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Acura ZDX Four-Door Crossover

By: Darren Dobson



Acura ZDX Four-Door Crossover

By Darren Dobson

The Acura ZDX four-door Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) fit nicely between the entry level RDX and the top-of-the-line MDX. The design team wanted dramatic styling, outstanding performance and the latest in advanced technology. This vehicle fits the bill and rewards the driver both in luxury and performance. The ZDX features coupe-like styling with a sloping roof line that doesn’t soften its muscular presence. This new entry features a panoramic glass roof, hidden rear door handles, and bold fender flares.

"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."

Designed, developed, and manufactured entirely in North America, the ZDX stays true to the original sketch from Acura’s first female designer, Michelle Christensen, which doesn’t alter the curves, sculpted shoulders, and strong lines.

Every ZDX interior features a hand-stitched leather dashboard, door panels and sculpted center console. With extensive use of LED lighting, the cabin remains well lit. The moonroof is said to be "the longest glass roof in the industry." The panoramic glass roof has dual automatic sunshades that open and closes at the touch of a button.

Performance was a key objective, while still maintaining acceptable fuel economy. Under the hood, you find a 3.7-liter SOHC V-6 all-aluminum engine that generates 300 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. To access the maximum power, you just shift the gear into ‘S’ for Sport and press on the throttle. The all-new 6-speed automatic transmission has steering wheel mounted paddle shifters for sportier drivers.

The ZDX comes standard with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®). Customers have the choice from three trim levels: ZDX, ZDX Technology Package, and the ZDX Advance Package. Standard is Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® connectivity, power tailgate, CD player, AM/FM, XM® Radio with USB audio connectivity with iPod® integration.

The Tech Package adds a Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, an Acura/ELS Surround® premium audio system and a new multi-view rear camera. The Advance Package has additional technologies like a blind spot information system, a Collision Mitigating Braking System™ (CMBS™) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

 

The ZDX Crossover starts at $56,000 Canadian. For more information, please visit www.acura.ca



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