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Quick Drive: 2012 Acura TL

2012

Quick Drive: 2012 Acura TL

We haven’t had much interest in Acura over the past few years, although I owned an Integra back in the day, but we’ve tested a few cars that compare to this so we thought we’d jump right in. Also we drove the new TSX real quick at the Main Street in Motion event and were pretty impressed with it.

2011 Acura TL on the track!

2011 Acura TL on the track!

We haven’t had much interest in Acura over the past few years, although I owned an Integra back in the day, but we’ve tested a few cars that compare to this so we thought we’d jump right in. Also we drove the new TSX real quick at the Main Street in Motion event and were pretty impressed with it.

For 2012 Acura toned back the styling of the TL, which was a good thing. Inside the Acura was nice luxury and great materials. One thing Acura has been known for is packing their cars with advanced technology. We didn’t get the chance to really sit down and mess with everything packed into this car but we can tell you it was a lot.

The TL was one of the cars we did take out on the infield track. It’s equipped with a 6-speed multi-clutch automatic transmission and features a rev-matching downshift, so we really wanted to check it out. I was not disappointed. The steering was really balanced and although this car did have some lean to it, it was never too much. The shifting and getting the power to the wheels is really where this TL shined on the track. It was by far the best car quipped with an automatic transmission that we drove on the track that day.

Thanks to our friends at Non-Stock Photography for the photos.

Car was driven and reviewed by Adam Moore at the Texas Auto Roundup in conjunction with the .

Adam Moore

Adam was one of the founding members of txGarage back in 2007 when he worked for a Suzuki dealership in Dallas, TX. He is now our Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. He's always been into cars and trucks and has extensive knowledge on both. Check Adam out on twitter @adamaoc.

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