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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This enhanced frontal crash energy management helps to reduce the forces transferred to the passenger compartment and can help to more evenly disperse the forces transferred to other vehicles in a crash. Honda is one of the few automakers left that still sprinkle manual transmission options throughout its lineup, with manuall Acura TL being the latest offering from the Japanese automaker’s upscale arm to get a shift-for-yourself six speed.
That’s enough for those Acura acurw to argue for it, coming a year after the new TL’s launch, due to the car’s engineering development cadence. Click here for reprint permission. Details manuao be found in the Warranty section.
In addition, the front dampers generate 14 percent less high speed compression damping which helps improve ride quality.
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The six-speed manual transmission is an all-new design that is substantially stronger than the previous generation TL manual transmission. Coverage and terms of your vehicle’s warranties, including general provisions, new vehicle limited warranty, emissions, tires and accessories warranties, replacement parts and more. Our opinions and criticism remain our own — we do not accept sponsored editorial.
For six-speed manual transmission applications, special heavy-duty front driveshafts are used. Clutch-pedal takeup is even and progressive, saving you from lurches, and the gearshift feels as good as the Civic Si’s.
First Drive: 2010 Acura TL SH-AWD Manual
Todd Lassa September 28, An intuitive interface dial as well as sophisticated voice recognition capability simplifies control of this impressive technology. The Fastest Cars of Drag Week. Acura acurs recalibrated the Hill Start Assist system to keep the car from rolling back on inclines. Answer Center Find what you are looking for Optional: The ACE design utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle.
Acura TL SH-AWD Manual Quick Drive – Motor Trend
The Navigation System features an 8-inch full VGA high-resolution color display for excellent visibility. The brakes are automatically released when the vehicle begins to move forward.
Available for the TL are inch alloy wheels with all-season tires. How does it work? The Off-Road Expo. The Acura engineers met their target: The air-bag array includes dual-stage, multiple-threshold front air bags, dual-chamber front seat side air bags with front passenger seat Occupant Position Detection System and side-curtain air bags for front and zcura rear seating positions.
Most luxury brands can boast no better than a low single-digit manual gearbox take-rate. It automatically engages at inclines steeper than eight degrees.
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Acura first introduced ACE to the Acura line for the model year and its inclusion in the fourth generation TL means that every vehicle in the Acura model range now has this advanced safety engineering. Lastly, the front driveshafts and CV-boots are replaced with heavier-duty units. Contact your local Acura Dealer for assistance.
You have no vehicle information saved in your Acura Owners account. Select a Model 3. And thanks for reading Autoblog. Standard is a 3. Whatever you think of the TL’s looks — and your opinion will be strong, guaranteed — you mankal give Acura big credit for maintaining a manual gearbox option in a segment for which it has been all but abandoned.
The Lincoln Nautilus. You must be logged in to perform that action. Select a Make 2. Premium Milano leather seating manuak included with the Technology Package further enhances comfort and visual appeal. 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 SportShift automatic transmission.
Select a Make 2. Shifter feel could be more mechanical, but it’s a minor complaint.
Additionally, the TL SH-AWD both manual and automatic transmission models is available with a 19×8-inch spoke aluminum alloy wheel with summer spec high performance tires to further add to the sedans performance capabilities. If you have questions about software updates or need assistance with locating an Acura dealer, you may contact Acura Client Relations at or use the dealer locator to find your dealer.
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The new self-adjusting, dual-mass clutch delivers extremely consistent effort 20100 the entire stroke of the pedal.
The six-speed gearbox is the sort we’ve come to expect from Honda: To purchase printed manuals, you can order online or contact:. Acura says your humble servant’s best lap time of 1: Clutch weight is just right and pickup is smooth and progressive.