2013 Acura ZDX vs. Its Competition

2013 Acura ZDX
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

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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Quick Specs
The 2013 Acura ZDX is beautiful and well-detailed, as well as quite fun to drive, but its odd utility-sport-coupe design mostly misses the mark on practicality.
The 2013 BMW X6 finally has some serious competition in the coupe/SUV segment, but remains one of the most impressive sport crossovers around.
The 2013 Cadillac SRX has a roomy, rich, uniquely American interior, and with new interior technology it's now the iPhone of crossovers.
The 2013 Range Rover Evoque nails the coupe-crossover concept, and puts the off-roading on mute with a sexy shape and a casual elegance.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I6Turbocharged Gas I6Gas/Ethanol V6N/ATurbocharged Gas I4
EPA Class     
4WD Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleLarge CarsN/AN/ASport Utility 4WD
Style Name     
AWD 4-DoorAWD 4-Door xDrive35i5-Door 535i Gran Turismo RWDFWD 4-Door BaseN/A5-Door HB Pure
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
CrossoverCoupeHatchbackSport Utility VehicleN/ASport Utility Vehicle
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftN/AAutomatic w/Manual Shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
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