50 Cars That are Plummeting in Value


#16 – Acura ZDX

Class: Midsize Luxury Crossover
Production: 2009-2013
Starting Price: $23,136+
Depreciation Rate: 21.7%

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Honda was overly ambitious in 2009 when they released the Acura ZDX, a mid-size luxury crossover, for their higher-end Acura brand. Originally branded as the Acura MSX and designed as a “4-door luxury sports coupe” that “blurred the distinction between coupe, sedan, and sport utility vehicle,” the ZDX didn’t make a huge impression in the car industry and, by 2013, was pulled from production.

With only pre-owned models left in today’s market, ZDX owners are likely paying attention to the depreciation value since 2013 models are now five years old. According to Edmunds, the depreciation value is around 21.7% for the ZDX, which means that a ZDX priced at $23,136 in 2013 would be valued at $18,115 after its first year on the road. With the said, car owners driving a 2013 ZDX are now in their fifth year of ownership, which Edmunds reports has a true cost to own value of $49,499 after five years! For those looking to trade, the Acura ZDX has a lower trade-in value but is ideal for young drivers with used models now going for as little as $12,500.