2020 GMC Acadia vs. Its Competition

2020 GMC Acadia Denali
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Acadia has its work cut out for it against a host of competitive rivals.

The 2020 Ford Explorer represents a much-needed reboot of its predecessor.

We’re still fans of the Honda Pilot, even as its design begins to age, due to its excellent space utilization inside.

The Subaru Ascent is nearly as spacious and it’s fast, but more sound deadening would go a ways.

Though it’s showing its age, the Dodge Durango remains a hoot to drive and matches the Acadia’s SUV looks.

Don’t discount the VW Atlas, which has an especially spacious interior and comes with a lot of active safety tech.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 GMC Acadia’s expanded lineup and new styling look worth the wait.
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The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect.
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The muscle-SUV 2019 Dodge Durango offers engaging handling and powerful engines, but it's falling behind in terms of safety.
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Subtle upgrades make the 2019 Honda Pilot a must-see for three-row crossover shoppers.
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The 2019 Subaru Ascent isn’t another quirky hatchback-wagon-crossover thing—it’s a mainstream hit and Subaru will be better for it.
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The 2019 VW Atlas prioritizes space above pace, which makes it a must-see for families.
MSRP From     
N/A$36,675$30,195$31,450$31,995$30,895
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/AIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/AN/A
Style Name     
N/AXLT FWDSXT RWDLX 2WD2.4T 8-Passenger2.0T S FWD
Drivetrain     
N/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A65887
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
N/ASport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
N/AAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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