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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|16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||N/A||Gas V6|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||N/A||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|FWD 4-Door SLE1||FWD 4-Door Convenience||4-Door SE FWD||2WD 4-Door LX||N/A||FWD 4-Door Sport|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||N/A||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||N/A||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||N/A||Automatic w/Manual Shift|