Befitting its place in the Acura lineup, the 2010 ZDX comes with a long list of standard features, including 19-inch wheels and tires, USB audio connections, Bluetooth, XM Satellite Radio, a panoramic glass roof, and a power tailgate.
Motor Trend reviewers state that the base ZDX "should start in the neighborhood of $44,000," which compares favorably with the Infiniti FX and the BMW X6.
Although the base Acura ZDX abounds with luxury and high-end features, most buyers will likely opt for what Car and Driver says is "a roughly $3500 Technology package [that] adds nav, an eight-inch display screen...and ELS audio." Jalopnik reviewers in particular recommend the upgraded sound system, which they call "legendary." The Technology Package also adds the rearview camera, real-time traffic and weather information, and keyless access.
The ZDX's Advance Package, meanwhile, boasts additional goodies such as the Integrated Dynamics System (IDS), ventilated seats, and a sport steering wheel. Popular Mechanics reports that this top-level upgrade, which costs about $2,000, adds the IDS "adaptive magneto-rheological suspension (the same type of system found on many Corvettes) and variable assist steering," along with the safety-enhancing blind-spot detector.
While the features list is long, TheCarConnection.com's editors have a few gripes with the 2010 Acura ZDX. It lacks the BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo's innovative multiposition cargo divider, the panorama sunroof cuts into headroom in back, and the GPS doesn't offer a bird's-eye view for its maps like navigation systems from other luxury brands. Most of all, the ZDX's options are bundled into added-cost packages that may leave buyers wanting more choice and a lower sticker price.