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2014 GMC Acadia vs. Its Competition

2014 GMC Acadia
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The GMC Acadia hits all its marks in the full-size crossover segment.

If you're cross-shopping its fellow brands, we'd take the Buick Enclave over the Chevy Traverse.

The Buick's just much nicer in every way, and its sticker price is adjusted accordingly, though.

Once you're out of the GM stable, the Ford Flex remains the Acadia's most direct competitor: The boxy Flex is a little more bold and daring on the outside, and it offers the complex MyFord Touch system, more advanced but also more confusing than GMC IntelliLink.

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

There's also the Honda Pilot, which has a roomy cabin and better visibility than most crossovers, but a weirdly SUV-tinged style and a cheap-looking cabin that just aren't Honda-like.

The Toyota Highlander is new this year, with carryover drivetrains but better looks and, we're told, better handling.

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A modest performer but a people-carrying overachiever, the GMC Acadia stakes out a claim right at the edge of Minivan Territory.
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The 2014 Buick Enclave impresses with plus-sized chic--and it's one of the safest family crossovers you can buy.
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Boring isn't in its vocabulary: the 2014 Ford Flex makes owning a family wagon a statement of style.
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Despite the 2014 Honda Pilot's truck-like exterior, it's one of more practical and family-friendly models on of the market today.
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The 2014 Mazda CX-9 is one of the most engaging large crossovers from the driver's seat; but the CX-9 is no standout for efficiency, like the brand's newer cars.
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The 2014 Toyota Highlander covers familiar territory, without straying too far into Adventure Land.
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