2018 GMC Acadia vs. Its Competition

2018 GMC Acadia
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The 2018 GMC Acadia squares off against some fierce competition.

The Honda Pilot is one of our favorites for its comfortable interior and good ride quality.

Mazda’s CX-9 is tight inside, but it’s fun to drive and is worth considering if the third row is only an occasional use item for you.

Ford’s Explorer and the Nissan Pathfinder are two of the segment’s most popular, and it’s easy to see why since they drive well enough, are priced right, and have versatile interiors.

But don’t count out the larger Volkswagen Atlas, an all-new model that drives well and has a terrific third row.

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Quick Specs
6.8
The 2018 GMC Acadia is a solid, if not stand-out choice among mid-size crossovers with seating for up to seven.
6.7
The 2018 Ford Explorer has pulled off a graceful transition from clumsy off-roader to genteel family wagon.
7.3
The 2018 Honda Pilot ranks among the very best three-row crossover SUVs; it’s all about the packaging.
6.7
The 2018 Mazda CX-9 meets or exceeds expectations for what a mainstream three-row crossover can be. Have you seen it?
6.5
The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder should be on the list for shoppers looking for a large crossover. The Pathfinder is highly functional, but not entirely interesting.
6.5
The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas does little wrong, but it's light on personality and a little low-rent inside—and it guzzles fuel. It's worth a look, but mostly rivals do more for less.
MSRP From     
$29,000$32,140$30,900$32,130$31,040$30,750
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility VehicleStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/A
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door SLBase FWDLX 2WDSport FWDFWD S2.0T S FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
778777
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 DoorSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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