Compare 2013 GMC Acadia vs 2013 Mazda CX-9 vs 2013 Toyota Highlander

2013 GMC Acadia
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2013 Mazda CX-9
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2013 Toyota Highlander
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AWD 4-Door Denali
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Acadia AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $45,547 $47,945
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 16 23 $34,247 $36,050
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 16 23 $36,043 $37,940
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 16 23 $39,691 $41,780
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 16 23 $41,040 $43,200
Acadia FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $43,647 $45,945
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 17 24 $32,347 $34,050
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 17 24 $34,143 $35,940
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 17 24 $37,791 $39,780
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 17 24 $39,140 $41,200
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AWD 4-Door Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $34,413 $36,375
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $29,686 $31,375
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $31,996 $33,820
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $32,911 $34,785
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $28,183 $29,785
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $30,492 $32,230
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4WD 4-Door V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 17 22 $29,074 $31,845
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $35,972 $39,400
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Plus 17 22 $30,402 $33,300
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 22 $32,876 $36,010
Highlander FWD 4-Door I4 20 25 $26,494 $29,020
Highlander FWD 4-Door I4 Plus 20 25 $27,824 $30,475
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 18 24 $27,751 $30,395
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $34,649 $37,950
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Plus 18 24 $29,079 $31,850
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $31,553 $34,560
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 28 28 $36,956 $40,170
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Limited 28 28 $42,428 $46,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,547
$34,413
$29,074
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,945
$36,375
$31,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$799 / month
$606 / month
$531 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 GMC Acadia's chiseled, rugged look masks a family-friendly cabin and smooth street performance. The 2013 Mazda CX-9 gets a sharper, even sportier look, as well as new active-safety features, and should remain one of the most exciting and engaging vehicles with three rows of seating. No matter which facet or dimension you measure--except excitement--the 2013 Toyota Highlander offers competent performance, great space, and good value.
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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 Leg Room (in)
33.20 32.4 29.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.60 39.0 40.1
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.30 43.7 42.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.00 58.7 59.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 40.9 43.2
Third Head Room (in)
38.40 35.4 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
58.00 56.5 56.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.80 56.9 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 39.8 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.30 39.6 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
154.0 139.4 145.7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.80 56.0 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.60 59.4 59.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 76.2 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 65.1 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.60 8.0 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
200.8 200.6 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 47.3 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.40 68.0 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 64.7 64.0
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 113.2 109.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
116.1 100.7 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 19.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.1 17.2 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 46.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 48.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
70.1 48.3 42.3
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 20.1 19.2
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A N/A
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R20 P245/50R20 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QQD NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
780 525 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 3500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4850 4552 4266
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - 20 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - 20 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
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 Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 273 @ 6250 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
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/211
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.859 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.882 3.393 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.872 2.370 2.36
Trans Order Code
M7X NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.464 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.414 1.154 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 0.685 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.484 4.148 4.24
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.842 1.555 1.52
Trans Type
6 6 5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
GMC Acadia Mazda CX-9 Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Over Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD - 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 10.2 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2012) 4 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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