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2013 GMC Acadia vs. Its Competition

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The 2013 Ford Flex remains the Acadia's most direct competitor--if you don't count its Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave stablemates.

Compared to the Acadia, the boxy Flex is a little more bold and daring on the outside, and it offers the MyFord Touch system, which is a step more advanced than the new infotainment in the Acadia, but more complex and confusing as well.

The Flex does make better use of interior space, however.

The Mazda CX-9 is another rival--and one we recommend for its excellent driving manners and sporty styling.

A refreshed CX-9 is due later this fall.

The Toyota Highlander has the least appealing handling of the bunch, but a vast interior, a flexible second-row seat with a hideaway cushion, and a companion hybrid model give it appeal.

There's also the Honda Pilot, which has a roomy cabin and better visibility than most crossovers.

2013 GMC Acadia SLT2013 GMC Acadia2013 Ford Flex2013 Ford Flex2013 Honda Pilot 2WD 4-door EX-L Front Exterior View2013 Honda Pilot2013 Mazda CX-92013 Mazda CX-92013 Toyota Highlander2013 Toyota Highlander
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The 2013 GMC Acadia's chiseled, rugged look masks a family-friendly cabin and smooth street performance.
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With an unmistakable design, strong performance, and a roomy, comfortable interior, the 2013 Ford Flex proves that three-row crossovers don't have to be boring.
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The 2013 Honda Pilot looks tough and truck-like from the outside, yet inside it's one of the better family haulers.
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The 2013 Mazda CX-9 gets a sharper, even sportier look, as well as new active-safety features, and should remain one of the most exciting and engaging vehicles with three rows of seating.
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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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$34,050Browse Used Listings$30,900Browse Used Listings$29,520Browse Used Listings$29,785Browse Used Listings$29,020Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas I4
EPA Class    
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-14-Door SE FWD2WD 4-Door LXFWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door I4 (Natl)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door4 DoorSport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual Shift
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