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2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2021 GMC Acadia Review

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2021 Toyota
Highlander

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2021 GMC
Acadia

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MSRP*
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$35,085 to $49,190
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$29,800 to $48,600
Invoice* $32,032 to $44,911 $29,770 to $46,364
MPG - City 20 - 21 19 - 22
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 26 - 29
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 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 Toyota Highlander offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the GMC Acadia. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Toyota Highlander and the GMC Acadia.

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). The Toyota Highlander is somewhat more expensive than the GMC Acadia. 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 Toyota Highlander and the GMC Acadia have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Handling
The Toyota Highlander has a smaller turning radius than the GMC Acadia, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander is clearly the choice over the GMC Acadia for pulling heavy loads. The Toyota Highlander has a little less horsepower than the GMC Acadia.

Utility
The Toyota Highlander offers greater seating capacity than the GMC Acadia, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Toyota Highlander has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the GMC Acadia.

Warranty
The Toyota Highlander comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the GMC Acadia.