2017 GMC Acadia vs. Its Competition

2017 GMC Acadia
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

If you're looking for a three-row crossover, the 2017 GMC Acadia is a very competitive choice.

It's not as spacious as its Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave siblings, but it is thriftier, easier to maneuver, and offers more safety features.

The redesigned Honda Pilot makes great use of its space and offers similar interior quality.

The Ford Explorer offers a sporty driving experience and more power from its turbocharged V-6, but interior space isn't as well utilized.

The Dodge Durango is also quite sporty, and it offers V-8 power.

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 2017 GMC Acadia wears its new, smaller size well, offering good room for up to seven, improved dynamics and fuel economy, plenty of features, and a touch of family luxury.
The Enclave is a smooth, comfortable vehicle suitable for large families.
The 2016 Dodge Durango hits a sweet spot between crossovers and SUVsā€”if you're willing to overlook the thirst, that is.
The 2016 Ford Explorer doesn't need to rely on hardcore off-road tools--not with its firm road manners, plush interiors, and choice of turbocharged power.
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 I4Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/AStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1FWD 4-Door Convenience2WD 4-Door SXTFWD 4-Door Base2WD 4-Door LXFWD 4-Door I4 LE (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
4 DoorSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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