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2024 Acura ZDX: 5 things to know

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If you recall the egg-shaped Acura crossover that only lasted three years, this is not that. Not even close. The 2024 Acura ZDX is the brand’s first all-electric vehicle, and it looks good. We learned about the upcoming EV a year ago, and now we have a few details and photos to share.

To avoid being TL;DR, here are the five most important things to know about this new EV.

It’ll start in the $60k-range

With luxury leanings, it’s no surprise that the 2024 Acura ZDX would start at a higher price point. When Acura says “$60k-range” we have no idea if that means low or high $60k. The ZDX A-Spec with a single motor and rear-wheel drive will deliver 340 horsepower on the single-motor model. There will be a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive A-Spec available, but there’s no word on horsepower or pricing yet.

The 2024 Acura ZDX will get a Type S variant

The ZDX Type S will be the most powerful Acura SUV the brand has created. It will deliver 500 horsepower, receive standard AWD. Interestingly, Acura states the starting price will be just $10k more than the A-Spec in the $70k range.

Top range is 325 miles

Looking at the base RWD single-motor model, you’ll see an estimated range of 325 miles. Impressively, however, the range doesn’t drop too significantly when you upgrade to a dual motor, and the estimated range for that model is 315 miles. The Type S will dip below the 300-mile range point and rings in with an estimate of 288 miles.

Though Acura hasn’t announced whether the ZDX will adopt CCS or the Tesla-powered North American Charging Standard, the DC fast charge rate on this model is 190 kW, so you can gain 81 miles of range in 10 minutes.

Also worth noting: The 2024 Acura ZDX will come equipped with a 102-kWh lithium ion battery pack. Since the ZDX is built in partnership with General Motors, this will be an Ultium battery — like we see in the GMC Hummer EV.

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2024 Acura ZDX Type S interior (Image courtesy of Acura)

It’ll get hands-free driving + other cool tech

In the Type S, the 2024 Acura ZDX will debut the AcuraWatch 360+ system, which allows for hands-free driving on up to 400,000 miles of compatible roads as well as the automatic park assist system, which will parallel park your car for you. The basic AcuraWatch system with the brand’s first application of rear cross-traffic braking and blind spot steering assist will be standard on the ZDX.

Other tech to look forward to includes the Google-powered infotainment system displayed on an 11.3-inch touchscreen, wireless AppleCarPlay/Android Auto and an immersive Bang & Olufsen premium audio system.

Through the built-in Google system, Google Maps will help with route planning, suggesting recommended charging stations to optimize travel time as well as estimate the charging time required ot reach your destination. It will also initiate battery preconditioning when the destination is a DC fast-charge station.

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2024 Acura ZDX Type S. (Image courtesy of Acura)

We’ll see the 2024 Acura ZDX early next year

Though we don’t have exact timing, the ZDX press release states that pre-sale activities will start “later this year,” and the first client deliveries are slated for “early 2024.” So, later this year could be as early as September or as late as December. And early 2024, well, that could be anywhere from January through June.

You can get early access to 2024 ZDX reservations by signing up on the Acura website. You have to select the model and color you’d want as well as your preferred dealer, then fill out a form. So, proceed only if you’re serious and don’t mind a lot of dealer spam mail.

The bottom line

Since this was just the reveal of the 2024 Acura ZDX, there’s still a lot we don’t know. But the new electric crossover looks good – not only on paper with the range specs but also in the pictures.

We’ll be curious to see if Acura holds the line on pricing and just how early “early 2024” really is. We’ll share more details as we have them.

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Jill Ciminillo

Jill Ciminillo is the Managing Editor for Pickup Truck + SUV Talk as well as a Chicago-based automotive writer, YouTube personality and podcast host, with her articles and videos appearing in outlets throughout the U.S. Additionally, she co-hosts a weekly radio show on car stuff for a local Chicago station. Previously, Jill has been the automotive editor for both newspaper and broadcast media conglomerates. She is also a past president for the Midwest Automotive Media Association and has the distinction of being the first female president for that organization. Jill is also currently a juror for the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY).

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