Acura ZDX’s EPA rating unveils energy efficiency at 2.6-2.7 miles/kWh

Acura ZDX’s EPA rating unveils energy efficiency at 2.6-2.7 miles/kWh

With an intention to revolutionize the electric vehicle (EV) landscape, Acura recently started selling its inaugural all-electric model, called the Acura ZDX, which boasts leading-edge technology and impressive energy efficiency. Acura, the luxury arm of Japanese automobile manufacturing giant Honda Motor Company, commenced the sales of the Acura ZDX high-performance EV SUV this quarter following the launch of the Honda Prologue.

The new EV’s two A-Spec versions, viz. rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD), were recently listed on the official website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The listing showed range and energy consumption ratings for the variants. The performance-centric Acura ZDX Type S AWD hasn’t been listed yet.

The EPA ratings confirm the Acura ZDX A-Spec's combined range of 313 miles and 304 miles for the RWD and AWD variants, respectively. The credit for the impressive ranges goes to the huge 102-kWh battery pack. However, real-world range could be slightly shorter as the energy consumption on the highway is slightly lower.

Meanwhile, the Acura ZDX Type S, which is yet to be listed on the EPA website, has got a combined range of 278 miles on a single charge, thanks to the use of 22-inch wheels and performance tires in lieu of 20-inch (265/50 R20).

Energy consumption of the RWD variant of the Acura ZDX A-Spec with 20-inch wheels (including charging losses) has been estimated at 90 MPGe or around 374 Wh per mile (approx. 2.7 miles/kWh). The AWD version consumes slightly more energy, viz. 87 MPGe: 387 Wh/mi (2.6 miles/kWh).

The aforementioned results are quite analogous to the ratings of the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq, which is being produced in the manufacturer’s same Spring Hill, Tennessee production plant. Both models come equipped with equipped with 102-kWh battery.

It is also worth noting here that the Acura ZDX comes with a slightly higher price tag than the Cadillac Lyriq, although the Lyriq’s entry-level trim isn’t as well equipped. The base version of the vehicle has a starting price tag of $64,500 (exclusive of a destination charge of $1,350). Luckily, this model is eligible for the full $7,500 federal tax credit.

With the impressive EPA rating showcasing excellent energy efficiency and remarkable range, the Acura ZDX is set to redefine the realm of luxury EVs. With its eligibility for federal tax credits, this all-electric model is primed to attract smart consumers seeking a perfect blend of performance, sustainability and luxury.

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