The 2016 Acura ZDX is a mid-sized luxury crossover by Honda for its luxury Division Acura. 2016 Acura ZDX basically anticipated being labeled, Acura MSX. Acura ZDX was launched at the New York International Auto Show on April 8, 2009. The ZDX was also the first to be completely designed by Acura’s Southern California design studio in Torrance.
The original ZDX concept was written by Michelle Christensen marked it a “4-door luxury sports coupe” and that Acura says “blurs the distinction between coupe, sedan, and SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle)”. 2016 Acura ZDX possesses the 6-speed automatic transmission, Acura’s advanced ventilated seats and other luxury appointments.
While the ZDX a similar profile to the Honda Crosstour part, the two vehicles were mechanically related, the latter is based on the Honda Accord, while Acura ZDX is based on the Honda Pilot / Acura MDX. Honda reported in a press release on October 2012, which in 2013 will mark “the final year on the market for Acura ZDX as the Acura brand sharpens its focus on new models and core product.
Acura ZDX Concept
The five puzzle shots released by Acura between March 16 and 20, 2009, determined a coupe-like sloping roofline similar to that of the BMW X6, which led many observers to believe it is a direct competitor. After the announcement of the name of the vehicle ZDX, Acura the words “Luxury four-door sports coupe” added the title for each photo. In addition, it is not the vehicle as a crossover or an SUV set. The automaker translates the designer versions almost literally in production plate. It’s all but unheard of for a new designer to sketch seized by a car company and put into production with minimal changes.
2016 Acura ZDX Features
Technology package adds a navigation system with voice recognition, an Acura / ELS Surround premium audio system and a new multi-view rear camera. The advance package adds blind spot monitoring, collision mitigation braking system (CMBS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Integrated Dynamics System (IDS), which brought various forms of suspension firmness and response using electronically controlled Magneto-Rheological shock absorbers.
Acura automatically cut costs by stamp out CMBS, ACC, and IDS and replace them with forward collision warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), redesigned grille, integrated parking sensors, drag fold dimming mirrors, and new dark accents for the wheels. This led to an MSRP ($ 51.815) on $5K less than the previous year in an advance model. United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy estimates for all models is 16 mpg-US (15 L / 100 km; 19 mpg) in the city, 22 mpg-US (11 L / 100 km; 26 mpg) combined on the highway and 19 mpg-US (12 L / 100 km; 23 mpg).
The announced version includes 3664 cc (3.664 L; 223.6 cu in) SOHC VTEC V6 all-aluminum engine rated 300 bhp (220 kW) at 6300 rpm and 270 lb·ft (366 N·m) at 4500 rpm, 6-speed auto-transmission, Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), 19-inch, 7-spoke alloy wheels, panoramic glass roof with moveable sunshades, hand-stitched leather interior, Handsfree Link Bluetooth connectivity, power tailgate, and a high-powered sound system with a CD player, AM/FM/XM Satellite Radio and USB audio interface with iPod integration. Sales in winter 2009.
Acura ZDX was discontinued after the model year 2013 due to poor sales even though it was the only Acura a panoramic moonroof. Looking at the numbers, Acura ZDX the rarest of US manufactured Acura offerings, with manufactured a total of 7,191 cars and sold in North America.