Acura Prices 2009 TL

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz
acura prices 2009 tl

Acura has released pricing on the all new 2009 TL, and it ain’t pretty. Nor cheap. The days of an Acura TL in the low 30s are long behind us (though the Acura TSX will happily take your dough), as their “mid-range” sedan is now starting at $35,175. The previous model Acura TL started at $34,485. Should you want to give Acura more of your money, you can opt for a whopping $4270 technology package that includes navigation and hopefully some kind of guided missile system. If the base 3.5-liter V6 with 280 horsepower just doesn’t cut it for you, and front wheel-drive is too 1998, then you can shell out $39k, 265 for the 305 horsepower 3.7-liter V6 featuring SUPER HANDLING ALL WHEEL DRIVE. Should this all be chump change to you because you really wanted a BMW 335i, you could consider the $43,995 TL SH-AWD with the bigger engine, technology package and 19 inch wheels with high performance tires. While this pricing is consistent with the TL’s competitors, it really underscores how this market moved from $30k -$40k, to $35k to $50k. That’s market segment inflation for ya.

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  • Healinginfluence Healinginfluence on Sep 18, 2008

    Wouldn't it be fair to test drive the merchandise and all that it offers before commenting on the price?

  • Prado Prado on Sep 18, 2008

    Congratulations Acura on building the next generation Pontiac Bonneville.

  • ZCD2.7T ZCD2.7T on Sep 19, 2008

    I personally don't think the styling is all bad, but as has been said, it's just not as sharp as the still-great-looking last-gen TL. That said, the new one is a much larger vehicle, and the addition of optional AWD will get some people's attention. The size and feature content is comparable to the 5 series, E class, Lexus GS, Infiniti M, etc, and it's WAY cheaper than any of those, so I wouldn't be surprised if it sells pretty well after all. Same MO, if you think about it, as always for the TL. Where does that leave the current RL? Same place it's been since it was introduced - nowhere.

  • Ronin317 Ronin317 on Sep 19, 2008

    I was speaking with the sales reps at the dealer where I got my TSX a few years back, and every single one told me that the biggest complaint they get on the new TSX is the front grille. I can only imagine that multiplying with the new TL... Other than that, the car doesn't look too damn bad...hell, someone photoshop it with a better grille, and I guarantee the overall opinion on the looks goes right up. And I seriously hope the designer who came up with the new grilles was fired...