Acura Reveals the 2024 ZDX Electric SUV

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

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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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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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.

  • VoGhost Key phrase: "The EV market has grown." Yup, EV sales are up yet again, contrary to what nearly every article on the topic has been claiming. It's almost as if the press gets 30% of ad revenues from oil companies and legacy ICE OEMs.
  • Leonard Ostrander Daniel J, you are making the assertion. It's up to you to produce the evidence.
  • VoGhost I remember all those years when the brilliant TTAC commenters told me over and over how easy it was for legacy automakers to switch to making EVs, and that Tesla was due to be crushed by them in just a few months.
  • D "smaller vehicles" - sorry, that's way too much common sense! Americans won't go along because clever marketing convinced us our egos need big@ss trucks, which give auto manufacturers the profit margin they want, and everybody feels vulnerable now unless they too have a huge vehicle. Lower speed limits could help, but no politician wants to push that losing policy. We'll just go on building more lanes and driving faster and faster behind our vehicle's tinted privacy glass. Visions of Slim Pickens riding a big black jacked up truck out of a B-52.
  • NotMyCircusNotMyMonkeys dudes off the rails on drugs and full of hate and retribution. so is musky.