2013 Acura ZDX Overview
Uniquely shaped and styled, the 2013 Acura ZDX is a modern take on the luxury crossover.
The 2013 Acura ZDX is not quite a wagon, but not quite an SUV either. It’s similar to the BMW X6, combining coupe-like styling with an SUV-body that offers an elevated driving position, but a sleek, swept-back appearance. For 2013, power-folding and auto-dimming side mirrors are now standard. Up front, the nose is dominated by the hawkish Acura corporate shield-grille. 19-inch wheels, a panoramic glass sunroof, power liftgate, and xenon HID headlights are also standard.
Under the skin, the ZDX offers plenty of performance chops starting with its 300-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 engine making 270 pounds-feet of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Acura’s Super Handling all-wheel drive system is standard, as is a four-wheel independent suspension. Paddles for quick gear changes are located behind the steering wheel. Estimated fuel economy figures are 16/23 mpg city/highway.
Inside, the ZDX gets an updated center console for 2013 with new trim. Although there are technically five seats inside, the backseat is really more a backseat in name only; there isn’t much space for adults, it is more akin to the small third-row of an SUV than a real set of seats. The ZDX only comes in one trim level and it is very, very well equipped. The seats are covered in Milano leather and the front seats are heated and ventilated. Standard technology includes Bluetooth connectivity, USB/iPod port, navigation system with an 8-inch screen, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an ELS surround sound stereo with a 15-gigabyte hard drive.
There is also plenty of safety technology inside the ZDX, including front and rear parking sensors which were added for the new model year. Front side-impact and side curtain airbags, antilock brakes, electronic stability system, lane departure warning, front collision warning, and a blind-spot warning system are all standard.