In practical terms, the Acadia’s only direct competitor is the Ford Taurus X, a vehicle that also puts the priority on passenger comfort and interior space.
Like the Acadia, the Taurus X has a third-row seat that’s good enough for smaller adults.
The Taurus X styling is a bit more like a tall station wagon, while the Acadia is closer to a sleek SUV.
The Acadia's powertrain outmuscles Honda's eight-passenger crossover, the Pilot.
The Toyota Highlander offers a bit more ruggedness, but it can't match the interior room of the Acadia.
The Mazda CX-9 is also worth putting on your list, as it comes close to matching many of the Acadia's people and cargo capabilities, while offering a more enjoyable driving experience.
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|2009 GMC AcadiaBrowse Used Listings||2009 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2008 Ford Taurus XBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mazda CX-9Browse Used Listings||2008 Toyota HighlanderBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Mid-Size Wagon||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|FWD 4-Door SLE1||2WD 4-Door LX||4-Door Wagon SEL FWD||FWD 4-Door Sport||FWD 4-Door Base (SE)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic|
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|2009 GMC Acadia vs. 2009 Honda Pilot||2009 GMC Acadia vs. 2008 Ford Taurus X||2009 GMC Acadia vs. 2008 Mazda CX-9||2009 GMC Acadia vs. 2008 Toyota Highlander|