2012 Acura ZDX  -  $47,015

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $47,015
Base Invoice: $43,586
Destination Charge: $895
Options: $0
Trim: AWD 4dr
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 19 | City: 16 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: AWD
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 3.7L PGM-FI MPI SOHC 24-valve VTEC V6 engine


Luxurious interior; high tech entertainment in a sound-controlled space; impressive all wheel drive performance

Model Highlights

The ZDX is a high-performance, leather-lined grand touring sport utility masquerading as a sports coupe. It is what Acura calls, a "Passionate Getaway" concept, designed primarily to provide escape for two adults and their weekend luggage.

The 2012 ZDX's interior is a 21st Century interpretation of sporting luxury, with deeply bolstered front seats and dramatically formed arches surrounding a double-cockpit design. The interior's design is a departure from other Acura vehicles, and while luxurious and well designed, the back seat is a family requirement or to accommodate a second couple occasionally.

An optional Technology Package includes hand-stitched leather covering virtually all pieces that come in contact with the front seat passengers. Entertainment technology is everywhere; active noise canceling is the baseline, then an 8-speaker audio system is fed by 435-watt digital sound processor with USB connectivity. A Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for your mobile phone is standard, as is a rearview mirror with an integrated rear view camera display.

There is also an 8-inch high-resolution display for Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition from an on-board hard disc-drive. The AcuraLink satellite communications system includes weather and real-time traffic including rerouting as it sees fit, and also allows information messaging from Acura.

What Acura calls the Advance Package includes the Technology Package plus Collision Mitigating Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Active Damper System and blind spot information system

Underscoring the ZDX sports coupe driving performance is a smooth 300-hp V6, with Acura's VTEC variable valve timing for delivering most of its 270 lb-feet of torque through a broad range of engine speeds. A sporting 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift and a multi-clutch lock-up torque converter puts all that power on the pavement through all four wheels. Acura calls the advanced torque-vectoring traction control, Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). The system can operate through an optional Integrated Dynamics System that has the ability to modify the vehicle's ride to either Comfort or Sport mode.

Model News

The 2012 ZDX is nearly identical to last year's model. It continues to cut a dramatic shape and offer strong performance to the luxury buyer.

Value Writeup

Acura began with no intention of developing an economy car, though efficiencies are everywhere. The obvious competitors are BMW's X6 and the Infiniti FX35. The ZDX is priced directly between the two models, with interior technologies at the top of its specialized segment and luxury appointments well above the competition.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
336.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
483.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6


Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.6 qts

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
91.2 ft³

Front Head Room
38.0 in

Front Leg Room
42.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.7 in

Front Hip Room
57.3 in

Second Head Room
35.3 in

Second Leg Room
31.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.4 in

Second Hip Room
55.3 in

108.3 in

Length, Overall
192.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
78.5 in

Height, Overall
62.8 in

Track Width, Front
67.7 in

Track Width, Rear
67.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.9 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
55.8 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
26.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4424 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
225 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.9 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
1.0 in

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
19 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 8.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x 4.0 in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.4 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.1 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.0 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km


Mfg's Report Date
FEB 03, 2016


Potential Number of Units Affected

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. Remedy parts are expected to be available in Summer 2016. Interim notices will be mailed to owners during March 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JY0, JY1, and JY2.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

3.7L PGM-FI MPI SOHC 24-valve VTEC V6 engine

Drive-by-wire throttle system

6-speed automatic transmission w/OD -inc: Sequential SportShift, paddle shifters, grade logic control, shift hold

Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD)

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension

Independent multi-link rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Torque-sensing variable pwr rack & pinion steering

Ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

Through-bumper fascia exhaust finishers

19" x 8.5" 7-spoke alloy wheels

P255/50HR19 all-season tires

Pwr panoramic glass front moonroof -inc: tilt feature, auto-open, key-off operation, pwr sunshade

Fixed rear moonroof

Auto on/off xenon HID headlights

Front fog lights

Heated pwr mirrors -inc: reverse-gear tilt-down, integrated turn signals, memory

Rear privacy glass

Speed-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers

Remote pwr tailgate

AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer -inc: MP3/WMA player, (7) speakers, 8" subwoofer, 266-watt amp, USB port, auxiliary input jack, active sound control, speed-sensitive volume, radio data system

XM satellite radio *90-day free trial subscription*

Bluetooth audio

Bluetooth HandsFreeLink

Leather heated sport front bucket seats -inc: 10-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar, 8-way pwr passenger, active headrests, driver memory

60/40 split flat-folding rear bench seat

Leather front center console -inc: dual level storage, integrated sliding tray

Rear seat center armrest

Front/rear loop carpet floor mats

Leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel -inc: audio, cruise, Bluetooth, multi-info display controls, memory

Multi-info display

Maintenance minder system

Trip computer

Cruise control

Pwr windows w/front auto up/down, auto-reverse, key-off operation

Remote & driver side door lock-operated windows/moonroof-open function

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry -inc: personalized settings for driver seat, steering column, exterior mirrors, climate control, audio

HomeLink universal garage door opener

Theft-deterrent system w/electronic immobilizer

Dual-zone dual-mode climate control -inc: humidity control, air filter, memory

Rear passenger ventilation

Rear window defroster w/timer

Leather-wrapped dashboard, center console, door panels, trim

(2) 12 volt pwr outlets -inc: front console, cargo

Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/camera display

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Lighting -inc: ambient cabin, front footwell, console

Leather-wrapped shift knob

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes -inc: electronic brake distribution, brake assist

Vehicle stability assist w/traction control

Hill start assist

Advanced compatibility engineering body structure

Side-impact door beams

Impact-absorbing front/rear crumple zones

Daytime running lights

Front dual-stage multiple-threshold airbags

Front side-impact airbags w/occupant position detection system

Front/rear side curtain airbags w/rollover sensor

Front 3-point height-adjustable seat belts -inc: pretensioners & load limiters

Rear 3-point seat belts

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Rear child safety door locks

Tire pressure monitoring system w/location & pressure indicators












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