Compare 2013 GMC Acadia vs 2013 Toyota Highlander

2013 GMC Acadia
2013 Toyota Highlander
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FWD 4-Door SLE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $32,347 $34,050
AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $34,247 $36,050
FWD 4-Door SLT 17 24 $37,791 $39,780
AWD 4-Door SLT 16 23 $39,691 $41,780
FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $43,647 $45,945
AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $45,547 $47,945
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FWD 4-Door I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 20 25 $26,494 $29,020
FWD 4-Door V6 18 24 $27,751 $30,395
FWD 4-Door I4 Plus 20 25 $27,824 $30,475
4WD 4-Door V6 17 22 $29,074 $31,845
FWD 4-Door V6 Plus 18 24 $29,079 $31,850
4WD 4-Door V6 Plus 17 22 $30,402 $33,300
FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $31,553 $34,560
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 22 $32,876 $36,010
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $34,649 $37,950
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $35,972 $39,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,347
$26,494
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,050
$29,020
Monthly Payment Estimate
$568 / month
$484 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 GMC Acadia's chiseled, rugged look masks a family-friendly cabin and smooth street performance. No matter which facet or dimension you measure--except excitement--the 2013 Toyota Highlander offers competent performance, great space, and good value.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 29.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.60 40.1
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.30 42.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.00 59.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 43.2
Third Head Room (in)
38.40 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
58.00 56.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.80 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.30 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
154.0 145.7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.80 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.60 59.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.60 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
200.8 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.40 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 109.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
116.1 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.1 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
70.1 42.3
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.8 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr 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 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 19.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/65R18 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/65R17
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 Tongue Wt. (lbs)
780 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4656 3946
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 187 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 186 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 2.7L/163
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.882 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.872 1.90
Trans Order Code
M7V NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.414 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.484 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.842 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
GMC Acadia Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Over Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.7 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2012) 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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