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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Acura TL – Owner’s Manual – PDF ( Pages)

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. The brakes are automatically released when the vehicle begins to move forward.

The big news for is the availability of a new close-ratio six-speed manual transmission. The exact text will differ depending on the actual application you have running. And free is good, right?

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

See all 9 photos. Standard is a 3. Honda management figured the stick might as well be scrubbed, however, and management still has months to pull the plug if it so decides. Please follow the instructions below to enable JavaScript in your browser.

With optimized suspension, two performance transmission choices, plus an available Technology Package featuring a comprehensive array of navigation and communication aids, the TL offers more appeal than ever before. The TL employs a double-wishbone independent front suspension and a multilink independent rear suspension. Please enter a display name.


Benefits of this frame design include improved crash safety, a significant reduction in interior noise levels and reduced aerodynamic drag that helps enhance fuel efficiency. For additional weight savings, aluminum is used for the hood, the front suspension mnaual and rear suspension knuckles.

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 caura. Designed by Acura in Southern California, the TL utilizes an array of styling techniques to express motion – and emotion – even when the car is at rest.

Manual an option for Acura TL – Washington Times

You must have JavaScript enabled to experience the new Autoblog. We notice you’re using an ad blocker. Shifter feel could be more mechanical, but it’s a minor complaint.

Select a Year GO. However, the manual is offered only in tandem with the TL’s technology package. When the road incline exceeds an 8-degree threshold and the vehicle is fully stopped, Hill Start Assist automatically activates. Select a Make 2. The Owner’s Guide provides a quick how-to on basic functions and features.

Acura also recalibrated the Hill Start Assist system to keep the car from rolling back on inclines. Acura says your humble servant’s best lap time of 1: If you’d be so kind as to whitelist our site, we promise to keep bringing you great content.

Very well, thank you. Acura first introduced ACE to the Acura line for the model year and its inclusion in the fourth generation TL means that every vehicle in the Acura model range now has this advanced safety engineering.


Click on the icon for your Adblocker in your browser. Forthe standard TL is now available with an inch diameter aluminum wheels with all-season tires, giving the TL a more aggressive, sporty appearance.

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, which it claims is shortest in the segment.

2010 Acura TL SH-AWD Manual Quick Drive

Autoblog accepts vehicle loans from auto manufacturers with a tank of gas and sometimes insurance for the purpose of evaluation and editorial content. Welding Metal Using Car Batteries. Acura takes performance to the next level and aims straight at the heart of the enthusiast driver with the addition of a manual transmission model to the TL lineup for the model year. The Lincoln Nautilus.

The car will cost the same as an automatic TL with the tech package, and in. Six air bags and active head restraints for the driver and front passenger seats are just a few of the long list of passive safety features built into the TL. 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.