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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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. Photo Gallery 4 Photos in this Gallery.

Review: 2010 Acura TL SH-AWD 6MT is a mouthful, not a handful

In addition, the front dampers generate 14 percent less high speed compression damping which helps improve ride quality. Engine side mount bushing stiffness increases by 80 percent, front mount rate increases by 17 percent, rear hydro mount firmness increases by 50 percent and the transmission upper mount is stiffened by percent. Kirill Ougarov February 15, 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.

Wheels and tires are as expressive as the exterior styling. Standard is a 3. Select a Model 3. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting. Honda management figured the stick might as well be scrubbed, however, and management still has months to pull the plug if it so decides.


The six-speed manual transmission is an all-new design that is substantially stronger than the previous generation TL manual transmission. Most luxury brands can boast no better than a low single-digit manual gearbox take-rate. Thanks to its large exterior dimensions, the fourth generation TL has 1.

First Drive: Acura TL SH-AWD Manual – Motor Trend

You may order presentation ready copies to distribute to your colleagues, customers, or clients, by visiting http: Since we’ve spent the better part of a year with a TL SH-AWD in our long-term fleet, we knew what to expect from this identically-equipped save for the gearbox car: That’s enough for those Acura boffins to argue for it, coming a year after the new TL’s launch, due to the car’s engineering development cadence.

Honda is one of the afura automakers left that still sprinkle manual transmission options throughout its lineup, with the Acura TL being the latest offering from the Japanese automaker’s upscale arm to get a shift-for-yourself six speed. Please contact any authorized Acura dealer to determine if your vehicle is eligible for an update and to schedule a software update appointment.

When the road incline exceeds an 8-degree threshold and the vehicle is fully stopped, Hill Start Assist automatically activates.

Engineers worked to get Acura’s first SH-AWD manual’s gearshift and clutch to feel as good as any front-drive Acura or Hondawith an 8mm shift throw, mabual it claims is shortest in the segment.

Clutch-pedal takeup is even and progressive, saving you from lurches, and the gearshift feels as good as the Civic Si’s. Very well, thank you. Premium Milano leather seating surfaces included with the Technology Package further enhances comfort and visual appeal.

On the dollar front, selecting the manual over the auto doesn’t add or subtract from the purchase price. The car will cost the same as an automatic TL acurz the tech package, and in. The Lincoln Nautilus. If you want a manual with your TSX, you can only get one mated to its base 2. Unfortunately, a rare bout 201 inclement weather in the Los Angeles area kept us from putting it through our testing wringer, so we can’t say if it’s faster than our similarly-equipped long-termer.


Available for the TL are inch alloy wheels with all-season tires. Select the option to run ads for autoblog. Select a Year GO. Shifter feel could be more mechanical, but it’s a minor complaint.

These files contain detailed information about your vehicle, and can be downloaded, searched, and printed. With optimized suspension, two performance transmission choices, plus an available Technology Package featuring a comprehensive array of navigation and communication aids, the TL offers manuwl appeal than ever before.

The design and execution of the interior is an artful combination of leather surfaces, accented by metallic and wood-pattern trim. Coverage and terms of your vehicle’s warranties, including general provisions, new vehicle limited warranty, emissions, tires and accessories warranties, replacement parts and more. However, the manual is offered only in tandem with the TL’s technology package. Ads can be annoying. Privacy Policy Terms of use.

In addition to the powertrain and technology choices, TL buyers can further customize their performance luxury sedan with tire and wheel upgrades.

You have no vehicle information saved in your Acura Owners account. Besides the smooth shifting-action, the tri-pedal enhances the TL’s sporting intentions.

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