2013 Acura ZDX: What's Changed

2013 Acura ZDX
  • Most significant changes: New grille and more standard safety features
  • Price change: $4,800 increase
  • On sale: Oct. 19, 2012
  • Which should you buy, 2012 or 2013? The 2013's refined refresh is worth the wait.

Introduced in 2009, the Acura ZDX gets a mild-refresh for 2013, giving the car a slightly different look. The 2013 model year also marks the end for the nameplate; it'll go out of production in early 2013.

A redesigned front grille and new power-folding side mirrors are the few aesthetic updates it sees for 2013. The grille features fewer styling cues, giving the model a more elegant look up front.

For the model year, the Acura ZDX will be sold in just one package. Added features include a 435-watt 10-speaker surround-sound audio system, 15-gigabyte music hard drive, navigation system, 8-inch display, multiview camera system, front and rear parking sensors, Bluetooth connectivity, heated and ventilated front seats with perforated leather, a passive keyless entry system with push-button start, and automatic climate control.  The quirky SUV also gets a forward collision and lane departure warning systems added as standard.

All the additional features do hit the pocketbook, though; the new 2013 Acura ZDX costs $51,815, including a $895 destination fee. That's $4,800 more than the outgoing model, though there’s plenty more standard equipment. The price increase officially makes the ZDX the most expensive Acura model — at least until the 2014 Acura RLX hits the scene early next year.

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2013 Acura ZDX

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2013 Acura ZDX

2013 Acura ZDX

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2013 Acura ZDX

2013 Acura ZDX



Acura sold 1,500 of these in 2011. fifteen hundred. Why are they wasting any money on this vehicle? It can't be making them any money and it certainly is no "halo" car.


Is this just the dressed up version of the Crossroad? No wonder it's not selling.


When I first saw this at the 2011 New York Auto Show, so many people had trouble entering and exiting the rear seats, the weather stripping fell off the car. Honestly, this was something Acura didn't need, and I wonder how much money Honda lost on investing in this model.


Acura announced in a press release they will cease production of the ZDX after the 2013 model year. Buy em while you can. LOL.

If this is the competition of the BMW X6, I'll take this ZDX

An interesting design. But I doubt it will sell. Unlikely to jeopardize BMW X6.


@Mark : While the CrossTour and the ZDX may look similar they are not based on the same platform. The ZXD is based on the MDX/Pilot platform. It has a shorter wheelbase than the CrossTour, and is wider, but shorter and not as long overall.


WOW, this thing is ugly. It's ugly in pictures, even the promo shots. It's ugly in person, it's ugly on the road. It's ugly from every angle.

It's going out of production early next year but they figured, why not pump up the price by nearly $5000 to add insult to injury.

So glad to see this monstrosity go.

As assured, styling of the 2013 ZDX crossover has been finely tweaked for its last production year, even though it's really hard to make out the new styling changes at the very first glance.


Guess I'm in the minority but I love it! I like something different and this is. Just test drove and it feels great on the road as you would expect from Acura. Handled well and comfy interior... Excluding the tight backseat. Not a concern for me as I rarely have backseat passengers. Had my husband, 6ft 195lb, get in the back...once in, he was OK, just need to do a little yoga to get in and out...but again, rarely have anyone riding in back seat...he was very comfortable in the passenger seat. So, think I'm moving forward to purchase. I like not seeing a ton of these on the road. It's just weird enough to be cool!

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