• Jun 24, 2008
Click image above for additional pics of the 2009 Acura TL

We just showed you some spy pics of the 2009 Acura TL yesterday, but when one automotive photog saw the lo-res cellphone pics we ran, he knew he could do better. Our buddy Rich Truesdell of Automotive Traveler sent over a small patch of pics that he shot of the new mid-level Acura in action out in the Mojave. Just as with the new TSX and RL, the '09 TL seems to be adopting the corporate blocky metal triangle look. To paraphrase Fletch, "It's all about blocky metal triangles these days." Besides that signature fascia treatment, however, the rest of the car could easily be mistaken for a G37 sedan. Not bad, mind you, but not very distinctive either and surprising given the aggressively styled nose and tail. We'd say the best view is the rear-3/4 shot showing how the C-pillars continue out past the rear glass at their trailing edge and become the top edge of the rear deck. Pretty nifty. Check out our gallery below and Automotive Traveler to read about their encounter with the new TL.


[Source: Automotive Traveler]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope to god the "shield" isn't body color painted, it would only look that much worse.
      • 6 Years Ago
      OMG I just noticed. PLEASE tell me that is NOT four fog lights or four horizontally opposed ANYTHINGS in the front, ewwwwwwwwwwww!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Umm, the bottom set is for fog lights and the top is probably for driving lights.

        Or Acura is just ****ing around with our minds and those are faux covers with nothing underneath.
        • 6 Years Ago
        They're two vertical light bezels on each side like the vertical exhaust tips. = EWWWWWW

        I can't wait for the pictures of this thing with the camo off, Acura sales will plummet.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Bucky front, Pontiac rear. Glad I bought an '08.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Welcome to Lux-Donalds! Do you prefer you executive sedan curvy (G35) or slanty (new ugly TL)?"
      • 6 Years Ago
      G37 mated with a last-gen Maxima and had one hell of an ugly child.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I must be real special in some way, which still remains obscure to me. Otherwise, who would buy a front-wheel drive Honda Accord retrofitted with a Zelda shield for the price similar to that of Audi, BMW, MB and Infiniti?
      • 6 Years Ago
      U.G.L.Y, you aint got no allaby you UGLY, oh yeah you UGLY!

      What happened to the company that penned the beautiful 89-95 Legend? Please go back to the dude that did that design! Quick
        • 6 Years Ago
        The 89-95 Legend is classic design. Unfortunately, it will stay classic because the low door height won't pass today's crash requirements. These crash requirements are basically why all cars are starting to look alike.

        The new TL looks like a Honda Avalon....meh
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thats as ugly as a hatfull of assholes.
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would like these cars more if their price was so high for what you are getting. FWD?
      • 6 Years Ago
      How can anyone buy that over a 3 series, C class, G35 or Lexus IS?
        • 6 Years Ago
        You forgot the A4 (the new one), which will look much, much sexier.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The front of this car looks like Stay Puff from Ghostbusters! I hate it.
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