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2014 BMW X3 vs. 2014 GMC Acadia Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The BMW X3 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the GMC Acadia, with comparable head- and legroom. The GMC Acadia offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW X3, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X3 as you will with the GMC Acadia, 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 BMW X3 or the GMC Acadia, 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. Both the BMW X3 and the GMC Acadia have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X3 is much slimmer than the GMC Acadia, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW X3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the GMC Acadia.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the GMC Acadia.

Handling
The BMW X3 has a smaller turning radius than the GMC Acadia, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the BMW X3 is clearly the choice over the GMC Acadia for pulling heavy loads. The BMW X3 has a little less horsepower than the GMC Acadia.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the BMW X3 seats a lot fewer people than the GMC Acadia. The BMW X3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the GMC Acadia.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW X3 than that of the GMC Acadia.


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2014 BMW
X3

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MSRP*: $39,800 - $44,900
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2014 GMC
Acadia

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MSRP*: $34,485 - $48,825
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.19% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.88% --
City MPG: 19 - 21 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 26 - 28 23 - 24
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 8 - 8
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $36,615 - $41,310 $32,761 - $46,384

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