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GMC Acadia vs. Nissan Pathfinder

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

GMC Acadia versus Nissan Pathfinder Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used GMC Acadia ranges from $29,998 to $46,491 while a used Nissan Pathfinder from the same model year range is priced between $25,498 to $37,575. For a new model, the GMC Acadia's price is between $36,018 and $55,135, with the Nissan Pathfinder priced between $34,834 and $50,826.

GMC Acadia versus Nissan Pathfinder Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the GMC Acadia is 8.1 out of 10 while the Nissan Pathfinder's quality rating is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the GMC Acadia being ranked 11 out of 25 Best Midsize SUVs and the Nissan Pathfinder being ranked 6 out of 25. Out of 31 Best SUVs with 3 Rows, the GMC Acadia is ranked 31 and the Nissan Pathfinder is ranked 8. The GMC Acadia is also ranked 16 out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs while the Nissan Pathfinder is ranked 9 out of 61.

GMC Acadia versus Nissan Pathfinder Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency

For engine performance, the GMC Acadia’s base engine makes 228 horsepower, and the Nissan Pathfinder base engine makes 284 horsepower. The Acadia is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 563 miles. The Pathfinder is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 500 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

GMC Acadia versus Nissan Pathfinder Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities

The GMC Acadia has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity, while the Nissan Pathfinder has the advantage of offering higher towing capacity.

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2023 GMC Acadia

2023 Nissan Pathfinder

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:

$34,834 - $50,826

Used Asking Price:

$25,498 - $37,575

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

53%

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:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

8.3 / 10

Retained Value:

6.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 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

5 / 25
6 / 31
6 / 25
7 / 61
8 / 61
8 / 31
8 / 25
8 / 25
9 / 61
10 / 31
14 / 31
44 / 61

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 three-row Nissan Pathfinder was redesigned for the 2022 model year. The new model features a more boxy facade, additional standard safety features, a new nine-speed automatic transmission, and a more premium interior that can now seat up to eight passengers. This much-needed makeover of the aging Pathfinder, after nearly a decade, will better position the midsize SUV in this competitive segment.

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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

  • “Right-sized” for this three-row segment (not huge, but certainly not small) 
  • Selectable modes to optimize optional AWD system
  • Impressive suite of standard safety features
  • Intuitive touchscreen infotainment system

  • No green (hybrid/electric) version available
  • Handling can be lackluster

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

AT4, SLE, SLT, Denali

Trim Levels

Rock Creek, S, SL, SV, Platinum

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:

3 years / 36000 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:

284 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

259 foot-lbs @ 4800 rpm

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

0.066 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

3500 lbs

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:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

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

20 / 27 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

370 / 500 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular 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:

Available

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:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

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:

42.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

60.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

59.6 inches

Cargo Space:

16.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

80.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

164.6 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:

4317 lbs

Width:

77.9 inches

Height:

70.9 inches

Length:

197.7 inches

Wheelbase:

114.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.1 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:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

255/60R18