Compare 2012 GMC Acadia vs 2012 Honda Pilot

2012 GMC Acadia
2012 Honda Pilot
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AWD 4-Door Denali
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Acadia AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $44,469 $46,810
Acadia AWD 4-Door SL 16 23 $33,093 $34,835
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $35,444 $37,310
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT1 16 23 $39,007 $41,060
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT2 16 23 $39,866 $41,965
Acadia FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $42,569 $44,810
Acadia FWD 4-Door SL 17 24 $31,193 $32,835
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $33,544 $35,310
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT1 17 24 $37,107 $39,060
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT2 17 24 $37,966 $39,965
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $28,778 $31,470
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $31,743 $34,720
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 18 25 $33,567 $36,720
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 18 25 $33,202 $36,320
Pilot 2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $26,179 $28,620
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 18 25 $35,984 $39,370
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,238 $33,070
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,202 $36,320
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 17 24 $35,026 $38,320
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 24 $34,661 $37,920
Pilot 4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $27,638 $30,220
Pilot 4WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 17 24 $37,443 $40,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,469
$28,778
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,810
$31,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$780 / month
$525 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 GMC Acadia: better for people than a big SUV, better looking than a minivan. Don't let the macho-boxy look intimidate you; the Honda Pilot makes a lot of sense for large families—especially with improved mileage and a most tasteful front-end design for 2012.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.9 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 32.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.8
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 62.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Third Head Room (in)
38.1 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
57.8 58.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
154.0 153.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.1 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.2 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
67.1 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
200.7 191.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 72.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.9 47.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
116.9 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.1 18.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.8 13.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 13.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 21.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 3.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QQD NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55R20 P235/60R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QQD NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R20 P235/60R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
780 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4857 4295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 9.93
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 250 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SIDI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.61
Trans Order Code
MH6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.70
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Acadia Honda Pilot
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Over Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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