Acura is embarking on its electric vehicle journey with assistance from its collaborators, revealing the 2024 Acura ZDX as its inaugural EV SUV model. The ZDX is built upon GM’s Ultium platform, also utilized by the Cadillac Lyriq. The recently disclosed pricing details show that the ZDX’s starting price is approximately $66,000, slightly surpassing Lyriq’s base price of under $60,000. Note that Acura has not disclosed the destination charge for the ZDX, so our pricing estimates incorporate the provided MSRP figures along with an estimated destination charge.
Mirroring the Cadillac model, the Acura ZDX lineup initiates with a rear-wheel-drive, single-motor configuration generating 340 horsepower. The base ZDX A-Spec trim is also available in a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup for an additional $4000, with Acura yet to specify the horsepower for this version. The ZDX A-Spec features a 102.0-kWh battery pack, offering an estimated 325 miles of range for the RWD version and 315 miles for the AWD variant.
The Type S model raises the performance bar with a dual-motor powertrain producing 500 horsepower, starting at around $75,000. Its range estimate is slightly lower, at 288 miles. The more athletic Type S has an enhanced height-adjustable air suspension featuring adaptive dampers, 22-inch wheels, and larger Brembo brakes. Additionally, there’s an option for a set of summer tires for an extra $1000.
With the purchase of a ZDX, buyers can choose from three charging packages, including 60.0-kWh of complimentary charging at Electrify America stations. The packages offer various options, such as a home charging station, a portable charging kit, an installation credit, and credits at EVGo charging stations. The ZDX is set to arrive at U.S. dealerships in early spring, and we will provide updates on the precise destination fee once it becomes available.