Acura's versatile premium crossover'”the 2011 Acura ZDX'”is now available at local dealerships with an MSRP starting at $45,645. Although essentially unchanged from the 2010 model, the current ZDX remains a distinctive option for buyers, with a unique appearance and a notably high-tech approach to the driving experience.
For example, the ZDX comes standard with Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system, an exclusive setup designed to improve dry-road performance and handling. The system can adjust power distribution between the front and rear wheels as well as between the rear wheels themselves to deliver an optimum mix of fuel efficiency and handling prowess.
In normal driving conditions, up to 90 percent of the power is sent to the front wheels, allowing the ZDX to provide the fuel economy of a traditional front-wheel-drive crossover'”16 mpg city/23 mpg highway/19 mpg combined. But under acceleration, up to 45 percent of the power is shifted to the rear wheels for added traction. In addition, during aggressive cornering, 70 percent of the torque can be sent to the rear wheels, with the system capable of directing all that extra power specifically to the outside rear wheel for improved performance in the curves.
Other standard equipment includes:
- A hand-stitched leather interior
- Power-adjustable and heated front seats
- A dual-zone/dual-mode automatic climate control system with automatic humidity control and rear-seat vents
- Bluetooth HandsFreeLink connectivity
- A premium sound system with a USB audio port
- Power windows/liftgate
- Xenon HID headlights
- A panoramic glass roof
The ZDX with Technology Package, with an MSRP that starts at $50,145, offers a comprehensive Acura navigation system, an upgraded 415-watt audio steup with a built-in 15-gig hard drive, keyless access and more. Featuring an MSRP of $56,195, the ZDX with Advance Package includes the Technology content, then adds a blind-spot information system, adaptive cruise control, an enhanced interior with a sport steering wheel, the Collision Mitigation Braking System and Acura's IDS active damper system.
Also notable is the ZDX's design. The mid-size crossover showcases a coupe-like exterior, with touches like hidden rear-door handles, but also features a generous cargo area that's accessible through the rear liftgate. With its second-row seats up, the ZDX offers 27.5 cubic feet of rear storage, and this can be expanded to more than 57 cubic feet, with a flat load floor, when both of the vehicle's 60/40 split folding rear seats are in the down position.
"The ZDX is like nothing you have ever seen before from Acura," says Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. "It combines the best attributes of a coupe, a sedan and a sport utility'”all wrapped in a beautifully sculpted package'”that will attract an entirely new luxury customer to the Acura brand."