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2015 GMC Acadia vs. 2014 Mazda CX-9 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-9 than in the GMC Acadia, due to its greater head- and legroom. The GMC Acadia offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-9, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The GMC Acadia requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda CX-9, making it more convenient to drive.

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 is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-9. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the GMC Acadia is much higher than that for the Mazda CX-9.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Acadia is much wider than the Mazda CX-9, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the GMC Acadia takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda CX-9.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the GMC Acadia and the Mazda CX-9 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The GMC Acadia has a larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-9, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mazda CX-9 is clearly the choice over the GMC Acadia for pulling heavy loads. The GMC Acadia has a little more horsepower than the Mazda CX-9.

Utility
The GMC Acadia offers greater seating capacity than the Mazda CX-9, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The GMC Acadia has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-9.

Warranty
The GMC Acadia comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-9.

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2015 GMC
Acadia

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MSRP*: $33,975 - $49,690

2014 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*: $29,985 - $36,625
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $3,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.10%
City MPG: 16 - 17 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 23 - 24 22 - 24
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 8 - 8 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $32,276 - $47,206 $28,382 - $34,658

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