Acura has given the TL some tweaks and new bumpers for the 2012 model year, including a redesigned front grill, which makes the car a bit more appealing. Many other tweaks were done to the interior and the engine, also, a few new features were added to the car. The facelifted model was first unveiled to the public back at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show.
Some of these new features include, a downshifting rev-matching in the automatic multi-clutch gearbox, which allows the driver to downshift two gears at once, as a result, sharply improves deceleration when stopping. The interior has received new seats that feature a ventilating system with six heating systems, the navigation system gets a bigger harddrive, now a 60 GB drive, to store even more data.
Other new bits to be seen on the TL include, new rims, which are 18 inch, 5 spoke alloys, comes standard. Acura has improved the soundproofing in the interior, for a much quiter and more relaxing ride, the Blind Spot Information System, but is an optioin wih the Advance Package, and it was first introduced by Volvo, which can help you see things that are in your blindspot view.
Improvements have been done to the engines, Acura somehow got another 2 mpg out of both the 3.5L and 3.7L engines, while still be able to carry over the same six-speed gearboxes from the pre-facelifted models, without worrying about any extra stress, thanks to other tweaks that were performed that created less engine stress and noise, which makes the car 3dB quieter at highway speeds.
Acura has even mae improvements with the not-so-old AWD system that is for the TL, they have said that the AWD fuction option is more friendly on snow and ice, this change happened when they added the option to have all-seasonal tires.
Some minor exterior changes that took place in this facelift are the new grill, updated fog lamps, somewhat new headlights, mostly a replaced glass tint and the taillight now look like tallights with less chrome exposed and replaced with more red filaments. More lines have been added to the facade, to give a more defined and wider stance of the car.
Pricing for the new TL starts at $35,605 USD, with the TL SH-AWD trim that comes with Advance Package, to cost $45,085 USD.