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2021 GMC Acadia vs. 2021 Lexus NX 300 Review

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2021 GMC
Acadia

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2021 Lexus
NX 300

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MSRP*
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$29,800 to $48,600
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$37,610 to $45,460
Invoice* $29,770 to $46,364 $35,165 to $42,506
MPG - City 19 - 22 22
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 27 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the GMC Acadia than in the Lexus NX 300. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the GMC Acadia and the Lexus NX 300.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the GMC Acadia, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus NX 300.

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 Lexus NX 300. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the GMC Acadia is much higher than that for the Lexus NX 300.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Acadia is much wider than the Lexus NX 300, 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 Lexus NX 300.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the GMC Acadia and the Lexus NX 300 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The GMC Acadia has a larger turning radius than the Lexus NX 300, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Lexus NX 300 is clearly the choice over the GMC Acadia for pulling heavy loads. The GMC Acadia has a little more horsepower than the Lexus NX 300.

Utility
The GMC Acadia offers greater seating capacity than the Lexus NX 300, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the GMC Acadia, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus NX 300.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the GMC Acadia is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus NX 300.