2020 GMC Acadia vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 GMC Acadia vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander Review

New 2020 GMC Acadia

2020 GMC
Acadia

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New 2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*
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$29,800 to $48,300
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$34,600 to $48,800
Invoice* $29,770 to $46,078 $31,589 to $44,555
MPG - City 18 - 21 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the GMC Acadia than the Toyota Highlander. The GMC Acadia will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Highlander.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the GMC Acadia as you will with the Toyota Highlander, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the GMC Acadia will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Highlander. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the GMC Acadia and the Toyota Highlander have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The GMC Acadia is about the same width as the Toyota Highlander. When looking at overall length, the GMC Acadia takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Highlander.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the GMC Acadia and the Toyota Highlander are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The GMC Acadia has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Highlander, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander is clearly the choice over the GMC Acadia for pulling heavy loads. The GMC Acadia has a little more horsepower than the Toyota Highlander.

Utility
The GMC Acadia has less seating than the Toyota Highlander, making the Toyota Highlander the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The GMC Acadia has less cargo space than the Toyota Highlander, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The GMC Acadia comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Highlander.