Acadia Comparison

2015 GMC ACADIA vs. FORD EXPLORER, TOYOTA HIGHLANDER



GMC gave a lot of thought to creating a crossover without compromises. Acadia is the crossover engineered to help you handle your life's always-changing demands. With models designed to accommodate up to eight, it easily adapts to offer more max cargo capacity than any competitor in its class. It also offers advanced technology to keep you alert, connected, entertained and, with an available industry-first Front Center Air Bag, safer.

2015 GMC ACADIA SLT-1 vs 2015 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED

Acadia advantages include:
Versatility - The third row seat in Acadia SLT-1 can comfortably seat three passengers. Explorer's third row seat seats two passengers. Equipping Acadia with a second row bench seat brings its total maximum number of occupants to eight. Explorer can only seat a maximum of seven occupants.

More room - Acadia has greater cargo room than Ford Explorer, regardless of where the measurement is taken-behind front row, second row or third row of seats.

Greater driving comfort - Acadia SLT-1 features a tri-zone automatic climate control system. Explorer Limited's climate control is limited to dual zones.

OnStar - Acadia SLT-1 includes standard OnStar along with its wide range of convenient features, including RemoteLink and Turn-by-Turn Navigation. Explorer also includes a telematics system, but it requires a properly paired and powered-up cell phone to function. Acadia's OnStar system utilizes cellular technology embedded within the vehicle for a more reliable connection.

OnStar RemoteLink Key Fob Services - The Key Fob Services component of the OnStar RemoteLink app provides owners with the ability to remotely start, remotely lock and unlock doors and remotely activate horn and lights directly from their smartphone. Ford Explorer has no comparable feature available from the factory.

V6 engine power - Acadia has a standard 3.6L V6 engine, and Explorer has a standard 3.5L V6 engine, which is their volume engine. Explorer's V6 engine offers nine more horsepower than Acadia's engine, but Acadia's engine counters with 11 more lb.-ft. of torque than Explorer's V6 engine. Explorer does offer an optional turbocharged 4-cylinder that is available on front-wheel drive models only. This 4-cylinder engine has 50 less horsepower than the Explorer's standard V6 engine; and premium fuel is recommended for peak performance.

Driving range convenience - Acadia's large fuel tank (3.4 gallons larger than Explorer's) allows Acadia FWD to travel up to 82 miles farther per tank of fuel than its comparable Explorer Limited V6 FWD model.

Superior peace of mind - Acadia's powertrain warranty lasts for 40,000 miles longer than Explorer's powertrain warranty. In addition, Acadia includes complimentary scheduled maintenance and standard courtesy transportation, features not included with Explorer's warranty.

Automatic Crash Response - Acadia's OnStar system has embedded cellular technology that automatically calls for emergency services if a collision is detected. Explorer Limited has an available telematics system, but it requires a properly paired and powered-up cell phone to function. If the phone is not in the car, not powered up or damaged in the collision, Explorer's 911 Assist will not make the emergency call.

More security - Ford Explorer does not offer comparable features like OnStar's Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, which helps police recover a stolen vehicle by gradually slowing it down, or Ignition Block, which remotely prevents a vehicle from starting once it has been turned off.
 
2015 GMC ACADIA SLT-1 vs 2015 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER XLE

Acadia advantages include:
Enhanced convenience - Acadia SLT-1 has a standard Remote Vehicle Starter System. This feature is not offered from the factory with Toyota Highlander. To get Remote Start with Highlander, you must purchase it as a dealer-installed accessory.

Easy to park - Rear Park Assist is standard on Acadia SLT-1. To get Rear Park Assist on Highlander you must move up to the top-of-the-line
Limited trim level.

More cargo room - Acadia has greater cargo room than Toyota Highlander regardless of where the measurement is taken-behind the first, second or third row of seats.

Roomier third row seating - Acadia's third row of seats has greater head, shoulder, hip, and leg room than Toyota Highlander's third row seats.

OnStar - Acadia SLT-1 includes standard OnStar along with its wide range of convenient features, including RemoteLink and Turn-by-Turn Navigation. Toyota Highlander XLE also includes a telematics system, but it requires a properly paired and powered-up cell phone to function. Acadia's OnStar system utilizes cellular technology embedded within the vehicle for a more reliable connection.

OnStar RemoteLink Key Fob Services - The Key Fob Services component of the OnStar RemoteLink app provides Acadia SLT-1 owners with the ability to remotely start, remotely lock and unlock doors and remotely activate horn and lights directly from their smartphone. Toyota Highlander does not offer a comparable feature.

Powerful Powertrain - Both Acadia and Highlander XLE have similar-sized V6 engines. However, Acadia's V6 engine puts out 11 more horsepower and 18 more lb.-ft. of torque than Highlander's engine.

Driving range convenience - Acadia's large fuel tank (2.8 gallons larger than Highlander's) allows Acadia FWD to travel up to 48 miles farther per tank of fuel than Highlander XLE FWD.

Larger wheels - Acadia SLT-1 rides on standard 19-inch wheels and tires. Toyota highlander XLE features smaller 18-inch wheels and tires.

Superior peace of mind - Acadia's powertrain warranty lasts for 40,000 miles longer than Highlander's powertrain warranty. In addition, Acadia includes standard courtesy transportation, which is not included with Highlander.

Available electronic collision avoidance features - Acadia SLT-1 is available with Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Assist. These features are available with Highlander but only on its top-of-the-line Limited edition.

Automatic Crash Response - The Acadia SLT-1 OnStar system has embedded cellular technology that automatically calls for emergency services if a collision is detected. Highlander XLE has no comparable feature. To get Toyota's Safety Connect emergency call system on Highlander you must move up to the top-of-the-line Highlander Limited. In any case, Safety Connect does not work automatically like OnStar does. In order for Safety Connect to operate a button must be must pressed.

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