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GMC Acadia vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee

When we compare the GMC Acadia to the Jeep Grand Cherokee, 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 interior volume. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the GMC Acadia versus the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the GMC Acadia is a better car than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

GMC Acadia versus Jeep Grand Cherokee Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used GMC Acadia ranges from $29,998 to $46,491 while a used Jeep Grand Cherokee from the same model year range is priced between $32,989 to $52,999. For a new model, the GMC Acadia's price is between $36,018 and $55,135, with the Jeep Grand Cherokee priced between $36,188 and $55,291.

GMC Acadia versus Jeep Grand Cherokee Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the GMC Acadia is 8.1 out of 10 while the Jeep Grand Cherokee's quality rating is 8.3 out of 10. This results in the GMC Acadia being ranked 11 out of 25 Best Midsize SUVs and the Jeep Grand Cherokee being ranked 8 out of 25.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the GMC Acadia’s base engine makes 228 horsepower, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee base engine makes 293 horsepower.

Passenger Space Comparison

The GMC Acadia, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Jeep Grand Cherokee, a midsize SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front leg room trunk space.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The GMC Acadia has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity, while the Jeep Grand Cherokee has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance.

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2023 GMC Acadia

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$36,018 - $55,135

Used Asking Price:

$29,998 - $46,491

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

52.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$36,188 - $55,291

Used Asking Price:

$32,989 - $52,999

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

42.5%

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:

8.3 / 10

Reliability:

8.4 / 10

Retained Value:

7.7 / 10

Safety:

8.8 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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

iSeeCars Rankings

7 / 25
8 / 25
16 / 25
21 / 25

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

The two-row Jeep Grand Cherokee combines go-anywhere capability with a high level of luxury. One of Jeep’s most popular models, the Grand Cherokee is available as a basic, affordable off-road SUV or a $90K high-performance variant, with several options in-between.

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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

  • Huge selection of trims
  • Unmatched performance on 707 hp Trackhawk trim
  • Capable of towing up to 7,200 pounds when properly equipped

  • No green (hybrid/electric) trims available 
  • Aging platform

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Trim Levels

AT4, SLE, SLT, Denali

Trim Levels

Overland, Summit Reserve, Summit, Altitude, Limited, Laredo

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:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 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):

4.41 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:

293 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

260 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

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

0.069 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:

3.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4

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

Not yet available

Range (city/hwy):

Not yet available

Recommended Fuel Type:

Not yet available

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:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

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:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

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:

39.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58 inches

Cargo Space:

37.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

70.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

144.6 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:

4238 lbs

Width:

84.6 inches

Height:

70.8 inches

Length:

193.5 inches

Wheelbase:

116.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.4 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:

17.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

P245/70R17