Compare 2012 GMC Acadia vs 2012 Toyota Highlander

2012 GMC Acadia
2012 Toyota Highlander
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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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4WD 4-Door V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 17 22 $28,161 $30,845
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $33,959 $37,195
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 22 $32,366 $35,450
Highlander FWD 4-Door I4 20 25 $25,783 $28,240
Highlander FWD 4-Door I4 SE 20 25 $29,987 $32,845
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 18 24 $26,838 $29,395
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $32,635 $35,745
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $31,042 $34,000
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 28 28 $35,617 $38,715
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Limited 28 28 $40,598 $44,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,469
$28,161
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,810
$30,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$780 / month
$514 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 GMC Acadia: better for people than a big SUV, better looking than a minivan. The 2012 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid to roomy, three-row family crossover wagons what the Camry is to mid-size sedans: comfortable, safe, and full-featured—but more than a little bland.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 29.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 40.1
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 42.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 59.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.2
Third Head Room (in)
38.1 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
57.8 56.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
154.0 145.7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.9 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 59.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.2 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
67.1 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
200.7 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.1 64.0
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
116.9 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.1 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.9 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.8 12.2 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 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/55R20 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
QQD NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R20 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QQD NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
780 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4857 4266
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 9.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SIDI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/211
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.36
Trans Order Code
MH6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.24
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.52
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.76
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
GMC Acadia Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Over Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
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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