2011 Acura ZDX

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Key Specs

of the 2011 Acura ZDX. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Standard safety features
  • Stability system
  • Blind spot warning system (optional)
  • Collision mitigation system

The Bad

  • So-so gas mileage
  • Calls for premium gas
  • Mixed reviews on styling
  • Demand for the genre unproven
  • Collision mitigation system optional

Notable Features of the 2011 Acura ZDX

  • Combines coupe/sedan/crossover
  • Seats five
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • 300-horsepower V-6
  • Six-speed automatic

2011 Acura ZDX Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The ZDX is another in a growing class of coupe/sedan/crossovers, which combine the sleek lines of a coupe with four full doors in a vehicle of unlikely size. Introduced for 2010, the ZDX shares its platform, wheelbase, standard all-wheel drive and overall width with the MDX, Acura's largest model to date that accommodates seven in three rows of seats. The ZDX is a couple of inches longer than the MDX, its roof is a half-foot lower, and it seats five.

Acura describes the new model variably as a personal sports coupe, a four-door sports coupe and a crossover utility vehicle. The base ZDX comes well-equipped, and higher trim levels come in the form of option packages: the Technology Package and the Advance Package.

New for 2011
There are no significant changes for the ZDX's second season.

Exterior
Like other models of its type, the ZDX is a squat-looking hatchback with short side windows. Acura's signature silver-shield grille is larger and bolder than ever. A panoramic glass roof gives the appearance of a broad stripe from windshield to tail when viewed from above. Exterior features include:

  • Standard xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Standard 19-inch wheels
  • Panoramic glass sunroof

Interior
The ZDX seats up to five, but Acura's own description should set expectations for the backseat's roominess: The ZDX is "designed primarily to provide a means of freedom and escape for two adults and their cargo." The ZDX's backseat dimensions ...

Vehicle Overview

The ZDX is another in a growing class of coupe/sedan/crossovers, which combine the sleek lines of a coupe with four full doors in a vehicle of unlikely size. Introduced for 2010, the ZDX shares its platform, wheelbase, standard all-wheel drive and overall width with the MDX, Acura's largest model to date that accommodates seven in three rows of seats. The ZDX is a couple of inches longer than the MDX, its roof is a half-foot lower, and it seats five.

Acura describes the new model variably as a personal sports coupe, a four-door sports coupe and a crossover utility vehicle. The base ZDX comes well-equipped, and higher trim levels come in the form of option packages: the Technology Package and the Advance Package.

New for 2011
There are no significant changes for the ZDX's second season.

Exterior
Like other models of its type, the ZDX is a squat-looking hatchback with short side windows. Acura's signature silver-shield grille is larger and bolder than ever. A panoramic glass roof gives the appearance of a broad stripe from windshield to tail when viewed from above. Exterior features include:

  • Standard xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Standard 19-inch wheels
  • Panoramic glass sunroof

Interior
The ZDX seats up to five, but Acura's own description should set expectations for the backseat's roominess: The ZDX is "designed primarily to provide a means of freedom and escape for two adults and their cargo." The ZDX's backseat dimensions are closer to those of the MDX's third row than its adult-sized second row.

Standard features include heated, leather power front seats with driver's seat memory; a tilt/telescoping steering wheel; a leather-clad dashboard and steering wheel; and a six-CD stereo with XM Satellite Radio. The stereo inputs include an analog jack, a USB connector for controlling MP3 players and Bluetooth streaming audio. A backup camera, which displays its image on the rearview mirror, is standard equipment.

The optional Technology Package includes upgraded Milano leather upholstery, a navigation system with real-time traffic information and automatic rerouting, as well as weather information and maps. The navigation system's 8-inch screen also takes over display duties for the backup camera. Keyless entry and start are included in the package, along with a premium stereo. The Advance Package adds ventilated front seats, premium tricot ceiling liner material, a sport steering wheel and LED ambient lighting. Interior features include:

  • Standard heated, leather power front seats
  • Standard USB connector and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity
  • Available voice-operated navigation system
  • Available surround-sound audio system with 15-gigabyte hard drive
  • Available solar-sensing automatic climate control

Under the Hood
The ZDX is powered by a 300-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 engine that requires premium gas. All ZDX models have a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The transmission includes Drive and Sport modes, and it also offers sequential manual shifting via paddles on the steering wheel.

The optional Advance Package adds adaptive cruise control and an Integrated Dynamics System. Adaptive cruise maintains a set distance from the car ahead, and IDS adds a choice of Comfort and Sport settings, which adjust the adaptive-damping suspension and the assist level from the electronic power steering. Mechanical features include:

  • 300-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 requires premium gas
  • Six-speed automatic transmission allows manual shifts with steering-wheel paddle shifters
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • Available active damper Integrated Dynamics System
  • Standard all-wheel drive

Safety
The Advance Package option adds Collision Mitigation Braking System, which uses the adaptive cruise control's radar to watch the road ahead. In the event of a pending collision, it can warn the driver audibly and visibly, then by tugging the driver's seat belt and initiating braking. If a collision is imminent, it can initiate full braking.

Along with the required frontal airbags, standard safety features include:

  • Side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Antilock disc brakes with brake assist
  • Stability control with traction control
  • Active front head restraints

 


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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(3.9)

Latest Reviews

(4.0)

ACURA ZDX is concept vehicle come to life!!!

by JOSE F from BRONX NY on March 10, 2018

this vehicle is polarizing stunning and a conversation starter, from exterior lines and edges to futuristic interior, this for the young adventurous couples or early nesters or just single person ... Read full review

(5.0)

It's the best car For me.

by Kirk1004 from Pflugerville on September 12, 2017

Reliable. Good performance. Super handling all wheel drive is the best. Very good looking car. Low maintenance. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2011 Acura ZDX currently has 4 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 Acura ZDX has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Acura

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, trip-planning services, emergency fuel delivery, emergency lockout service and Acura Concierge Service

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    1-year/12,000-mile non-powertrain warranty begins after expiration of original warranty (4 years/50,000 miles) or on date sold as certified (no deductible); 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty begins from the original in-service date (no deductible)
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 182 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The ZDX received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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