Pros: Smooth, robust acceleration, especially with SH-AWD models’ 3.7-liter engine; crisp handling with decent bump absorption; sure-footed all-weather traction in SH-AWD models
Cons: Rear-seat room is mediocre for the class; button-heavy dashboard can be daunting for some users; cargo room isn’t as generous as in some class competitors
CG Says: TL is an excellent choice for its balanced performance, inviting interior, and lots of high-tech features at reasonable-for-the-class prices. Our main gripe is with TL’s daunting control scheme (especially with the available navigation system). Any TL is a great value for the money, but our favorite is the manual-transmission SH-AWD. It’s an ideal executive express for those who want to be fully engaged in the driving experience.