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GMC Yukon vs GMC Acadia

2022 GMC Yukon
2022 GMC Yukon
$54,000MSRP
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2020 GMC Acadia
2020 GMC Acadia
$29,800MSRP
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2022 GMC Yukon
$54,000MSRP
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2020 GMC Acadia
$29,800MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$54,000

MSRP

$29,800

Average price

$42,945

Average price

$24,599

Listings

9253

Listings

9402
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.5 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.0 out of 10
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Powerful engine
  • Plenty of cargo space
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Poor value for money
Pros
  • Spacious third row
  • Easy-to-use technology
Cons
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
  • Fairly pedestrian performance

Reviews Summary

No longer General Motors' exclusive truck-only brand now that Buick has gone all-in on SUVs, GMC nevertheless holds a unique position in the automaker's product portfolio. Offering a lineup of "Professional Grade" trucks and SUVs with premium features, enhanced capabilities, and unique exterior and interior designs, GMC toes the line between Chevrolet and Cadillac.

Redesigned for the 2021 model year, the Yukon full-size SUV gets a standard 12-inch driver information center and enhanced connectivity for 2022, among other changes. The 2022 GMC Yukon is available in four trim levels: SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali.

Reviews Summary

Long story short, as a friend of mine likes to say, GMC screwed up. This is just my opinion, of course, but when GMC redesigned the Acadia for the 2017 model year, the SUV shrank in size and switched to a softer look in order to plug a huge hole in the Buick-GMC SUV lineup.

Fast-forward to 2020, and GMC may have decided this move was a bad idea. As part of a refresh, the new Acadia adopts bolder styling and adds a new AT4 trim level with greater off-roading capability. Additional changes include the availability of a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a new nine-speed automatic transmission, and new and updated technology.

These revisions do help the Acadia to better stand out in what is now an ocean of midsize SUVs, from Hyundai to Kia and Honda to Toyota, and everything in between, but it’s up to GMC to make people aware of this fundamentally good, but oh-so-vanilla SUV. And the company must also address the Acadia’s questionable value.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

5.3L 355 hp V8

Engine

2.5L 193 hp I4

Drive Train

4X2

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

9

Seating Capacity

7

Horsepower

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

Horsepower

193 hp @ 6300 rpm

MPG City

15

MPG City

21

MPG Highway

20

MPG Highway

27
2022 GMC Yukon
2022 GMC Yukon
$54,000MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2020 GMC Acadia
2020 GMC Acadia
$29,800MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 GMC Yukon
$54,000MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2020 GMC Acadia
$29,800MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$54,000
$29,800
Average price
$42,945
$24,599
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.5
4.5
Expert reviews

7.5 out of 10

Read full review

7.0 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Powerful engine
  • Plenty of cargo space
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Poor value for money
Pros
  • Spacious third row
  • Easy-to-use technology
Cons
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
Summary

No longer General Motors' exclusive truck-only brand now that Buick has gone all-in on SUVs, GMC nevertheless holds a unique position in the automaker's product portfolio. Offering a lineup of "Professional Grade" trucks and SUVs with premium features, enhanced capabilities, and unique exterior and interior designs, GMC toes the line between Chevrolet and Cadillac.

Redesigned for the 2021 model year, the Yukon full-size SUV gets a standard 12-inch driver information center and enhanced connectivity for 2022, among other changes. The 2022 GMC Yukon is available in four trim levels: SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali.

Long story short, as a friend of mine likes to say, GMC screwed up. This is just my opinion, of course, but when GMC redesigned the Acadia for the 2017 model year, the SUV shrank in size and switched to a softer look in order to plug a huge hole in the Buick-GMC SUV lineup.

Fast-forward to 2020, and GMC may have decided this move was a bad idea. As part of a refresh, the new Acadia adopts bolder styling and adds a new AT4 trim level with greater off-roading capability. Additional changes include the availability of a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a new nine-speed automatic transmission, and new and updated technology.

These revisions do help the Acadia to better stand out in what is now an ocean of midsize SUVs, from Hyundai to Kia and Honda to Toyota, and everything in between, but it’s up to GMC to make people aware of this fundamentally good, but oh-so-vanilla SUV. And the company must also address the Acadia’s questionable value.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
5.3L 355 hp V8
2.5L 193 hp I4
Drive Train
4X2
FWD
Seating Capacity
9
7
Horsepower
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
193 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG City
15
21
MPG Highway
20
27
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