So, in my research the only big difference between these two cars (aside from the prestige of Acura ownership, which I am not willing to pay for) is the factory Bluetooth. The engines are of similar size with near identical platform performance. The Tl has an LSD, but if I want to go to the track I'll pick up a well worn CRX or DC2/EG/EK for that sort of duty.
The accord gets slightly better gas mileage, while only 'requiring' 87 octane.
The Accord is even quieter from what I have read. Possibly due to the smaller contact patch of its tires?
Am I wrong here? The Tl's are around $25 while the Accords run from $22 or so down, at least for a nice certified example. Is the badge and the hands free worth the investment?