Volvo XC90 vs GMC Acadia

2024 Volvo XC90
2024 Volvo XC90
$56,600MSRP
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2020 GMC Acadia
2020 GMC Acadia
$29,800MSRP
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2024 Volvo XC90
$56,600MSRP
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2020 GMC Acadia
$29,800MSRP
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MSRP

$56,600

MSRP

$29,800

Average price

$35,936

Average price

$24,149

Listings

9393

Listings

9312
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.0 out of 10
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Comfortable
  • Great safety ratings
Cons
  • Showing its age in several ways
  • Concerning Pilot Assist behavior
  • Questionable value for money
Pros
  • Spacious third row
  • Easy-to-use technology
Cons
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
  • Fairly pedestrian performance

Reviews Summary

When the current-generation XC90 went on sale nearly a decade ago, it marked the Swedish automaker’s pivot from its boxy and boring past to a future defined by design, quality, and technology. Volvo used the XC90’s blueprint throughout its lineup of cars, SUVs, and wagons, building a bridge to its electrified future. Has it overstayed its welcome? Perhaps, and it carries over this year without changes. But having spent a week driving the 2024 XC90 Recharge T8 plug-in hybrid, it remains an appealing choice in the luxury SUV segment.

Verdict: Beautifully styled, inside and out, and offering a range of powertrains that includes a plug-in hybrid variant, the 2024 Volvo XC90 stands out in its field. However, it commands a steep price tag, and its safety tech isn’t as innovative as what you’ll find in some rival SUVs.

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

2.0L 247 hp I4

Engine

2.5L 193 hp I4

Drive Train

AWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

7

Seating Capacity

7

Horsepower

247 hp @ 5500 rpm

Horsepower

193 hp @ 6300 rpm

MPG City

22

MPG City

21

MPG Highway

27

MPG Highway

27
2024 Volvo XC90
2024 Volvo XC90
$56,600MSRP
Overview
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2020 GMC Acadia
2020 GMC Acadia
$29,800MSRP
Overview
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2024 Volvo XC90
$56,600MSRP
Overview
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2020 GMC Acadia
$29,800MSRP
Overview
Overview
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Overview
MSRP
$56,600
$29,800
Average price
$35,936
$24,149
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.5
4.5
Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10

Read full review

7.0 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Comfortable
  • Great safety ratings
Cons
  • Showing its age in several ways
  • Concerning Pilot Assist behavior
  • Questionable value for money
Pros
  • Spacious third row
  • Easy-to-use technology
Cons
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
Summary

When the current-generation XC90 went on sale nearly a decade ago, it marked the Swedish automaker’s pivot from its boxy and boring past to a future defined by design, quality, and technology. Volvo used the XC90’s blueprint throughout its lineup of cars, SUVs, and wagons, building a bridge to its electrified future. Has it overstayed its welcome? Perhaps, and it carries over this year without changes. But having spent a week driving the 2024 XC90 Recharge T8 plug-in hybrid, it remains an appealing choice in the luxury SUV segment.

Verdict: Beautifully styled, inside and out, and offering a range of powertrains that includes a plug-in hybrid variant, the 2024 Volvo XC90 stands out in its field. However, it commands a steep price tag, and its safety tech isn’t as innovative as what you’ll find in some rival SUVs.

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
2.0L 247 hp I4
2.5L 193 hp I4
Drive Train
AWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
7
7
Horsepower
247 hp @ 5500 rpm
193 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG City
22
21
MPG Highway
27
27
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