The 2013 Acura TL’s Awards are Impressive

October 15th, 2013 by

We’ve got some familiarity with the 2013 Acura TL already here at Chicagoland Acura Dealers, but we’re always impressed when the vehicle we know and love comes home with another trophy or two. The latest accolade brought to our attention that was granted to the 2013 TL is the J.D. Power Quality Award.

We’re particularly fond of when we notice that an Acura vehicle finds another way to surpass a competitor like BMW.

J.D. Power Praise the TL

When it comes to exterior and performance issues, they were fans of both the standard and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive modes, grateful that the TL carried some stylistic changes from the 2012 model back into 2013.

In the driver’s seat, their experts loved the Bluetooth handsfree music streaming and phone connectivity along with the power heated front seating (and leather upholstery). Dual-zone climate control, satellite radio, and the USB/iPod capabilities were all also mentioned.

And then there were the options. You know that when you get behind the wheel of an Acura, it’s easy to transform it into the exact vehicle you want, but this still impressed the team at J.D. Power, noting that the navigation system (with real-time weather and traffic), GPS-linked climate control, and push-button start all made an impact.

The 280-hp 3.5L V6 with 6-speed Sequential SportShift automatic transmission (featuring paddle shifting) on the standard model earned even more attention for the TL, though they noted that the TL SH-AWD has more power (thanks to a 3.7L V6 with 305 hp). Fans of the torque vectoring on rear wheels, they were happy to hear that the TL SH-AWD can divert as much as 80% of its power to them.

Test Drive the TL Today

If you’re itching to get behind the wheel of the 2013 TL, we can’t blame you. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer today and take one for a test drive.

Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes Joe Rizza Acura, Acura of Libertyville, Muller’s Woodfield Acura, McGrath Acura of Westmont, Continental Acura of Naperville, Arlington Acura in Palatine, Ed Napleton Acura, McGrath Acura of Morton Grove, Pauly Acura, McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago, and Muller Acura of Merrillville

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