2011 Acura
ZDX
vs. 2011 Honda
Accord Crosstour EX

2011 Acura ZDX

10.0

Winner

Acura ZDX

starting from

$46,905
"The handling is tight and precise and the all-wheel-drive system brings the sort of balance that’s not expected (or demanded) of a larger vehicle."
nationalpost.com | talking about the ZDX's handling
"It uses the audio speakers to counter cabin noise — it seems to work because there was very little extraneous noise evident, even at inflated speeds."
nationalpost.com | talking about the ZDX's noise

Reasons to buy the Acura ZDX

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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
7.9"
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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Average power
300 HP @ 6,300 RPM
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX

9.5

starting from

$30,800

Reasons to buy the Honda Accord Crosstour EX

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Fantastic highway fuel efficiency
27 mpg
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Very inexpensive
$30,800
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Average-sized back seats
45.6 ft3
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Good city fuel efficiency
18 mpg
Performance 10.0 vs 8.7
2011 Acura ZDX Winner: ZDX
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  • Almost the same
  • The ZDX 's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Acura ZDX Winner: ZDX
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  • Almost the same
Cost 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Acura ZDX Winner: ZDX
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Acura ZDX Winner: ZDX
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  • The ZDX has 1 more speaker, providing a better entertainment experience, 8 vs 7
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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Practicality 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have power outlets
  • Very cramped front seats
  • Neither offers a navigation system
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.5

Performance

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ZDX
2011 Acura ZDX
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
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Horsepower 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 271 HP @ 6,200 RPM The ZDX is of average power, but the Accord Crosstour EX is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The ZDX has an OK number of gears, while the Accord Crosstour EX has very few
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission The ZDX 's semi-automatic transmission is rare for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Standard vs Not Available The ZDX comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Accord Crosstour EX
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 14.7 lb/hp vs 14.2 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The ZDX has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.4 ft vs 40.2 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Luxury Features

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ZDX
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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the ZDX ; the Accord Crosstour EX only offers cloth seats

Cost

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ZDX
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2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
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MSRP $46,905 vs $30,800 The Accord Crosstour EX has a great price and the ZDX is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 18 mpg The Accord Crosstour EX has great city mileage and the ZDX is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The ZDX 's basic warranty covers lots of miles and the Accord Crosstour EX is OK, too
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The ZDX 's basic warranty is long lasting and the Accord Crosstour EX is OK, too

Entertainment System

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ZDX
2011 Acura ZDX
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
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Number of speakers 8 vs 7 The ZDX has an OK number of speakers, while the Accord Crosstour EX has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Yes Both have subwoofers for a richer bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Safety Features

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ZDX
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Practicality

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ZDX
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2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Few seats
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Cargo space 55.8 ft3 vs 51.3 ft3 Both have very limited cargo room
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front seats 55.9 ft3 vs 55.8 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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Base payload capacity 830 lb vs 850 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 6 The Accord Crosstour EX has an OK number of cupholders while the ZDX has very few
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Crash Test Ratings

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ZDX
2011 Acura ZDX
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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ZDX
2011 Acura ZDX
2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX Honda
Accord Crosstour EX
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0-60 mph 6.5 seconds vs 7.4 seconds The ZDX has a good 0-60 time, but the Accord Crosstour EX is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 129 ft vs 139 ft The ZDX has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Accord Crosstour EX is just OK
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1/4 mile 15.0 s s @ 93.4 mph mph vs 15.9 s s @ 91.0 mph mph The ZDX 's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Accord Crosstour EX's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.83 g vs 0.79 g The ZDX has good cornering abilities compared to the merely average Accord Crosstour EX
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Top speed 127 mph vs Unknown

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