Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Acura TL SH-AWD

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Acura TL SH-AWD

3. Less offensive, but still a bit awkward

When the TL was restyled for 2009, people were less than impressed by the wedgy, futuristic look this mid-size Acura was now clothed in. Drawing the most ire was the protruding plastic front beak grafted to the front grill. Looking like a bad aftermarket addition, some were turned off of the TL purely by this styling cue.

Last year Acura performed a mid-cycle refresh to correct this issue as well as other styling tweaks that saw the replacement of the bizarre semi-split dual exhaust tailpipes with more conventional rectangular units. As much as the revisions have improved the TL’s overall looks, it still is unique in this segment with styling that’s not for everyone.


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