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The 3.5-liter V-6 ensures that the front-wheel drive TL delivers on
its aggressive appearance while providing a smooth, quiet ride.
The 3.5-liter, VTEC® V-6 engine produces 280 horsepower and 254 lbs.-ft. of torque.
EPA Estimated Fuel Economy is 20 in the city, and 29 on the highway.*
efficiency is increased this year, thanks to reduced friction between
pistons and cylinder walls and the ability to run on lower viscosity oil
and transmission fluid.
Variable Valve Timing and
Electronic Lift Control (VTEC) increases high-rpm horsepower through
enhanced airflow by opening the intake valves deeper and longer when the
engine speed reaches a designated rpm.
A high-flow exhaust system increases the engine's power efficiency.
Drive-by-Wire™ throttle system adjusts throttle response so it can be
easy to modulate in slow speeds, yet highly responsive when high
performance is called upon.
All-aluminum construction, a hollow camshaft, and other weight-saving measures keep the engine lighter for better handling.
beautiful leather surfaces of the TL's front seats have you enveloped
in comfort from the instant you slide in, through the duration of your
journey. Two-level heating keeps driver and front passenger warm in colder months.
driver will easily find the perfect position with a 10-way power
driver's seat (8-way power positioning, plus power lumbar support).
The front passenger will bask in the luxury of an 8-way power front passenger seat.
The seats feature a combination of dense materials to filter out road vibration.
Soft, Perforated Milano Premium Leather seating surfaces are included with the Technology Package.
TL SH-AWD has high-performance seats with more aggressive side-bolstering.
Safety & Security
The TL's disc brakes are backed up by several electronic systems to provide you with enhanced braking under any circumstance.
The anti-lock braking system (ABS) helps you retain steering control in hard braking by preventing the wheels from locking up, while still letting them achieve their maximum level of stopping power.
The Electronic Brake Distribution system uses the ABS system to direct braking power among the four wheels, depending on their load, to help optimize braking effectiveness.
The Brake Assist system detects emergency braking by monitoring the speed at which the brake pedal is depressed and steps in to ensure the ABS system is activated--terminating immediately upon the driver's release of the brake pedal.