2016 GMC Acadia vs. Its Competition

2016 GMC Acadia
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

If you're looking for a three-row crossover with an abundance of space, the 2016 GMC Acadia belongs on your shopping list.

Its mechanically identical siblings are worth consideration, too.

The Chevrolet Traverse is more affordable, while the Buick Enclave puts more emphasis on luxury.

The redesigned Honda Pilot isn't quite as roomy, but it makes great use of its space and offers similar interior quality.

The boxy looks of the Ford Flex may turn off some buyers, but it's a strong competitor with a higher-tech and more confusing infotainment system.

The Toyota Highlander is also worth a look.

It offers decent handling, plenty of space, and fine drivetrains, including a hybrid.

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Quick Specs
The 2016 GMC Acadia is too big and heavy to deliver car-like performance, but it's pleasant to drive and has enough space to replace the minivan in your driveway.
The Enclave is a smooth, comfortable vehicle suitable for large families.
The 2016 Chevy Traverse is a smooth and comfortable alternative to the minivan or full-size SUV.
The 2016 Ford Flex remains a singularly boxy and handsome SUV, with excellent interior room and safety scores.
The 2016 Honda Pilot has axed its hard edges: it's once again a smooth, capable family wagon, one that raises the bar for refinement.
The 2016 Toyota Highlander isn't all that exciting to look at or to drive, but it's very versatile and handsome enough to be a great minivan alternative.
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Gas Mileage     
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Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
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2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door SLFWD 4-Door ConvenienceFWD 4-Door LS w/1SM4-Door SE FWD2WD 4-Door LXFWD 4-Door I4 LE (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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