After being officially revealed for the 2010 model year, the Acura ZDX enters the 2011 model year offering the same level of luxury and performance. The 2011 ZDX will be offered in three trim levels: ZDX ($45,645), ZDX with Technology Package ($50,145), and ZDX with Advance Package ($56,195).
The TSX grew in overall dimensions for the latest model — gaining 3.0 inches in total width, 2.6 inches in track, 1.3 inches in wheelbase and 2.4 inches in overall length. Acura says these changes result in more interior room and improved ride quality.
The automaker also made several improvements to the construction of the body, resulting in improved stiffness and increased quietness. A closed-channel cross-braced roof structure and stronger rear bulkhead reduce vibration. New A-, B- and C-pillar separators also improve quietness over rough roads and at high speed. Outward visibility is also improved by the slimmer A-pillar design.
Overall aerodynamics have been enhanced, thanks to a new shape and improved underbody airflow.Another first for Acura are the TSX’s new dual-mode suspension dampers, which adjust compression damping characteristics to suit the vehicle speed, cornering forces and road surface.
- Pricing: A $45,495 MSRP is expected for the 2011 ZDX
- Engine: The 2011 ZDX will be powered by the same 300 horsepower 3.7-liter VTEC V6 engine as the 2010 model.
- Fuel Economy: Fuel economy for 2011 will remain at 16/22 miles per gallon city/highway.
- Acceleration: Acceleration for the ZDX is average at 6.7 seconds for zero to sixty miles per hour.
- Transmission:6-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting option.
- Car Safety Features: Five stars across the line and in every category, the 2010 Acura RDX features a full complement of airbags, active front head restraints and new for 2011, a collision avoidance system.
- Warranty: Acura’s warranty is better than some, not as good as others at 4-years/50,000 miles.