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2002 Acura TL 2002 Acura TL

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Engineering (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Engine Type 3.2-liter 24-valve VTEC™ V-6 engine
Displacement 3.2 liters (3210 cc)
Horsepower (SAE net) 3.2 TL - 225hp @ 5600 rpm
TL Type S - 260hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque 3.2 TL - 216 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm
TL Type S - 232 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm
Redline 3.2 TL - 6500 rpm
TL Type S - 6900 rpm
Compression Ratio 3.2 TL - 9.8:1
TL Type S - 10.5:1
Valvetrain SOHC 24-valve with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC™) system
Fuel & Induction System Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Emissions Control Electronically controlled EGR
3.2 TL - LEV in 49 states (ULEV in CA)
TL Type S - LEV in all 50 states
Bore & Stroke 3.50 in. x 3.39 in. (89 mm x 86 mm)
Engine Block Aluminum alloy with cast-iron cylinder liners
Cylinder Heads Aluminum alloy
Ignition System Direct ignition system with knock control
Battery 12V, maintenance-free
Alternator 3.2 TL - 105 amps maximum
TL Type S - 120 amps maximum
Tune-Up Interval No scheduled tune-ups for 100,000 miles*
*Does not apply to fluid and filter changes or periodic inspections. Please refer to the maintenance section of your owner's manual to determine all appropriate maintenance intervals.
Body/Suspension/Chassis (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Body Type Highly rigid unit-body structure
Front Suspension Independent double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension Independent multi-link double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Shock Absorbers Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology, front and rear
Steering Type 3.2 TL - Speed sensitive, variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
TL Type S - Torque sensitive, variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Wheel Turns 3.2 TL - 3.11 (lock-to-lock)
TL Type S - 2.93 (lock-to-lock)
Steering Ratio 3.2 TL - 16.1:1
TL Type S - 15.9:1
Turning Circle 3.2 TL - 36.8 ft. (curb-to-curb)
TL Type S - 40.0 ft. (curb-to-curb)
Braking System Dual-diagonal, power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Disc Brakes Ventilated, 11.8-in. diameter and 1.1-in. rotor thickness
Rear Disc Brakes Solid, 11.1-in. diameter and 0.35-in. rotor thickness
Wheels 3.2 TL - Cast Aluminum-alloy, 16 x 6.5 JJ
TL Type S - Cast Aluminum-alloy, 17 x 6.5 JJ
Tires 3.2 TL - P205/60R16 91V Michelin MXV4-Plus
TL Type S - P215/50R17 93V Michelin MXM4
Transmission (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
5-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control and Sequential SportShift™
Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 2.563
  • 2nd: 1.551
  • 3rd: 1.021
  • 4th: 0.653
  • 5th: 0.470
  • Reverse: 1.846
  • Final Drive: 4.428
Safety & Security (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Dual-stage driver's and front passenger's air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
Driver and front passenger side air bags
Side air bags with front passenger height and position sensors
3-point seat belt pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
Rear child seat tether anchors
Childproof rear door locks
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system*
Traction Control System (TCS)
Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Impact absorption crumple zones (front/rear)
Dual, front side-impact door beams
5-mph bumpers (front/rear)
Heated door mirrors
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Sun visors with side extensions
Non-protruding switches and controls
Collapsible steering column
Impact-absorbing interior surfaces
Highly rigid, computer-designed structure
Automatic transmission interlock feature
All-season, steel-belted radial tires
Center high-mount brake light
Visibility 289.3 degrees
Rear window defroster
Front side-window defoggers
Tinted upper windshield
Safety glass
Emergency trunk opener
Theft Deterrent System
Remote Keyless Entry System
*TL Type S only
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Available Acura DVD Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
Power-operated moonroof with tilt feature and sliding shade
Five speaker Acura/Bose® Music System, AM/FM stereo/cassette, 6 disk in-dash CD player, Dolby® Noise Reduction® (DNR) and anti-theft feature
Power glass moon roof
Power windows and door locks
Driver window one-touch up and down
Cruise control
Automatic Climate Control System with micron air filtration system
HomeLink® System
Auto-off headlights
Auto-up Driver's Window
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Tilt steering column
Speed-sensing, intermittent windshield wipers
Remote trunk/fuel-filler-door releases
Sunglasses holder
Dual overhead map lights
Lighted trunk, ashtray, lower console, door switches, ignition switch and glove compartment
Dual, illuminated, vanity mirrors
Front door storage
Dual beverage holders, front and rear
Digital quartz clock
Outside temperature gauge
Dual 12V power ports
Seating & Trim (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Leather trimmed seats
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Simulated wood-grained console and door trim
Sporty perforated-leather seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel*
Perforated-leather "Type-S" shift knob*
Ebony wood-patterned trim option*
Metallic-face instrument panel*
Heated front seats
Driver's 8-way power seat with adjustable lumbar support
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Driver's seat and outside door mirrors memory system
Rear seat headrests
Front center console with adjustable armrest
Rear seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through and dual beverage holders
Driver and passenger's seatback pockets
Floormats
*TL Type S only
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Speed-sensing intermittent windshield wipers with mist feature
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Body-colored, heated power door mirrors with passenger's side reverse-tilt feature
Protective body-colored side moldings
Heat-rejecting, green-tinted glass
Radio antenna printed in rear glass
Chip-resistant side sills and front chin spoiler
Rear window defroster with timer
Galvanized body panels
Remote keyless entry system with panic alarm feature
2-coat, 1-bake paint process
Dual-outlet exhaust
Fog lights
Low-restriction dual-outlet exhaust
Machined-finish alloy wheels
17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels*
*TL Type S only
Capacities (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Engine Oil with Filter 4.6 US quarts
Fuel Tank 17.2 U.S. gallons (65.0 liters)
Cooling System 7.8 U.S. quarts (7.5 liters)
Fuel Economy (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Recommended Fuel Premium unleaded; 92 octane
EPA estimated mileage, city/highway 19/29
Mileage figure shown for comparison only. Actual mileage may vary. California figures are the same.
Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic 3.2)back to top
Exterior:
  • Wheelbase: 108.1 in.
  • Overall Length: 192.9 in.
  • Overall Width: 70.6 in.
  • Height (unladen): 53.7 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 5.3 in.
  • Track Front: 61.1 in.
  • Rear: 60.4 in.
  • Curb Weight:
    • 3.2 TL: 3492 lbs. (3508 lbs. with Navigation system)
    • TL Type S: 3558 lbs. (3574 lbs. with Navigation system)
  • Weight Distribution(% front/rear): 62/38
Interior:
  • Head Room:
    • Front: 38.2 in.
    • Rear: 36.5 in.
  • Leg Room:
    • Front: 42.4 in.
    • Rear: 35.0 in.
  • Hip Room:
    • Front: 53.3 in.
    • Rear: 53.5 in.
  • Shoulder Room:
    • Front: 56.2 in.
    • Rear: 55.7 in.
  • Passenger Volume: 96.5 cu. ft.
  • Cargo Volume: 14.3 cu. ft.
  • Total Interior Volume: 110.8 cu. ft.
Engineering (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 w/Navigation)back to top
Engine Type 3.2-liter 24-valve VTEC™ V-6 engine
Displacement 3.2 liters (3210 cc)
Horsepower (SAE net) 3.2 TL - 225hp @ 5600 rpm
TL Type S - 260hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque 3.2 TL - 216 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm
TL Type S - 232 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm
Redline 3.2 TL - 6500 rpm
TL Type S - 6900 rpm
Compression Ratio 3.2 TL - 9.8:1
TL Type S - 10.5:1
Valvetrain SOHC 24-valve with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC™) system
Fuel & Induction System Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Emissions Control Electronically controlled EGR
3.2 TL - LEV in 49 states (ULEV in CA)
TL Type S - LEV in all 50 states
Bore & Stroke 3.50 in. x 3.39 in. (89 mm x 86 mm)
Engine Block Aluminum alloy with cast-iron cylinder liners
Cylinder Heads Aluminum alloy
Ignition System Direct ignition system with knock control
Battery 12V, maintenance-free
Alternator 3.2 TL - 105 amps maximum
TL Type S - 120 amps maximum
Tune-Up Interval No scheduled tune-ups for 100,000 miles*
*Does not apply to fluid and filter changes or periodic inspections. Please refer to the maintenance section of your owner's manual to determine all appropriate maintenance intervals.
Body/Suspension/Chassis (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 w/Navigation)back to top
Body Type Highly rigid unit-body structure
Front Suspension Independent double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension Independent multi-link double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Shock Absorbers Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology, front and rear
Steering Type 3.2 TL - Speed sensitive, variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
TL Type S - Torque sensitive, variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Wheel Turns 3.2 TL - 3.11 (lock-to-lock)
TL Type S - 2.93 (lock-to-lock)
Steering Ratio 3.2 TL - 16.1:1
TL Type S - 15.9:1
Turning Circle 3.2 TL - 36.8 ft. (curb-to-curb)
TL Type S - 40.0 ft. (curb-to-curb)
Braking System Dual-diagonal, power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Disc Brakes Ventilated, 11.8-in. diameter and 1.1-in. rotor thickness
Rear Disc Brakes Solid, 11.1-in. diameter and 0.35-in. rotor thickness
Wheels 3.2 TL - Cast Aluminum-alloy, 16 x 6.5 JJ
TL Type S - Cast Aluminum-alloy, 17 x 6.5 JJ
Tires 3.2 TL - P205/60R16 91V Michelin MXV4-Plus
TL Type S - P215/50R17 93V Michelin MXM4
Transmission (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 w/Navigation)back to top
5-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control and Sequential SportShift™
Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 2.563
  • 2nd: 1.551
  • 3rd: 1.021
  • 4th: 0.653
  • 5th: 0.470
  • Reverse: 1.846
  • Final Drive: 4.428
Safety & Security (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 w/Navigation)back to top
Dual-stage driver's and front passenger's air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
Driver and front passenger side air bags
Side air bags with front passenger height and position sensors
3-point seat belt pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
Rear child seat tether anchors
Childproof rear door locks
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system*
Traction Control System (TCS)
Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Impact absorption crumple zones (front/rear)
Dual, front side-impact door beams
5-mph bumpers (front/rear)
Heated door mirrors
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Sun visors with side extensions
Non-protruding switches and controls
Collapsible steering column
Impact-absorbing interior surfaces
Highly rigid, computer-designed structure
Automatic transmission interlock feature
All-season, steel-belted radial tires
Center high-mount brake light
Visibility 289.3 degrees
Rear window defroster
Front side-window defoggers
Tinted upper windshield
Safety glass
Emergency trunk opener
Theft Deterrent System
Remote Keyless Entry System
*TL Type S only
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 w/Navigation)back to top
Available Acura DVD Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
Power-operated moonroof with tilt feature and sliding shade
Five speaker Acura/Bose® Music System, AM/FM stereo/cassette, 6 disk in-dash CD player, Dolby® Noise Reduction® (DNR) and anti-theft feature
Power glass moon roof
Power windows and door locks
Driver window one-touch up and down
Cruise control
Automatic Climate Control System with micron air filtration system
HomeLink® System
Auto-off headlights
Auto-up Driver's Window
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Tilt steering column
Speed-sensing, intermittent windshield wipers
Remote trunk/fuel-filler-door releases
Sunglasses holder
Dual overhead map lights
Lighted trunk, ashtray, lower console, door switches, ignition switch and glove compartment
Dual, illuminated, vanity mirrors
Front door storage
Dual beverage holders, front and rear
Digital quartz clock
Outside temperature gauge
Dual 12V power ports
Seating & Trim (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 w/Navigation)back to top
Leather trimmed seats
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Simulated wood-grained console and door trim
Sporty perforated-leather seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel*
Perforated-leather "Type-S" shift knob*
Ebony wood-patterned trim option*
Metallic-face instrument panel*
Heated front seats
Driver's 8-way power seat with adjustable lumbar support
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Driver's seat and outside door mirrors memory system
Rear seat headrests
Front center console with adjustable armrest
Rear seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through and dual beverage holders
Driver and passenger's seatback pockets
Floormats
*TL Type S only
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 w/Navigation)back to top
Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Speed-sensing intermittent windshield wipers with mist feature
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Body-colored, heated power door mirrors with passenger's side reverse-tilt feature
Protective body-colored side moldings
Heat-rejecting, green-tinted glass
Radio antenna printed in rear glass
Chip-resistant side sills and front chin spoiler
Rear window defroster with timer
Galvanized body panels
Remote keyless entry system with panic alarm feature
2-coat, 1-bake paint process
Dual-outlet exhaust
Fog lights
Low-restriction dual-outlet exhaust
Machined-finish alloy wheels
17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels*
*TL Type S only
Capacities (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 w/Navigation)back to top
Engine Oil with Filter 4.6 US quarts
Fuel Tank 17.2 U.S. gallons (65.0 liters)
Cooling System 7.8 U.S. quarts (7.5 liters)
Fuel Economy (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 w/Navigation)back to top
Recommended Fuel Premium unleaded; 92 octane
EPA estimated mileage, city/highway 19/29
Mileage figure shown for comparison only. Actual mileage may vary. California figures are the same.
Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 w/Navigation)back to top
Exterior:
  • Wheelbase: 108.1 in.
  • Overall Length: 192.9 in.
  • Overall Width: 70.6 in.
  • Height (unladen): 53.7 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 5.3 in.
  • Track Front: 61.1 in.
  • Rear: 60.4 in.
  • Curb Weight:
    • 3.2 TL: 3492 lbs. (3508 lbs. with Navigation system)
    • TL Type S: 3558 lbs. (3574 lbs. with Navigation system)
  • Weight Distribution(% front/rear): 62/38
Interior:
  • Head Room:
    • Front: 38.2 in.
    • Rear: 36.5 in.
  • Leg Room:
    • Front: 42.4 in.
    • Rear: 35.0 in.
  • Hip Room:
    • Front: 53.3 in.
    • Rear: 53.5 in.
  • Shoulder Room:
    • Front: 56.2 in.
    • Rear: 55.7 in.
  • Passenger Volume: 96.5 cu. ft.
  • Cargo Volume: 14.3 cu. ft.
  • Total Interior Volume: 110.8 cu. ft.
Engineering (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type-S)back to top
Engine Type 3.2-liter 24-valve VTEC™ V-6 engine
Displacement 3.2 liters (3210 cc)
Horsepower (SAE net) 3.2 TL - 225hp @ 5600 rpm
TL Type S - 260hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque 3.2 TL - 216 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm
TL Type S - 232 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm
Redline 3.2 TL - 6500 rpm
TL Type S - 6900 rpm
Compression Ratio 3.2 TL - 9.8:1
TL Type S - 10.5:1
Valvetrain SOHC 24-valve with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC™) system
Fuel & Induction System Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Emissions Control Electronically controlled EGR
3.2 TL - LEV in 49 states (ULEV in CA)
TL Type S - LEV in all 50 states
Bore & Stroke 3.50 in. x 3.39 in. (89 mm x 86 mm)
Engine Block Aluminum alloy with cast-iron cylinder liners
Cylinder Heads Aluminum alloy
Ignition System Direct ignition system with knock control
Battery 12V, maintenance-free
Alternator 3.2 TL - 105 amps maximum
TL Type S - 120 amps maximum
Tune-Up Interval No scheduled tune-ups for 100,000 miles*
*Does not apply to fluid and filter changes or periodic inspections. Please refer to the maintenance section of your owner's manual to determine all appropriate maintenance intervals.
Body/Suspension/Chassis (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type-S)back to top
Body Type Highly rigid unit-body structure
Front Suspension Independent double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension Independent multi-link double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Shock Absorbers Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology, front and rear
Steering Type 3.2 TL - Speed sensitive, variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
TL Type S - Torque sensitive, variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Wheel Turns 3.2 TL - 3.11 (lock-to-lock)
TL Type S - 2.93 (lock-to-lock)
Steering Ratio 3.2 TL - 16.1:1
TL Type S - 15.9:1
Turning Circle 3.2 TL - 36.8 ft. (curb-to-curb)
TL Type S - 40.0 ft. (curb-to-curb)
Braking System Dual-diagonal, power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Disc Brakes Ventilated, 11.8-in. diameter and 1.1-in. rotor thickness
Rear Disc Brakes Solid, 11.1-in. diameter and 0.35-in. rotor thickness
Wheels 3.2 TL - Cast Aluminum-alloy, 16 x 6.5 JJ
TL Type S - Cast Aluminum-alloy, 17 x 6.5 JJ
Tires 3.2 TL - P205/60R16 91V Michelin MXV4-Plus
TL Type S - P215/50R17 93V Michelin MXM4
Transmission (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type-S)back to top
5-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control and Sequential SportShift™
Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 2.563
  • 2nd: 1.551
  • 3rd: 1.021
  • 4th: 0.653
  • 5th: 0.470
  • Reverse: 1.846
  • Final Drive: 4.428
Safety & Security (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type-S)back to top
Dual-stage driver's and front passenger's air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
Driver and front passenger side air bags
Side air bags with front passenger height and position sensors
3-point seat belt pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
Rear child seat tether anchors
Childproof rear door locks
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system*
Traction Control System (TCS)
Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Impact absorption crumple zones (front/rear)
Dual, front side-impact door beams
5-mph bumpers (front/rear)
Heated door mirrors
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Sun visors with side extensions
Non-protruding switches and controls
Collapsible steering column
Impact-absorbing interior surfaces
Highly rigid, computer-designed structure
Automatic transmission interlock feature
All-season, steel-belted radial tires
Center high-mount brake light
Visibility 289.3 degrees
Rear window defroster
Front side-window defoggers
Tinted upper windshield
Safety glass
Emergency trunk opener
Theft Deterrent System
Remote Keyless Entry System
*TL Type S only
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type-S)back to top
Available Acura DVD Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
Power-operated moonroof with tilt feature and sliding shade
Five speaker Acura/Bose® Music System, AM/FM stereo/cassette, 6 disk in-dash CD player, Dolby® Noise Reduction® (DNR) and anti-theft feature
Power glass moon roof
Power windows and door locks
Driver window one-touch up and down
Cruise control
Automatic Climate Control System with micron air filtration system
HomeLink® System
Auto-off headlights
Auto-up Driver's Window
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Tilt steering column
Speed-sensing, intermittent windshield wipers
Remote trunk/fuel-filler-door releases
Sunglasses holder
Dual overhead map lights
Lighted trunk, ashtray, lower console, door switches, ignition switch and glove compartment
Dual, illuminated, vanity mirrors
Front door storage
Dual beverage holders, front and rear
Digital quartz clock
Outside temperature gauge
Dual 12V power ports
Seating & Trim (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type-S)back to top
Leather trimmed seats
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Simulated wood-grained console and door trim
Sporty perforated-leather seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel*
Perforated-leather "Type-S" shift knob*
Ebony wood-patterned trim option*
Metallic-face instrument panel*
Heated front seats
Driver's 8-way power seat with adjustable lumbar support
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Driver's seat and outside door mirrors memory system
Rear seat headrests
Front center console with adjustable armrest
Rear seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through and dual beverage holders
Driver and passenger's seatback pockets
Floormats
*TL Type S only
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type-S)back to top
Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Speed-sensing intermittent windshield wipers with mist feature
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Body-colored, heated power door mirrors with passenger's side reverse-tilt feature
Protective body-colored side moldings
Heat-rejecting, green-tinted glass
Radio antenna printed in rear glass
Chip-resistant side sills and front chin spoiler
Rear window defroster with timer
Galvanized body panels
Remote keyless entry system with panic alarm feature
2-coat, 1-bake paint process
Dual-outlet exhaust
Fog lights
Low-restriction dual-outlet exhaust
Machined-finish alloy wheels
17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels*
*TL Type S only
Capacities (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type-S)back to top
Engine Oil with Filter 4.6 US quarts
Fuel Tank 17.2 U.S. gallons (65.0 liters)
Cooling System 7.8 U.S. quarts (7.5 liters)
Fuel Economy (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type-S)back to top
Recommended Fuel Premium unleaded; 92 octane
EPA estimated mileage, city/highway 19/29
Mileage figure shown for comparison only. Actual mileage may vary. California figures are the same.
Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type-S)back to top
Exterior:
  • Wheelbase: 108.1 in.
  • Overall Length: 192.9 in.
  • Overall Width: 70.6 in.
  • Height (unladen): 53.7 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 5.3 in.
  • Track Front: 61.1 in.
  • Rear: 60.4 in.
  • Curb Weight:
    • 3.2 TL: 3492 lbs. (3508 lbs. with Navigation system)
    • TL Type S: 3558 lbs. (3574 lbs. with Navigation system)
  • Weight Distribution(% front/rear): 62/38
Interior:
  • Head Room:
    • Front: 38.2 in.
    • Rear: 36.5 in.
  • Leg Room:
    • Front: 42.4 in.
    • Rear: 35.0 in.
  • Hip Room:
    • Front: 53.3 in.
    • Rear: 53.5 in.
  • Shoulder Room:
    • Front: 56.2 in.
    • Rear: 55.7 in.
  • Passenger Volume: 96.5 cu. ft.
  • Cargo Volume: 14.3 cu. ft.
  • Total Interior Volume: 110.8 cu. ft.
Engineering (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type S with Navigation)back to top
Engine Type 3.2-liter 24-valve VTEC™ V-6 engine
Displacement 3.2 liters (3210 cc)
Horsepower (SAE net) 3.2 TL - 225hp @ 5600 rpm
TL Type S - 260hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque 3.2 TL - 216 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm
TL Type S - 232 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm
Redline 3.2 TL - 6500 rpm
TL Type S - 6900 rpm
Compression Ratio 3.2 TL - 9.8:1
TL Type S - 10.5:1
Valvetrain SOHC 24-valve with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC™) system
Fuel & Induction System Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Emissions Control Electronically controlled EGR
3.2 TL - LEV in 49 states (ULEV in CA)
TL Type S - LEV in all 50 states
Bore & Stroke 3.50 in. x 3.39 in. (89 mm x 86 mm)
Engine Block Aluminum alloy with cast-iron cylinder liners
Cylinder Heads Aluminum alloy
Ignition System Direct ignition system with knock control
Battery 12V, maintenance-free
Alternator 3.2 TL - 105 amps maximum
TL Type S - 120 amps maximum
Tune-Up Interval No scheduled tune-ups for 100,000 miles*
*Does not apply to fluid and filter changes or periodic inspections. Please refer to the maintenance section of your owner's manual to determine all appropriate maintenance intervals.
Body/Suspension/Chassis (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type S with Navigation)back to top
Body Type Highly rigid unit-body structure
Front Suspension Independent double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension Independent multi-link double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Shock Absorbers Gas-pressurized with Acura Progressive Valve technology, front and rear
Steering Type 3.2 TL - Speed sensitive, variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
TL Type S - Torque sensitive, variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
Steering Wheel Turns 3.2 TL - 3.11 (lock-to-lock)
TL Type S - 2.93 (lock-to-lock)
Steering Ratio 3.2 TL - 16.1:1
TL Type S - 15.9:1
Turning Circle 3.2 TL - 36.8 ft. (curb-to-curb)
TL Type S - 40.0 ft. (curb-to-curb)
Braking System Dual-diagonal, power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Disc Brakes Ventilated, 11.8-in. diameter and 1.1-in. rotor thickness
Rear Disc Brakes Solid, 11.1-in. diameter and 0.35-in. rotor thickness
Wheels 3.2 TL - Cast Aluminum-alloy, 16 x 6.5 JJ
TL Type S - Cast Aluminum-alloy, 17 x 6.5 JJ
Tires 3.2 TL - P205/60R16 91V Michelin MXV4-Plus
TL Type S - P215/50R17 93V Michelin MXM4
Transmission (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type S with Navigation)back to top
5-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control and Sequential SportShift™
Ratios (:1):
  • 1st: 2.563
  • 2nd: 1.551
  • 3rd: 1.021
  • 4th: 0.653
  • 5th: 0.470
  • Reverse: 1.846
  • Final Drive: 4.428
Safety & Security (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type S with Navigation)back to top
Dual-stage driver's and front passenger's air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
Driver and front passenger side air bags
Side air bags with front passenger height and position sensors
3-point seat belt pretensioners (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
Rear child seat tether anchors
Childproof rear door locks
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system*
Traction Control System (TCS)
Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Impact absorption crumple zones (front/rear)
Dual, front side-impact door beams
5-mph bumpers (front/rear)
Heated door mirrors
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Breakaway inside rearview mirror
Sun visors with side extensions
Non-protruding switches and controls
Collapsible steering column
Impact-absorbing interior surfaces
Highly rigid, computer-designed structure
Automatic transmission interlock feature
All-season, steel-belted radial tires
Center high-mount brake light
Visibility 289.3 degrees
Rear window defroster
Front side-window defoggers
Tinted upper windshield
Safety glass
Emergency trunk opener
Theft Deterrent System
Remote Keyless Entry System
*TL Type S only
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type S with Navigation)back to top
Available Acura DVD Based Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
Power-operated moonroof with tilt feature and sliding shade
Five speaker Acura/Bose® Music System, AM/FM stereo/cassette, 6 disk in-dash CD player, Dolby® Noise Reduction® (DNR) and anti-theft feature
Power glass moon roof
Power windows and door locks
Driver window one-touch up and down
Cruise control
Automatic Climate Control System with micron air filtration system
HomeLink® System
Auto-off headlights
Auto-up Driver's Window
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Tilt steering column
Speed-sensing, intermittent windshield wipers
Remote trunk/fuel-filler-door releases
Sunglasses holder
Dual overhead map lights
Lighted trunk, ashtray, lower console, door switches, ignition switch and glove compartment
Dual, illuminated, vanity mirrors
Front door storage
Dual beverage holders, front and rear
Digital quartz clock
Outside temperature gauge
Dual 12V power ports
Seating & Trim (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type S with Navigation)back to top
Leather trimmed seats
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Simulated wood-grained console and door trim
Sporty perforated-leather seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel*
Perforated-leather "Type-S" shift knob*
Ebony wood-patterned trim option*
Metallic-face instrument panel*
Heated front seats
Driver's 8-way power seat with adjustable lumbar support
Front passenger's 4-way power seat
Driver's seat and outside door mirrors memory system
Rear seat headrests
Front center console with adjustable armrest
Rear seat center armrest with locking trunk pass-through and dual beverage holders
Driver and passenger's seatback pockets
Floormats
*TL Type S only
Exterior Features (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type S with Navigation)back to top
Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Speed-sensing intermittent windshield wipers with mist feature
Body-colored front and rear bumpers
Body-colored, heated power door mirrors with passenger's side reverse-tilt feature
Protective body-colored side moldings
Heat-rejecting, green-tinted glass
Radio antenna printed in rear glass
Chip-resistant side sills and front chin spoiler
Rear window defroster with timer
Galvanized body panels
Remote keyless entry system with panic alarm feature
2-coat, 1-bake paint process
Dual-outlet exhaust
Fog lights
Low-restriction dual-outlet exhaust
Machined-finish alloy wheels
17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels*
*TL Type S only
Capacities (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type S with Navigation)back to top
Engine Oil with Filter 4.6 US quarts
Fuel Tank 17.2 U.S. gallons (65.0 liters)
Cooling System 7.8 U.S. quarts (7.5 liters)
Fuel Economy (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type S with Navigation)back to top
Recommended Fuel Premium unleaded; 92 octane
EPA estimated mileage, city/highway 19/29
Mileage figure shown for comparison only. Actual mileage may vary. California figures are the same.
Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic 3.2 Type S with Navigation)back to top
Exterior:
  • Wheelbase: 108.1 in.
  • Overall Length: 192.9 in.
  • Overall Width: 70.6 in.
  • Height (unladen): 53.7 in.
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 5.3 in.
  • Track Front: 61.1 in.
  • Rear: 60.4 in.
  • Curb Weight:
    • 3.2 TL: 3492 lbs. (3508 lbs. with Navigation system)
    • TL Type S: 3558 lbs. (3574 lbs. with Navigation system)
  • Weight Distribution(% front/rear): 62/38
Interior:
  • Head Room:
    • Front: 38.2 in.
    • Rear: 36.5 in.
  • Leg Room:
    • Front: 42.4 in.
    • Rear: 35.0 in.
  • Hip Room:
    • Front: 53.3 in.
    • Rear: 53.5 in.
  • Shoulder Room:
    • Front: 56.2 in.
    • Rear: 55.7 in.
  • Passenger Volume: 96.5 cu. ft.
  • Cargo Volume: 14.3 cu. ft.
  • Total Interior Volume: 110.8 cu. ft.