2012 Acura ZDX 3.7L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic Consumer Review - ZDX... Who's this car designed

2012 Acura ZDX - Consumer Review

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ZDX... Who's this car designed for?
By ericdise on


2012 Acura ZDX Advance Package 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


The most frequent question asked about the ZDX is "Why?" The automotive magazines and automotive websites all want to slot this car in the crossover category when just like the BMW X6, it just doesn't fit. Is this really a problem? I don't think so. This car is an able, capable, looker! It stands out in the crowd and always provokes favorable comments wherever I go. In a world where so few cars stand out (Mini Cooper, Fiat, Fisker are exceptions), the ZDX stands out and I love that aspect more than anything else. The ZDX is luxurious, well-equipped, and fun to drive. The Advance Package is recommended as the features aid the driver tremendously. This is a great vehicle but not for everyone.

Favorite Features

SH-AWD; the Advance Package with blind spot warning, collision avoidance, adaptive cruise control; the Navigation system is easy to use and very crisp in presentation; the 15GB HDD is great for ripping CDs; the ELS sound system is spectacular; the heated and cooled seats are comfortable and supportive using soft leather; the Hands-free phone (Bluetooth) has been flawless; and the Panoramic roof is big! The exterior styling is a gauranteed eye-catcher. The finish is terrific. The rim and tire package add to the allure.

Suggested Improvements

Yes, the rear seat is small. It should be used for occasional use only because the ZDX really wasn't designed as a family hauler. Do you think Porsche owners actually use the rear seats in their 911's? The visibility issues can be fixed with convex mirrors. The Advance Package does help and I recommend it. Gas mileage could be better but only making the car lighter will probably improve this deficiency. Recommend a no panoramic roof option.
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