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2014 GMC Acadia vs. 2014 Chevrolet Equinox Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Equinox than in the GMC Acadia, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the GMC Acadia and the Chevrolet Equinox.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Equinox, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the GMC Acadia, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). The GMC Acadia will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Chevrolet Equinox, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Chevrolet Equinox.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Acadia is much wider than the Chevrolet Equinox, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the GMC Acadia, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Chevrolet Equinox.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the GMC Acadia does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Handling
The GMC Acadia has the same turning radius as the Chevrolet Equinox, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the GMC Acadia more than the Chevrolet Equinox, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the GMC Acadia, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Warranty
The GMC Acadia comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Chevrolet Equinox.

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2014 GMC
Acadia

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MSRP*: $34,485 - $48,825
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2014 Chevrolet
Equinox

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MSRP*: $24,440 - $33,400
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 17 20 - 22
Highway MPG: 23 - 24 29 - 32
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 8 - 8 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $32,761 - $46,384 $23,218 - $31,730

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