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GMC Acadia vs. Acura RDX

In comparing the GMC Acadia to the Acura RDX, the GMC Acadia has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Acura RDX has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the GMC Acadia versus the Acura RDX, the GMC Acadia is a better car than the Acura RDX.

GMC Acadia versus Acura RDX Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used GMC Acadia ranges from $24,975 to $39,994 while a used Acura RDX from the same model year range is priced between $30,772 to $41,998. For a new model, the GMC Acadia's price is between $37,644 and $56,684, with the Acura RDX priced between $44,445 and $54,281.

GMC Acadia versus Acura RDX Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the GMC Acadia is 8.1 out of 10 while the Acura RDX's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the GMC Acadia being ranked 11 out of 25 Best Midsize SUVs and the Acura RDX being ranked 1 out of 29 Best Luxury Small SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the GMC Acadia’s base engine makes 228 horsepower, and the Acura RDX base engine makes 272 horsepower. The Acadia is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 563 miles. The RDX is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 479 miles. The Acadia uses regular unleaded, and the RDX uses premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The GMC Acadia, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Acura RDX, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, front leg room and trunk space. The GMC Acadia and Acura RDX are comparable in regards to front head room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The GMC Acadia has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity, while the Acura RDX has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Acura RDX has higher safety ratings than the GMC Acadia, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.73 out of 5 Stars.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$37,644 - $56,684

Used Asking Price:

$24,975 - $39,994

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

52.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$44,445 - $54,281

Used Asking Price:

$30,772 - $41,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

8.0 / 10

Retained Value:

6.8 / 10

Safety:

9.5 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.2 / 10

Retained Value:

7.7 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 25
5 / 31
11 / 25
11 / 15
12 / 25
13 / 31
13 / 21
14 / 61
14 / 31
14 / 28
15 / 25
16 / 61
16 / 31
29 / 61
37 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 29
1 / 29
5 / 67
8 / 67

Summary Review

GMC’s Acadia is a crossover SUV that offers seating from five to eight passengers, depending on model year and trim. Shoppers will find the Acadia is a bit like an upscale version of the Chevy Traverse. 

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Near-luxury trims available
  • Off-road-focused trims available
  • Three engine choices

  • No green (hybrid/electric) powertrain available
  • Advanced active safety systems are optional, not standard

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

SLE, AT4, SLT, Denali

Trim Levels

Base, w/Tech, w/A-SPEC, SH-AWD, SH-AWD w/Tech, SH-AWD w/A-SPEC, SH-AWD w/Advance, SH-AWD w/Advance w/A-SPEC, SH-AWD PMC Edition

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.73 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

228 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.055 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

272 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque:

280 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.072 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

427 / 563 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 28 / 24

Range (city/hwy):

376 / 479 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

41 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.7 inches

Cargo Space:

12.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

79 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

156.6 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

60 inches

Rear Head Room:

38 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57 inches

Cargo Space:

29.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

58.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

133.5 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4155 lbs

Width:

75.4 inches

Height:

66.7 inches

Length:

193.4 inches

Wheelbase:

112.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3777 lbs

Width:

74.8 inches

Height:

65.7 inches

Length:

187.4 inches

Wheelbase:

108.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum with painted accents

Tire Size:

P235/65R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

235/55R19