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2021 GMC Acadia vs. 2021 Subaru Ascent Review

New 2021 GMC Acadia

2021 GMC
Acadia

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New 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Subaru
Ascent

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MSRP*
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$29,800 to $48,300
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$32,295 to $45,445
Invoice* $29,770 to $46,078 $30,304 to $42,290
MPG - City 19 - 22 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 26 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 7 7 - 8
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 rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Ascent, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Ascent 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the GMC Acadia as you will with the Subaru Ascent, 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 Subaru Ascent. 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 Subaru Ascent.

Dimensions
The GMC Acadia is about the same width as the Subaru Ascent. When looking at overall length, the GMC Acadia takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Ascent.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the GMC Acadia doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Ascent.

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

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

Utility
The GMC Acadia has less seating than the Subaru Ascent, making the Subaru Ascent the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The GMC Acadia has less cargo space than the Subaru Ascent, 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 Subaru Ascent.