Digital integration director Mike Floyd also had visitors in town recently, and used the ZDX to pick up his sister- and brother-in-law, their 1-year-old daughter, and all their luggage from LAX and take them about 75 miles north to Ventura. There was some skepticism about fitting all those people and gear in the coupelike ZDX sport/ute. Upon seeing the Acura at the airport, they asked, "Are we going to fit into that?" As Floyd explains, "Surprisingly, once the baby seat was affixed in the rear-mid-seat area, the ladies ducked into the back seats, and the luggage was tossed in the cargo area, everything fit okay." After everyone had been dropped off, he took the ZDX to run some errands, loading plenty of items in the back. He realized it's a decent vehicle to use when getting groceries, but it isn't suited for runs to The Home Depot. "Yes, I get it -- the ZDX is for empty nesters who want to look spaceship cool and enjoy extra utility."


2010 Acura ZDX
Months/miles in service 5/9289
Avg econ/CO2 18.2 mpg/1.07 lb/mi
Unresolved problems None
Maintenance cost $92.30 (oil change/inspection/rotate tires)
Normal-wear cost $0