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2021 GMC Acadia vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Review

New 2021 GMC Acadia

2021 GMC
Acadia

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New 2021 Volvo XC40

2021 Volvo
XC40

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MSRP*
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$29,800 to $48,300
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$33,700 to $41,450
Invoice* $29,770 to $46,078 $31,678 to $38,963
MPG - City 19 - 22 22 - 23
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 30 - 32
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 Volvo XC40. The GMC Acadia will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC40.

Convenience
The GMC Acadia requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volvo XC40, 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 Volvo XC40, 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 Destination Charge for the GMC Acadia is much higher than that for the Volvo XC40.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Acadia is much wider than the Volvo XC40, 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 Volvo XC40.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the GMC Acadia transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC40.

Handling
The GMC Acadia has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC40, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volvo XC40 is clearly the choice over the GMC Acadia for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the GMC Acadia greatly out-muscles the Volvo XC40.

Utility
The GMC Acadia offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC40, 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 Volvo XC40.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the GMC Acadia is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo XC40.