All new Acura ZDX




Basically looking the same as the concept.
This means it looks like a hatchback version of the TL. With a 3.7 Liter V6 good for 300hp.
There will be 3 models available, but the base will already include the glass roof, Bluetooth and leather.

But it won’t be cheap. It is supposed to be priced above the $42 000 MDX….
A lot more than the $39 000 AWD TL….

Conversation 40 comments

  1. I like Hondas and Acuras, but that is the ugliest car I've seen since the AMC Marlin. In addition to being hideous, the rear visibility is likely to be nearly non-existent.

    The hatch is useful, but that mess looks like Acrua's Aztec and will sell accordingly.

  2. Between this and Infiniti FX, I will opt for Infiniti one, This one is just plain boring and ugly.

  3. iQuack, you're probably right about the crappy rear visibility.

    That's why I think they put a rear camera near each c-pillar.

    You can see a little protuberance in the back of the rear side windows. I'm guessing those are there so that there's enough clearance to install camera lense to face backward.

    Of course, those would be rather pointless if they were optional, or a part of a ridiculously priced option package, like Lexus loves to do.

  4. ^ hrm, never mind about the rear camera near the c-pillars. Looks like those are just door handles…

    quite bizarre location for door handles though.

  5. Another awkward / clumsy / overly-pointy Acura front end….wow.
    So they're still apparently deriving inspiration from Octopus Beaks?

  6. Kind of a Fat overstuffed version of the 1970's TR7: "The shape of things to come" ( a doorstop ).

  7. a couple of thoughts…….

    I'm willing to bet that the rear hatch is like the last gen CRX and has a glass vertical to aid rear visibility. I'm sure there is also a rear camera but none-the-less…..

    I love the Acura interiors. the design and fit and finish are among the best in the industry. This one stays with the trend.

    The front "beak", like all the other new Acuras, is just plain awful. The shield on the MDX is even better. I still think a sleek, more traditional trim would probably double sales of the entire line up as the rest of the marquees models are otherwise attractive and well featured with relatively aggressive pricing.

    The integrated rear exhaust and tail lamps are particularly nice.

    The full glass roof is probably stunning.

    I would think the target audience for the new car are people like me who are or were MDX owners with small kids whom are now entering the "empty nester" stage and want something a bit more aggressive and who no longer need the third row.

    I actually think if Acura could get past this damn front grille design element, this would sell well. I wonder if anyone has started making aftermarket grilles for the new Acuras yet. They would make a mint.

  8. This could ONLY be a product in the 21st century, eh?

    That being said, I'm a bit surprized by the reaction here. Obviously these people have never seen an X6 or even a 5 series GT… This aint a looker for sure, but its not half the mess the Bimmers are.

  9. Ok, I'm a big fan of Blade Runner and the movie had some cool cars but this, this thing? with the beak? is way uncool.

    This is one convoluted, ugely looking, monsturous design disaster on wheels. Why? Why did they ruin what could've been a great looking ride?

    My eyes got sore just looking at this POS!
    Acura/Honda has truly lost their way!
    The Pill

  10. "Obviously these people have never seen an X6 or even a 5 series GT"

    Those suck too, but at least they're pioneers. But this one sucks even more because it's a me-too car. This just looks foolish. Perhaps the Aztek was just ahead of its time? Yuck.

  11. I must say I do like the X6. I just wish it wasn't AWD and jacked up. Who needs that.
    It is such a much better design than the new 5GT…

  12. Anonymous(July20 3:51PM) said…
    Another awkward / clumsy / overly-pointy Acura front end….wow.
    So they're still apparently deriving inspiration from Octopus Beaks?

    Sir;
    I represent the SADO (Society Against the Defamation of Octopusseses). I must warn you that your comment has been reported – recommend you avoid all bodies of salt water hereafter.

    &
    I find it very BRAVE of Honda…
    that they didn't fire their designers…
    …when they all went blind simultaneously.

  13. This high riding sports sedan/SUV thing should have been done about 5 years ago. Now, it just seems ridiculous.

  14. Well, I'm gonna go against the grain here and say that I think this looks quite nice to me. Yeah, the front end with the beak is clearly the weakest spot, but overall, I dig it. Would I choose this over an Infiniti FX? I don't think so, because I love that car, but I would at least consider it.

  15. The X5 and X6 are excellent. This is just so asian/childish looking. Are there no real men in Asia? I doubt this would appeal to women either.

  16. "WHY do the sheetmetal gaps seem so HUGE on all the new Acuras…can someone explain this?"

    For ventilation.

  17. This is the Future. It's finally arrived. We aren't ready yet.

    I would like to see this start a new Back To the Future series with this thing because that's the only way I think this thing will be popular.

  18. Jung said:
    ''That's why I think they put a rear camera near each c-pillar.
    You can see a little protuberance in the back of the rear side windows. I'm guessing those are there so that there's enough clearance to install camera lense to face backward.''

    I don't think so Jung. This is the door handles!!!

  19. "WHY do the sheetmetal gaps seem so HUGE on all the new Acuras…can someone explain this?"
    -Therin lies the key to Japanese Quality. bigger gaps and pinstrips (& trim) that stop a mile before reaching the end of the door panel make missalignments hard to see. So when the '76 Chevy had pinstripes 1/8" apart that ran right up to both sides of a 3/16" door gap it was obvious if it was off even 1/16" inch. Similar '76 Hondas had pinstripes 3/16" apart that stopped 1/4" before a 5/16" door gap and so that eye would see them as being lined up even if they were 1/8" off. No, I'm not kidding. A simple silly trick, but it was a major force in getting Chevy owners to switch to buy Hondas. Not the only trick, to be sure; but typical of how Intelligent Marketing trumps engineering & consistancy(ie; quality) evey time.

  20. I actually really like the ZDX. I've been a fan since it was a concept. I'd take it over an FX any day of the week. At least the ZDX doesn't look like a melted bar of soap.

    The fit and finish of all recent Acura products have been top notch, even topping my own '05 330i.

    I do think that they should tone down that front end though. It is a bit overpowering.

  21. I have a 08 TL 36000 miles, has been flawless, not even a rattle. Why are they insisting on making all of their vehicles so ugly?

  22. Must be that the Acura designers are really Lexus moles…Destroying a company thru eye-sores…Check for their Swiss bank accounts!

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