Compare 2015 GMC Acadia vs 2015 Mazda CX-9 vs 2015 Toyota Highlander

2015 GMC Acadia
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2015 Mazda CX-9
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2015 Toyota Highlander
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FWD 4-Door SLE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE 17 24 $32,276 $33,975
AWD 4-Door SLE 16 23 $34,176 $35,975
FWD 4-Door SLT 17 24 $38,779 $40,820
AWD 4-Door SLT 16 23 $40,679 $42,820
FWD 4-Door Denali 17 24 $45,305 $47,690
AWD 4-Door Denali 16 23 $47,205 $49,690
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $28,382 $29,985
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $29,885 $31,575
FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $30,739 $32,480
AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $32,243 $34,070
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $33,157 $35,035
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $34,658 $36,625
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FWD 4-Door I4 LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 LE 20 25 $27,175 $29,765
FWD 4-Door V6 LE 19 25 $28,366 $31,070
AWD 4-Door V6 LE 18 24 $29,700 $32,530
FWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 19 25 $30,394 $33,290
AWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 18 24 $31,727 $34,750
FWD 4-Door V6 XLE 19 25 $33,407 $36,590
AWD 4-Door V6 XLE 18 24 $34,740 $38,050
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 25 $36,694 $40,190
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $38,027 $41,650
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 19 25 $38,968 $42,680
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 18 24 $40,300 $44,140
AWD 4-Door Limited 27 28 $43,688 $47,850
AWD 4-Door Limited Platinum 27 28 $45,961 $50,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,276
$28,382
$27,175
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,975
$29,985
$29,765
Monthly Payment Estimate
$566 / month
$500 / month
$496 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
While performance may not be its forte, the 2015 GMC Acadia is a strong contender as a replacement for the minivan in your driveway. The 2015 Mazda CX-9 isn't as efficient as Mazda's latest offerings, but it manages to put the same kind of smile on the driver's face as the brand's smaller offerings. The 2015 Toyota Highlander offers a versatile and stylish alternative to the minivan, with available all-wheel drive and a thoughtfully designed interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.80 56 57.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.60 59.4 59.3
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 32.4 27.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.60 39 39.9
Passenger Capacity
8 7 8
Third Hip Room (in)
48.30 43.7 45.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.00 58.7 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 40.9 44.2
Third Head Room (in)
38.40 35.4 35.9
Front Hip Room (in)
58.00 56.5 57.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.80 56.9 55
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 39.8 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.30 39.6 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.8 139.4 145
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 113.2 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 76.2 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 65.1 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.60 - 8
Length, Overall (in)
200.8 - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - -
Height, Overall (in)
70.40 68 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.9 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 64.7 64.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
70.1 48.3 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 58.5 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.8 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
116.1 100.7 83.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 19 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.1 17.2 13.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 46.1 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 48.9 -
Brakes
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 12.2
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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 12.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 20.1 19.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.4 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QLW NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65R18 P245/60HR18 P245/60SR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QLW NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65R18 P245/60HR18 P245/60SR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4656 4323 4134
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 110 -
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.7 L/227 2.7 L/163
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 273 @ 6250 185 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 270 @ 4250 184 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
LLT NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24 25
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.86 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.882 3.39 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.872 2.37 1.90
Trans Order Code
M7V NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.46 4.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.414 1.15 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 0.69 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.484 4.15 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.842 1.55 1.42
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
GMC Acadia Mazda CX-9 Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Linked H-Arm Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil-Over Strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4.0 5.0 (Est)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 9.3 8.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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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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