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2009 GMC Acadia 2009 Toyota Highlander 2009 Honda Pilot
     
Front-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Front-Wheel Drive SLE
  • All-Wheel Drive SLE
  • Front-Wheel Drive SLT-1
  • All-Wheel Drive SLT-1
  • Front-Wheel Drive SLT-2
  • All-Wheel Drive SLT-2
FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
2WD LX
  • 2WD LX
  • 4WD LX
  • 2WD EX
  • 4WD EX
  • 2WD EX-L
  • 2WD EX-L with DVD Rear Entertainment System
  • 4WD EX-L
  • 2WD Touring with Navigation
  • 4WD EX-L with DVD Rear Entertainment System
  • 2WD Touring with DVD Rear Entertainment System and Navigation
  • 4WD Touring with Navigation
  • 4WD Touring with DVD Rear Entertainment System and Navigation

Prices

MSRP $31,890 $27,600 $27,695
Invoice $30,136 $24,840 $25,101
Avg. Paid $14,741 $15,930 $13,601

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.7 8.0
Critics' Rating 8.9 8.8 8.8
Performance 8.1 7.8 8.1
Interior 8.6 8.1 7.5
Operating Cost 7.4 7.6 7.5
Safety 9.4 9.2 9.4
Reliability 3.0 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Smooth, comfortable ride
  • Good fuel economy
  • Roomy interior that seats eight
  • Great safety ratings
  • Exceptional cargo capacity
  • Fuel-efficient base engine
  • Smooth ride
  • Top reliability score
  • Good safety ratings
  • Comfortable ride
  • Car-like maneuverability
  • Versatile interior
  • Great safety scores
Cons
  • Mediocre reliability rating
  • Some cheap-feeling interior materials
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Cramped third row
  • Below-average reliability rating
  • Not much fun to drive

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/220 Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.5L/212
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 18 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 23 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 118.9 109.8 109.2
Length, Overall (in) 200.7 188.4 190.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.2 75.2 78.5
Height, Overall (in) 69.9 68.1 71.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4722 3979 4319

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Optional
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Optional Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Optional Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 8 7 8
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 154 145.7 153.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 39.7 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 43.2 41.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.9 59.7 61.5
Front Hip Room (in) 57.8 56.7 58.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 40.1 39.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 38.3 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 59.5 62.2
Second Hip Room (in) 57.9 56.5 56.9
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 29.9 32.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 116.9 95.4 87.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 68.9 42.3 47.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 21.4 10.3 18.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
Dual Zone A/C Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional Optional
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Optional

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Optional Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 288 @ 6300 270 @ 6200 250 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 3400 248 @ 4700 253 @ 4800
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 40.4 38.7 38.6

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24 23
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 19.2 21.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Trailing Arms

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard