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2010 Acura ZDX (photos)

The body style of the ZDX may turn you off at first, but this car offers excellent handling and impressive cabin tech. And after a while, the looks grow on you.

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The Acura ZDX is an example of a new style of vehicle hitting the market. Not quite as SUV-like as most crossovers, the ZDX looks somewhat like the BMW X6 and Honda Crosstour.
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The ZDX incorporates Acura's signature beak in its front styling.
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Power comes from a 3.7-liter V-6, the same engine found in the Acura MDX SUV. The MDX shares a platform with the ZDX.
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There is seating for five in the ZDX, although access to the rear seat is compromised by the low door sills.
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All-wheel drive with rear-wheel torque vectoring and an active suspension make the ZDX an excellent cornering vehicle.
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The rear of the ZDX ends in a point, just as the front of the car points forward.
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There is plenty of room for golf bags or a few suitcases in the cargo area, but it doesn't offer the dimensions of an SUV.
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Acura has greatly improved its cabin luxury with nice styling and quality materials.
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The ZDX is an easy driver, with a solid feeling behind the wheel.
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The six-speed automatic transmission works well for everyday driving, but doesn't quite live up to its sport setting.
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The adaptive cruise control lets you adjust the ZDX's following distance to the car ahead.
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The ZDX uses Acura's standard knob controller for its cabin tech interface. It works well, but isn't pretty.
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The ZDX could use a map upgrade for its navigation system, as 2D maps are all that is available.
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Traffic integrated with the navigation system helps you get around problems.
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Satellite radio provide music, along with traffic and weather data.
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Bluetooth streaming audio lets you play music without actually attaching a device to the car.
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The car's onboard hard drive holds 15GB of music.
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iPod integration comes standard with the ZDX, and lets you select music with voice commands.
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The Bluetooth phone system downloads a paired phone's contact list, making the entries available onscreen.
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The rearview camera offers two views, and static distance lines.

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