new ZDX is certainly turning heads, if not just for its distinctive appearance. Referred to as a 'four-door sports coupe" by Acura itself, the aggressively-raked vehicle attempts to merge the gap between sports car and sports utility -- and do it with presence. But at what cost? At least $46,305, apparently.
Of course, you'll have to hang on to your money until December 15th, when the Acura ZDX officially hits North American showrooms. But when it does, buyers will be treated to Acura's 3.7L V-6 engine that produces 300 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). On top of a standard equipment list that includes a panoramic glass roof (that Acura claims is the world's longest), concealed rear door handles, and a hand-stitched leather dash, center console, and door panels, two premium trim levels will be available.
The ZDX with Technology Package ($50,805) will include an Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition and features that monitor traffic and weather in real-time. A multi-view rear camera is also included, as are a premium Acura/ELS Surround 415-watt stereo system with 15GB of storage, a dual-zone climate control system, and a Keyless Access System with Smart Entry and push-button starting.
Pony up for the Advance Package ($56,855) and you'll reap the benefits of the Technology Package, plus a few extras. A blind spot information system (BSI) is on the checklist, as is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigating Braking System (CMBS), an Integrated Dynamic System (IDS) active damper setup, and heated/cooled perforated Milano premium leather seats. A premium brushed tricot headliner and sport steering wheel round out the option list.
All 2010 Acura ZDX models achieve fuel economy ratings of 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway with a combined rating of 19 mpg. For more on the ZDX,
be sure to check out our First Test article.
All prices include an $810 destination charge.