Compare 2011 GMC Acadia vs 2011 Mazda CX-9 vs 2011 Toyota Highlander

2011 GMC Acadia
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2011 Mazda CX-9
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2011 Toyota Highlander
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AWD 4-Door Denali
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Acadia AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $43,111 $45,380
Acadia AWD 4-Door SL 16 23 $32,300 $34,000
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $34,793 $36,625
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT1 16 23 $38,327 $40,345
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT2 16 23 $39,187 $41,250
Acadia FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $41,211 $43,380
Acadia FWD 4-Door SL 17 24 $30,400 $32,000
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $32,893 $34,625
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT1 17 24 $36,427 $38,345
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT2 17 24 $37,287 $39,250
Select style
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $31,981 $34,535
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $28,271 $30,525
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $30,048 $32,445
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $30,695 $33,145
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $26,983 $29,135
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $28,762 $31,055
Select style
4WD 4-Door V6 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Base 17 22 $28,025 $30,695
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $33,822 $37,045
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 22 $32,229 $35,300
Highlander FWD 4-Door L4 Base 20 25 $25,647 $28,090
Highlander FWD 4-Door L4 Base 20 25 $25,647 $28,090
Highlander FWD 4-Door L4 SE 20 25 $29,851 $32,695
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $32,498 $35,595
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Base 18 24 $26,700 $29,245
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $30,905 $33,850
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 28 28 $35,090 $38,140
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Limited 28 28 $40,073 $43,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,111
$31,981
$28,025
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,380
$34,535
$30,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$756 / month
$576 / month
$512 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 GMC Acadia strikes a good balance: more useful than full-size SUVs for passenger duty, yet a lot better-looking than a minivan. The 2011 Mazda CX-9 can carry seven in comfort, but it loves curves more than almost any other roomy crossover. The very family-friendly Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid impress us with their space and versatility, but show no sign of enthusiasm.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 56.9 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 39.8 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.6 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
154.0 139.4 145.7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.9 56.0 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 59.4 59.7
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 32.4 29.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.0 40.1
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 43.7 42.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 58.7 59.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.9 43.2
Third Head Room (in)
38.1 35.4 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
57.8 56.5 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.9 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.1 64.7 64.0
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 113.2 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.2 76.2 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
67.1 65.1 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 8.0 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
200.7 200.2 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 47.3 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 68.0 68.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 48.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.9 48.3 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 58.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
116.9 100.7 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 19.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.1 17.2 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 46.1 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 12.6 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.8 12.8 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 20.1 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.3 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.4 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 3.1 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R20 P245/50R20 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QQD NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55R20 P245/50R20 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/90R18 P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
QQD NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
520 350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
780 NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4857 4546 4266
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 20 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 20 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 14.1 9.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 270 @ 4250 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LLT NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.7L/227 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 273 @ 6250 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SIDI MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.56 1.52
Trans Type
6 6 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.39 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.37 2.36
Trans Order Code
MH6 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.46 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.15 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.15 4.24
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Acadia Mazda CX-9 Toyota Highlander
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD - 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Over Strut Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 9.8 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 3 3
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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