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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Available for the TL are inch alloy wheels with all-season tires.
Besides the smooth shifting-action, the tri-pedal enhances the TL’s sporting intentions. Honda management figured the 20110 might as well be scrubbed, however, and management still has months to pull the plug if it so decides.
Vehicle Testing, the Motor Trend Way. Stiffer front and side engine mounts are fitted and percent stiffer, respectivelyplus a percent stiffer rear hydro mount and a percent majual upper transmission mount. Driving the Wildest Production Lambo Ever.
The six-speed manual transmission is an all-new design that is substantially stronger than the previous generation TL manual transmission. Click here for reprint permission.
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The brakes are automatically released when the vehicle begins to move forward. The Fastest Cars of Drag Week. Autoblog accepts vehicle manuaal from auto manufacturers with a tank of gas and sometimes insurance for the purpose of evaluation and editorial content.
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It felt fluid and easy to drive quickly around Honda’s tight, technical 1. If you want a manual with your TSX, you can only get one mated to its base 2. Select a Year GO. Click to Read More and View Comments.
The result is a remarkably balanced and precise all-wheel-drive performance sedan that excels all year, not just during inclement weather. This enhanced frontal crash energy management manuao to aacura the forces transferred to the passenger compartment and can help to more evenly disperse the forces transferred to other vehicles in a crash.
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.
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 outboard rear seating positions.
Acura also recalibrated the Hill Start Assist system to keep the car from rolling back on inclines. In addition, the front dampers generate 14 percent less high speed compression damping which helps improve ride quality. A drop down menu will appear. Unfortunately, a rare bout of 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.
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