2019 GMC Acadia vs. Its Competition

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Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

No shortage of three-row crossover SUVs await shoppers.

The Honda Pilot remains a strong choice, even if its basic design is starting to show its age.

This year’s long-awaited newcomer is the Subaru Ascent, a strong choice worthy of any shopping list.

The Nissan Pathfinder offers a great value for the money and is often discounted.

Look to the Mazda CX-9 if you want the sports car of crossover SUVs, even if its third row isn’t very roomy.

The VW Atlas is at the opposite end of the spectrum: it’s enormous inside, if a little chintzy and quite thirsty.

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Quick Specs
The 2019 GMC Acadia doesn’t stand out but is a solid choice for those who only need a third row occasionally.
Subtle upgrades make the 2019 Honda Pilot a must-see for three-row crossover shoppers.
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 delivers heavily on style, but it’s just adequate in other respects.
The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder has value and interior flexibility as its assets, but this crossover SUV is ripe for a redesign.
The 2019 Subaru Ascent isn’t another quirky hatchback-wagon-crossover thing—it’s a mainstream hit and Subaru will be better for it.
The 2019 VW Atlas prioritizes space above pace, which makes it a must-see for families.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door SLLX 2WDSport FWDFWD S2.4T 8-Passenger2.0T S FWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
4 DoorSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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