The ZDX continues Acura's "Safety Through Innovation" initiative by providing excellent safety for its passengers. The effort begins with the vehicle's structure, which uses Acura's Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE).
ACE is an Acura-exclusive body design that enhances occupant protection especially in frontal crashes. ACE utilizes a network of connected, high-strength structures to more evenly distribute crash energy throughout the front of the vehicle. This enhanced frontal crash energy management reduces the forces transferred to the passenger compartment and can help to more evenly disperse the forces transferred to other vehicles in a crash. This means the ZDX is not only safer for its passengers but also for the passengers in other vehicles as well.
Two newly added features--lane departure warning and forward collision warning--further bolster safety. Lane departure warning alerts the driver if the ZDX begins to drift out of its lane without the turn signal on. Forward collision warning signals a potential crash ahead--if the ZDX is speeding toward a stopped car, for instance--and can even apply brakes if the driver does not correct course.
2021 Acura ZDX vs the competition
BMW X6 - Although stylistically the only direct comparison in the market for the ZDX, the X6 is more expensive (starting at $59,800), less capable off road, and can only seat 4 passengers.
Volvo XC70 - Cheaper and more spacious inside, the Volvo XC70 doesn't quite have the same visual panache that the ZDX has. What it lacks in eye-catching looks, however, it makes up for in family-friendly ruggedness.
Audi A7 - Pricing for the Audi A7 starts around $59,000 and it's more car-like than the ZDX. Like the ZDX, the A7 has a capable all-wheel drive system and seating for five. It also has a slant-back design similar to that of the ZDX, with a rear hatch in place of a conventional trunk.
Customers infatuated with the ZDX won't find anything else quite like it. If you have your heart set on the ZDX, now's your final chance to buy a brand new one. You'll get a range of standard features that were extra-cost options on previous model years plus some equipment that wasn't offered before. And since it's an Acura, you can plan to keep it for a long time without worrying about reliability.