2013 marks the final year of production for the Acura ZDX. The SUV will come in just one well-equipped trim that receives a revised grille and safety features such as lane-departure warning and parking sensors. The Advanced Package that included dynamic cruise control and selectable suspension setting is no longer an option.
Ever since debuting for the 2010 model year, the ZDX has been the odd duck in Acura's lineup. An admittedly niche vehicle, the ZDX is meant to be an all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger SUV with coupe-like styling and the luxury and tech amenities found in Acura's sedans. But rather than the whole being greater than the sum of its parts, the ZDX's attributes work against it. This SUV's style-first exterior results in compromised interior visibility, tight rear passenger space, and a limited cargo bay. Factor in a starting price around $50,000 and it's little surprise the ZDX crossover SUV failed to connect with buyers. That being the case, 2013 marks the final year of production for Acura's short-lived ZDX.
By old couple (OH) on Sunday, October 21, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 25,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "everything except rear head room"
Cons: "rear head room"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Gas mileage is not as bad as some report. 25-27 (at 70+) on long trips. Around town close to 20. Folded down rear seats when purchased and have only had them up a couple of times. Handles in ice and snow as would be expected from an Acura SH-AWD. Have an RDX which has slightly more room in back and cargo area but not as sporty. Advance Package provides extra safety. If 2013 is the last year I definitely will be getting another."
5 people out of 5 found this review helpful
By Duke (CA) on Sunday, August 28, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,500overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Styling, fun to drive, technology"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"As an L.A. Couple with 1 young child and most family living out of state, the MDX was just too much car. We have had the ZDX for 5 months now and it's a perfect fit for our family. Absolutely no problems with the car. Handling and performance are exceptional for a crossover. The exterior design is stunning and ahead of it's time. Lots of looks! I'm a sports car guy who likes coupes and with having kids, the 4 door practicality with coupe looks are just what I was looking for. A bit pricey for the younger customers who this car will likely attract. The rear seat is not difficult to get in and of like some mags say, unless of course your a much older customer. It has steep low roof line that you have to remember to duck under when getting in and out. You will have find a car seat that doesn't have too high of a base which can make it difficult to get your child in and out of the seat. Love this car! Did I already say that?"
13 people out of 14 found this review helpful
By Shawn (NV) on Saturday, July 07, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 25,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Extremely fun, handles well, very luxurious"
Cons: "Lousy resale vale"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I own (am leasing) the 2010 ZDX. I love my car 29 out of 30 days a month. (I hate my car on my payment due date.) The ZDX is probably the nicest and most fun car I have ever or will ever own. My ZDX is bronze with the tech package, and I LOVE valeting my car on the Las Vegas strip. I almost always get stares or compliments. The sound system is great, the car handles like a sports car, and it has plenty of power. Although it doesn't rain or snow here very often, I was amazed at how well my ZDX handles wet and snowy roads. The bad news is that passengers in the back will have a hard time getting in and out. Also, the resale value is lousy. I'm starting to look for my next car, and I've got a lot of negative equity to overcome. Despite that, I still think the ZDX has a lot more pros than cons as long as you do your research and make sure that it fits your lifestyle."
10 people out of 11 found this review helpful