• Drives and looks like a tall TL
  • SH-AWD and IDS aid handling
  • Packed with technology
  • Very little headroom
  • Small cargo hold
  • Sizable blind spots
SUM UP

A sport sedan on stilts gains a mild refresh.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for ZDX in 2013

Acura treated the 2013 ZDX to a mild cosmetic freshening, but the segment-blurring crossover still looks much as it did when it debuted for 2011. Acura has also slimmed down the range to a single variant, which it dubs a “value-added package.”..more

Overview

Acura openly admits that the 2013 ZDX is a niche vehicle, but three years after its debut, we’re still trying to figure out exactly what that niche is. The ZDX shares its platform and powertrain with the more traditional MDX but wraps them in a rakish, coupe-like body that receives some minor tweaks for the 2013 model year. Many of those cues, including the steeply pitched roof, hidden rear door handles, and panoramic sunroof, lend it the character of a sport sedan—fitting, perhaps, as the big 4400-pound ZDX manages somehow to drive like one. The Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) tosses in adaptive dampers and a surprisingly stiff sport setting that helps iron out a fair amount of body roll in corners. Sadly, no amount of technology helps offset the shortcomings of the ZDX’s vanity. A tall floor and a low roof force all passengers to surrender headroom, and the tumblehome over the cargo area means there’s but a meager (for a crossover) 26.3 cubic feet of space. Buyers who aren’t quite ready to put form before function can always try on the MDX for size—it offers many of the ZDX’s attributes but with much more interior space and versatility.

Safety

Front, side, and side curtain air bags; ABS; and traction and stability control are standard. Rear parking sensors and a rearview camera are lumped into the technology package. Blind-spot detection, radar-based cruise control, and a collision-mitigating automatic braking system are included with the advance package.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Acura ZDX

  • BMW X6
  • Infiniti FX
  • Volvo XC60

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2013 ZDX Standard Equipment

Braking and Handling

  • Four Wheel ABS

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning

Convenience

  • Auto On Headlights
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Locks
  • Power Trunk Pulldown
  • Power Windows
  • Steering Wheel Memory
  • Steering Wheel Scope
  • Trip Computer
  • Vehicle Information Center

Exterior

  • Privacy Glass

Interior

  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Premium Interior Trim

Safety

  • Auto Day/Night Mirror
  • Auto Dimming Mirrors
  • Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
  • Brake Assist
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
  • Heated Outside Mirrors
  • HID Headlights
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Memory Mirrors
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear View Camera
  • Stability Control
  • Theft Deterrent System
  • Traction Control

Seats

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  • Satellite Radio

Technology

  • Blue Tooth Compatible
  • GPS/Satellite Communication
  • Homelink Universal Transmitter
  • Navigation System

Tires and Wheels

  • Alloy Wheels
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