear ratios for power and economy. Moreover, the auto transmission comes equipped with a paddle shifter. These are known as sequential sport shift paddles. This allows you to change gears as per your preference.

In most cases manual transmissions are quite generic. However, the manual transmission of the 2014 Acura TL is impressive. The manual is also 6-speed and is based on the close ratio technology. In addition, the transmission is equipped with Hill Start assist.


The engine specifications of the 2014 Acura TL are quite impressive. Moreover, the power that the engine produces is nothing short of amazing. The 3.5-liter engine produces a spectacular 280 ponies. The drivetrain for certain variants is a front-wheel drive. However, you can also get an all-wheel drive variant for better handling and stability.

In addition to the amazing performance and power, the 2014 Acura TL is surprisingly economical in terms of gas mileage. In the city, the massive engine can give you up to 20 miles to a gallon. On the highway, the mileage is better. You can get up to 29 miles to a gallon when driving on the highway.

Interior Styling

One of the most impressive aspects of the 2014 Acura TL is its interior. The interior is simple, elegant and practical. There are no unnecessary functions or an overcrowded console. The gauges of the 2014 Acura TL are analogue, including the speedometer and RPM meter.  There is a small LCD between the two gauges for the odometer. The seats are extremely comfortable and spacious. The rear seats are also comfortable and can easily seat up to three passengers. You can seat a total of five passengers in the 2014 Acura TL.

Exterior Design

The styling of the 2014 Acura TL is quite innovative. The headlamps have been changed and they give the front end a slightly sporty appeal. On the other hand, the rear lights give the 2014 Acura TL an aggressive appearance. The car is equipped with fog lights and a sunroof as well. The grille styling has been changed, which enhances the appearance of the car.