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2020 GMC Acadia vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander Review

New 2020 GMC Acadia

2020 GMC
Acadia

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New 2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*
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$29,800 to $48,300
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$31,830 to $47,510
Invoice* $29,770 to $46,078 $29,060 to $43,378
MPG - City 18 - 21 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 24 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, 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
The GMC Acadia offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Toyota Highlander. The Toyota Highlander will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the GMC Acadia.

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). Whether you pick the GMC Acadia or the Toyota Highlander, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The GMC Acadia will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Toyota Highlander.

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 the same turning radius as the Toyota Highlander, so they both maneuver the same 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.