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2015 GMC Acadia vs. 2014 Volkswagen Touareg Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The GMC Acadia offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Touareg, with comparable 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 Volkswagen Touareg.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Touareg requires fewer stops at the gas station than the GMC Acadia, 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). Clearly, the GMC Acadia is a better financial choice over the Volkswagen Touareg, when considering MSRP. 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 GMC Acadia and the Volkswagen Touareg have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Acadia is much wider than the Volkswagen Touareg, 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 Volkswagen Touareg.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the GMC Acadia and the Volkswagen Touareg are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volkswagen Touareg is clearly the choice over the GMC Acadia for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the GMC Acadia and the Volkswagen Touareg.

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

Warranty
The GMC Acadia comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Touareg.

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2015 GMC
Acadia

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

2014 Volkswagen
Touareg

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MSRP*: $44,570 - $61,435
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 17 17 - 20
Highway MPG: 23 - 24 23 - 29
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 8 - 8 5 - 5
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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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $32,276 - $47,206 $42,386 - $58,424

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