Acura Reveals the 2024 ZDX Electric SUV

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

acura reveals the 2024 zdx electric suv

Honda and Acura have been slower than most automakers to the punch when it comes to EVs, but the Japanese companies are working to accelerate their efforts. Partnering with General Motors is part of the process, and the first vehicles to come out of that pairing are the Honda Prologue and Acura ZDX. Today, Acura gave more detail on its electric SUV, which will land in 2024. 

The ZDX will come in two configurations: A-Spec and Type S. The base A-Spec is available in single- and dual-motor setups, with 340 horsepower for single-motor variants. Its range will extend to an impressive 325 miles with one motor and 315 with two, and energy comes from the 102-kWh battery pack. The range-topping Type S gets a massive 500 horsepower and a still-reasonable 288 miles of range, along with the same battery pack. It’s only available with two motors, however.

Acura will work with customers to help find home charging installation services, and owners can use the Acura app to locate charging stations in the wild. Starting next year, ZDX customers will have access to a network of high-speed chargers across the U.S. and Canada, the first of which Acura said will open soon.

Acura designed the ZDX at its studio in Los Angeles and said that it sports several well-known styling elements, including its signature “Jewel Eye” headlights, “chicane” daytime running lights, and sharp lines. The SUV’s cabin gets top-shelf materials and plenty of new tech. It’s the first Acura model with Google built-in, which brings Maps, Google Assistant, and other convenience tech. Both ZDX variants get a Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound Control system that more effectively disperses sound throughout the cabin. 

All ZDX models come standard with AcuraWatch safety tech, which includes the brand’s first rear cross-traffic braking and blind spot steering assist systems. It also gets a new hands-free cruise system – another Acura first – that works on up to 400,000 miles of highway, and a new automatic parking system lets drivers easily squeeze into tight spaces without worry.

[Images: Acura]

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  • Ras815 Ras815 on Aug 17, 2023

    Oh, Acura. The memories are fading, but I still remember when this was a brand that anyone actually cared about.

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    • Tassos Tassos on Aug 18, 2023

      precisely, concisely and "Accura"-tely put.

  • Danddd Danddd on Aug 18, 2023

    Loved my 93 Legend GS. Besides the NSX, the last great Acura.

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    • 2ACL 2ACL on Aug 18, 2023

      @Ras - As a two-time 2nd generation CL owner, I agree. I'd even go so far as to say that the successive TLs held the line on being good, if not styled to everyone's tastes as of the 4th generation (full disclosure, I own a 2012 TL SH-AWD).

      Acura's decline for me began in MY 2014. There were early warnings in Honda putting off the Legend's redesign as well as the debuts of the meh ILX and watered-down 2nd generation RDX, but it became official when the most exciting aspect of the RL and TL successors was the 'X' suffix. Acura went too far the other way from the critiques of their predecessors and made them functionally and aesthetically bland.

  • ToolGuy Here is an interesting graphic, if you're into that sort of thing.
  • ToolGuy Nice website you got there (even the glitches have glitches)
  • Namesakeone Actually, per the IIHS ratings, "Acceptable" is second best, not second worst. The ratings are "Good," "Acceptable," "Marginal" and "Poor."
  • Inside Looking Out "And safety was enhanced generally via new reversing lamps and turn signals fitted as standard equipment."Did not get it, turn signals were optional in 1954?
  • Lorenzo As long as Grenadier is just a name, and it doesn't actually grenade like Chrysler UltraDrive transmissions. Still, how big is the market for grossly overpriced vehicles? A name like INEOS doesn't have the snobbobile cachet yet. The bulk of the auto market is people who need a reliable, economical car to get to work, and they're not going to pay these prices.