When you exit the domestic market of the Acura models (the North American division of the Japanese automaker the Honda ) a key role in attracting Russian customers will be given the executive sedan business class TL.
Recently, 5-seater car has gone through a serious restyling and now is ready to conquer the Russian automotive market.
Besides sedan Acura TL 2018-2019 fourth generation, the automaker is going to begin selling in our country two crossovers – midsize MDX and the RDX compact.
However, this review will be devoted to it is a sedan of business class capacity will be fierce competition in this segment models already available in the Russian market.
The design of the exterior of the sedan Acura TL 2018-2019, some experts have criticized.
The outlines of the car body seems to be absolutely fit the definition of “business class” – all noble and presentable.
However, on the other hand – the front part of the machine is made in the same style with other members of the company’s model line.
This “front” is perfect crossovers, but he obviously does not look on the executive sedan because exudes excessive “Youth” and sportiness.
The same can be said about the stern of the model, which sports exhaust pipes completely out of place.
If we talk about the size of Acura TL 2018-2019, they are consistent with the standards of this class.
Car length 492.8 cm, width up to 188 -th centimeters and a height of 145.2 cm.
Ride height – 14.5 cm.
The length of the wheelbase – 177.5 centimeters.
Depending on the equipment of the sedan unladen weight can be from 1690 kg to 1815 ti.
Inside, the car is also visible in common with other models of the company’s design features.
However, through the use of higher-quality finishing materials and a large number of decorative elements Salon Acura TL 2018-2019 looks solid, though inferior to many competitors from Europe.
Rear sofa vehicle designed for two passengers, but if necessary it will fit a third person.
At the foot of the rear passenger space is enough.
However, some direct competitors offer even more space.
The front seats are quite comfortable and offer excellent side support.
The ergonomics of the dashboard is quite modern, but the overall impression of a few spoil the steering wheel and center console with lots of small buttons, which is not very convenient.
In the United States, the sedan is available in two versions, which differ from each other drive, gearbox and engine type.
One of the engines available for the Acura TL, is a 6-cylinder petrol 3.5-liter V-unit, issuing 280 horsepower (6200 rev / min) and 345 Newton meters of maximum torque (5000 rev / min).
The motor is completely made of aluminum.
It consumes urban order of 11.4 liters per 100 kilometers.
This power unit is equipped with a version with front-wheel drive, and in a couple of it is offered only 6 -speed automatic transmission SportShift, which applies to the company’s other cars.
Another representative of the range motor sedan Acura TL – it is gasoline 6-cylinder 3.7-liter engine produces 305 horsepower achieved at 6,300 rpm.
Maximum torque of 370 Newton-meters is also available at around 5,000 rpm.
This engine can be paired with a 6 A range above the “automatic”, and with a mechanical 6 -speed manual transmission.
This engine is included in the equipment modification to the system of active SH-AWD all-wheel drive.
Acura TL Sedan is equipped with a fully independent suspension.
Front – is anti-roll bar, double transverse arms and coil springs.
Rear multi-link system mounted as usual with stabilizer bar and coil springs.
Together with the steering wheel operates the electric power, which is able to change the gear ratio, taking into account the speed of movement of the model.
All the wheels of the machine are equipped with disc brakes, front, moreover, are ventilated.
Brakes, as it should be, supplemented by help system at emergency braking Brake Assist, electronic brake force distribution system EBD and ABS anti-lock brakes.
In addition, the stabilization of movement meets VSA system.
Like other members of the business class sedan Acura TL offers the driver and passengers the highest levels of security.
Here in the presence of active head restraints, 3 -point safety belts, child seat mounting, folding rear seat headrests with the technology of protection of the cervical vertebrae, as well as the rear, front and side airbags.
For information about the levels of equipment models in the Russian market, the automaker has not yet announced.
It is known that in the United States, the car is available in three trim levels – Standart, Technology Package and the Advance Package.
In the initial version of the machine includes alloy 18 – or 19 -inch rims, engine heater, connected to a conventional power outlet, parking sensors, remote engine start, a music system with Bluetooth and USB -Entrance, climate control, steering wheel Woodgrain, pressure sensor tires, leather trim and some other options.
The cost of a sedan Acura TL for our country still unknown, but the North American market price for the model in the base version starts from 36 ti thousand dollars.