2008 Acura TL

Since the TL is in its fifth model year, only a few changes have been made for the 2008 Acura TL. Acura has increased the number of metropolitan areas covered by its AcuraLink satellite navigation and traffic-reporting system by 32, bringing the total number of protected areas up to 76. Acura has also enhanced the real-time capabilities of AcuraLink. A warning light for the tire pressure monitoring system and two new exterior colors are the only improvements that have been made

beyond that.


The 2008 Acura TL is offered in 4 trim levels:

  • 3.2 w/Navigation
  • Type S w/Navigation
  • 3.2
  • Type S

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2008 Acura TL‘s attractive grille may cover one of the car’s two engines. A smooth and strong engine in the TL produces 258 horsepower at 6200 RPM, peaking at an impressive 233 lb-ft of torque at 5500 RPM. The high-performance V-6 engine in the Type-S version of the TL is a 3.0-liter VTEC V-6. At 6200 revolutions per minute, this engine produces 286 horsepower and 257 pound-feet of torque.

The 5-speed automatic gearbox, standard on both models, has Sequential SportShift with Grade Logic Control. Compared to the premium RL car’s gearbox, this front-wheel-drive version’s gearbox features larger gears to support the engine’s strong torque output while preserving its tiny size. However, even though it is more powerful, the new 6-speed manual transmission is still smaller than the old 5-speed automatic. The TL Type-S versions include a more aggressive shift program and steering-wheel paddle shifters, similar to those used on F1 cars. The Sequential SportShift feature ensures a smooth downshift by blipping the throttle between gears. As a result, the ride is noticeably more comfortable, and the engine’s smoothness is enhanced.

The 2008 Acura TL Type-S has a limited-slip differential and a close-ratio 6-speed manual gearbox to boost traction and dynamic performance. All other TL models may be ordered with this transmission as an option. Acura’s commitment to making low-emission automobiles will go far into next year. CARB’s strict pollution standards may be met by the 3.2-liter V-6 engine in the TL and the 3.5-liter V-6 engine in the TL Type-S.

Design, Comfort, and Quality

The TL’s interior is a mix of luxurious and cutting-edge. You’ll find a three-spoke sports steering wheel with integrated audio and cruise controls and leather seats designed to enhance the driver and passenger’s degree of comfort on board. The TL and TL Type-S feature unique aluminum trim, and the gauges have construction that appears like spun metal with laser-etched numerals. Blue cockpit lighting and Grand Anigre wood patterned trim give the TL a more opulent feel, making the interior seem more elegant.

The red inside lighting, the carbon fiber-look trim, the TL Type-S symbol on the steering wheel’s bottom, and the engraved Type-S logo on the front seat headrests are all features of the sporty TL Type-S. Regarding power features, the TL starts at $33,725 and includes everything from heated side mirrors to an eight-way driver seat adjustment to a sunroof. Heated leather seats, dual-zone automatic temperature control, an eight-speaker AM/FM audio system with a six-disc CD changer, an MP3 aux connection, and an XM satellite radio are all included in this pricing.

Acura sells TLs with navigation systems as a distinct model, with a starting price of $38,225 for the base model. Satellite-based navigation with speech recognition and real-time traffic information, a rearview camera, and GPS-linked solar-sensing for the temperature control system is included in this pricing.


  • Height: 56.7 in
  • Length: 189.3 in
  • Width: 72.2 in
  • Curb weight: 3623 lbs

Engine type: Gas V6, 3.2L

Fuel tank: 17.1 g

2008 Acura TL

2008 Acura TL Factory Service Manual

These manuals go through every aspect of how the car operates. The vehicle’s purchase price does not include the Acura TL Repair Manual for your 2008 Acura TL.

  • Safety Restraints
  • Instrumentation
  • Before Driving
  • Starting and Operating
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Specifications
  • Capacities
  • Servicing
  • Customer Assistance

The 2008 Acura TL service manuals are vast and cover every aspect of the vehicle’s operation.

2008 Acura TL — Owner’s Manual

When consumers purchase a 2008 Acura TL, they get an Acura Owners Manual containing all the required information for future maintenance and operating instructions

  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance Record

The owner’s manual for the 2008 Acura TL provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.

2008 Acura TL Price

The 2008 Acura TL has its prices listed here:

  • 3.2: $33,725 or €33247
  • Type S: $38,225 or €37684

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the reliability rating of the 2008 Acura TL?

4 out of 5

What is the life expectancy of my Acura TL?

100K-150K miles

What does TL Stand for in Acura?

Touring Luxury