2010 GMC Acadia vs. Its Competition

2009 GMC Acadia
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

Practically speaking, the Acadia’s only direct competitor is the Ford Flex, a crossover vehicle that combines a comparable emphasis on passenger comfort and space with a completely different, boxy style.

Like the Acadia, the Flex has a third-row seat that’s good enough for smaller adults.

The Acadia's powertrain outmuscles Honda's eight-passenger crossover, the Pilot.

The Toyota Highlander offers slightly more ruggedness, but it can't match the interior room of the Acadia.

The Mazda CX-9 is also worth putting on your list, as it comes close to matching many of the Acadia's people and cargo capabilities, while offering a more enjoyable driving experience.

2009 GMC Acadia2010 GMC Acadia
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2009 Ford Flex2009 Ford Flex
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2009 Honda Pilot2009 Honda Pilot
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2008 Mazda CX-9 FWD 4-door Sport Side Exterior View2008 Mazda CX-9
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2008 Toyota Highlander 4WD 4-door Limited (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View2008 Toyota Highlander
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Quick Specs
8.0
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.
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The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers, with great passenger room and more features than some minivans.
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The 2009 Honda Pilot looks more SUV-like in its second edition, but it has the room of a minivan, along with some notable styling miscues and expensive choices to make from the options list.
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The 2008 Mazda CX-9 may be the best-driving full-size seven-passenger crossover out there. It is certainly one of the best looking and appointed.
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Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer.
MSRP From    
$31,740$28,550$27,695$29,400$27,500
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door SL4-Door SE FWD2WD 4-Door LXFWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door Base (SE)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
87877
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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