For better or worse, credit is due to Acura for concocting a new kind of vehicle, with styling that's borrowed almost equally from hatchbacks, crossovers, and sport coupes.
The styling is a success, but the design isn't because it sorely lacks practicality.
The Range Rover Evoque attempts a similar package but ends up with far better practicality, along with better fuel economy, at a price that's a bit lower.
The BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo is also far more practical, although it doesn't handle as well.
The BMW X6 is probably closest to the ZDX in design, function, and form, although even it has a bit more usable room compared to the ZDX.
The Infiniti FX sport-ute possesses a jazzy style all its own, with tight rear seats and not much cargo space.
The CTS Sport Wagon is a good alternative, as is the Cadillac SRX crossover; both of these models strike a standout style with good cargo space and very good rear-seat room and access.
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|2013 Acura ZDXBrowse Used Listings||2013 BMW X6Browse Used Listings||2013 BMW 5-Series Gran TurismoBrowse Used Listings||2013 Cadillac SRXBrowse Used Listings||2013 INFINITI FXBrowse Used Listings||2013 Land Rover Range Rover EvoqueBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Turbocharged Gas I6||Turbocharged Gas I6||Gas/Ethanol V6||N/A||Turbocharged Gas I4|
|4WD Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Large Cars||N/A||N/A||Sport Utility 4WD|
|AWD 4-Door||AWD 4-Door xDrive35i||5-Door 535i Gran Turismo RWD||FWD 4-Door Base||N/A||5-Door HB Pure|
|All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||N/A||All Wheel Drive|
|Crossover||Coupe||Hatchback||Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/Manual Shift||N/A||Automatic w/Manual Shift|
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