Join host Jessi Lang as she gives you an in-depth look at Acura’s mid-sized crossover, the 2010 ZDX, with some of the best features offered by Acura. The ZDX’s styling is very aggressive and eye-catching, with an either love it or hate it appeal. The downside to the steep, sloping lines is the mediocre the ingress/egress, even for those of us who are vertically challenged (check out the blooper reel for Jessi’s attempts to get in and out of the vehicle).
Despite the headroom issue, the ZDX has a great deal of potential in the midsized crossover segment. The all-glass roof and leather wrapped instruments are nice touches in addition to the other standard goodies like the moonroof, rear view camera, Bluetooth integration, and iPod connectivity.
Powering the ZDX is a 3.6 liter V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that produces 300 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy with this pairing is pretty typical to this type of vehicle, if not a little low, with estimated averages of 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.
If you’re an Acura buff, the ZDX pricetag is more in the realm of the MDX SUV than the smaller sibling RDX. However, in comparison to its BMW X6 competition, the Acura ZDX comes in at a much more affordable price, starting at $45,495 with AWD and topping out at $56,045 with the Advanced Package (as-tested)