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2021 GMC Acadia vs. 2020 Mazda CX-9 Review

New 2021 GMC Acadia

2021 GMC
Acadia

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New 2020 Mazda CX-9

2020 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*
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$29,800 to $48,300
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$33,890 to $46,215
Invoice* $29,770 to $46,078 $32,064 to $43,716
MPG - City 19 - 22 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 26 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 6 - 7
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 Mazda CX-9. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the GMC Acadia and the Mazda CX-9.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the GMC Acadia as you will with the Mazda CX-9, 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). The GMC Acadia is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-9. 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 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mazda CX-9.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Acadia is much slimmer than the Mazda CX-9, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The GMC Acadia is slightly shorter than the Mazda CX-9, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the GMC Acadia doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-9.

Handling
The GMC Acadia has the same turning radius as the Mazda CX-9, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mazda CX-9 is clearly the choice over the GMC Acadia for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the GMC Acadia greatly out-muscles the Mazda CX-9.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the GMC Acadia and the Mazda CX-9. The GMC Acadia has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-9.

Warranty
The GMC Acadia comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-9.