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2022 GMC Acadia vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander Review

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2022 GMC
Acadia

MSRP*: $34,800 to $48,600
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2021 Toyota
Highlander

MSRP*: $35,085 to $49,190
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Invoice* $33,199 to $46,364 $32,032 to $44,911
MPG - City 19 - 22 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 79.0 ft3 84.3 ft3
Engine 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 310-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 295-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 228 - 310 hp 295 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 193.4 in 194.9 - 197.4 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.7 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the GMC Acadia than the Toyota Highlander. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the GMC Acadia and the Toyota Highlander.

Convenience
The GMC Acadia requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota Highlander, 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 Toyota Highlander, 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. Both the GMC Acadia and the Toyota Highlander have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the GMC Acadia has a lot less horsepower than the Toyota Highlander.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the GMC Acadia does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota Highlander.

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