As for the current TL, which recently received the 2011 ALG Residual Value Award for Best Near Luxury Car, it comes available in two different variants, TL and TL SH-AWD, with pricing starting at $35,305.
TL SH-AWD not only distributes engine torque front to rear, but also right to left. Furthermore, SH-AWD generates torque vectoring that seamlessly distributes more power to a single outside rear wheel to create a "yaw moment" to help the TL turn in more quickly and precisely.
There is a 280 horsepower 3.5-liter SOHC, front-wheel-drive variant and a more powerful 305 horsepower 3.7-liter SOHC paired with Acura's exclusive Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system. EPA fuel economy ratings are of 21 mpg (11.2 l/100km) and 20 mpg (11.8 l/100km) respectively, on a combined cycle.
Each TL model is available with the Technology Package which includes navigation, a rear view camera, an Acura/ELS Surround 410-watt Premium Audio System, and a host of cutting edge electronic technologies such as AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting and AcuraLink Real-Time Weather.
Safety wise, the 2011 Acura TL makes use of Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, which enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal crashes, 4-wheel disc brakes (with ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and daytime running lights (DRL).