Compare 2009 GMC Acadia vs 2009 Honda Pilot

2009 GMC Acadia
2009 Honda Pilot
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FWD 4-Door SLE1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE1 17 24 $30,136 $31,890
AWD 4-Door SLE1 16 23 $32,026 $33,890
FWD 4-Door SLT1 17 24 $34,256 $36,250
AWD 4-Door SLT1 16 23 $36,146 $38,250
FWD 4-Door SLT2 17 24 $36,373 $38,490
AWD 4-Door SLT2 16 23 $38,263 $40,490
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2WD 4-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 17 23 $25,101 $27,695
4WD 4-Door LX 16 22 $26,546 $29,295
2WD 4-Door EX 17 23 $27,631 $30,495
4WD 4-Door EX 16 22 $29,077 $32,095
2WD 4-Door EX-L 17 23 $30,522 $33,695
2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 23 $31,968 $35,295
4WD 4-Door EX-L 16 22 $31,968 $35,295
2WD 4-Door w/Navi Touring 17 23 $33,414 $36,895
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 16 22 $33,414 $36,895
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 23 $34,860 $38,495
4WD 4-Door w/Navi Touring 16 22 $34,860 $38,495
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 16 22 $36,306 $40,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,136
$25,101
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,890
$27,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$532 / month
$462 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 GMC Acadia is better-looking than most minivans, and a whole lot more useful than full-size SUVs for passenger duty. The 2009 Honda Pilot looks more SUV-like in its second edition, but it has the room of a minivan, along with some notable styling miscues and expensive choices to make from the options list.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 32.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 62.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
154 153.7
Third Head Room (in)
38.4 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
57.8 58.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.0
Passenger Capacity
8 8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.9 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 61.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.1 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
200.7 190.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 71.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.1 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.2 78.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
116.9 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21.4 18.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.9 47.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.8 13.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 21.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 38.6
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 3.69
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 19.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/65R18 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65R18 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4722 4319
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 9.93
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 250 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.61
Trans Order Code
MY9 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Acadia Honda Pilot
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Trailing Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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