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2021 Acura RDX vs. 2022 GMC Acadia Review

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2021 Acura
RDX

MSRP*: $38,400 to $51,000
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2022 GMC
Acadia

MSRP*: $34,800 to $48,600
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Invoice* $36,458 to $48,394 $33,199 to $46,364
MPG - City 21 - 22 MPG 19 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG 26 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 58.9 ft3 79.0 ft3
Engine 272-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 310-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 272 hp 228 - 310 hp
Exterior Length 186.7 in 193.4 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 75.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.7 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.6 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
With the GMC Acadia, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Acura RDX, 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 Acura RDX is somewhat more expensive than the GMC Acadia. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura RDX carries a much lower Destination Charge than the GMC Acadia.

Dimensions
The Acura RDX is about the same width as the GMC Acadia. The Acura RDX is slightly shorter than the GMC Acadia, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
The Acura RDX has a little more horsepower than the GMC Acadia.

Powertrain
The Acura RDX has much lower torque than the GMC Acadia, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Acura RDX has less seating than the GMC Acadia, making the GMC Acadia the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Acura RDX 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 Acura RDX than that of the GMC Acadia.