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RICK KRANZ

The most disappointing new vehicle of the year is...

Rick Kranz is product editor for Automotive News.
Saleswise, what is the most disappointing new vehicle this calendar year?

I'd vote for Acura's five-door ZDX.

The ZDX is a cross between a crossover (tall vehicle height) and a sporty five-door hatchback, as in car. It's an odd duck. The ZDX went on sale late last year and rang up 79 sales.

Through October a mere 2,850 vehicles have been sold. Dealers sold 194 vehicles in October. Acura was expecting to sell 6,000 vehicles this year and 10,000 in 2011, according to a ZDX review in USATODAY last year.

Acura's web site is still pushing the 2010 model, which stickers for around $46,000.

Are there other candidates for this dubious distinction?

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