The "what is it?" debates continue with the ZDX. Associate online editor Kirill Ougarov notes, "We might as well call the ZDX a 2+2 SUV because I pity anyone foolish enough to get into those back seats. Front-seat exit and entry might be challenging as well, at least for the car's empty-nester demographic. But this is one of the most fun-to-drive SUVs on the market. Engine could use a bit more oomph; 300-some horsepower just doesn't cut it. The driver seat seems to have developed some minor rocking." Ougarov adds, "The ZDX looks decidedly normal next to a Murano Cross Cabriolet. Still, the Acura's slow sales should ensure that Honda doesn't get any ideas and make a ZDX cabriolet."


2010 Acura ZDX
Months/miles in service 11/20,541
Avg econ/CO2 19.0 mpg/1.02 lb/mi
Unresolved problems None
Maintenance cost $304.94 (2-oil change, inspection, rotate tires, 1-replace rear differential fluid)
Normal-wear cost $0