The 2010 Acura ZDX is a new and bold design from a car manufacturer best known for building one of the most popular cars in the world — the Honda Accord.

Roman Mica, contributing editor to TheWeeklyDriver.com, compares the new offering to a BMW. But he also questions the vehicle’s practicality while simultaneously appreciating its performance.

Here’s Mica’s text and video review:

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Perhaps the closest competitor to the ZDX is BMW’s X6. BMW took the DNA of a SUV/Crossover and spliced it together with a 4-door coupe to create the X6 and a new kind of car.

Acura has done basically the same thing, but the approach is much subtle.

While the BMW engineers took a sledge hammer approach to performance, Acura takes a scalpel with its super handling all-wheel-drive.

And while the X6 screams “Get the hell out of of my way” on a twisty stretch of road the ZDX taps you on the shoulder and politely whispers,”Pardon me.”

But is a 4-door sedan built on top of a big and heavy crossover platform new and/or an evolutionary dead end?



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