2010 Acura TL

Find Another Acura TL
17 CITY / 25 HWY
Overall Quality
Overall Performance and Design
Predicted Reliability


What Changed for the 2010 Acura TL:
  • New 6-speed manual transmission for the TL SH-AWD
  • TL SH-AWD, when equipped with the manual, receives different AWD, suspension and steering tuning for greater performance
  • TL SH-AWD also gets stiffer engine and transmission mounts, and heavier duty front driveshafts, differential and CV joints
  • Other Acura TL models carry over unchanged for 2010

This mid-size luxury sedan continues to add sportier options for the 2010 model year. Acura introduced a more powerful engine to the 2009 model, and the news for 2010 is the availability of an optional manual transmission as well as a re-tuned suspension.

The base model TL offers a full complement of safety features, including 17-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, a list of power features, plus an eight-speaker sound system with Bluetooth connectivity. The TL SH-AWD has 18-inch wheels (with 19-inch wheels optional), a more powerful engine, and an available two-tone interior, as well as upgraded brakes, seats, and interior trim. Both trim levels have a standard five-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Both models offer an optional Technology Package, which adds a hard-drive-based navigation system with voice recognition, an updated navigation system, GPS-linked and solar-sensing climate control, leather seats, keyless remote start, and a Panasonic/ELS 10-speaker audio system with 10 speakers.

The base model TL, with front-wheel drive and an automatic transmission, is powered by a 3.5-liter 280-hp V6 engine that produces 254 lb.-ft. of torque. The all-wheel-drive TL SH-AWD has a 3.7-liter V6 that produces 305 hp and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway for the TL, and 17 and 24 mpg for the TL SH-AWD. The six-speed manual transmission is available only with the TL SH-AWD.

The 2010 Acura TL earned five stars in government frontal and side-impact tests and a \"Good\" rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in frontal offset and side-impact testing.

When introduced, the 2010 Acura TL base price was $35,915.


J.D. Power Ratings

Initial Quality Study
Overall Quality - Design?
Body & Interior Quality - Mechanical?
Body & Interior Quality - Design?
Overall Quality - Mechanical?
Powertrain Quality - Design?
Features & Accessories Quality - Design?
Powertrain Quality - Mechanical?
Overall Quality?
Features & Accessories Quality - Mechanical?
Automotive Performance Execution and Layout
Overall Performance and Design?
Features and Instrument Panel?
Vehicle Dependability Study
Powertrain Dependability?
Body and Interior Dependability?
Overall Dependability?
Feature and Accessory Dependability?

Power Circle Scoring Legend:

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest
*Please note that JDPower.com Power Circle Ratings may not include all information used to determine J.D. Power awards. Learn more about how J.D. Power Ratings are calculated.

The Latest Acura Articles:

Acura is returning to a profile that includes performance and sporty variants, as Honda Motor's premium brand plans to introduce a new turbocharged V-6 engine and bring back Type-S sports variants for all core models in the near future.
Acura is a brand in transition. For 2018, the TLX and RLX sedans adopt Acura’s new exterior design themes, while the ILX sedan and RDX SUV patiently await overdue redesigns.
This year, Acura finally brings the long-awaited resurrection of the NSX sports car to fruition, giving the brand a much-needed injection of identity. Find out what else is new for the entire 2017 Acura car and SUV lineup...
The Precision Concept represents for Acura a light at the end of a dim product development tunnel.
For 2016, Honda Motor Company’s upscale Acura brand has spiced up its lineup with a modified RDX compact premium SUV, which features an exterior refresh and performance modifications.
For Acura, 2015 is a year of little change, yet what's different is certainly significant. Gone from the lineup are the TL and TSX sedans, leaving a void that is being filled by an all-new TLX sedan. Find out what's new for all of the 2015 Acura car and SUV models...
For 2014, Acura has added a new flagship sedan, heavily updated its largest crossover, left a few models unchanged, and discontinued the ZDX.
For 2013, Acura launches the new ILX compact luxury sedan and the redesigned RDX compact luxury crossover SUV. Find out what else is new for the 2013 Acura lineup...
Critical Facts:Acura's first wagon bodystyleFront-wheel drive powertrain2.4-liter four-cylinder engineStandard premium audio systemStandard Bluetooth hands-free communicationEstimated 30 mpg on the highwayAvailable during the fall of 2010IntroductionThe Acura TSX sedan was introduced in 2004 as a 4-door larger sibling to the Acura RSX. Put simply, the TSX sedan was a badge-engineered Honda Accord, which means that the exact car is sold in other parts of the world as the Honda Accord (interestingly enough, the North American market receives its own, larger Honda Accord). When the RSX was discontinued in 2006, the TSX became-and still is-Acura's entry-level offering. Now in its second generation, the Acura TSX sedan was last completely redesigned for the 2009 model year.
Acura welcomes its first wagon, the TSX Sport Wagon, and the flagship RL receives a host of improvementsAll other models in the automaker's lineup are carryoversHistoryAcura is the luxury brand of Honda Motor Company, a Japanese automaker. Launched in 1986, Acura was the first Japanese brand to enter the upscale luxury segment when it debuted its Legend luxury sedan. That model, based on the Honda Accord platform, was accompanied by the Integra sports coupe/sedan, based on Honda's Quint hatchback (not sold in the United States). Honda's luxury brand continues to focus on high-level automobiles and advanced technology (the company's exotic flagship, the aluminum-bodied NSX sports coupe, was launched in 1991), while the mainstream Honda lineup continues to build economy-minded family-oriented cars and crossovers.