The 2024 Acura ZDX may be the brand’s first all-electric vehicle, but the name is a familiar one, though the previous ZDX lasted just four years in the early 2010s.

This is a much different ZDX with a much different mission, and our mission was to get some Quick Spin early seat time in sunny California.

The ZDX battery-electric is based on Honda’s Prologue SUV; both of which make use of GM’s Ultium platform. Max range is 313 miles, coming in the standard A-Spec which has a single rear motor rated at 358 horsepower.
Dual Motor versions add a front motor to increase overall output to 490 horsepower with 437 lb-ft of torque, losing a few miles of range in the transaction to 304. Type S variants bump the horsepower up to 499 but get a big torque boost to 544 lb-ft, which drops range to 278 miles. Type S also gets an air suspension with adaptive dampers, Brembo brakes and 22-inch wheels.

Now in the ZDX Type S we don’t have a Sport Plus mode, so we can’t go full send, but we do have a Sport mode and you definitely get some more feedback in the wheel. We get a little bit more feedback from the audio that’s coming out of the vehicle as well. The suspension is a little bit stiffer, um, so we get a little bit more of a spirited drive.

The interior features an 11-inch virtual instrument cluster, 11.3-inch touchscreen for Google-based infotainment, and an exclusive Bang & Olufsen sound system.

2024 Acura ZDX pricing starts around $65,000, with the Type S around $74,000. Both are arriving in dealers now, and both are eligible for the full $7,500 federal tax credit.

And we’ll have more Quick Spins… soon!