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2021 Acura RDX vs. 2020 GMC Acadia Review

New 2021 Acura RDX

2021 Acura
RDX

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New 2020 GMC Acadia

2020 GMC
Acadia

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MSRP*
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$38,200 to $48,000
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$29,800 to $48,300
Invoice* $36,269 to $45,552 $29,770 to $46,078
MPG - City 21 - 22 18 - 21
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 25 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
The GMC Acadia requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Acura RDX, 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 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.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Acura RDX transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the GMC Acadia.

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 less horsepower than the GMC Acadia.

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.