2020 GMC Acadia vs. Its Competition

2020 GMC Acadia AT4
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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; it’s slick, but the related Lincoln Aviator is sleek, with a fabulous interior and a Range Rover-like look.

The Acura MDX sticks it out for another year with a dated shape and dated infotainment technology, but its hybrid version delivers good fuel economy and its third-row seat outshines the Acadia’s.

The best come last: Hyundai’s Palisade and Kia’s Telluride dazzle with spot-on specs, sophisticated style, and top-drawer warranty coverage; we called the Telluride our Best Car To Buy 2020.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 GMC Acadia gains a turbo-4, but falls behind new three-row rivals.
The 2020 Acura MDX is a stately three-row family crossover that has aged well.
The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect.
The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is a value-packed three-row crossover coming to a garage near you.
There’s substance to the 2020 Kia Telluride’s style.
The 2020 Lincoln Aviator gives wing to Ford’s luxury-SUV ambitions, with sensational style and Lincoln’s first plug-in hybrid drivetrain.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door SLFWD 7-PassengerBase RWDSE FWDLX FWDStandard RWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
4 DoorSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilityRWD
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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