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2021 GMC Acadia vs. 2021 Honda Pilot Review

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2021 GMC
Acadia

MSRP*: $29,800 to $48,600
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2021 Honda
Pilot

MSRP*: $32,550 to $50,220
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Invoice* $29,770 to $46,364 $29,764 to $45,881
MPG - City 19 - 22 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 79.0 ft3 82.1 - 83.9 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Transmission Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 193 - 310 hp 280 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 - 4,000 lbs 3,500 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 193.4 in 196.5 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 78.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.7 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.4 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 39.5 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.9 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
The GMC Acadia offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Honda Pilot. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the GMC Acadia and the Honda Pilot.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the GMC Acadia as you will with the Honda Pilot, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the GMC Acadia will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Honda Pilot. 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 Honda Pilot have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Acadia is much slimmer than the Honda Pilot, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the GMC Acadia takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Honda Pilot.

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

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

Powertrain
With similar torque, the GMC Acadia and the Honda Pilot are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
The GMC Acadia has less seating than the Honda Pilot, making the Honda Pilot the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The GMC Acadia has less cargo space than the Honda Pilot, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The GMC Acadia comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Pilot.