#4. The 2010 Acura ZDX boasts the company's first six-speed automatic
After being behind the times with a five-speed transmission for years, Acura finally introduces its new six-speed automatic in the 2010 ZDX. Eventually available in the MDX and others, the new six-speed automatic can be slipped into the traditional "drive" setting, or the driver can control gear selection using paddles on the steering wheel when in sport mode. Combined with the 3.7-liter V6, the transmission gives the ZDX very good acceleration; 60 mph comes up in 6.5 seconds or so. The ZDX was also tested on Germany's Nurburgring racetrack, a venue increasingly used to fine-tune suspension settings on performance vehicles. All this combined with the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system makes the ZDX fun to drive.