After being officially revealed for the 2010 model year, the Acura ZDX enters the 2011 model year offering the same level of luxury and performance. The 2011 ZDX will be offered in three trim levels: ZDX ($45,645), ZDX with Technology Package ($50,145), and ZDX with Advance Package ($56,195).

Designed as a competitor for the BMW X6, the ZDX features exquisite design elements consisting of a panoramic glass roof, hidden rear door handles, and bold fender flares. It is powered by a V6 engine that delivers 300 HP and comes standard with a Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission.

"The ZDX is like nothing you have ever seen before from Acura," said 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."

Hit the jump to read more about the 2011 Acura ZDX.

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    6-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    300 @ 6,300
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  • Torque @ RPM:
    270 @ 4,500
  • Energy:
    Premium Unleaded, 91 octane
  • Displacement:
    3664 L
  • Layout:
    Transverse-mounted, front-engine
  • Price:
    $45,645 - $56,195
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Exterior and Interior

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With the ZDX, Acura wanted to obtain a distinctive, modern personal "sports coupe" body, but at the same time provide adequate ground clearance and favorable approach and departure angles that allow off-highway use. The ZDX features a distinctive grille shape, sharply flared front fenders, dramatically rising character lines sloping rearward along the sides and an artfully sloping rear deck. Another distinctive feature of the ZDX are the bi-functional High-Intensity Dischargelow and high beam headlights. The advantages of HID headlamps include greater lighting power, daylight type lighting temperature, and reduced power consumption.

The interior gets high quality leather, LED interior lighting, and a striking center instrument panel that blacks out when not in use. The list of standard equipment includes, among other things, a dual-zone, dual-mode, automatic climate control system with automatic humidity control and rear seat vents to help keep the entire passenger cabin comfortable.

The Engine

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Under the hood Acura has placed a 3.7 liter V6 engine that delivers a total of 300 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque. The engine uses a more rigid cylinder block, high-strength crankshaft, heavy-duty connecting rods, high compression-ratio pistons, cylinder heads with improved cooling, exclusive camshaft specs, a 2-rocker arm design VTEC valvetrain system, heavy-duty intake valve springs, a unique EGR system, special long-reach spark plugs, a large throttle body, and much more to get the job done.

The ZDX comes standard with a Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission along with a special multi-clutch lock-up torque converter. The transmission offers two automatic shift modes, or can be operated manually via racing-inspired steering wheel paddle shifters.

The Competition

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The Acura ZDX’s greatest competitors are the BMW X6 xDrive35i and the Infiniti FX35. The X6 xDrive35i is powered by a 3.0-liter, 6-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo technology that delivers a total of 300 HP and is priced at $57,000. The Infiniti FX, on the other hand, is priced at a reasonable and much cheaper $41,600. Sacrificing power won’t be necessary either as the FX is powered by a 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine with 303 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque.

When Can I Buy One?

The 2011 Acura ZDX is now on sale at local dealers. Customers will have to choose from three trim levels: ZDX $45,645, ZDX with Technology Package ($50,145), and ZDX with Advance Package ($56,195).

  • Leave it
    • not enough room for the rear passengers
    • not a real SUV, but in the same time not sporty enough as a coupe
    • not enough versions to choose from

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What do you think?


  (473) posted on 02.29.2012

The detail of the exterior is lacking with edges to give clarification to the look of a car. The hood is neat, but very plain. If this car is presented on a motor show definitely no one will have an excitement to look and investigate about this car. 

  (692) posted on 01.1.2012

I’m not impressed with the features of this ZDX; I mean it may be had the looks of a sophisticated and awesome car, but I think that the passenger didn’t have enough space to feel the comfortable that they want.

  (498) posted on 12.19.2011

It looks great but not that appealing as the x5 or x6, plus the fuel consumption is not that good, well same-old Acura. Better if you choose the Santa fe instead.

  (594) posted on 12.12.2011

I still love the practicality of this vehicle, that’s why I as yet admire it. Moreover, I’m already quite satisfied with its engine. Well, it didn’t really needs to be too powerful just like what other say for the fact that it is not a sports car.

  (399) posted on 12.4.2011

I just only love the cozy and comfortable interior of this ZDX. Well, I never that it could have an impressive inside feature. smiley That’s why it doesn’t matter at all on me if it only looks so ordinary on its exterior.

  (466) posted on 11.21.2011

The ZDX is one of the simplest SUV today but in spite that I’m impressed with the fact that it is very practical to use and so ideal for a family vehicle! Anyway, its engine specification is already quite good enough for it.

  (474) posted on 11.14.2011

I hope that its engine is only quite good enough on this ZDX. Anyway, in spite of having only a simple styling on it, I must say that I would still prefer to have it, because it is so reliable on the road.

  (374) posted on 11.9.2011

It maybe looks so simple and common because of its style and to its other detailing, but it still looks very impressive and appealing for me, and I love the fact that it can offer a comfortable interior.

  (300) posted on 10.27.2011

I love the plainness of this Acura ZDX and to its decency. Well, the engine of this one, is not really so impressive but I think it is only enough for a sedan like this.

  (777) posted on 10.26.2011

It maybe looks so simple, but I must say that I still love the fact that it is very reliable on the road, and I noticed that it had an impressive interior touch and feature, and it seems so cozy and comfortable with that.

  (429) posted on 10.21.2011

I like the cute, neat and smarty gesture of the car. It looked alluring in its color schemed and the attributes looked standard. Definitely like the system engine and other configuration too.

  (372) posted on 10.13.2011

It maybe looks so simple, but I still appreciate the beauty that it had and I have to agree that its cool interior was really impressive but I’m quite disappointed on its poor engine. smiley

  (600) posted on 10.5.2011

I’m officially starting to love most of the Acura luxury car, for me it has the simplicity and fresh attributes that makes it elegant.

  (559) posted on 10.4.2011

Though this Acura ZDX is really simple and looks so ordinary, I must say that it is still very appealing to me and looks so classy on its simple styling. With its V6 engine that can deliver 303 horsepower is think quite good enough on a sedan car like this.

  (613) posted on 09.26.2011

This is one really the most simple car I’ve seen, Not Impressed with its appearance it didn’t even attract me. If I compare to others, competitors have more style than this.

  (448) posted on 09.15.2011

:I think Acura 2012 is better and greater than this one. However, I know it also has an ability to be one of the popular cars in the market.

  (347) posted on 09.14.2011

It is not sporty enough for a coupe and don’t have an impressive styling and design but I noticed that the white interior touch seems so refreshing.

  (333) posted on 09.14.2011

I like the down-scaled grill for its bumper and the headlights. Not much too appealing but the revisions of this car is a great idea of Acura.

  (377) posted on 09.7.2011

Impressive fresh sporty exterior but I don’t think V6 engine can give a better performance that only runs 300 HP and I also noticed that the interior is cozy and relaxing.

  (459) posted on 08.24.2011

Sorry to say but I really don’t find it a luxury and a sports coupe car just like what the article said, it maybe looks classy. I can’t still decide if I’m going to be impressed with the interior, I wanna see it on myself first in person.