Cadillac Lyriq Outdone: Acura ZDX Pricing Revealed with Higher Cost Tag

Base A-Spec RWD trim priced at $64,500.

Acura has recently disclosed the total cost for their inaugural electric car, the ZDX, starting at $64,500 for the base model A-Spec with rear-wheel drive (RWD). This marks the first time the luxury car brand is venturing into the EV market.

The ZDX A-Spec model is also available with a two-motor and all-wheel-drive (AWD) configuration, which carries a price tag of $68,500. The top-of-the-line ZDX Type S trim retails for $73,500 and offers buyers the option to upgrade to a performance wheel and tire package for an extra $1,000.

The Cadillac Lyriq, utilizing the GM Ultium EV platform like the ZDX, introduces a lower-cost Tech model with a price tag of $58,590. In comparison, the Genesis GV60 and Tesla Model Y offer starting prices of $52,000 and $43,990, respectively, serving as alternative options.

Despite this, Acura has not implemented any state or federal incentives or tax credits at this time. In terms of specifications, the Acura ZDX is capable of generating 340 horsepower in its A-Spec model with rear-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive version is expected to have a slightly higher horsepower, although the exact number has not been released by the manufacturer. Nevertheless, it is safe to assume that it will not match the impressive 500-hp engine found in the more athletic ZDX Type S.

The ZDX A-Spec RWD comes equipped with a 102-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that can be charged using a DC fast charger. This allows the EV to gain an impressive 81 miles of range in just 10 minutes. Additionally, the vehicle is compatible with various fast charging networks such as Tesla’s Supercharger stations.

Acura has recently announced their selection of three charging plans, with the added bonus of charging credits that can be used on EVgo and its partner networks, with costs varying from $100 to $750. The most affordable choice, priced at $100, includes a level 2 home charging unit and a credit of $500 for installation. Another option priced at $300 comes equipped with both a level 1 and level 2 portable charging kit, as well as an installation credit of $250.

The electric vehicle is equipped with pre-installed Google software, along with the convenience of wireless compatibility for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This marks a milestone for Acura as it introduces Bang & Olufsen’s high-end audio into its lineup, replacing the well-known ELS Studio system. Additionally, this enhanced audio experience will be available in all models offered by the brand.

Acura offers a more dynamic driving experience in the ZDX Type S by incorporating elements such as adjustable air suspension, responsive adaptable shock absorbers, and impressive 15.6-inch Brembo front brakes equipped with six bright yellow calipers. The athletic version also boasts a set of 22-inch polished wheels – the biggest available on any Acura vehicle – paired with 275/40ZR22 puncture-proof tires.

“Our dedication to a zero-emissions future is exemplified by the introduction of the all-electric Acura ZDX,” stated Emile Korkor, Acura National Sales’ assistant vice president. “However, it also showcases our enthusiasm for performance in the electrified era.” Korkor continued, “The ZDX and its high-performance counterpart, the ZDX Type S, are thrilling new additions to our SUV lineup. Our Acura dealer network is well-prepared and we are eagerly anticipating our clients getting behind the wheel of our inaugural all-electric model.”

The ZDX, Acura’s all-electric car, is set to be delivered beginning in the early months of 2024. Interested customers will exclusively have the option to buy online, as part of the company’s digital marketing strategy.

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