Acura is entering the electric vehicle market with its first all-electric model, the 2024 Acura ZDX. The ZDX is a midsize SUV that offers dynamic styling, cutting-edge technology, and electrified performance. The ZDX also has a high-performance variant, the ZDX Type S, the most powerful and best performing Acura SUV ever. In this article, we will review the features, specs, pricing, and competitors of the ZDX and ZDX Type S and see how they compare to other electric SUVs in the market.
Features and Specs of the ZDX and ZDX Type S
The ZDX is based on the General Motors’ Ultium platform, which is also used by the Cadillac Lyriq and the Chevrolet Blazer EV. The ZDX has a low center of gravity and a near 50/50 weight distribution, which enhance its handling and stability. The ZDX also features Acura’s first integration of Google built-in, which provides seamless access to Google Maps, Google Assistant, and Google Play. The ZDX also has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, and a Bang & Olufsen luxury audio system.
The ZDX is available in two trims: the ZDX A-Spec and the ZDX Type S. The ZDX A-Spec has a single-motor rear-wheel drive powertrain that produces 340 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque. The ZDX A-Spec has an estimated range of 325 miles on a single charge and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds. The ZDX A-Spec has 20-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, a panoramic sunroof, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The Acura ZDX Type S is the performance-oriented trim that has a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain that produces 500 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. The ZDX Type S has an estimated range of 288 miles on a single charge and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. The ZDX Type S has 22-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, Brembo brakes, a carbon fiber rear spoiler, and a Type S badge. The ZDX Type S also has a performance wheel and tire package that adds summer tires and reduces the range by 1 mile.
Both the ZDX and Acura ZDX Type S have a 102-kWh battery pack that can be charged using a Level 2 charger or a DC fast charger. The ZDX can charge from 10% to 80% in about 7 hours using a Level 2 charger or in about 30 minutes using a DC fast charger. The ZDX Type S can charge from 10% to 80% in about 8 hours using a Level 2 charger or in about 35 minutes using a DC fast charger.
Pricing and Availability of the ZDX and ZDX Type S
The ZDX and ZDX Type S will arrive at Acura dealerships in spring 2024. Acura has announced the starting prices for the ZDX and ZDX Type S, but they do not include the destination charge, government incentives, or tax credits. The ZDX A-Spec with a single-motor rear-wheel drive powertrain has a starting price of $64,500. The ZDX A-Spec with a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain has a starting price of $68,500. The ZDX Type S with a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain has a starting price of $73,500. The ZDX Type S with the performance wheel and tire package has a starting price of $74,500.
Acura customers can reserve their ZDX or ZDX Type S online or at an Acura dealership. Acura also offers a new, omni-channel digital sales process that allows customers to shop for their ZDX or ZDX Type S from home or at the dealership. Acura also provides a comprehensive charging solution that includes a free 240-volt home charger, a free installation service, and access to over 60,000 public charging stations. Acura also gives ZDX reservation holders an Acura Energy Key Card that provides exclusive benefits such as discounts to Acura entertainment partners and special events.