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2021 GMC Acadia vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review

New 2021 GMC Acadia

2021 GMC
Acadia

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New 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2021 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

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MSRP*
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$29,800 to $48,300
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$31,815 to $42,215
Invoice* $29,770 to $46,078 $31,259 to $40,294
MPG - City 19 - 22 17
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, with comparable head- and legroom. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the GMC Acadia.

Convenience
The GMC Acadia requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 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). Whether you pick the GMC Acadia or the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The GMC Acadia carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Acadia is much wider than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the GMC Acadia, which is slightly longer than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

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

Handling
The GMC Acadia has a smaller turning radius than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
The GMC Acadia offers greater seating capacity than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 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 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

Warranty
The GMC Acadia comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.