How the GMC Acadia Stacks Up Against Competitors

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The mid-size SUV category presents plenty of options. One model you should consider is the 2020 GMC Acadia, now available at our Venice, FL Buick GMC dealership. No doubt you’ve looked at other vehicles in this class, including the Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator, Honda Pilot and Chevy Traverse. Starling Buick GMC is here with this overview to help you decide.

Performance, Capability and Specs

The GMC Acadia mid-size SUV will get you anywhere you want to go, with its available 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces an impressive 310 horsepower. How do its competitors stack up?

  • Honda Pilot: 3.5-liter V6, 280 horsepower
  • Chevy Traverse: 2.0-liter I-4, 255 horsepower

The GMC Acadia also lets you bring more toys along for the ride, with a max towing capacity of up to to 4,000-lbs.

  • Honda Pilot = 3,500-lbs.

Fuel Efficiency

The GMC Acadia offers the kind of fuel economy you want so you can spend less at the pump. Enjoy 21 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway. These numbers beat all the Acadia’s competitors.

  • Ford Explorer: 20 City/24 Highway
  • Chevy Traverse: 18 City/27 Highway
  • Honda Pilot: 20 City/27 Highway
  • Lincoln Aviator: 18 City/26 Highway

2020 GMC Acadia Interior GPS

Safety and Technology

The GMC Acadia takes your safety seriously. That’s why you get the Driver Alert Package standard, which includes systems like a Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, and Lane Change Alert with Blind Zone Alert. The Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Lincoln Aviator all have a number of standard driver assist systems, however the Chevy Traverse only includes those systems on higher trims.

If you’re looking for connections, you will appreciate the Acadia’s standard and available infotainment features such as an 8-inch touchscreen, Head-Up Display, Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, SiriusXM radio, and OnStar Navigation. The kids in the back will love the 2nd row LCD monitors and two wireless headphones.

Many of these features also come standard on the Ford Explorer, Chevy Traverse, and Lincoln Aviator. However, the Honda Pilot has a rudimentary standard infotainment system offering only a 5-inch LCD touchscreen and Bluetooth connectivity.

Buying a 2020 GMC Acadia

If you’re ready to buy or lease a new GMC Acadia, stop in for a test drive at our GMC dealership in Venice. A member of our sales team will be happy to help you find the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle.